Hilton Points Promo - Saving Money Buying At 0.5 Cents

Hilton 100% More Buy Points Promo

Buy Hilton Points For 0.5 Cents

Hilton Honors Points are on sale for 0.5 cents each. Read up on how you can use this promotion to your advantage and save money on your next Hilton stay.


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Hilton Honors Points are currently running their popular 100% more promo until November 26th, 2019. With this promotion, you can buy Hilton Honors Points at 0.5 cents each. That's a savings of 50% off the normal price of 1 cent per point. I value Hilton Honors Points at an average of 0.6 cents each when redeemed for free nights at Hilton Hotels.

In order to get the most out of this Hilton promotion, you will need to purchase at least 10,000 Hilton Honors Points. Buying less than this amount will cost you 1 cent per point, so be sure to note that. You can purchase up to 160,000 Hilton Honors Points with this promotion which will give you a grand total of 320,000 Hilton Honors Points for $1,600.

Buying Hilton Honors Points
Cost Per Point (in cents)
Points Purchased Bonus Points Cost in Cents
1,000-9,000 0%
10,000-160,000 100% 0.5¢

Let's dive into a few scenario in which buying Hilton Honors Points could be worth it.

Top Off Your Account

The most frequent reason for buying points and miles in any program is due to being a few rewards short of a redemption. If you're a couple thousand Hilton Honors Points short, buying during this promotion can be very useful. Every 10,000 Hilton Honors Points you purchase will give you a total of 20,000 points and only cost you $100 which isn't a bad deal, but you will definitely want to make sure that it's worth the purchase.

Buy Hilton Points 10,000 Points Promo
Not bad for 20,000 points.

Single Free Night

Buying Hilton Honors points to cover 1 free night can be worth it in some instances. Considering that you can buy points for 0.5 cents each with this promo and that they average around 0.6 cents each, you can save some money buying points. Listed below are some random properties selecting from Tampa, Florida costing 30,000 to 60,000 points per night.

Hilton Hotels
Tampa, FL
Hotel Name Cash Cost Points Cost Value
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport $318.80 30,000 1.06¢
Hilton Tampa Airport $300.95 40,000 0.75¢
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront $297.00 50,000 0.5¢
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa $474.83 60,000 0.79¢
The Hilton Clearwater resort costs a pretty penny, but you can buy points to cover the cost for only $300.

Purchasing points for 3 of the 4 hotels listed above would actually save you money. Remember that with this promo, you will earn 100% more if you purchase more than 10,000 points.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport

The DoubleTree costs $318.80 for a single night stay but only 30,000 points per night. You can purchase 15,000 points, receive a bonus 15,000 points through the promotion, and only pay $150 saving you $168.

Hilton Tampa Airport

This hotel will cost you $300.95 for a single night stay. This hotel costs 40,000 points per night which will cost you $200 with the promotion saving you $100.

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

The Hilton Bayfront will only cost $297 for a single night stay but the price is a very high 50,000 points per night. Buying points for this particular hotel would not be worth it. You will also get lower than the 0.6 cents average on this hotel if you were to redeem your points.

Hilton Clearwater

Staying at this Clearwater Beach resort will cost you $474. The cost per night in points is 60,000 which would cost you $300 with this promotion. That saves you a total of $174.

Buy 60000 Hilton Points for 50% off

Hilton's 5th Night Free Perk

Hilton's 5th Night Free benefit gives your Hilton Honors Points a lot more value without the promo, so being able to purchase points at 0.5 cents each will provide you even more savings. In order to have access to this Hilton perk, you will need to obtain Hilton Honors elite status. You can obtain the lowest status of Hilton Honors Silver after only 4 stays or 10 nights during the calendar year. You can also grab up easy Hilton Honors status by picking up any Hilton credit card since they all offer complimentary status ranging from Silver to Hilton's highest status of Diamond.

Let's take a look at the same Tampa, Florida hotels listed in the example above, but for a 5-night stay.

Hilton Hotels
Tampa, FL
Hotel Name Cash Cost Points Cost Value
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport $1,594 120,000 1.32¢
Hilton Tampa Airport $1,504 160,000 0.94¢
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront $1,430 200,000 0.71¢
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa $1,815 240,000 0.75¢

With the 5th night free benefit, all of these hotels offer pretty good value when it comes to redeeming points. Let's look at each hotel to see how much can be saved.

If you're sign in and have elite status, Hilton will let you know that the 5th night free benefit is active.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport

The DoubleTree will cost you a total of $1,594 for a 5-night stay. You can purchase 120,000 Hilton Honors Points for $600 with the promotion and save yourself a whopping $994.

Hilton Tampa Airport

The Hilton Tampa Airport will run you $1,504 for a 5-night stay. This hotel costs a total of 160,000 Hilton Honors Points which will cost you $800 with this promotion. You will end up keeping $704 in your pocket.

