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Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points – worth it?

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Hilton Honors has launched a new promotion offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 10,000+ points.

The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here.

Regular readers of Head for Points will know that I tend to value Hilton points at 0.33p each.  You are paying 0.40p (0.5 cents) here so the maths in general doesn’t work.

HOWEVER ….. there ARE real bargains to be had at peak periods.  Conrad Maldives at 95,000 points per night, the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives at 120,000 points, Conrad New York at 95,000 points etc are places where you will usually save a lot of money by buying points instead of paying cash.  This is especially true if you have Hilton status and can get ‘5 nights for the points of 4’ on a longer stay.

If you are just buying a handful of points to top off your account, the price per point doesn’t matter anyway.  If you a few thousand short of a redemption then this is a decent opportunity to buy them.

The annual cap has been doubled for this offer.  You can buy up to 320,000 points (160,000 + 100%) for $1,600.

You can buy points via this link.  The offer ends on 22nd October.

How to earn Hilton Honors points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. OT:
    Can you book a Hertz rental for someone else but use your Amex Plat CDP discount?

    Failing that, can you you get them to book it under their name and use another discount code, but still input your Virgin Flying Club number?

    Trying to book a van for my Mum.

    • Charlieface says:

      1. Yes if Five Star or Pres Circle you would need to add them as 2nd driver and turn up at the office yourself also.
      2. Doubt it, could try doesn’t harm. Worse is the points get rejected.

  2. Hello !

    Flying the BA A250-1000 soon and looking at seats. Are the seats in row 15 (just behind bulkhead, in smaller CW cabin) exactly the same as all the others or do they have a little extra legroom or a wider cubby hole for your feet in bed mode ?
    If any differences, is it all 4 or certain ones (A & K or E & F) ?


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