Hilton Honors has launched its first 2022 promotion for selling points with a 100% bonus. This promotion comes around so frequently, that Hilton really ought to consider making it the regular price – nobody is fooled at this stage…
Nonetheless, the latest iteration of the “promotion” will run until February 9th, 2022.
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 80,000 points per year, with the bonus bringing your total to 160,000 points.
Should I Buy?
The tricky part about analyzing whether to buy Hilton points… is that it is so easy to earn them from paid hotel stays, especially when a double or triple point promotion is running. If you combine such a promo with the Aspire co-branded credit card, you could earn up to 54 points per $ of pre-tax spend. And it’s really quite difficult to find situations where you are better off buying points, instead of paying the cash rate and earning those 54 points per $ of pre-tax spend.
However, at the moment Hilton Honors is only offering a 2,500 points per stay promotion – and you can earn those bonus points on award stays. So, between now and the end of April is the BEST time to redeem your points. 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 $15. 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. Buying $400 worth of Hilton points would get you there. Alternatively, 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…