Hotels

8 days left to buy Hilton Points at up to 50% discount

Buy Hilton points at 0.5 US cents each and redeem luxury properties for less.

For the past month, Hilton’s been holding a points sale where you receive a discount of up to 50% on points purchases. This sale ends at 11.59 am on 16 August 2018 Singapore time. You’ll need to log into your Hilton account to see exactly what bonus you were targeted for: 30-50% is the range.

save 50% on Points when you buy Hilton Honors Points by August 15!

Click here to see see your Hilton points bonus

Advertising

If you are targeted for a 50% discount, you’re buying points at 0.5 US cents each. My account was targeted for a 50% discount, and with my newly-received BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard, I’m seriously considering topping up my account to earn 5 mpd in the process.

Possible redemption ideas

Advertising

I mentioned during the hotel hacks workshop that there can be some significant savings obtained by buying points for stays instead of paying the revenue rates.

Image result for conrad maldives
Conrad Maldives

I gave a specific example of the Conrad Maldives, where the cheapest non-refundable rate can be about US$1,200 after tax, whereas if you redeemed points and got the fifth night free, you’d be paying the equivalent of US$380 a night (without fifth night free you’re paying US$475, which is still a heck of a deal). Remember that points reservations are cancellable, so if you’re comparing this to a non-refundable rate you’ve got an even better proposition on your hands .

Conrad Tokyo

Here are some other snapshots of how much selected properties would cost if you bought points versus paid revenue rates. Do note that at the budget and mid-range level, it may be better to pay revenue rates especially if you can buy during a sale. However, at luxury properties you could be looking at some amazing value by buying Hilton points.

Budget

  • Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (20,000 points; US$100 per night)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru (10,000 points; US$50 per night)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur (10,000 points; US$50 per night)

Mid-range

Luxury

  • Conrad Koh Samui (95,000 points; US$475 per night)
  • Conrad Tokyo (95,000 points; US$475 per night)
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (95,000 points; US$475 per night)
Image result for conrad koh samui
Conrad Koh Samui
Advertising

In order to get the fifth night free benefit, you need to have at least Hilton Silver status. Fortunately, that can be easily obtained by anyone who has the AMEX Krisflyer Ascend card, and if you’re planning to go down the route of buying points for a stay at a top tier Hilton property you should really ensure you get this status before making your booking.

What card to use?

Points purchases are processed by points.com and billed in USD, so here’s what I’d recommend.

  • BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard: 5 mpd, uncapped
  • UOB Visa Signature: 4 mpd, minimum $1,000, maximum $2,000 per statement period
  • DBS Woman’s World Msatercard: 4 mpd, capped at $2,000 per month. You may need to manually appeal to get the bonus 3.6 mpd credited
  • Citibank Rewards: 4 mpd, capped at $12,000 per year

Purchases made through the links in this article support The Milelion through the generation of a referral commission.

10
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
avatar
3 Comment threads
7 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
Aaron WongJackEricHermanandy350 Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Herman
Guest
Herman

Hi, are there any validity on these points?

andy350
Guest
andy350

Hilton: Hilton HHonors points do not expire as long as members remain active in the program. To keep an account active, members can stay at one of Hilton Worldwide’s hotels, or earn or redeem HHonors points within 12 months.

Hope this is useful!

Herman
Guest
Herman

Thanks for the info.

freedom
Guest
freedom

How Long did it take you to receive the card after submitting application? I mean the new BOC miles card.

Yours is really fast.

Jack
Guest
Jack

hmmmm. No offence but I am sure the Milelion was given priority given that he is in contact with the BOC team directly:P

On a separate note, nobody I know of who applied on the very first day have received their card….

Eric Tan
Member
Eric Tan

Hi Aaron, I find it hard to find availability in the Conrad Tokyo and Maldives when choosing to redeem the hotel with points though – even checking up to Aug 2019 dates. Eric

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
%d bloggers like this: