Until February 26th 2019, you’ll get 100% more points when you purchase 10,000 Hilton Honors and more. But is this worth it?
The whole purpose of points is to enjoy a free hotel stay. If you’re a frequent business traveler, then those accrued points are a pure blessing. You’ll enjoy entirely free stays. However, if you don’t travel much, you won’t get the opportunity to accumulate much. Hilton Honors is giving its members a chance to accrue more points at a sweet spot price on top of Hilton cumulative bonus offers.
When it makes sense to buy Hilton Honors at 100% bonus
The first thing you should know is that not all properties are equal. Hilton has close 5,000 properties worldwide across different market segments. Some properties require a lot of points while others the bare minimum. A shiny new property in Turkey or Malaysia will cost you 5,000 Honors points whereas an old rundown New York City one will swallow your 80,000. This applies to all hotel chains. Does it make sense? I’m not sure the thinking behind it. What’s important is that you are aware of this fact.
Remember you can only purchase 80,000 Honors points per year.
Hilton Honors Sweet Spots
I’ve written articles on some Hilton Honors sweet spot countries. Here they are: Turkey showcases the best value so far as many properties only cost 5,000 Hilton Honors. On top of that these hotels are situated in pertinent tourism areas. It’s beyond the sweet spot, it’s a steal!
The same goes for Malaysia. You can actually visit the entire country with your Honors points. The points you will purchase will definitely allow you to grow your account just enough to get you a 2:1 or 3:1 nights on points against the cash value. But again, there are exceptions where a night would cost you CAD50, then it’s better to pay in cash.