Last month, Hilton launched an Honors points sale with up to 100% bonus with an increased limit to many valid through the end of September 2021.
Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points per calendar year before the bonus, although the limit is often doubled (as in this case for many).
You can access Hilton’s web page for buying points here.
You have to buy a minimum of 10,000 points for this sale to get the 100% bonus.
Price of buying 80,000 points with 100% bonus:
Hilton award charts:
Hilton still has several hotels requiring just 5,000 or 10,000 points per night, although they have become much rarer than in the past, especially in great locations.
- Hilton Honors 5,000 & 10,000 Points Per Night Hotels (July 2021)
- Hilton Honors Master Property List July 2021 (6,596 Hotels)
Remember to use Award Calendar:
How to use Hilton’s flexible dates award calendar to pull up availability for the entire year?
Here are examples when buying points make good sense:
Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts
380,000 points would cost you $1,900 under his sale compares to paying more than 4,200 euros.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui is one of the hotels were using points over cash makes a lot of sense. For example, a five-night stay would cost you more than $5,000 compared to $1,780 if you buy the points.
You have to keep in mind that Honors awards include all fees and taxes that sometimes can be an additional 20-30% on top of the initial rate displayed, and all elite members get the fifth night free when redeeming points.
The best use of Hilton Honors points is when and where the paid rates are through the roof, such as the Maldives or French Polynesia properties. Always check the revenue rates and compare against the price for points purchases.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate bonus promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 100% Points bonus campaign is available for purchases of 10,000 or more Points made between August 17, 2021, at 12:01am ET and September 30, 2021, at 11:59pm ET. Through September, 2021 members may purchase a maximum of 160,000 points per calendar year. All purchases are non-refundable. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Points will be posted to the recipients Hilton Honors account within 48 hours of the completed transaction. All Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions apply. Hilton HonorsTM membership, earning and redemption of Points are subject to Honors Terms and Conditions, available at HiltonHonors.com/Terms.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. QST will be charged to Quebec residents. Points purchased are final and not refundable and are applicable towards all Honors Terms and Conditions. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. Purchased points do not count towards Honors status upgrades.