Your Last Chance To Buy Hilton Points For 0.5 Cents Each

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Earlier today I wrote about how it was possible to purchase Hilton Honors points for just 0.48 cents each through Daily Getaways. There were a total of 961 packages available. At most, each member could purchase five packages, for a total of 440,000 points at a cost of $2,112.

I didn’t think these packages would sell out so quickly, but I was wrong — they did. None of the Hilton Honors packages through Daily Getaways are available anymore. If you missed out on this deal but still want to buy Hilton Honors points, there’s some good news.

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For several weeks now, Hilton Honors has been offering a 100% bonus on purchased points, which is an opportunity to purchase Honors points for 0.5 cents each. That’s 0.02 cents per point more than through Daily Getaways, so it’s virtually the same price (if buying 100,000 points, we’re talking about a price difference of $20).

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The bonus is available if you purchase at least 5,000 points in one transaction, and you can purchase up to 80,000 points in one transaction, before factoring in the 100% bonus.

This 100% bonus ends at 11:59PM ET tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, so this is your last chance to take advantage of it. So if you intended to buy Hilton points but couldn’t take advantage of the Daily Getaways offer before it expired, or if you just want to top off your account so you have enough points for a specific redemption, this is a great opportunity.

Personally I wouldn’t speculatively buy points at this price, though there are lots of instances where you’ll come out ahead by taking advantage of this deal, especially for redemptions at high end properties.

Comments

  1. ” especially for redemptions at high end properties.”

    Uh, Lucky, I know Hampton Inns and Hilton Garden Inns aren’t your thing, as this blog is more about aspirational travel in the sense of “my fancy hotel suite I got because I am Uber Platinum Maximus status and nailed the upgrade”, but Hilton has a LOT of 5k/10k properties (they probably have a lot more “low tier” than Hyatt or SPG as a result of footprint). A decent hotel room for $25 or $50 a night, plus fifth night free? That’s not the Exec lounge sipping on Krug, but that’s OK.

  2. I’m with you Ben. I was surprised Daily Giveaways sold out so fast, but I think you have already stumbled across the answer: each buyer could buy 5 packages. So there weren’t 961 available, there were more like 200. When you consider the tens of millions of members of HH, it isn’t hard to believe that a subset of 0.0001% of the members had oddball, atypical trips planned where they could make out like bandits by buying those points.

    In general, it is not impossible, but hard, to find value at this price now. The recent mega devaluation has left HH with few 5000/10000 or even 20000 point properties, and what most members don’t realize is that the ones left are only that low temporarily, while Hilton honors the now dead categories. Soon those points will be worth even less than they are now.

    I happen to love within a 2 hour drive of dozens of Hampton Inns. Before, they were mostly 20000, moving to 30000 only during peak periods. Now they are 30000 every night. That is a pretty huge devaluation.

  3. Ben –
    This is OT but I think an interesting post would be looking at airlines and their place in society. Most airlines are private companies which will exist to enhance shareholder value, but they also function as a public service. How do airlines weigh this up? Can they maximise shareholder value AND function as a public service that is enjoyed by its users? Government intervention seems increasingly likely after the United dragging debacle so it’ll be interesting to see how ‘private’ they can remain!

  4. I bought $250 worth of miles last night (50,000 points), but when I compared prices at hilton.com for multiple different properties in Boston for this weekend the value was slighty less that 0.5 cents per point at all properties, which were listed. Maybe Boston in May is more attractive than other locations.

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