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Ending today: Buy Hilton Points and get 5 nights in the Maldives for $2,400


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Hilton has been running its current points sale since the third week in June but anyone who wants to get in on the deal now has just a few hours more in which to dive in. As with a lot of recent Hilton sales, this sale sees Honors members being offered bonuses of up to 100% with points on sale for as little as 0.5 cents each.

Key terms

  • The 100% Points bonus campaign is available for purchases of 5,000 or more Points made by Jul 19, 2022, at 11:59pm ET (TODAY)
  • Members may purchase a maximum of 160,000 points per calendar year.
  • Bonus points do not count towards the annual cap
  • All purchases are non-refundable.
  • Points will be posted to the recipient’s Hilton Honors account within 48 hours of the completed transaction.
  • Price includes all applicable fees.
  • GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. QST will be charged to Quebec residents.
  • Points purchased are final and not refundable and are applicable towards all Honors Terms and Conditions.
  • Purchased points do not count towards Honors status upgrades.

Link to Hilton’s points sale

The numbers

The math for this promotion couldn’t be more straightforward – as long as you buy at least 5,000 Hilton Honors points you’ll get a 100% bonus and pay just 0.5 cents each for them.

One of the major bonuses of Hilton’s points sales is that Honors members aren’t forced into buying more points than they need just to get the best cost/point.

Thoughts

There are a few positives to this offer so this is probably a sale worth considering if you’re a Hilton fan:

  1. A 100% bonus is the best deal we generally see Hilton offer
  2. Points are on sale for 0.5 cents each and that’s pretty close to my valuation of 0.4 cents each.
  3. You only have to buy 5,000 points to lock in the best price/point so there’s no need to splash out on more points than you actually need in order to get a good deal.
  4. You may only be able to buy up to 320,000 points in this sale but if you need more, Hilton’s free pooling option will let you pull together more than enough points for a multi-night stay at most of Hilton’s best properties worldwide.

The key to making the most of this sale lies in doing your homework and having a plan for any points that you buy. It’s incredibly easy to click a few links and pay for a stack of points but it takes a little bit of work to make sure you’re not throwing your money away.

The best way forward is to check the cash rates at whatever property (or properties) you’d like to visit and then compare those rates to the cost of an award night booked using points purchased at 0.5 cents each.

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills can be used as a good example of how this sale can save a Hilton Honors member a lot of cash:

On a randomly selected night in September, the best-priced room at the Waldorf Beverly Hills cost $1,222 (including taxes) while an award booking for the same night costs 95,000 points:

The 95,000 points needed to book a room in the current sale would cost just $480 (and you’d have 1,000 points left over).

That’s an incredible saving of over $740…and on just one night!

Yes, I could come up with numerous examples of circumstances where someone would be foolish to buy points instead of paying with cash (because the cash rates are low) but hopefully, that goes without saying – what I’m attempting to show here is that it’s possible to get fantastic value out of this sale if you just put in a little bit of effort.

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Hilton elites can do even better

Because multiple Hilton Honors accounts can buy points in this sale and then have those points pooled into a single account, and because Hilton Honors elites (Silver, Gold, and Diamond members) get a 5th night free when booking awards, there’s a great deal to be had here.

Right now the famous Conrad Maldives Rangali Island doesn’t appear to have any availability at 95,000 points per night (the best rate that we’ve seen the property offer in the past), but you can still book for 120,000 points per night during some of the best times of the year to visit the Maldives (December through April), and that means that this sale can be used to book this property at an incredibly good price.

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Each night costs 120,000 points but, as long as you have some degree of Hilton Honors status, you can book 5 nights for the price of 4.

4 nights at 120,000 points each comes to a total of 480,000 points which at 0.5 cents per point, would cost $2,400.

As I’ve said, you would need to have multiple Hilton Honors accounts buying points and then pooling them to be able to pull together 480,000 points from this sale (or you may already have enough points in your account to make pooling unnecessary) but $2,400 for 5 nights in a Beach Villa that would otherwise cost over $7,000 for the same stay (at the time of writing) is a phenomenal deal.

Sure, you’d still have to account for the costs of getting to the Maldives and then to the Conrad (as well as the cost of food and drinks at the property) but that doesn’t make this a bad deal. This is still incredible value at a 5* luxury property in one of the most in-demand (and expensive!) regions on earth.

If you’ve been considering a trip to the Maldives, buying points in this sale could be a huge money saver for you.

Bottom line

Hilton’s latest points sale ends today so with a lot of big-name properties currently showing good award night availability in the second half of 2022 and in the first part of 2023, this would be a good time to check to see if you need to top up an account to make the most of that availability.

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  1. We are to be in Bora Bora for 3 days in October and I would love to upgrade to Hilton but cheapest room is 341,000 pts / night ($1,100) which means to use this deal would be a cost of $1,600 for 320,000 pts. Amazing.

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