Less than three weeks after I called out Hilton for the silly pretense that they would only be handing out bonus points for a week, Hilton Honors is back again with its standard “buy points” promotion.
The latest iteration of its promotion – which really ought to be its regular price – will run until September 30th, 2021.
What’s The Deal?
Hilton’s regular price is 1 US cent per point. (which you should NEVER consider)
With the 100% bonus, that price halves to 0.5 cents per point.
You can buy 160,000 points per year, with the bonus bringing your total to 320,000 points.
Should I Buy?
Due to the lucrative triple point promotion that is running until early September 2021, you are going to find it rather hard to find a reward stay that beats simply paying the cash rate (and earning thousands of bonus points). This makes it even less likely that you would want to buy points today for an immediate redemption.
But, there are clearly options out there to save money. Whether that’s a 5,000 point per night cheap room or a 5 or 10 night stay in paradise (with the fifth night free for Honors members with elite status) depends on your travel plans…
But if You Do Buy, Don’t Forget Cashback
Regular readers will know that I regularly promote Topcashback because, among other reasons, you can earn some cashback on your points/miles purchases when they are processed by Points.com.
Not a Member of Topcashback Yet?
If you are not yet a member of Topcashback, you can earn an additional $10. Simply sign up using this referral link – http://www.topcashback.com/join-us/inside-flyer/ref/craigsowerby – and earn $10 of cashback.
It’s really quite simple to earn $10 of cashback. The number of hotel chains available via Topcashback is impressive – Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Accor, Choice, Best Western, etc. – as well as the major Online Travel Agencies. So a single hotel stay will probably get you there…