Today’s Daily Getaways is three different discounted Hilton points packages, . You can access the full details here. Packages will go on sale at 1pm ET.
3 Hilton points packages
- 100,000 points for $500, up from $480 last year (275 packages available, maximum 1)
- 30,000 points for $150, up from $144 last year (450 packages available, maximum 3)
- 250,000 points for $1,250, up from $1200 last year (220 packages available, maximum 1)
The packages all price at exactly 0.5 cents per point. Last year the package did sell out pretty fast. You can only purchase no more than five sets of points in this promotion. It may take 3 to 4 weeks for the points to be posted. The Hilton points purchased through Daily Getaways do not count towards the annual purchase limit, which is 160,000 points.
Should you buy Hilton points?
Using points purchased through Daily Getaway, you will be paying just $25 a night at the cheapest Hilton hotels that cost 5,000 points per night. While the most luxurious Hilton resort (like the Conrad Maldive) will set you back 95,000 points per night, your cost is capped at $475 if using points purchased today.
As I wrote in the five best use of Hilton points, there are value to be found in the Hilton program. But you really need to crutch numbers to see if it is worth buying points for an award stay instead of paying cash. Sometimes it is better to just pay cash. The same is true for any other hotel rewards programs, including the much-loved Hyatt, Starwood, and Marriott, If you just need to top off your current balance to reach the next award level, the 30,000-point package might be worthwhile.
Alternatively, you can easily get 80,000 to 100,000 points by signing up one of the four Amex Hilton cards, as we detailed in the post Taking a Closer Look at the New Hilton Cards from American Express.
Coming up tomorrow – 15000 Wyndam points for $175.