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There’s a new promotion running until May 3rd, 2017 whereby you can buy Hilton points with a 100% bonus. The minimum purchase you need to make is 5,000 points. I’ll be the first to say that I’m never a fan of speculatively buying points, and I’d only recommend this if you are actively pursuing a trip and can use the points. If this is the case, this is an outstanding opportunity to buy Hilton points for roughly $0.005 per point.
Why would you want to buy points?
I wrote a MMMondayMemo about the value of purchasing points. Check that out for some overall thoughts on the concept. Related to Hilton, the best case scenario on purchasing points is when paying the full point value for a redemption. This deal values Hilton points at roughly $0.005 per point. This can be extremely valuable when a property is pricing in at 50,000 points or $500 for a cash rate. You could purchase 50,000 points for $250 and get your room half off. What’s even better, you wouldn’t pay taxes on it either.
This deal isn’t going to reap gains if you’re going to use them for cash + points. Hilton introduced a new slider. As you can see below…Hilton will only give you $46.53 for 10,000 points. That’s less than the $0.005 you’re paying for the points.
The maximum you can buy is 160,000 points. Buy 80k get 80k bonus.
This deal gives you a sneaky 80k bonus over what you’re normally allowed to purchase in a calendar year.
Also…you can tagteam this deal with a 100k Amex Hilton Surpass. That would give you 260k+ points.
Remember, Amex offers are once per lifetime. This is the best deal we’ve ever seen.
The Terms and conditions
- offer runs from March 16th, 2017 until 11:59pm ET May 3, 2017.
- May purchase up to 160k points per year
- purchases will be deposited within 24 hours
Miles enjoyed staying here on his trip to England for a wedding! He paid $400 and got over $20k of value. You can read more here