This could be a good deal for folks looking to top-off their Hilton account for an award night. Or if you plan to use the Hilton points you buy for an otherwise expensive stay!
I’ll explain more about the offer. And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!
Hilton Buy Points Promotion
Link: Hilton Award Chart
Through February 17, 2017, you can earn an 80% bonus on Hilton points purchases of 5,000+ points.
Normally, Hilton sells points for 1 cent each, in 1,000 point increments. So 1,000 Hilton points usually costs $10.
With this deal, you can buy Hilton points for ~0.6 cents each, when you buy at least 5,000 points.
For example, if you bought the minimum number of points (5,000 points) required for the deal, you’d pay $50 and get a 4,000 point bonus (80% X 5,000 points). For a total of 9,000 Hilton points. That’s ~0.6 cents per point ($50 / 9,000 points).
You can buy a maximum of 80,000 Hilton points per calendar year (before any bonuses are applied).
Is It Worth It?
As always, I recommend doing the math to see what makes sense for your particular situation.
For example, say you wanted to spend a night at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Nights here can easily cost ~$700+. But you could use 80,000 Hilton points per night instead.
With this deal, you could buy 45,000 Hilton points and get a 36,000 Hilton point bonus (81,000 Hilton points total), for $450. So you’d be saving ~$250 per night ($700 – $450) on your stay!
That’s still a lot to spend on a hotel, but it could make sense if you’re splurging for a special occasion. 😉
In some cases, if you have a paid stay coming up and award nights are available, it could be worth it to buy the points for your stay and save your cash too!
Note: It can often be hard to find available award nights at popular Hilton hotels. So be sure to check the award calendar before buying points.
More Ways to Earn Hilton Points
And don’t forget to register for Hilton promotions! Through January 31, 2017, you can earn 3X Hilton points on paid stays when you book through the mobile app!
Until February 17, 2017, you can earn an 80% bonus on Hilton points purchases when you buy 5,000 points or more.
I suggest doing the math to see what makes sense for you. Because sometimes, buying points for an award stay might cost less than the actual cash price of a room.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this deal? Let me know in the comments!