Hilton runs frequent points sales throughout the year where they offer either bonuses or discounts when you purchase points. Hilton is back with another points sale where purchasing at least 5,000 Hilton Honors points gets you a 100% bonus. This new points sale runs from now until 11:59 am 29 May 2019 Singapore Time.
100% bonus with minimum purchase of 5,000 points
From now till 29 May 11:59 am SGT, you can buy Hilton points with up to a 100% bonus. Hilton points normally cost 1 US cent each, so this promotion lets you buy them at 0.5 US cents per point, which is the lowest price we ever see available.
In addition, a 5,000 purchase threshold is one of the lowest we’ve ever seen Hilton sell points for that comes with a 100% bonus so this sale might be a good time to top up your Hilton Honors account with some points if you are just short of points for your dream redemption.
Each account can purchase a maximum of 80,000 points pre-bonus a year. However, Hilton lets you combine points across accounts for free, so there’s nothing stopping you from creating a few more accounts and consolidating them, or pooling them with a friend or family member.
Use Hilton Honors points to unlock cheap nights at aspirational properties
The classic use case for buying Hilton points is to snag a stay at a luxurious property for much less. Take for instance the example of the Conrad Maldives (do have a read of Louis’ recent trip report), where an award night at goes for 95,000 Hilton Honors points a night. Paid rates can cost as much as US$992 a night before tax.
If you purchase Hilton Honors points at a 100% bonus during this sale and use those points at the Conrad Maldives, you’ll effectively be paying only US$475 a night. Remember that if you’re a Silver member or above, you get the 5th night free on awards, reducing the overall cost to US$380 a night. Hilton Honors Silver status is offered to all AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend cardholders.
What’s even better is that using Hilton Honors points to book your stay gives you a flexible reservation, compared to paying the lowest available rate which is usually a non-refundable rate.
What card should I use to purchase Hilton points?
Hilton points purchases are processed by points.com and charged in US$. You might want to consider using these cards to maximize your points return from the purchase of Hilton Honors points:
- UOB Visa Signature: 4 mpd, minimum $1,000, maximum $2,000 per statement period
- DBS Woman’s World Mastercard: 4 mpd, capped at $2,000 per month. You may need to manually appeal to get the bonus 2.8 mpd credited
- Citibank Rewards: 4 mpd, capped at $1,000 per statement month
- BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard: 3 mpd, uncapped
- SCB Visa Infinite: 3 mpd, min $2K spend per statement period