Buy Hilton Honors Points Get Double Bonus Plus Free 5,000 Points

by Miles Jackson

Through Saturday, October 31, 2020, Hilton Honors is offering a Double Points sale when members Buy Hilton Honors points with their Unlock Your Dream Trip promotion. In addition, for a limited time, members also get free 5,000 points as a gift with any purchase!

Buy Hilton Honors Points Get Double Bonus Plus Free 5K Gift

With this promotion you receive a 100% bonus with any purchase of Hilton Honors points. Even a 1,000 points purchase gets a 100% bonus, plus a 5,000 points gift! Your free 5,000 Bonus Points will not appear at the time of purchase. They will be posted within 7-10 days after your purchase.

Any Purchase Amount Triggers the Double Bonus (May Be Targeted)

A 100% bonus historically has been Hilton’s best offer on purchased points, so the 5,000 points is nice to see.

Buy Hilton Honors Points – Lower Your Cost

Hilton Honors points usually go for one cent per point (including tax,) meaning that with a 100% bonus you are paying just a half-cent per point. Maxing out the promotions (limited to a purchase of 80,000 points) you will get 165,000 points for $800 (about .0048 cents per point.) At the low end, buying 1,000 points, nets you 7,000 points for $10 (about .0014 cents per point.)

Hilton Honors points can be easily redeemed at values of 0.8 cents or more, so there is value in this sale.

Hilton Honors Members can usually purchase up to 80,000 points every calendar year before any bonus, although the limit is doubled to select if not all members (check the purchase page). If allowed, members could buy the maximum and get 320,000 Hilton Honors points for $1,600.

Remember reward nights with Hilton start out at just 5,000 points so you could actually get a lot of nights out of this offer. There are about 23 hotels that can have 5,000 points per night redemptions and 130 which have award nights starting at 10,000 points. You can search for those properties here.

During the current coronavirus crisis, Hilton is Extending Elite Status for 24 Months and Putting Points Expiration on Pause so smart buying on Hilton Honors Points may make a lot of sense.

Great Redemptions When You Buy Hilton Honors Points

A great way to maximize value, especially for families, is to book an all-inclusive Hilton property. Most Hilton all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean and Mexico usually have redemptions rates between 60,000 and 80,000 points per night.

For example, let’s look at the Hilton La Romana, an All-Inclusive Family Resort. Children 2 and under stay & eat free. In celebration of the resort’s opening, the property is offering 5,000 Bonus Points when you stay 3 or more nights.

The Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (Mexico, welcoming Americans) currently is on sale for 42,000 points/night.

Hilton Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive

Plus, don’t forget one of the great perks for Hilton Honors elites. Any Silver, Gold, or Diamond Elite Hilton Honors member who books a five night stay gets the fifth night free! Now that instantly adds 20% to the value of those redeemed Honors points.

Hilton Honors Elite Benefits

Here is an overview of the perks that go with the elite status levels in Hilton’s Honors program.

Hilton Honors Elite Benefits

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Offer Details:

100% Bonus when you buy 10,000 or more Hilton Honors points online. Buy points through October 31, 2020.

Remember as well that Hilton has extended their Points Unlimited promotion of earning 2,000 bonus points per stay until May 31.

The 5,000 Bonus Points is a one-time offer and is not awarded on subsequent purchases. The 5,000 Honors Points gift is not be reflected in your final purchase total. Your 5,000 bonus Points will be deposited within 7-10 days after purchase.

Which Credit Card Should You Buy Hilton Honors Points With?

Hilton points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t count as a hotel purchase for the purposes of credit card spend. Using the right card to buy Hilton Honors points can add other value to your purchases.

As a result, I recommend using a card on which you’re trying to reach minimum spend, or otherwise a credit card that maximizes your return on everyday spend, like the Chase Freedom Unlimited® or Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card.

Earn Hilton Points With These American Express Card Welcome Offers

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Another way to earn Hilton Honors points without downright purchasing them? There are great welcome bonuses on Hilton’s four co-branded Amex cards:

The Upshot 

Hilton’s Current 100% Bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points in any amount online is a great way to stockpile valuable points. This is especially true during a time when travel has nearly come to a halt. Given they are offering a free gift of 5,000 points with any purchase makes this a deal even better!

Furthermore, the fact that Hilton is extending Elite status for 24 Months and has announced a pause to Points Expiration makes this an even smarter move for many. You have the choice to buy points, or take advantage of one of American Express’ great credit card welcome bonuses. Hilton Honors points have great value. Hilton has a large footprint globally so travelers will have lots of options to use these for future stays.

You even have the chance to fast-track to elite status quicker with the Hilton Honors double promotion!

Once  the coronavirus crisis is over (whenever that occurs) we will likely see a lot of great deals on airfares and having a lot of Hilton Honors points could help people Just remember you have to buy Hilton Honors points until October 31, 2020.

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Arnold S October 7, 2020 - 8:31 pm

Looks like you have to buy at least 10,000 points to get them to double

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Miles Jackson October 7, 2020 - 9:38 pm

Arnold S-
Actually that’s not universally true. In my account, I can buy 1,000 and have them doubled.
(see screenshot in the article)
It may be possible that some aspect of the offer is targeted.

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Lance October 7, 2020 - 11:02 pm

I have minimum 10k for the 100% and no 5k bonus … so definitely sadly YMMV

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Miles Jackson October 7, 2020 - 11:18 pm

Lance-
Thank you for the datapoint.

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Joseph October 10, 2020 - 9:06 pm

I wonder if the purchase of points is eligible transaction for Hilton Amex cards to earn bonus points?

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Miles Jackson October 10, 2020 - 11:22 pm

Joseph-
Yes, these purchases should qualify.
Thanks for adding to the discussion.

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