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Update 5/2 – reposting as this sale expires on May 3rd – so if you didn’t hear about this or meant to do it and forgot, you only have a day or so

With over 4,800 Hilton hotels worldwide, you’re likely to find one that fits your needs when planning your next vacation. And your next vacation might be closer than you think, now that Hilton is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points, now through May 3rd. This is a better deal than the on offered earlier this year, which was only an 80% bonus. You can access this deal by logging into your Hilton Honors account, and then navigating to the “More Ways to Use Points” tab off to the lefthand side. Let’s examine the math and see if this makes sense.

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Normally, Hilton points cost $10 to purchase 1,000 points (tax included), for a purchase price of 1 cent per point. That might seem cheap, but remember, Hilton points are only worth about half a penny each, so at the normal rate, your paying double the value. At the normal rate, it doesn’t make sense to buy Hilton points.

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What about with the 100% bonus? You’ll need to purchase at least 5,000 points, so for $50, you’re getting 10,000 points. That brings the purchase price to 0.5 cents per point, which is actually pretty close to the value. This is much better than the normal rate.

You can buy a maximum of 80,000 Hilton Honors points per year, so if you were to max out this promotion, you’d be buying 160,000 points for $800.

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To answer the question, “should you buy Hilton points with a 100% bonus,” my answer is yes, IF you have a redemption in mind. While I’m generally against buying points speculatively, I am DEFINITELY going to take advantage of this promotion. I have a few trips in the planning stage, so having a nice bank of Hilton Honors points will make that process a bit easier to complete.

You can get your 100% bonus on Hilton points here.  If you purchase through this link, I may receive a commission.  Only buy points if it makes sense for your situation

Will you buy Hilton points with an 100% bonus? If so, what are you planning to use them for?

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