Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100% Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)

Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100% Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)

100% bonus on purchased points

Starts: August 17, 2021
Ends: September 30, 2021
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Hilton Honors has just rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best offers we see from the program.

Buy Hilton Points With 100% Bonus

Through Thursday, September 30, 2021, Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points. This bonus kicks in as long as you purchase at least 10,000 points in one transaction. You can purchase up to 160,000 points pre-bonus with this offer.

The cost to purchase points with Hilton is ordinarily one cent per point (including tax), meaning that with a 100% bonus you’d pay just 0.5 cents per point. If you maxed out this offer you could purchase a total of 320,000 Honors points for $1,600.

Nowadays Hilton lets you combine points across accounts at no cost, so in reality you could acquire substantially more points by simply buying them across accounts and then consolidating them. This could also be useful if you find yourself in a situation where a friend or family member is targeted for a bigger bonus than you are.

Hilton Honors points expire after 12 months of inactivity, though any sort of activity resets the expiration of your points.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Should You Buy Hilton Points For 0.5 Cents Each?

Several years ago Hilton radically changed its Honors program. Hilton eliminated its traditional award chart, and moved to more variable pricing.

The good news is that there’s still value to be had, and the program has mostly capped how many points hotels cost. The highest cost for a standard room is 95,000 points per night (note that you’ll see higher pricing at some hotels, but that’s only when standard rooms aren’t available). The two exceptions are the Waldorf Astoria properties in Los Cabos and the Maldives, which cost up to 120,000 and 150,000 points, respectively.

Both before and after the changes I value Hilton Honors points at ~0.5 cents each, so this purchase price is right around what I value them. However, there are instances where you can get a lot more value out of Hilton points than that.

For example, in late 2018 I stayed at the Conrad Bora Bora and had a spectacular stay. I can’t recommend the hotel enough, and plan on returning.

Conrad Bora Bora

Points pricing varies throughout the year, though generally the property costs 89,000 points per night, and if you’re an Honors elite member you get the fifth night free on award redemptions.

So if you’re staying for five nights and get a fifth night free at 89,000 points per night, you’re paying an average of 71,200 Honors points per night. At the cost of 0.5 cents per point, that’s like paying $356 per night here, which is spectacular.

Let’s compare that to a normal paid rate in non-peak season. If you stayed five nights and booked with a similar cancelation policy, you’d pay just over $7,000.

Conrad Bora Bora

Alternatively you could redeem 320,000 Honors points. If you’re acquiring those points for ~0.5 cents each, that’s the equivalent of paying $1,780. Not only is that roughly 75% off, but it gives you a much more flexible cancelation policy.

Conrad Bora Bora

There are also plenty of circumstances under which you can get value at more mid-range hotels. For example, I’ve also redeemed 30,000 Honors points for a night at the Hilton Tallinn, when the paid rate would have been over $500 (this was due to an event in town). Talk about an amazing deal.

Hilton Tallinn

On top of that Hilton has adjusted its Points & Money awards, where you can redeem part points and part cash towards any redemption. There are many instances where you can get way over 0.5 cents of value per point through that system.

Which Credit Card Should You Buy Hilton Points With?

Hilton points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t count as a hotel purchase for the purposes of credit card spending.

Therefore I’d recommend using a card on which you’re trying to reach minimum spending, or otherwise a credit card that maximizes your return on everyday spending, like the Chase Freedom Unlimited® (review) or Citi® Double Cash Card (review).

See this post for more on which credit cards are best for buying points.

Earn Hilton Points With Great Amex Card Offers

If you’re looking for another way to earn Hilton Honors points without outright buying them, at the moment there are great welcome bonuses on Hilton’s four co-branded Amex cards:

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Learn More Terms Apply. | See Rates & Fees
  • 14x Points At Hilton Hotels
  • Hilton Honors Diamond Status
  • Annual Free Weekend Night Reward
  • $450
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
Learn More Terms Apply. | See Rates & Fees
  • Earn 12x points at Hilton Hotels
  • Free Up to Two Weekend Night Reward With Spending
  • Hilton Honors Gold Status
  • $95
Hilton Honors American Express Card
Learn More Terms Apply. | See Rates & Fees
  • Earn 7x points at Hilton Hotels
  • Hilton Honors Silver Status
  • Hilton Honors Gold Status With Spending
  • $0

See this post for everything you need to know about Hilton Honors credit cards.

Buy Hilton Points Summary

Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase points by September 30, 2021. This is the lowest cost you’ll see on purchased Hilton points, so offers don’t get better than this. There are many circumstances under which it could make sense to acquire Hilton points at this price. Hilton Honors has grown on me a ton, especially thanks to the Aspire Card.

See this post for more inspiration on how to redeem Hilton Honors points for luxury hotel stays.

Do you plan on buying Hilton Honors points with a 100% bonus?

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  1. Dian Winston

    We don't travel to exotic far flung destinations often. But in traveling around the good old USA, I find the Hilton points worth more than $0.005 -- we stayed this weekend at Homesuites Boise for 30,000 per night when the rate was $229 (more plus tax!) ... that works for me!
    My favorite Hilton, btw, is the Park Hilton in London -- Fabulous executive lounge for diamond members!!!

