Purchase Hilton HHonors Points for Half a Cent – May 2, 2011

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Daily Getaways have announced the daily promotions for week four. From what I see, the best deal is on Monday May 2, 2011 when they are selling Hilton HHonors Points at a rate of .0055 cents/1 point.

Like all other point purchases it really depends on your strategy for redeeming points. For example, for this promotion you can purchase 100,000 Hilton Honor points for $550 ($495 if using an AMEX). 100,000 points can be redeemed for a 2 night stay at a category 7 stay. The Bora Bora Nui Hilton Resort averages $700/night for a total of $1400 for the two nights. To only pay $550 for these two nights is a great savings! On the other hand, to redeem for a three night stay at a category 4 hotel for $150/night would not be worth it.

In my opinion, this offer is not as great as the Hyatt offer, however, again, it really depends on your typical redemption rate. If you can redeem for more than 1.5 cents/point, I’d say go for it. If you are not going to receive enough savings from the promotion, I’d steer away as you are then restricted by redemption availability and the potential for points to be devalued at some point again. Also remember, you do not earn points or eligible for promotions when redeeming points.

  • 100,000 Hilton HHonors – $550 (only 200 available; max quantity – 1)
  • 150,000 Hilton HHonors – $825 (only 150 available; max quantity – 1)
  • 250,000 Hilton HHonors – $1,375 (only 150 available; max quantity – 1)

Additionally, the terms and conditions are a little hazy. I would assume this would run like the Hyatt program with them just depositing the number of points purchased into your account, and then you can redeem at will. However, in the T&C, it states that the points can only be redeemed for standard rooms and excludes the Waldorf Astoria properties. Not quite sure how they would be able to differentiate the points being deposited. My gut is that you will be able to redeem these points as you like.

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  1. […] My 2 cents: 1. The value really depends on how you redeem your points. If redeeming at a $700/night hotel, then this is a huge deal. I use points only when I get a great value out of it. Also, remember that when redeeming points you do not receive points and are not eligable for many of their promotions (bonus points, free nights, etc.). 2. My assumption is that this will work similar to the Hyatt Daily Getaways, where the points are deposited into your account and they can be used at will. I believe there is no way for them to distinguish these points from other points earned and can be redeemed any way you like including WA hotels. I posted more of my thoughts on this topic here: http://dealswelike.com/2011/04/20/pu…nt-may-2-2011/ […]

Comments

    • I decided not to purchase these points. It is absolutely a great deal for some hotel redemptions, i.e., Europe, Maldives, Koh Samui, Bora Bora, etc. For many of these hotels, the nightly rate can start at $700+, or can be redeemed for 50K points. In this case you can purchase 50K points for approximately $250.

      Right now the first two purchase options are still available (100K and 150K points).

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