Hilton Honors has launched (another) promotion offering a 100% bonus when you purchase 10,000+ points.
The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. You have until 20th September to buy.
Regular readers of Head for Points will know that I tend to value Hilton points at 0.33p each. You are paying 0.39p (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, the ‘all suite’ Conrad New York Downtown or Conrad New York Midtown at 95,000 points (above) 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 don’t have status, this article shows you how to get a Hilton Honors status match.
If you are just buying a handful of points to top off your account, the price per point doesn’t matter anyway. If you are a few thousand short of a redemption then this is a decent opportunity to buy them. The annual points buying limit has been raised to 160,000 points per year (+ 160,000 bonus points on top) as part of this offer.
Rooms booked on points are also fully refundable, except on some rare occasions such as New Years Eve in key cities. This gives you extra certainty if you want to book but are worried about, for example, quarantine restrictions being introduced by the UK Goverment which mean you can no longer travel.
The page to buy points is here if you are interested.