Daily Getways Day 17 (Wednesday): Hilton HHonors Points (again)

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Today at 1PM Eastern on the Daily Getaways website, there will be a return of Hilton HHonors points for sale.  These packages were previously for sale via the Daily Getaways and sold out pretty quickly.  The packages are pretty pricey as you are buying a chunk of points at once, but there are some very good redemptions to be had with these points.  For example, low category properties, some expensive European properties, and the Maldives are often all very good values with HHilton points.  I am personally not a big HHonors person, but if I had a big trip coming up I would still consider getting one of these packages.

Since the deal is basically the same as last week, I will just copy and paste the info from the previous post.

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!

I do recommend checking out the comments section of the previous post as there was some good discussion there about HHonors points.  Let me know if you are getting in on this deal today and how you plan to use your HHonors points!

Comments

  1. MP, thanks for the heads up! I was finally able to score something with Daily Getaways. Got the 250,000 package which my family will use for a vacation already planned for Memorial Day weekend. Whoo hoo!

  2. thanks for the analysis! i got the 250k package after about six minutes of clicking “try again”. afterwards, i tried for 15 minutes to get the 150k package but no luck. hope that this deal comes back again.

  3. One can easily get 100,000 HHonors points by signing up for the Virgin Atlantic card, spending $2500 in 3 months, and transfering Elevate to Hilton. It costs $90, the spending, and a credit pull.

    In my world, that’s less than $550.

  4. MP, Thanks for the analysis. I really can’t justify buying Hilton points, as I think they are by far the worst hotel point program. Now, if they were selling SPG or Hyatt points, I’d be all over it.

  5. While I do try to accumulate Hilton Honors points…I am a bit more cautious these days. Keep in mind there seems to have been some “shenanigans” over the last 6 months with some of the higher end properties only having “Premium rooms” and therefor “Premium Awards” are all that is available. So instead of the 50,000 per night for a category 7 property it’s 100,000 or more per night for that category 7 property. This can impact their value significantly. I’ve been saving for a trip and am too far gone…so will keep accumulating until that trip and then cash them in. But moving forward will direct my hotel business elsewhere.

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