Hilton Honors launched its 100% points bonus promotion today. When you buy at least 5,000 points, you will get 100% more. For example, if you buy 5,000 points, you will get a total of 10,000 points. If you buy 80,000 points, you will get a total of 160,000 points. 80,000 points is the maximum Hilton Honors’ members can buy in one calendar year. This offer is valid for points purchased between 20-APR-2018 and 07-JUN-2018.
Details can be found here:
Should you buy Hilton Honors points during this promotion?
Absolutely yes, if you have travel plans lined up. The best bang for your bucks is where the Hilton property has low redemption rate, ie 5,000 or 10,000 points per night. Or where the money rate per night is sky high for lower category Hilton hotels.
During this promotion, you are essentially buying one point at US 0.5 cent (half a cent US currency). If you need 10,000 points for your next stay, you only need to buy 5,000, as you get another 5,000 free. All these (5K buy + 5K free) will set you back by US$50 plus applicable local taxes in the country you reside.
As an example, let’s take DoubleTree Hilton Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; check in 17-JUL-2018 for 1 night and 2 people. It requires 10,000 points per night. To acquire 10,000 points during this promotion, it will cost you US$50. The beauty about using points is that you do not have to pay for hotel service charges and government taxes where the hotel is located. In this case, 10,000 points is all that are required at a cost of US$50 (ignoring the taxes you paid for the points).
If you are to pay by cash, the rate per night (at time of writing) inclusive of taxes and charges is MYR359 (MYR308 for the room, MYR20 for taxes, MYR31 for service charge) or US$92. That gives you an immediate saving of US$42 per night, or in percentage term, a very nice 46%.
Be mindful that not all the Hilton properties will work out as good as that.