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Hilton is offering a 50% discount on purchased points through October 5 as long as you buy at least 5000 points.
Hilton usually charges a penny apiece for points, so with this bonus is selling points for half a cent each. That’s tied for the cheapest I’ve ever seen. They’re selling points for just about what they’re worth.
Hilton will let you buy up to 80,000 points per year. Of course since you can combine points for free across multiple accounts that limit is in some sense academic.
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. I’m close to a buyer of Hilton points at half a cent apiece.
Conrad New York
You can really stretch Hilton points for their lower-tier redemptions. Even though they no longer have published redemption categories, former category 1 properties still aren’t more than 5000 points, with 5th night free for elites, so a 5 night stay averages 4000 points per night or ~$22. (There aren’t many of these in the U.S. of course.)
And the top tier redemptions remain capped at 95,000 points or $475 a night purchased with points. There are hotels out there which cost double that.
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.
Ultimately I think many people looking for Hilton Honors points are better off with the limited-time signup bonus offers for Hilton cards from American Express.
- Hilton HonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express is offering 100,000 Hilton Honors points after $3000 in eligible purchases on the card in your first 3 months of cardmembership. This is a limited-time offer ending October 4, 2017. Plus this card earns a free weekend night on its first approval anniversary date.
The card earns 12 Honors points per dollar on eligible Hilton purchases, 6 points per dollar at U.S. restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations, and 3 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases.
Cardmembers get complimentary Gold status in the Honors program, and $40,000 on eligible purchases each calendar year earns Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year.
The Surpass card also comes with a Priority Pass Select card for lounge access (this version doesn’t include free guests or free visits)
- Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express can earn 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on the card within the first 3 months of account opening plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after an additional $1000 in purchases on the card within your first 6 months. This offer expires October 4, 2017.
Earning is 7 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio; 5 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations; 3 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
$20,000 spend on eligible purchases on the card in a calendar year earns Hilton Honors Gold status through the end of the next calendar year.