Hilton has brought back its offer of a 100% bonus when you buy points. It isn’t clear if everyone is getting a 100% bonus or if it is staggered, with some getting 80% or 90%.
The maximum purchase is doubled, at least for me, to 160,000 points. This would double up to 320,000 points with a 100% bonus.
Doubling the cap is more useful than you might imagine, since 320,000 points is what you need to book a 5-night stay at an 80,000 points per night luxury hotel, given the ‘5 for 4’ deal given to all elite Hilton Honors members.
The cost of 320,000 points would be $1,600 (£1,218) which is 0.38p per point. Our target valuation for a Hilton Honors points is 0.33p and it isn’t hard to beat 0.38p, so you shouldn’t lose money on your purchase.
This is the deal I used to book 5 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai over Christmas 2020, saving over 60% on the cash price. I wrote about how I did that in this article. It’s worth noting that this hotel did not go up in points price in the latest round of Hilton Honors changes so you can still do the same deal.
The page to buy points is here if you are interested. The offer runs to 6th May.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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 and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 120,000 Hilton Honors points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
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