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Until December 5, 2016, you can buy 10,000-160,000 Hilton HHonors points for 50% off.

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Hilton points normally cost 1 cent each. With the 50% discount, the price drops to 0.5 cents per point. This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen them, and is the exact same price as Hilton’s more common “100% bonus” sales.

Here is the Hilton award chart.

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When to Buy (Math)

Is buying Hilton points for 0.5 cents each a good deal?

I would not buy Hilton points speculatively for 0.5 cents each because I value them at 0.4 cents each. But if you have an immediate high value redemption in mind, buying points can be a good deal.

For instance, at these prices:

For all these categories, you can get a big discount off the retail nightly rate if you travel at a peak time.

You can get an even bigger discount on five nights stays because the fifth night is free with points. That drops the per night price of Category 1 properties to $20, Category 2s to $40, and Category 10s are $380 or less.

That’s fantastic when the Category 2 DoubleTree in Kuala Lumpur is about $100 per night…

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…or the Category 10 Conrad in the Maldives is almost $1,600 per night.

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Check out: Only Two Good Hilton Strategies

Consult the Hilton award chart to see how many points you’d need to book the hotel you want for a night. Search the dates you’d like to stay to see the paid price. If buying the points makes sense, there is award space on your dates, and you are ready to redeem now, buy the points.

Also keep in mind, that you don’t need to buy points when you can just open Hilton branded credit cards for tons of points.

  • The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offers 75,000 bonus HHonors points after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months.
  • The Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card from American Express offers 100,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months.

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Both have limited time increased sign up bonuses. Sign up for both now and you’ll earn at least 188,000 Hilton points after spending $5,000 total in the next three months, enough for…

…because you get the fifth night free on award bookings as a cardholder of either the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® or the Hilton HHonors Surpass card from Amex.

Buy Hilton Points with These Credit Cards

Hilton points purchases are processed by points.com, so the purchases will not code as a bonus “travel” or “hotel” purchase on any credit card. You will not earn category bonuses from the purchase of Hilton points.

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That means you should make the purchase with whatever card you need to meet a minimum spending requirement on.

Bottom Line

You can buy 10,000 to 160,000 Hilton points for 0.5 cents each. That’s too high to buy speculatively, but there are a lot of immediate awards you can book where that price offers great value.

Purchase Link: buy Hilton HHonors points and get a 100% bonus

Or you can get 188,000 Hilton points from two cards.

  • The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offers 75,000 bonus HHonors points after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months.
  • The Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card from American Express offers 100,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months.

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Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

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