Posted by William Charles on November 13, 2019
Hotel Booking

Published on November 13th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Buy 10,000+ Hilton Honors Points, Get a 100% Bonus (0.5¢ Per Point)

Deal has expired, view more Hilton deals by clicking here.

Update 11/13/19: Deal is available again, this time valid until November 26, 2019, at 11:59pm ET

Update 9/15/19: Deal is available again, valid until Oct 22nd, 2019 11:59pm ET. Hat tip to reader Alec

Update 4/14/19: Deal is available again and valid until May 28th, 2019. Hat tip to Travel Update

The Offer

No direct link; log in to your Hilton Honors account and head to the buy points screen.

  • Buy 10,000+ Hilton Honors points get an 100% bonus.

 

The Fine Print

  • A maximum of 80,000 Hilton Honors points can be purchased per year, so the maximum bonus is +80,000 Hilton Honors points (160,000 total points, $800).
  • Some Hilton Honors members may be able to purchase 160,000 points per year, doubling those numbers.
  • Valid until May 28, 2019, at 11:59pm ET

Our Verdict

Don’t forget you can go through a portal as the points are actually sold through Points.com, for example Topcashback is offering 2.5% cash back on these purchases. You’ll also earn credit card rewards points as normal so your cost basis is under 0.5¢. Personally I don’t like purchasing points/miles as I find them a lot more inflexible than cash, I also value Hilton points at less than 0.5¢ so this isn’t a good deal for me. We talk about point valuations and issues with people overvaluing points in this post. I guess if you don’t have any Hilton points and have a specific redemption in mind then purchasing points isn’t a terrible idea, but I certainly wouldn’t advocate for purchasing points speculatively.

Hat tip to OMaaT



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abmo
abmo

Does buying Hilton points with a Hilton card code as a Hilton purchase?

blue9
blue9

“points are actually sold through Points.com”

John Doe
John Doe

So this earns 3x Hilton Points per $ then? So if you spend $800, you’d get 160k + 2,400 + Cash Back from Cash Back websites?

Azurik
Azurik

What do you mean? He just said it’s sold through points.com, so no, you wouldn’t get bonuses from the spend.

J
J

Hilton Surpass gives a base 3x points for all purchases, so yes, you would get bonuses from the spend.

toddo
toddo

His question was ‘does it code as a Hilton purchase’. The answer is ‘NO’

Abey

No. Because its not a Hilton purchase, its a 3rd party (points.com) purchase.

John Doe
John Doe

So this earns 3x Hilton Points per $ then? So if you spend $800, you’d get 160k + 2,400 + Cash Back from Cash Back websites?

Mike
Mike

yes that is correct, only get the 3X base rate on a points.com purchase

Crazy Dog Lady
Crazy Dog Lady

Yes, that’s correct so the deciding factor would be what redemption are you getting for that $800.00? Will that put you into a 5th night free stay at an awesome place that would cost way more cash?

lei
lei

tested and no for sure on Hilton ascend.

Jeff
Jeff

No

Thomas
Thomas

Potential money making opportunity (Due to additional CC rewards points), if Hilton comes through with the Amazon 0.5c redemption again 🙂

Abey

Good thinking but not worth the risk if they never run the Amazon HH 0.5 promotion again.

az
az

You could get 10% off for amazon gift card from staples or lowes. Why take the risk and get only 2.5%(tcb) + 3%(blue biz plus) off?

Kieri
Kieri

BBP is only 2% off

Jeff
Jeff

You can do better than 10% back at BB via Swagbucks.

sevillada
sevillada

I think you are better off buying amazon GCs with the amex offers, for example (lowes, staples, etc), or many of the other promotions (kroger 4X, etc, etc ,etc)

Sarah D
Sarah D

This makes no sense. You are just adding an extra step that doesn’t increase your rewards over just using the card you used to buy points on what you would spend the points on. And you don’t have to lock up a bunch of money in amazon credit.

Abey

I wonder if all of us (including me) that didn’t wanna cash out HH for 0.5 Amazon because they valued HH points above 0.5 if they buy now HH points at 0.5?
(To me HH is tricky therefore I’m not buying at 0.5 or selling at 0.5).

Slytherin23
Slytherin23

Selling at 0.5 is a no-brainer because of the recent Amex promo of 3-to-1 from MR points. If they run that again then you’d be cashing MR points at 1.5 cents.

Jim
Jim

Does this help toward getting diamond status?

Jeremiah
Jeremiah

No

Chase Sucks
Chase Sucks

I purchased 20k points and although the CSR can see it in my account on their side, my account has not been updated. They are not ready to manually credit my account as well.Anyone else face the same problem?

Jim
Jim

I value 5 Hilton points for 1 cent so it is a rip off. Deal would be 500% bonus points for purchase

Trumpie
Trumpie

10K points for $20 would be a “deal”

yokel
yokel

speaking of hilton I got 2 priority passes from the ascend and the biz hilton with 10 free passes each can I combine them into one to get 20 total how do I do that call up priority?

Anthony
Anthony

No, I’m pretty sure you have to have seperate accounts

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

PSA: My last Points.com purchase, posted 4.9.19 with CIP only 1X apparently no longer earning 3X
🙁

P
P

Great as I might need 30-40k to too my balance

Trumpie
Trumpie

You should never buy any Hilton points. Thank me later.

JB
JB

I wonder how many saps (whoops I meant customers) actually bought Hilton points at the standard costs of 1 cent each?

Nico Atienza

I disagree. I’ve had many situations where buying points (with a bonus) ended up being cheaper than paying the discounted cash rate for rooms. I’m talking about lower category properties as well, not just aspirational ones.

Ray
Ray

Bought some now for some planned reservations. Came out cheaper than paying cash.

Thanking Doc, not you.

Jags
Jags

I can buy 160,000 + 160,000. $1600 max purchase.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Most stays I’ve found a 0.36 cent valuation.

scwam
scwam

The funny part is HH are overvalued. For the majority of people, the value is really between 0.25% to 0.35% because, realistically most of us won’t be willing to pay the exorbitant cash prices per night if they wanted to use the cash option for most cities. Last time I personally valued these points at 1/2% was at least 2 years ago. Combining free night certs with 5 night free may raise it to 0.35% but that’s realistically tops unless you are a sucker and don’t use other third-party booking alternatives and hotels.

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

I always find bare minimum .4cpp with Hilton. Often I am able to find .5cpp. I guess it depends on your planned stays and presences then.

AB
AB

Kayak gave me $1140 as the cheapest rate to go where I needed to go for 5 nights. It’s at a 3* but is really restrictive (pay upfront, no cancellations). The HGI down the street from that hotel is $1938 or 160,000 points for that same stay. So whether you want to value the points high (1.2cpp) or low (0.7cpp), it’s still way better than .35cpp.

You just have to look for the right spots to redeem.

scwam
scwam

For those type of restrictions, searching sister foreign sites of Expedia, Skyscanner,Tripadvisor, and various others on the Japanese versions will offer entirely different restrictions or none at all on the exact same room type and dates. Even with the foreign conversion and 0.5% loss in CC conversion it will often save $50+ over the American website and with a free cancellation option or pay later. Most people would never notice this but many of these sites are more restrictive on the U.S. version. Sometimes it’s the opposite as well.

Don
Don

I got this email, but I could buy up to 160K and get an additional 160K. I am a diamond member so that may be why my limit is higher. I also was given an end date (Oct 22).

RobbTPC
RobbTPC

The 100% bonus is back from Sep 10th, 2019 until Oct 22nd, 2019 11:59pm ET.

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