  2. Never In Doubt

    I thought I was playing this game carefully.

    Bought points for a planned redemption at a DC hotel that would have added ~50% value.

    Between the time I bought/booked and arrived (4 months), the hotel dropped Hilton affiliation.

    That was 2 years ago. Didn't travel much in 2020, but am still looking for a redemption close to $0.005/point.

    Moral: Even if you think you've got a deal locked in, a deal may not be locked in.

  3. D3kingg

    I’m new to Hilton Honors . Just because each point has less value just means I need to strive for higher goals like 500K or 1M point accumulation. I don’t get people referring to certain points and miles currencies as “Pesos”

  4. John Spear

    Hi Ben, please have a look at the reward pricing at the Conrad Bora Bora, which you mention. Two days in the next 330 where the pricing is at 89,000 points. Most days it’s between 770,000 and 1.3 million. Similar story at the Waldorf Maldives. 120,000 is non-existent.

  5. D3kingg

    $500 for a Hilton in Tallinn lol
    At that price the president better be in house.
    I once shared an elevator with the energy ministers of Kyrgistan and Khazakstan in an old 5 star hotel in Moscow. It was an underwhelming experience. Then I mistakenly tipped the doorman 50 rubbles which is 80 cents.

  6. Stanley

    This joke of an Offer has been going on forever: It is always advertised as new. YET, the offers remains the SAME. The only thing that has changed over the years is the continuous devaluation of Hilton Pesos Points

    1. DCS

      @Stanley -- You are aware that, when adjusted for earning rate, 'Hilton Pesos Points' are worth exactly the same as any other hotel loyalty program's points currency, right? I didn't think so...

    2. Stanley

      @DCS Why do you ALWAYS show up whenever someone is downplaying the value of Hilton points?
      700 000 Hilton Pesos points needed to book a night in certain properties? Are you kidding me?
      Whether you (and your employer Hilton) like it or not, the value of Hilton Points remains worthless after all the devaluations. I prefer Hyatt and Marriott

    3. DCS

      Whether you (and your employer Hilton) like it or not, the value of Hilton Points remains worthless after all the devaluations. I prefer Hyatt and Marriott

      Like I said, you have no clue about the absolute or relative values of points, so do not come here and pontificate as if you did.

      The rate of 700,000 Hilton points/night is for a "premium" award, and not part of the program's standard awards, which are the...

      Whether you (and your employer Hilton) like it or not, the value of Hilton Points remains worthless after all the devaluations. I prefer Hyatt and Marriott

      Like I said, you have no clue about the absolute or relative values of points, so do not come here and pontificate as if you did.

      The rate of 700,000 Hilton points/night is for a "premium" award, and not part of the program's standard awards, which are the basic awards in every program. At least Hilton offers people stupid enough to agree to pay that kind of "premium rate" an opportunity to do so. Other programs would simply show no availability. You just need to decide for yourself which of those two situations is more annoying, but in book they are equally annoying because I would never spend 700,000 HH points per night for an award, so, therefore, it is the same as the award not being available.

      For standard awards, the most expensive HH award is 120K points and that for WoH is 40K points; 120K/40K = 3 on the redemption side. However, on the earn side, one earns 3x more HH/$ than one does WoH points. Therefore, those awards (i.e., 120K HH points/night and 40K WoH points/night) cost exactly the same.

      I will address you further when there is even a modest sign that you know what you are talking about.

      G'day.

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Dian Winston

We don't travel to exotic far flung destinations often. But in traveling around the good old USA, I find the Hilton points worth more than $0.005 -- we stayed this weekend at Homesuites Boise for 30,000 per night when the rate was $229 (more plus tax!) ... that works for me! My favorite Hilton, btw, is the Park Hilton in London -- Fabulous executive lounge for diamond members!!!

Never In Doubt

I thought I was playing this game carefully. Bought points for a planned redemption at a DC hotel that would have added ~50% value. Between the time I bought/booked and arrived (4 months), the hotel dropped Hilton affiliation. That was 2 years ago. Didn't travel much in 2020, but am still looking for a redemption close to $0.005/point. Moral: Even if you think you've got a deal locked in, a deal may not be locked in.

DCS

<blockquote>Whether you (and your employer Hilton) like it or not, the value of Hilton Points remains worthless after all the devaluations. I prefer Hyatt and Marriott</blockquote> Like I said, you have no clue about the absolute or relative values of points, so do not come here and pontificate as if you did. The rate of 700,000 Hilton points/night is for a "premium" award, and not part of the program's <b>standard awards</b>, which are the basic awards in every program. At least Hilton offers people stupid enough to agree to pay that kind of "premium rate" an opportunity to do so. Other programs would simply show no availability. You just need to decide for yourself which of those two situations is more annoying, but in book they are equally annoying because I would never spend 700,000 HH points per night for an award, so, therefore, it is the same as the award not being available. For <b>standard awards</b>, the most expensive HH award is 120K points and that for WoH is 40K points; 120K/40K = 3 on the redemption side. However, on the earn side, one earns 3x more HH/$ than one does WoH points. Therefore, those awards (i.e., 120K HH points/night and 40K WoH points/night) cost exactly the same. I will address you further when there is even a modest sign that you know what you are talking about. G'day.

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