Expiration Date – July 18, 2016
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You only have only July 18, 2016, to enjoy an 80% bonus on Hilton HHonors points. But does it make sense to buy or gift Hilton HHonors rewards points with a bonus this big?
You will need to click on "Buy Points" or "Gift Points" and log into your account to see the bonus offer.
Until July 18, 2016, Hilton is offering up to an 80% bonus on the purchase of 1,000 to 80,000 HHonors points.
You can purchase up to 80,000 HHonors points annually before any bonuses.
With this 80% bonus, the cost per point equates to 0.56 cents. The normal price to buy or gift points without a bonus is 1.0 cent per point - so it’s quite a good value, BUT it is still more than we believe Hilton HHonors points are worth.
As you know from prior trvlvip Perks and Tips, we believe the value of a HHonors point is 0.5 cents per point, which is the value we would be willing to pay for HHonors points if we could buy them for cash. It is also the minimum value we feel you should expect before redeeming your points.
So you are essentially buying points during this sale for slightly more than what we believe they are worth.
Does a purchase make sense?
Maybe – we don’t suggest buying points speculatively, but rather advise you to purchase only with a specific award stay in mind.
Here is a quick calculation to help you decide:
Find an award stay.
Determine the full price of that stay if you were to pay cash including all taxes and fees.
Divide that amount by the number of HHonors points required for the award stay (for Points & Money award stays, subtract the cash outlay for the stay from the total in #2 before dividing by the points required).
If the value per point exceeds 0.56 cents per point you’ve found a good deal and, if not, we don’t suggest you buy the points.
It rarely makes sense to buy points until you’ve chosen a location, picked your dates and have taken the steps to ensure award availability. Make the small effort to crunch the numbers to ensure the point purchase makes good economic sense - you will be very happy you did!
A few months ago the bonus to buy HHonors points was 100%, which is the highest bonus Hilton offers. If you can wait, Hilton may bring back that offer.
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