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News in brief:

Last day to get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points

Today, 14th May, is your last day to take advantage of the current 100% bonus for buying Hilton Honors points.

The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here

For me, the maximum purchase is TRIPLED to 240,000 points. This would double up to 480,000 points with the 100% bonus.

This would allow you to buy enough points in one go for a decent redemption, probably enough to benefit from the ‘five nights for the points of four’ deal offered to all elite members.

As usual with Hilton, some people may see a lower bonus of 80% or 90%. This seems to be a long running piece of market testing to see how it impacts take-up rates.

The cost of 480,000 points would be £1,980 (the website now quotes in £ for UK residents) which is 0.41p per point. The drop in the exchange rate recently has eroded some of the value of these bonuses, with our target valuation for a Hilton Honors points at 0.33p, but as long as you spend them outside the UK it will net off.

The page to buy points is here if you are interested.

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points - and limit tripled

See the KLM Open golf in Amsterdam with Hilton points

Talking of Hilton, there are some decent deals available via the Hilton Experiences platform to see the KLM Open golf tournament in Amsterdam next month.

As we have written before, there are often good ‘experiences’ offers from Hilton, IHG, Accor and Marriott in Europe which offer excellent value due to reduced competition compared to UK deals. This is one of them.

There are VIP packages available for auction for each day from 20th to 23rd June. The minimum bid is around 50,000 Hilton points (which we’d value at £165ish) for two people. The packages all have zero or one bid each at the time of writing.

There are also ‘buy it now’ general admission tickets for just 15,000 to 20,000 Hilton Honors points per pair.

If you want the full KLM Open experience, there is a package available including a hotel stay, VIP tickets and the chance to tee off on Hole 3 with some of the pro players – with a prize if you get nearer to the hole than them.

You can find out more on the Hilton Experiences website here.

See KLM Open golf with HIlton Honors

We’ve added cars and lounges to the HfP forums

For the benefit of readers who rarely visit the Head for Points forums, we’d like to flag two new sub-forums we’ve launched in the last couple of weeks.

There are now dedicated forums to discuss airport lounges and car rental.

Existing threads on these two topics have been moved to the new forums so there is already a good amount of content there.

The HfP forums index is here although many readers find it quicker to follow new content via the ‘Recent Topics’ page.

Comments (33)

  • rob(staaaar) says:

    For all you late-nighters, the Hilton bonus points sale ends midnight EST, so if you’re in the UK, you have another 4 hrs, 20 mins (and counting)!

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