Dec152017

Restore Expired Hilton Honors points $0.0025 cents/point

Hilton Honors members can restore points expired in past 18 months at the rate of $2.50 per 1,000 points or a flat rate of $250.00 to restore 100,000 to 1,000,000 expired points.

Hilton Honors restore points

Turned out I had 2,750 expired points eligible to restore for $6.88. All of my Hilton stays for the past few years were Points & Money stays, mostly paid with purchased points.

Hilton Honors $6.88 restore points

In 2018, my plan is a trip to Romania, a place where Hilton points have very good value. I want about 70,000 points for Romania hotels.

Romania Hilton and Wyndham 19 hotels mapped with reward rates

Travel Planning Romania $1,200 to 1,500 for 15 days

Of course, if I used a program to track my points and miles, I might never have had expired miles. I don’t. My track record for using my hotel points is pretty good. Orphan points – an amount less than the amount needed for a reward night – get left behind sometimes.

Hampton Inn Krakow, Poland is 5,000 points per night. I stayed there 4 nights in June 2017 and good chance I will be back in Krakow during summer 2018.

Hotel review Hampton Inn Krakow Hilton Honors category 1 reward nights

I will likely be buying Hilton Honors points in 2018 for reward stays, so the option to restore 2,750 of my expired points today is a good buy to rectify my lapse in maintaining my Hilton Honors points balance in 2016 through some kind of program activity.

Hilton Honors Restore Points T&C

*Hilton Honors members can reinstate up to 1,000,000 expired Hilton Honors Points. Only Points balances that have expired in the previous 18 months are eligible for reinstatement. Only one reinstatement transaction is permitted per Hilton Honors account. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. Points reinstated do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate this reinstatement program at any time.

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. I believe though that each account is limited to one restoration per account lifetime. So may want to consider whether to ‘spend’ your restore option on a small point amount, or save it in case you let a large point total lapse unexpectedly in the future.

  2. My philosophy is take advantage of a deal when you can get some value of it. No assurance there will even be a restore points option with Hilton if I ever needed it in the future.

  3. Just transferred my spouse’s leftover 7,000 orphaned points to myself thanks to Award Wallet’s warning.

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