Hilton Again Selling Points at Lowest Price Ever

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Buy Hilton HHonors Points 100% Bonus

Hilton is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points through June 7as long as you buy at least 5000 points. (HT: One Mile at a Time)

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 are mostly still 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 ($380 with 5th night free for elites). There are hotels out there which cost double that — or even triple.


Conrad Maldives

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 strong signup bonus offers for Hilton cards from American Express.

Buy Hilton HHonors Points 50% Discount

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Comments

  1. Buying the points would still earn the 3x and count as eligible spend on new cards correct?

  2. The Aspire card also offers 100,000 points and has way better benefits than the other two cards you mentioned despite the higher annual fee. Presumably you don’t mention it because you don’t have a referral link. You have no credibility whatsoever. Doctorofcredit over VFTW all the way!

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