When you are making reservations on Hilton’s website or app, you always see a 2X POINTS-rate plan and may wonder if it is worth booking?
The rate plan always comes with a premium price attached and earns you double the base Honors points you would earn for the stay.
Here’s a typical price display:
The price difference between the lowest and the Double Points rate is 4,860 yen + 13% service charge (5,492 yen total).
You would have earned (before any tier or other bonuses) 2,195 Honors points for the 22,950 + 13% service charge rate (no points for the service charge).
The double points rate would earn you 2,659 + 2,659 (double points).
You would pay $53 for 2,659 points that you could directly buy from Hilton during any 100% bonus sales for half of a cent each, which is $13.30.
These double point packages make absolutely no sense for anyone else than for business travelers who can expense their stays.
Unless it is your own company, this is likely unethical and could lead to termination if someone audits the stays and finds this out.
If you need more Hilton Honors points, do buy them during frequent 100% bonus sales (you can Hilton’s buy points page here).
Here are the terms and conditions of this package:
Offer valid at all hotels in the Hilton Honors portfolio. Subject to availability. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, incidental charges or resort fees (if applicable). Each hotel’s change and cancellation policy varies. Please contact the individual hotel to confirm their policy. Offer components are non-transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be applied toward future stays. This offer may not be combined with other select promotions, offers or discounts and is not valid for groups. If you are making this reservation by phone, please call our Internet Customer Center at 800 4HONORS or view a complete list of Hilton Honors Reservations phone numbers. When booking by phone, please request “2X Points” or Plan Code HPDPT1/DP1. “Double Hilton Honors Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward elite tier qualification. Please allow up to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points to appear in your Hilton Honors account. You must be a member of Hilton Honors to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity. Hilton Honors membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.