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Buy Hilton points 1/2 off
Ready to finally book that dream trip post lockdown? Eyes set on Bora Bora sunsets, waking up in the Maldives, or a getaway to New York City? This promo could be exactly what you need to jumpstart your honeymoon plans. Hilton has matched their best ever price on purchased Hilton points at $0.005 a piece. What does this mean? It means you can go from zero to honeymoon hero, fast. Let’s take a look at this deal, what to be aware of, and some serious examples of how it can save you big bucks.
Why would you buy Hilton Points?
Buying any kind of point or mile comes with the risk that those points could be devalued before you have a chance to use them. The way around this is to buy them with a specific redemption in mind + when you see the award availability you want to book.
This way you know you’re getting the value you want out of the points you’re buying because you’re using them immediately. I’ll give a couple of examples further down in this post, but I’m not advising you to buy Hilton points without a specific purpose of use.
Hilton is limiting the amount of points you can buy at 80k, often this is boosted to 160k with a 100% bonus. The effective rate is still 1/2 of one penny, but the amount is directly increased.
The best, in the past, has been 320k points for $1600 per account – this one matches it in price, but not quantity.
These deals pop up every few months, so if you don’t have an immediate use for them, it’s probably better to wait.
Hilton allows members to pool their points into a one account. You can transfer up to 500k from a single account, but up to 11 people can participate in a pool, and one member can receive up to 2,000,000 points in a given calendar year. So…you can certainly work around the restriction by having multiple people buy the points, you reimburse them, and then pool them all into your account. Is that a lot of work? Yes, but I’m just stating what’s possible.
If you’re getting married and wanting to take a dope honeymoon, you could have your loved ones can all contribute to help you reach your travel goal.
Honeymoon Hack…How to purchase points for paradise.
Conrad Maldives. 95k per night, take advantage of pooling.
You’ll need 380k Hilton points to snag the Conrad Maldives, so if you’re starting from zero, you’ll need to pool. The cost? $1900 for 5 nights at a hotel that typically charges over $1k per night – and over $1800 a night in January! Remember, these are just examples and aren’t reflective of current Covid restrictions, so make sure you can get into your destination prior to buying.
But, let’s be positive, and take a look
Since Hilton allows pooling of up to 2 million points across multiple accounts, this deal is within reach. Note the most one account can merge is 500k.
Here’s a look at availability last minute in January 2022
Usually the Conrad Maldives has a ton of avail, but throughout the calendar its now spotty. Looks like last minute is where its current best
As we said in the intro, don’t buy points speculatively. Also we’re giving outrageously aspirational and insanely expensive destinations to show the potential of deals like this so keep that in mind. Don’t buy points to redeem at your local Hilton Garden Inn by the airport unless it makes sense. Crunch the numbers. We’re just trying to show you what’s possible, and what we’re truly shooting for when we buy points during offers like these. In fact, we purchased last year and wrote an entire article about it.
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