In early October, Hilton Honors launched a targeted Buy Points promotion with up to 100% bonus with an increased limit valid for purchases completed by November 23, 2023.
Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points per calendar year, but the limit is now doubled to 160,000 points before the 100% bonus for a total of 320,000 points.
Increases limits for points purchases can make a lot of sense if a member plans to redeem a lot of them for one aspirational stay, especially in combination with the 5th Night Free bonus.
You can access Hilton’s web page for buying points under this campaign here.
We also cover Hiilton promotion in general, all of which are compiled and can be found in the Master Post:
The eligible bonus amounts are tageted and might not be the same for each account. In my case the account was select for the maximum 100%. I have the impression that accounts that have never purchased points before often receive the best promotions.
Here is the price of purchasing 320,000 Points with 100% bonus:
The cost of a point under this campaign is 0.5 US cents each which has been pretty much the common amount when buying points under promotional sales with Hilton.
Always remember to use the Award Calendar when planning:
We previously covered how to use Hilton’s flexible dates award calendar to pull up availability for the entire year which helps to maximize points by finding the best (cheapest) dates.
Let’s have a look at the Conrad Bora Bora for redemption value:
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui in French Polynesia has had more availability lately, although they appear to release a bunch of dates at times.
The five-night stay at the Lagoon View Suite would set you back $11K or 480K points (fifth night free for elite members).
So under the current promotion you could buy 320,000 points for $1,600 until the end of the calendar year and then starting January 1, 2024 it resets and you can buy again when the next promo comes. Assuming that pricing will be similar you’ll end up with 480k for $2,400. A LOT cheaper than the $11k.
Buying hotel points does make sense for specific use cases in destinations where rates are notoriously high or boil over during peak dates. I have to say that compared to most other chains, with Hilton it’s a lot cheaper to buy sufficient points for their top tier properties.
Hilton Honors current sale with up to 100% bonus will end in less than a weeks time, on November 23rd.
It’s useful when programs remove or elevate the cap on annual purchased, allowing you to buy a significant enough number of points so you can redeem for five nights at the most sought-after and expensive resorts (you still need some flexibility and preplanning to find availability).
Hilton Honors awards include all fees and taxes, including resorts and destination charges, often an additional 20-30% on top of the initial rate displayed. All elite members from Silver to Diamond get the fifth night free when redeeming points.
We still recommend to not buy blindly but to have a specific use case in mind and compare the revenue and points purchase rates before buying any points.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate bonus promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 100% Points bonus campaign is available for purchases of 5,000 or more Points made between October 5, 2023, at 12:00am ET and November 23, 2023, at 11:59pm ET. Members may purchase a maximum of 160,000 points per calendar year. All purchases are non-refundable. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Points will be posted to the recipients Hilton Honors account within 48 hours of the completed transaction. All Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions apply. Hilton HonorsTM membership, earning and redemption of Points are subject to Honors Terms and Conditions, available at HiltonHonors.com/Terms.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. QST will be charged to Quebec residents. Points purchased are final and not refundable and are applicable towards all Honors Terms and Conditions. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. Purchased points do not count towards Honors status upgrades. Point values represented above are rounded and subject to change based on seasonality/availability.