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Buying points can save you $1000s on your holiday
Dreaming of a honeymoon in Bora Bora, the Maldives, or a getaway to New York – you know, when you can travel to these places again? 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 $0.005 a piece. What does this mean? It means you can go from zero to honeymoon hero fast. Let’s take a look at this deal, what to be aware of, and some serious examples of how it can save you big bucks.
Points devalue all the time, so I’d advise you to heavily consider this when making a purchase, and only do so if you have a definite redemption in mind.
Normally Hilton limits the amount of points you can buy at 80k, but this offer, which matches its best ever, will allow up to 160k with a 100$ bonus.
You can read all the details here, but effectively 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 that means, that you and 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 in Jan 2021 for 5 night stays.
And if you weren’t paying with points? Over $11k for 5 nights after you include taxes and fees
And just for fun…the Waldorf Astoria Maldives – arguably the best new Maldives property
120k per night. Or, 480k for a 5 night stay if you have elite status. Next September is wide open – just so happens both my fiancee and I are September babies 🙂
Here’s a look at September for 5 nights
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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