Jan162019

Hilton Honors $5 per 1,000 points. Buy by Feb 26.

Hilton Honors 100% bonus points is a promotion I was anticipating for 2019. My wait did not take too long. Through February 26, 2019 the price to buy points is $5.00 per 1,000 points when you spend at least $100 for 20,000 points.

There is an annual purchase limit of 80,000 points in a calendar year. Since bonus points do not count toward the purchase limit, this 100% bonus points sale allows a member to buy up to 160,000 points for $800.

Hilton Honors 100% bonus points through February 26, 2019.

Bloggers who share some great resorts around the world with 80,000 points reward nights they consider a terrific discount at $400 per night is an angle I do not take. My focus is on the low hanging fruit in Hilton Honors where hotel reward nights are 10,000 and 15,000 points per night. I can lock in flexible cancellation reward nights for $50 or $75 per night. Even better are a few hotels where I would consider a 5th night free stay for 40,000 or 60,000 points at a rate of $40 to $60 per night when buying points during this sale.

Last year I had my eye on several hotels at 5,000 and 10,000 points per night, but most of the hotels in Poland and Romania I had my sights on doubled in price to 10,000 and 20,000 points in September 2018.

Romania is a place I want to visit again in summer after an enjoyable trip to Cluj-Napoca in October. DoubleTree Sighisoara Romania is currently 10,000 points per night (up from 5,000 points last August).

I have my eye on staying at a couple of Hilton hotels in summer 2019. I want to lock in reservations at current reward rates ASAP.

Kelley wants to return to a Baltic Sea beach town and Hampton Inn Swinouscjie, Poland at 15,000 points per night is another location I have in mind.

As with most buy points opportunities, I only recommend buying when you have a redemption in mind within the next few months. Reward rates can change at any moment.

Hampton Cluj-Napoca, Romania Room 501 view west.

I purchased Hilton points in summer 2018 and stayed at Hampton Inn Cluj-Napoca, Romania for 6 nights at a cost of 29,000 points. Apparently there was a glitch when I booked a 5th night free reward reservation for 19,000 points in September 2018 during the re-categorization process for this 10,000 points per night hotel changing to 20,000 points per night within days after I booked my reservation.

My 29,000 points stay would now price at 100,000 points for 6-nights at Hampton Inn Cluj-Napoca with a 5th night free elite member reward stay.

Those kinds of unannounced points value Hilton Honors changes are the reason I tend to only buy Hilton Honors points when I have a place and specific hotel in mind to quickly lock in hotel reward rates.

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. Annoying isn’t it?

    Last purchase promotion I saw Hilton Honors 100% bonus points on so many blogs and I only had 80% in my targeted offer.

    Thanks for the data point. I had not seen anyone mentioning 80% bonus points yet.

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