Aug152018

Last day to buy Hilton Honors $5 per 1,000 points

Hilton Honors points have been on sale for 50% off since July 4. Today is the last day to buy Hilton Honors points for $5.00 per 1,000 points in this sale.

Most hotels around the world are likely not a good deal for points rewards at $5 per 1,000 points. That is not the way I look at this sale. My focus is on hotels that are a good discount when booking reward nights at $5 per 1,000 points.

I had two good value Hilton Honors reward night redemptions in the past two weeks.

Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Poland was a $50 hotel reward night when I needed a bit of sleep before getting up at 1:30am to catch a 3:45am Iberia flight. That hotel reward night cost 10,000 points. The hotel was charging $100 for an advance purchase rate and $116 for a flexible cancellation rate.

Last weekend I booked Hampton Inn Bakersfield/Highway 58 in a King Bed Studio Suite for 10,000 points for a road trip to Las Vegas overnight stay. That room was going for $115.

Monterey to Las Vegas is a 525 mile drive. By staying the night at Hampton Inn Bakersfield/Hwy58 for $50 in points meant crossing the Mojave Desert in the morning when temperatures were still in low 90s rather than 110F if driving across the desert at 5pm in the afternoon. Death Valley was 117F that day, 125 miles north of Barstow.

I spent $100 in Hilton Honors points in the past two weeks and saved over $100 in room rates for a 50% discount on hotel spend.

While most hotels may not offer a savings on points purchased at $5.00 per 1,000 points, there are certainly deals to be found in specific locations around the world.

These points sales have been occurring more frequently in the past year. This is the last day of this sale and it might be a couple more months or longer before we see another $5.00 per 1,000 points purchase opportunity from Hilton Honors.

Hilton Honors points $5.00 per 1,000 points

Points purchased do not count towards elite tier qualification. Points.com and Hilton Honors reserve the right to terminate discount promotions at any time. All purchases must be made through the Purchase page on HiltonHonors.com. The 50% Points discount with a minimum 5,000 Points purchase campaign is available for purchases made between July 4, 2018, at 12:01am ET and August 15, 2018, at 11:59pm ET. Members may purchase a maximum of 80,000 points per calendar year. All purchases are non-refundable.

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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