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Lots ‘o Hilton points are on the Daily Getaways agenda today. These are pretty big packages, so you have to really want a load of Hilton points to get in on the deal. The smallest package is for 100,000 points, and runs at least $495 if you have an Amex – $550 if you don’t. At that price, it certainly isn’t a good deal to buy points just for a Grand Slam hit, but it is a good idea if you have some strategic Hilton redemptions in your future. There are three different packages available.
100,000 Hilton HHonors points for $550 (80 available)
150,000 Hilton HHonors for $825 (100 available)
250,000 Hilton HHonors for $1375 (100 available)
All of the packages come to $0.0055 per point without an Amex card or $0.00495 per point with an Amex card.
- Only 1 set of points may be purchased for this offer. Up to 3 sets of points may be purchased in total (one per offer) per HHonors member for all Hilton HHonors offers in this promotion.
- Must be a Hilton HHonors member to participate. To become an HHonors member click here.
- When redeeming a Reward Stay, member must book a standard room reward online or call 1-800-HHonors from the U.S. for reservations. Member must indicate they would like to redeem HHonors points for a stay at a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Redemption of free nights is subject to availability.
- HHonors Bonus Points do not count toward Elite tier qualification.
Hilton’s award chart goes from 7,000 – 50,000 points for a free night (more for high season Waldorf-Astoria properties), so keep in mind that some free nights require a significant number of points. For comparison, the top tier hotels in Hyatt’s chart are just 22,000 points, so 100,000 – 250,000 is a lot of points, but they may not go as far as you wish they would since some Hilton properties require so many points per night. I agree with Loyalty Traveler’s detailed analysis that the best use for these points will usually be at the lower tier Category 1 and 2 properties and select expensive Category 7 hotels.
My recommendation is to only purchase these points if you are relatively familiar with Hilton HHonors (or become familiar very quickly between now and when the points go on sale!) and know you will get good value out of your points. Packages go on sale at 1PM Eastern today on the Daily Getaways website. Good luck if you decide to try to buy some points!