Posted by William Charles on April 14, 2019
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Published on April 14th, 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 points by clicking here.

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?

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?

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).

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?

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.

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