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Today is the fifth day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted Hilton HHonors points in 100k, 150k, and 250k packages. Today only, you can pay 0.495 cents for all the Hilton points you could ever want.

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  • Is .495 cents per Hilton point a good deal?
  • What are the best value properties for Hilton awards?

How can you get the deal?

All Daily Getaways packages are discounted. And you get an additional 10% off each sale price by paying with an American Express, so that’s a no-brainer, and I’ll always quote prices after the American Express discount.

Prices today are:

  • 1ook Hilton points for $495, 0.495 cents per point, 200 packages available
  • 15ok Hilton points for $742.50, 0.495 cents per point, 200 packages available
  • 250k Hilton points for $1,237.50, 0.495 cents per point, 200 packages available

You can buy a maximum of one package of each size per Hilton account number.

“Upon purchase, please allow 3-4 weeks for HHonors Bonus Points to be posted to the member’s account provided at time of purchase. ”

Here’s Hilton’s award chart, and here’s a link to Hilton hotels by category.

As you can see, the properties are extremely expensive quite quickly. Even Category 3 properties are $100 per night at these prices and Category 10 properties approach $500 per night at 0.495 cents per point.

Last year, I sat out basically the identical deal, and very few people bought Hilton points for 0.495 cents. Everything is the same as last year, so I will sit it out again.

But not everyone should sit this deal out!

Category 1 Hiltons are on sale for $25 at these prices and Category 2 Hiltons are only $50.

To see a spreadsheet and map of Category 1 and 2 properties, click here. If one is convenient for one of your future trips, these prices for Hilton points are a great deal.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like to figure out the official time. This week’s sales have all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing for the best chance.

This is what happens if you try to purchase something where all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

I will be by my computer at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT / 7 AM HT  to check out how these deals are selling. Do you plan to buy them? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a card.

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