Hilton launched an Honors points sale back in March that is ending this week on May 6, 2022.
Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points per calendar year before the bonus, although the limit is often doubled, like 160,000 in my case. The bonus under this sale is 80% to 100%, depending on your status.
You can access Hilton’s web page for buying points here.
Email Hilton Sent Out:
Price of 80,000 Points with 100% bonus:
The cost of a point is the usual 0.5 US cents each.
Hilton award charts:
Hilton still has several hotels requiring just 5,000 or 10,000 points per night, although they have become 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?
Examples When Buying Points Makes Sense:
Grand Wailea – Waldorf Astoria
You can get a fifth night free (440,000 points for five nights) or pay $6,000 before taxes and fees.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos
Here the five-night stay would cost more than $100,000 or 480,000 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 them 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 Point purchases made between March 17, 2022, at 12:01am ET and May 6, 2022, at 11:59pm ET. Member must purchase the minimum Points specified on the Purchase page to be eligible for the 100% bonus. Through May 6, 2022, 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 Honors™ 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. Point values represented above are rounded and subject to change based on seasonality/availability.