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.