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Earlier this month, Hilton announced a promotion where you’d receive a 100% bonus when purchasing their points. This bonus offer was set to offer last week on October 21st, however, has been extended to October 31st! While Hilton runs offers pretty often when purchasing points, usually they hover around a 80% bonus. So this is a great offer that usually comes around once a year or so. If you have a specific destination in mind, purchasing points might work out cheaper, you just need to do the math.
Hilton allows you to purchase up to 80,000 points per account per calendar year. So with this promotion, you can ultimately get up to 160,000 points. This means you are purchasing points at .5 cents per point.
As previously mentioned, this offer is good for some, but I definitely do not suggest purchasing points speculatively. I suggest checking out to see if the cost of purchasing points for a redemption is cheaper then paying cash at the hotel. You can use this standard room pricing tool to see how many points a particular hotel will cost.
Also remember, if you have Hilton status (those with Silver, Gold, or Diamond status) you’ll get the 5th night free on an award redemptions. You can learn more about earning status from this prior blog post – all four Hilton credit cards also give you status as long as you are a cardmember!
I will personally be sitting this one out. I do not have a specific need for Hilton points and I am really not looking to collect more. But for those that have a specific need, enjoy this promotion!