Hilton Honors - promotions analysis
by Neil McPherson
7 December 2020
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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 Points Purchase Promotions.
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You can purchase Hilton Honors points at any time. Terms & Conditions apply, including a limit of 80,000 points per calendar year (unless increased as part of a promotion).
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.
Bonuses for Hilton Honors Stays
Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh- the Caledonian
Hilton Honors Points Unlimited 2021
From now until 2 May 2021, you can earn 2,000 Bonus Points with every stay (regardless of length) and a further 5,000 Bonus Points every 5 nights (need not be consecutive) at Hilton Hotels worldwide. This is in addition to the usual points that you would earn for paid stays.
Registration 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.
To illustrate the value of the promotion, if a Hilton Honors member stays 5 times for a total of 10 nights in March 2021. The member would earn 10,000 Bonus Points for their 5 stays (2,000 Bonus Points per stay) and receives the 10,000 Bonus Point award for achieving 10 Nights (5,000 Bonus Points for every 5 nights completed).
There is no cap on the maximum bonus points you can earn during this period. Award stays will count towards this promotion.
For more information, see the Points
Unlimited 2021 FAQ's
Hilton Honors Status
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.
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, 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.
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|