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You know those people that say you should never buy points, even when they’re on sale? Those are the kind of people that aren’t good at math.
Hilton is once again offering a limited-time 100% bonus when you buy at least 10,000 Hilton points — in other words, you can purchase Hilton points at half price. If you’ve been dreaming of a five-star vacation, or if you’ve already got hotel nights lined up, this could be away to sharply reduce your cost.
Read our Hilton Honors review for more details on this super useful program.
Hilton buy points promotion
You’ve got until November 26, 2019, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, to receive a 100% bonus on Hilton points purchases of 10,000+ points. Normally, Hilton sells points for 1 cent each, so with this deal you can scoop them up for just 0.5 cents each.
You can buy up to 160,000 points with this promotion and receive a bonus 160,000 points. If you maxed out this deal, you’d receive 320,000 points for $1,600. Hilton points value depends on which hotel you book, but but this can be an unbelievable way to “pre-pay” for your upcoming travel at a discount. For example, the Waldorf Astoria Park City in Utah costs an average of $1,383 per night this coming January — but it’s available for 89,000 points.
This is one of the premier ski destinations in the country, and it’s unbelievably costly during the high season. But with this promotion, you can purchase the 89,000 points you need for a free night for just $450, and save $900+ on the room rate.
And remember, any Hilton members with elite status (which you automatically receive if you have a Hilton credit card) will get the fifth award night free. You’d need to purchase 356,000 points for a five night stay at this hotel, but Hilton lets you pool points with anyone. You an a friend could both purchase points and combine them. If you purchased a total of 356,000 points, you’d spend $1,780. But you’d receive a stay worth $8,000+! That’s like getting a 77% discount.
There are gobs of other hotels in which you can save big by purchasing Hilton points. I personally use my Hilton points for low-category hotels, because I tend to save the most. You can read my post on the subject for more details.
Open a credit card instead
This points sale can be a fantastic value. But don’t spend money unless you need to. You can earn tons of Hilton points by opening credit cards and meeting the minimum spending requirements:
|Card name||Welcome bonus||Our review|
|Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express||150,000 Hilton bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening (see rates and fees)||Amex Hilton Aspire review|
|Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card||125,000 Hilton bonus points after spending $2,000 in purchases within the first three months (see rates and fees)||Amex Hilton Surpass review|
|Hilton Honors American Express Card||75,000 Hilton bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening (see rates and fees)||Amex Hilton Honors Card review|
|The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card||125,000 Hilton bonus points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first three months (see rates and fees)||Amex Hilton Business credit card review|
You should also check out our complete guide on how to earn Hilton Honors points.
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