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

The Hilton Bayfront hotel costs $1,430 for a 5-night stay with an award value of 200,000 Hilton Honors Points. You can buy the 200,000 points for $1,000 and save yourself $430.

Hilton Clearwater

Lastly, the Hilton Clearwater Resort will cost you $1,815 for the 5-night stay. With the 5th night free benefit, you're looking at a total of 240,000 points for the same 5-night stay. Purchasing 240,000 points will cost you $1,200 which means you'll save $615 on this booking.

This looks like a lot to pay for points, but you will still come out ahead in some instances when it comes to paying the cash price for hotels.

Expensive Hilton Resorts

The examples above were randomly pulled from the Tampa area. Hilton Honors Points shine the best when redeemed for expensive, luxury Hilton properties. This is where you can get upwards of 1.5 cents or more per point. Let's take a look at one of Hilton's more expensive properties, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Chances are, you are aware of how expensive a hotel can be in the Maldives. One of Hilton's resorts in the area is the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. If you can find award space for this hotel, you can get some superb value.

You can get great value out of points for this hotel.

This Waldorf brand hotel will cost you 120,000 points per night with cash prices around $2,550 per night... and that's before taxes/fees.

You're looking at a pricey $3,246 per night.

With the Hilton 100% More promotion, it will cost you $600 for every 120,000 Hilton Honors Points. This means you can buy at least 240,000 Hilton Honors Points for $1,200 to cover the cost of two days versus dishing out a couple thousand at the cash price.

Want to really save money? Mix in the 5th Night Free Benefit with a sign up bonus from one of Hilton's credit cards.

I found some award space for a 5-day stay in May 2020.

For a 5-night stay, you're looking at a total of 480,000 Hilton Honors Points.

480,000 points can get you 5-nights in luxury.

...and the cash price for this stay? Quite a lot.

That's expensive!

So how can you build up the points to redeem this hotel? You can buy up to 320,000 points through the promotion, but what about the other 160,000 points? You can pick up the Hilton Surpass Card or Hilton Aspire Card and earn a nice sized bonus.

Both Hilton cards tend to offer sign up bonuses of up to 150,000 points.

With the sign up bonus and the spend required to get the bonus, you'll pick up at least 159,000 points. If you're short a thousand or so points, you can run additional spend through the card or transfer points to Hilton using transfer partners.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Entire Cost
Method Points Cash Cost
Buy Points 320,000 $1,600
Hilton Surpass/Aspire ~160,000
Sign up bonus + spend
$95/$450
Annual Fees
Total 480,000 $1,695/$2,050

So for the total cost of $1,695 to $2,050 (depending on which Hilton card you pick up), this example showed a savings of $11,000 and a redemption value of 2.8 cents per point. While I'm sure you wouldn't have paid this much for a hotel anyway, this is a prime example on how purchasing points and collecting credit card sign-up bonuses can save you money when looking at overly-expensive properties with any hotel chain.

Other Ways To Earn Points

As per any promotion, I always like to state that if you don't need to buy points... you more than likely shouldn't. There are several ways to top off your Hilton Honors account without buying points. The primary way of doing such is by transferring Hilton Honors Points directly to your account. Just be aware that transferring to Hilton will not always be the best use of points, especially for reward programs in which you can easily get a value of 1 cent or more per point/mile.

You can use the rewards programs listed below to transfer points to your Hilton Honors Points. You can read more about transferring points to Hilton as well as transferring Hilton Points to other programs on our Ultimate Hilton Honors Points Transfer Calculator page.

Outside of transferring points to Hilton, the other methods include picking up Hilton credit cards (in which I previously discussed), spending with their travel partners, and (of course) staying at Hilton brand hotels.

Buy Hilton Honors Points

Ready to purchase some Hilton Honors Points? Hilton makes it easy to do.

  1. Head over to Hilton's Buy Points page.
  2. Log into your Hilton Honors account.
  3. Select how many points you wish to buy.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Purchase.

The points should post to your account within a couple of minutes, but Hilton says to allow up to 24 hours. Remember that you can only buy up to 160,000 points per year. This includes points you may have already purchased this year.

Summary

If you're planning on paying cash for an upcoming Hilton Honors stay, it's a chance that purchasing the required points to top off your account or pay for the stay altogether could save you some money during this promotion.

As per always and forever, please make sure you have a redemption in mind when purchasing points and miles. Do not buy rewards just because they are on sale and they're going for a good price. Hilton tends to throw this sale at least 2 to 3 times per year, so it's not a super rare occurrence. If you have no redemption in mind, you can always pick up a Hilton credit card first and work on earning a high sign up bonus. You can then partake in this promotion the next time it comes around and be ready to top off your account as needed.


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