Hilton Honors - promotions analysis
by Neil McPherson
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Hilton Honors Points Purchase Promotions
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Until July 8th, you can register for
Hilton's Discover new memories
promotion where you receive 100% bonus points when you purchase a minimum of 15,000 points. The annual limit has
been temporarily increased to 160,000 to allow you to take full advantage of the offer. The promotion ends July 8th,
so don't delay in snapping up this bargain for your (northern hemisphere) summer holiday.
Not sure how many points to purchase? The very handy HH points explorer can help you work out what you need to get to your next lovely stay.
Advertisement for Hliton Honors Endless Possibilities promotion
Bonuses for Hilton Honors Stays
Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh- the Caledonian
2021 More Nights, More Points
From now until 6 September 2021, you can earn double points for a stay of up to 2 nights or triple points for stays of 3 nights and longer.
Registration for More Nights, More Points prior to your first stay is required, where you can read about the Terms & Conditions that apply. It only takes a single click, so the smart move is to do it now.
After your stay, you receive the usual base points for the stay plus around 6-8 weeks later, the same number of bonus points for stays up to 2 nights (so combined, 2x points). For stays of 3 nights or more, the number of bonus points is twice the number of base points received (total of 3x points at the normal rate).
There is no cap on the maximum bonus points you can earn during this period.
For more information, see the 2021 More Nights, More Points FAQ's
Hilton Honors Status offers
Elite Status Match and Fast Track to Elite Status Offer - Receive Hilton Honors elite status for 90 days when you hold status with another hotel program and then stay 10 nights in 90 days to keep Gold Status or 18 nights to keep Diamond status You must register for HH status challenge /fast track offer.
If not yet a member, you can request a status-match at any time. See our guide to the Best Hotels Rewards programs for how to do so and what HH match you can expect of you do.
In our complete Hilton Honors guide, we noted that:
- there are a number of stand-out features that make Hilton Honors an attractive program for a wide range of travellers.
- there are promotions that provide opportunities to buy discounted points for an intended stay that can really slash the cost of your stay. Especially if used in combination with the Points & Money feature of the program.
The Hilton Honors program has regular promotions for points purchases and for stays. We look at the history of their promo's while
shining a light on current ones.
Are current promotions good value?
Are the offers seasonal?
When do the best offers usually occur?
Hilton Honors offers for its points for sale through the points management service of points.com. The usual rate is USD 10 per thousand points, with a member limited to purchasing no more than 80,000 points in a calendar year.
Our "fair value" valuation for Hilton Honors points (the level at which you can redeem them for good value accommodation) is approx USD 6 per thousand (approx GBP 4.50 or AUD 8.00). So a discount of 40% or more makes purchasing additional points interesting.
Hilton Honors offers have been consistently set at a 100% bonus / 50% discount for a couple of years now (so not seasonal), with promotions every second month (although 2020 was an exception in more ways than one). So purchases during these promotions should provide ample opportunities to obtain good value, if you have a specific purpose in mind. During promotions, the maximum number of points able to be purchased is often increased too, making getting to your goal even easier.
Note that we do not recommend buying points speculatively, or hoarding them.
Table 1 - History of Hilton Honors points promotions
|Offer End Date||Offer Discount||Offer Bonus Points||Price per Thousand (USD)||Effective Discount|