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Jan. 18, 2023
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Perhaps you’re looking to redeem Hilton Honors points for an unforgettable stay at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in French Polynesia or the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Hawaii. Or maybe you’re looking to book a quick weekend getaway at the Conrad New York Downtown. No matter your dream, a new Hilton Honors promotion could help you earn enough points for your redemption.

Current Hilton promotion

The current Hilton Honors promotion for buying points started on Jan. 17 and will end March 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

You’ll receive a 100% bonus on the points you buy 5,000+ points during this promotion. You can effectively purchase Hilton points for 0.5 cents each during this promotion.

You can buy a maximum of 80,000 points during this promotion — but bonus points are on top of this maximum. As such, this means you can buy up to 160,000 points when you factor in the 100% bonus.

However, remember that Hilton Honors caps the points you can buy within a calendar year. So, if you buy the maximum number of points during this promotion, you won’t be able to buy more Hilton points this year unless a future promotion has a higher cap.

Click here to buy Hilton points during this promotion.

Should you buy Hilton points during this promotion?

The Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre. BEN SMITHSON/THE POINTS GUY

Typically, when Hilton sells points, they go for 1 cent each. But this bonus allows you to snag points for half that at 0.5 cents apiece, which is below TPG’s valuation of Hilton points at 0.6 cents each. Half a cent per point is usually the lowest rate at which Hilton will sell its points.

While we don’t often advise buying points without a specific redemption in mind, doing so can be helpful when you’re one or two nights short of making a dream vacation complete. In other words, if you already have 100,000 Honors points but need 250,000 points for a specific booking, utilizing this promotion to buy points would let you book your vacation now.

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It can also make sense to buy points and redeem them at high-end Hilton hotels like the Conrad Bora Bora Nui or the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. After all, room rates can top $1,000 a night at these properties. However, note that Hilton recently raised the price of some properties to 120,000 points per night.

Promotions on buying points can also be helpful for last-minute bookings at lower-category properties. These properties often have inflated cash prices but can be affordable when redeeming points.

Hilton also gives its elite members a fifth night free when redeeming for award stays. This free fifth night can increase the value of your points by 20% if you stay in increments of five nights. Also, Hilton’s Points & Money Rewards can sometimes allow you to get as much as 1 cent per point toward subsidizing the cost of a luxury hotel.

Related: 7 great ways to use a free night reward and 130,000 Hilton Honors points

Other ways to earn more Hilton points

Philadelphia’s Motto by Hilton Rittenhouse Square. JANE FRYE/THE POINTS GUY

If you need to earn more Hilton Honors points, consider applying for a new Hilton Honors credit card. Current Hilton Honors American Express credit card offers include:

The information for the Hilton Aspire Amex has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

You can also transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors at a 1:2 ratio. However, unless you only need to top off your account, there are usually higher-value uses for your Amex Membership Rewards points.

Related: 6 amazing benefits that make Hilton Diamond status worthwhile

Bottom line

When buying Hilton points, Points.com processes the transaction, so a travel rewards card won’t earn bonus points on the purchase. You’ll want to use an everyday spending card like the Chase Freedom Unlimited or The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express to maximize earnings on your points purchase.

Click here to buy Hilton points. But act quickly — the promotion ends March 7.

Additional reporting by Kyle Olsen, JT Genter, Darren Murph, Joseph Hostetler and Andrew Kunesh.

Featured image by BENJI STAWSKI/THE POINTS GUY
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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TPG Editor‘s Rating
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4 / 5
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Rewards

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Annual Fee

$250

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent/Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site
Terms & restrictions apply. See rates & fees
Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

    60,000 bonus points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees