Hilton HHonors Points for Less Than 1/2 Cent Each

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Today’s Daily Getaway deal is Hilton HHonors points.  If you are new to the Daily Getaways, they are daily deals for five weeks on discounted hotel stays, discounted points purchases, car rental deals, and more. The travel packages are provided by U.S. Travel Association, in cooperation with participating travel operators of the U.S. Travel Association and advertising support provided by American Express. To get an additional 10% off savings you must pay with any American Express card. Daily Getaways are only open to those who are US residents ages 18 and up (though some packages are for 21+ or even 25+). Here is a link to tips for successfully purchasing these limited quantity deals.

100,000 Hilton HHonors Points – $550 ($495 with 10% Amex discount)

  • 160 available, max purchase of 1. ($.00495 per point)

150,000 Hilton HHonors Points – $825 ($742.50 with 10% Amex discount)

  • 200 available, max purchase of 1. ($.00495 per point)

250,000 Hilton HHonors Points – $1,375 ($1237.50 with 10% Amex discount)

  • 200 available, max purchase of 1. ($.00495 per point)

Rules applicable to this deal:

  • 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.
  • HHonors Bonus Points will be posted to member’s account upon validation from the Daily Getaways promotion; please allow 3-4 weeks.

Deal Analysis:

Hilton points have become a bit of a bad word in miles and points circles since their pretty massive devaluation earlier this year.  In case you missed it, standard rooms went from being capped at 50k points to 95k points per night.  The fancy aspirational hotels that many of us would love to save points for are the ones that jumped to around 95k points per night.  However, as always, some good deals do remain.  I’m personally not a real participant in the HHonors program, and won’t be purchasing any points today, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t potentially an okay deal for some others who do focus on HHonors.

Grand Wailea in Hawaii

Grand Wailea in Hawaii

For example, you can stay at the Hilton Orlando, Hilton Anaheim, London Hyde Park, London – Ealing Hotel, or Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Resort certain times of the year for 30,000 points per night.  At this rate, this is the equivalent of paying $148.50 per night which can be lower than the going rate.  The popular Grand Wailea in Hawaii ranges from 70,000 – 95,000 points per night, which is the equivalent of  $346.50 – $470.25 with these purchased points.  That can be well below the going rate of that hotel, but you just need to do your homework and be aware that availability can be tough to grab at the lowest levels.  Also note that if you have elite status with Hilton and book using points for five consecutive nights, the fifth night will be free.  You can easily get elite status via several of the HHonors co-branded credit cards including the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card or the American Express Hilton HHonors card.  If you have a co-branded Amex Hilton card you are also eligible to take advantage of discounted AXON awards with your points.  You can learn more about those here.

These packages go on sale Tuesday at 1PM Eastern on the Daily Getaways website.

 

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Comments

  1. Which is the case for me as I have an upcoming, unexciting stay at a hampton inn that I was otherwise going to pay cash for but may use this point deal. The stay is at the end of July. Do you know how quickly these points usually post? If it’s immediate, I may pull the trigger.
    Thanks,
    Mike

  2. Thanks for the response. Not a big loss. I just ran the numbers, no big savings. This Hampton Inn seems to be priced right in line with a .5 cent per point valuation.

  3. Purchased 150K and will use at either the Millennium Hilton or the Conrad Bangkok for 5 nights. The HH Gold status will get us breakfast and hopefully a suite upgrade …

    GETAWAY: 150,000 Hilton HHonors™ Points Redeemable toward a free stay
    QUANTITY: 1
    COST: 825.00
    AMERICAN EXPRESS(R) CARD 10% SAVINGS: 82.50
    COST AFTER SAVINGS: 742.50

  4. This is classic price anchoring. The hotels set the price of a room at a nonsensical $700/night. Then through promotions like this you convince yourself that you just beat the system by paying only $400/night. You just “saved” $300, right?

  5. Nobody is buying this , I just checked and they are still available. That should tell Hilton that after a massive devaluation, nobody wants that garbage. Pluuease!

  6. At 4:13pm EST appears to be still plenty of each category left. Obviously, there is a significant concern over Hilton’s point devaluation and have lost trust with Hilton!!!

  7. The quantity on these was not overly high, so I do agree they were clearly over-priced compared to other types of hotel points that went much quicker….and/or folks don’t trust Hilton as much as some other programs.

  8. I’m still accumulating Hilton points due to a corporate hotel deal. AND I just redeemed for a stay at tge Grand Wailea in September. BUT I’m getting less than .5 cents per point so I would NOT be a buyer at these prices. Be sure you have a redemption in mind if you buy these. Otherwise stay away.

  9. 1155 pm all the hilton packages are still available, so much for the hilton points, it shows how bad hilton has gotten

  10. I would value 100K points at $300-$350, so not a good deal really, and you certainly can’t trust them to not devalue.

  11. I agree with most on here that .005 is about fair value for Hilton Pts. So to buy at that level seems like a waste. I wouldnt be concerned about Hilton devaluing again for a few yrs. The fear of devalue should be in the programs that skipped the process this yr. They all trade off turns on devaluing.

  12. Hilton HHonors are fabulous for Anaheim and Orlando areas, which are common as family destinations. I care a great deal about Hilton, consequently. I normally have about a half-million points at my disposal. Cheers!

  13. …But the only time I ever “pay” for HHonors points is when there is a fee for a Hawaiian Airlines card with signup bonus, when I pay a fee to upgrade to Surpass, or when I pay a fee for the Citi Hilton Reserve. Then, when I do actually pay for a room because it’s so ridiculously cheap I want to pay cash, I end up getting 20-30% of the cost of the room back through various points earnings, promos, Gold status bonus, etc. I love me some HHonors.

  14. There are some “sweet spots” where this deal works well. For example, I have a stay in downtown Minneapolis from Sept 25-30. Rate is over $1,000; or 120,000 points (with elite 5th night free) – so booking with points would save me over $0.008 cents each.

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