There is an opportunity to buy Hilton HHonors points today for $5 per 1,000 points through Daily Getaways. The catch is a $500 minimum entry to play this game since the minimum purchase is 100,000 points. You can also buy 150,000 points for $750 or 250,000 points for $1,250. Each HHonors member is allowed a maximum one item purchase from each of the three offers.
Hilton HHonors points go on sale at 10am Pacific and 1pm Eastern time today April 20, 2016 . There are three sets of points available for purchase with limited quantities of 160 to 200 sets of points in each offer.
Daily Getaways offer links to each sale:
100,000 HHonors points = $500 (160 available).
150,000 HHonors points = $750 (200 available).
250,000 HHOnors points = $1,250 (200 available).
Is this a good deal?
The value of Hilton HHonors points depends on where you travel and the price of hotel rooms and the price of hotel reward nights for your dates of travel.
$5 per 1,000 points is a good deal for many places. I do not focus on beach resort travel for my trips. Three days ago I wrote an analysis of the high value of Hilton HHonors points in several places around Poland.
The comments to my post about the 5,000 points Hampton Inn elicited several responses regarding the good quality Hilton Garden Inn in Krakow. That hotel is 20,000 points per night in July. Five nights for $500 in today’s offer through Daily Getaways for 100,000 points.
Actually you get 5th night free as an elite member so possibly only 80,000 points for 5 nights.
Hilton Garden Inn Krakow, Poland July 6-11, 2016 (5 night stay)
- $127 Best Flexible Rate = $635
- $112 HHonors nonrefundable rate = $560
- 80,000 (HHonors elite member) or 100,000 HHonors points = $400 or $500 through Daily Getaways points purchase.
Saving $160 to $235 on a 5-night hotel stay is quite the deal and worth giving up earning points on room rate for the paid stay.
Of course, I like the value proposition of buy 100,000 points and living at the Hampton Inn Krakow for 25 days as an American expat in Poland.
Hampton Inn Krakow, Poland July 6-11 (5 night stay)
- $76 Best Flexible Rate = $380
- $63 HHonors nonrefundable rate = $315
- 20,000 (HHonors elite member) or 25,000 HHonors points = $100 or $125 through Daily Getaways points purchase.
I think $100 for five nights at the Hampton Inn Krakow, Poland is a great deal when the lowest room rate is $330 for the same stay paying lowest room rate.
Loyalty Traveler axiom is the value of points depends on where and when you travel.