Buy Up to 144,000 Hilton Points at $0.0057 Apiece

Buy Hilton HHonors Points Up to 75% Bonus

Through October 5 Hilton is offering a bonus of up to 75% on purchased points.

Hilton usually charges a penny apiece for points, so with this bonus is selling points for a little over half a cent each. That’s not the absolute cheapest I’ve ever seen (back in June they offered a 100% bonus). Here they’re selling points for just a little over what they’re worth.

The offer is:

  • Buy 10,000-29,000 Points, receive 25% bonus Points.
  • Buy 30,000-39,000 Points, receive 50% bonus Points.
  • Buy over 40,000 Points, receive 75% bonus Points.

I value Hilton points at $0.004, since I can pretty much always get half a cent in value at least from Hilton points and I have a preference for holding cash.


Conrad New York

You can really stretch Hilton points for their lower-tier redemptions. A category 1 property is 5000 points, with 5th night free for elites, so a 5 night stay averages 4000 points per night or $20. (There aren’t many of these in the U.S…)

You won’t get bonus points for paying for purchased Hilton HHonors points with a Hilton co-brand credit card, as the purchase is processed by points.com rather than Hilton.

I’m close to a buyer of Hilton points at half a cent apiece, considering that I have Diamond status through February.

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  1. I’m leary of buying any hotel points. I wanted to use my Hyatt points for a hotel in a major US city, but the hotels simply don’t allow them for the dates I want.

    Very lame, maybe HIlton points are different?

  2. @DM, technically yes, Hilton is different because you can get any room in a Hilton for points unlike Hyatt, where only standard rooms have to be made available. Practically, they are pretty much the same because 90% of the time, non standard rooms are so expensive in points that it makes no sense to use points.

  3. Also, @DM, I am surprised that you were unable to find any room at all in a major U.S. city through Hyatt. I have never run across that problem in my booking. Looking for a specific property or looking in smaller places that have few options, yes, I often have to work for it, but not generally when looking for any room in a major city. In any event, even if this is a problem with Hyatt, it is unlikely to be a problem with Hilton because Hilton has many, many more hotels.

  4. is $0.0057 equal to 57 cents?

    I thought $0.57 is 57 cents since $1.00 is a dollar.

    So wouldn’t $0.0057 be 5.7 cents and it would be incorrect since one point is clearly being purchase at 57 cents Per point

  5. @Farnorthtrader

    I was looking at Hyatt’s in Boston, downtown specifically, and there were no rooms available on their website for points. There were rooms for points available if you go out in the suburbs where it’s a 40-50 min walk to the commuter train.

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