Posted by William Charles on February 19, 2020
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Published on February 19th, 2020 | by William Charles

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Hilton Timeshare Offer – Get 3 Nights In Las Vegas Or Orlando + 25k Points For $199

The Offer

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  • Hilton Grand Vacations (Hilton’s timeshare brand) is offering discount rates and points.  As part of this deal you need to complete a two hour timeshare presentation and pitch. Deals are as follows (all included 25,000 Hilton points):
    • Hilton Orlando (near SeaWorld® Orlando and Universal Orlando™) or Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista (near Disney Springs® and Epcot®).
    • Hilton Grand Vacations on the Boulevard at the north end of the Strip or Tropicana Las Vegas — a DoubleTree by Hilton at the south end of the Strip.

Our Verdict

Sometimes they offer 4 nights and 100,000 points for $349. Other times we see deals for NYC/Hawaii. It’s also never a good idea to accept the initial offer, as you can usually get extras thrown in or the price reduced (best tactic seems to call in asking for more information and then saying your partner isn’t 100% convinced yet, I wouldn’t even accept their first counter offer). Remember that nobody goes into these timeshare presentations wanting to buy a timeshare and the people working there are usually fantastic sellers so make sure to educate yourself first and stick to your guns when saying no during the presentation itself. If you are easily convinced I’d honestly recommend just not doing these types of deals.

Hat tip to musicforthedeaf



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peter
peter

yeah, this deal seems pretty lame unless you were already going there or live there..and even then its not exciting. (as opposed to 100,000 point deals for example which are more interesting).

of course you never ever want to buy one retail. If you truly want one, get one from the secondary market where you can get these for $1.

John
John

Secondary market? Can you tell me where?

peter
peter

just google “time share reseller” and there are many choices. I’ve not done one myself so I don’t want to recommend one, but it is a legitimate market. Sometimes you can even get paid to take one, just so they can get out of the annual maintenance fee contract.

ebay even has them. again, not personally recommending them, but you can get a sense of the resale market there.

not that i’m recommending time shares at all, just not retail purchases. If you truly want one, go for the pitch, get the freebies, then buy elsewhere

John
John

I am seeing a bunch on ebay like the below. But they all come with a $500+ annual fee. Am I searching for wrong ones? What am i missing? :/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HILTON-GRAND-VACATIONS-ELARA-FLOATING-WEEK-EVEN-YEAR-USE-TIMESHARE-FOR-SALE/153831898280?hash=item23d1187ca8:g:EHsAAOSwWNZeOD0O

MPE
MPE

thats how timeshares work dude. that is why people sell them for a dollar.

peter
peter

that’s the problem with time shares…an annual maintenance fee that you can’t control and are legally obligated to pay. Now, $500 for a weeks’ vacation at a resort isn’t a bad deal in and of itself, if you don’t mind being locked into it. And there are other issues with timeshares (I am not a lawyer), but that’s the big financial bigaboo.

People who pay $25,000 (or more) for the timeshare and then have to pay the fee on top of that…its a terrible deal.

El Guapo
El Guapo

I will add that if you do a deal like this, they will use your contact information and sell it to everyone, everywhere. We did a free trip at a dumpy resort almost 15 years ago and we STILL receive calls and junk mail about timeshares (pitching us new ones or offering to help us sell our non-existent one).

John
John

So it really is not just “$1” like you mentioned before? 🙂

In that case, this $200 deal is better?

peter
peter

there is the one time purchase price and the annual maintenance fee. totally different costs. the one time purchase price can easily be $1.

as to which is the “best deal”, well that depends on you and your circumstances. How often will you use it? how much will it cost for you to get there? how much do alternative hotels cost?

John
John

Just want it for one time for 3 days. So makes no sense to get those $1 deals right?

Simply buy this $199 deal and be done with it I guess?

peter
peter

yeah if the $199 deal is worth it to you. just make sure you actually don’t sign anything.

the “$1 deals” commit you to a lifetime of annual maintenance fees. and special assessments.

John
John

Oops. Thats a big no for me. Not planning to make any commitment

csdx
csdx

The comparison wasn’t $1 versus the $200 to attend the pitch, but not to sign up when they’re pitching it to you. Usually they want $10k+ for the initial buy in, instead if you absolutely must have a time share, buying it on the secondary market will save you that initial buy-in cost.

