Hilton is holding a points sale where you will receive up to 50% discount on your points purchases. This points sale is ongoing and will end at 11:59am 16 August 2018 (GMT +8). My account was targeted for a 30% discount but I have received reports that some folks were getting 40% and 50% discounts on purchased points on their Hilton Honors account, so it’s best you log in to check how much of a discount you are being offered! (Thanks to the folks in the Milelion Telegram group!)
There is a purchase cap of 80,000 Hilton Honors points per calendar year and if you have reached the purchase cap for the year, you could always make use of your family member’s Hilton Honors account to purchase points and pool your points together to get around the purchase cap.
If you are targeted for a 50% discount, you will be purchasing points at the same cost during sales which offer 100% bonuses.
Purchase 5,000 Hilton Honors points and above to trigger your targeted discount
To receive your targeted discount from Hilton for points purchases, you must purchase 5,000 Hilton Honors points and above. My account was targeted for only a 30% discount (sad) so with the 30% discount on points purchases above 5,000 Hilton Honors points, I will be purchasing Hilton Honors points at a cost of 0.7 US Cents per point. Here’s how much it’ll cost per point depending on the discount your account is targeted for:
- 50% discount : US 0.5 Cents per point
- 40% discount: US 0.6 Cents per point
- 30% discount: US 0.7 Cents per point
If your account is targeted with a 50% discount, then it would be a good time to purchase Hilton Honors points if you have an upcoming redemption use for them. If you are buying points for the purpose of redeeming at a property where you would normally never pay with cash (i.e Conrad Maldives) but was not targeted with the 50% discount, I would recommend checking out the Summer Sale rates which are on offer as it could potentially be cheaper than purchasing points.
Points purchases are processed by points.com and payment is processed in US Dollars. If you are unsure which credit card to use to maximize your returns from the purchase of points, you can refer to the table below. Purchases made through any of the links in this article support The MileLion through an affiliate commission.
|Credit Card||Miles Per Dollar (mpd)||Bonus Spend Criteria/Cap|
|DBS Woman’s World Card|
UOB Visa Signature
Citibank Rewards Card
|4.0||DBS Woman’s World: capped at S$2,000 per calendar month.|
‘Points.com’ transactions do not earn 10X automatically, you must call in for a manual adjustment of points for all transactions made on ‘points.com’Citibank Rewards: capped at S$12,000 per card anniversary for 10X transactions
UOB Visa Signature: minimum spend of S$1,000 in equivalent Foreign Curency Transactions (FCY), capped at S$2,000 equivalent spend in FCY
|Standard Chartered Rewards+||2.9||Capped at 20,000 bonus points per card anniversary year. i.e S$2,222 in FCY equivalent|
|HSBC Revolution||2.0||No cap/minimum spend criteria|
[H/T : LoyaltyLobby]