Last chance: Buy Hilton points with up to a 100% bonus for a limited time

May 5, 2022

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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.

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Current Hilton promotion

The current Hilton Honors promotion for buying points started on March 17 and will end May 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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

You can buy a maximum of 160,000 points during this promotion — but bonus points are on top of this maximum. If you buy 160,000 points for $1,600, you’ll get 160,000 bonus points with the 100% bonus. As such, you can obtain up to 320,000 Hilton points with this promotion.

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?

Canopy Hilton Reykjavik Iceland Hotel
The Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre. (Photo by 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 250,000 Honors points but need 350,000 points for a specific booking, utilizing a promotion to buy points would let you book your vacation now.

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

Lobby at Philadelphia’s Motto by Hilton at Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia’s Motto by Hilton Rittenhouse Square. (Photo by 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 (and there’s a 30% transfer bonus available through March 31). 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, 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 May 6.

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

Featured photo of the Conrad Punta de Mita courtesy of Hilton.

Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card

Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program.

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points after spending $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 8/31/22.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status with your Card.
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