J Freezy
J Freezy

I don’t get this at all – for the linked auction, the maintenance fees are $680 per year, and paying those fees entitles you to a week every *other* year in the hotel. So in the *best case scenario* where you use the week every other year, you’re paying $1360 for a week in a studio in a hotel on the strip.

That’s not even a good deal – and you have to sign up to this deal in perpetuity?

This seems like a horrible deal even if someone paid you to take it. What am I missing?

Alex Bad
Alex Bad

technically owning this gives you other perks as well like discounts on other hilton hotels and RCI hotel choices. Either way not sure it’s a great deal

peter
peter

i was curious about that too..but you only pay the fee every other year too. (have to read the fine print of the auction).

H-Bomb
H-Bomb

The annual fee is why so many people are literally giving away their timeshares.

Lord Rupert Everton
Lord Rupert Everton

After going back and forth with the csr for a bit I was offered 3 nights in orlando for $199 plus I’d get $200 cash after the presentation and a $200 cert for a future stay at a Hilton hotel (valid for 6 or so mid tier properties). They said it was either the $200 cert or 25k points but not both.

Ashley
Ashley

That’s a better offer imo. Where can I find a number to call? I’ve been searching all over the website but it’s nowhere to be found. Any tips on how to get this particular offer? I’d appreciate it!

David
David

Just throwing it out there, but I jumped on the last Orlando deal with 100k points. I haven’t completed my stay yet. They use Hilton Orlando in all of their promotions, but it’s literally unbookable. I had multiple agents look for my days for the entire year I had the package. No spots. I put in multiple requests. None.

What they’ll do is force you into one of their HGV specific properties where none of the perks with status (like diamond free breakfast) apply.

Alex Bad
Alex Bad

I like to sign up for these once a year as I usually get an offer with a 200$ “night on us” cert with it as well. Just booked one in December. Anyone know if it’s possible to match the offer to get the points, or if there’s a specific time limitation for the offer?

Sam
Sam

sit through a presentation and still have to pay?

peter
peter

well, depending on how you value hilton points, you get 3 free nights in exchange for sitting through it with the points offsetting the $199 (more or less-ish).

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

problem is sitting through the presentation pretty much excludes that day from being able to go to any of the parks.

John
John

Isnt it just 2 hours? In vegas thats not a problem since you do most of the stuff only at night

peter
peter

they say 2 hours but pragmatically unless you have cojones of steel it turns into 4…plus wasted time before and after.

Alex Bad
Alex Bad

can attest to this. I’ve set a timer before, and even after telling them 2 hours was up they said they “had to get the manager to get” our bonuses for us. ended up taking an extra 30-40 minutes.

3dogsnight
3dogsnight

I’ve been to two of these and have gotten out 30 minutes early on both because they knew I was not going to buy. 🙂

Matt
Matt

Has anybody been able to get their SO out of the presentation? Like I don’t mind sitting through these presentations (I find the math kinda funny), but my wife absolutely refuses to go. I tried to claim that I was going to a baseball tournament with my son (which actually was true… just failed to mention by wife was coming too), but they refused to process it unless I got my wife to go along to the presentation even when I insisted she was staying behind for work. I guess I could have claimed we were separated or something, but I didn’t want to start lying beyond the “work commitment” so I ended it there.

Alex Bad
Alex Bad

I’ve gotten my wife out of the HIlton one before by having SO just check-in (shows ID), but we have a child so we used that as an excuse. I still had to stay.

One time (with westgate, not hilton) I told them I got a divorce and they just restricted the choice of hotels I could pick going single.

James L
James L

Wow at the Westgate team really making you stick to your story!

gary
gary

for anyone with amex aspire card if you do the tropicana offer that property qualifies as the resort for the $250 reimbursement for hotel charges (after checkin)

BT
BT

Do the timeshare presentation. Nod and smile. Tell them it’s very nice- they are! Tell them you travel for work and you have more airmiles and hotel points than you could ever use. Thank them for their time. Collect your gift and enjoy!

chris
chris

Not as good as the 100K offer for $349 that was in January 2020, which was the offer I ended up getting. I would say thought you might be able to have them raise the offer by a lot via a phone call. I was able to get an 18month window to book my package and also more points.

Rick
Rick

Called in for Vegas. Got an offer for an extra night, waived resort fees, and an extra 5k Hilton points.

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