From now until 03 September 2014, take 20% off when you buy Hilton HHonors Points (pay only US$8 instead of US$10 for 1,000 points). You may buy up to 40,000 Hilton HHonors Points in a single calendar year.
While it is generally unwise to purchase Hilton Honors Points, it may make sense if you do not currently have any points and you wish to stay in certain properties where the Points and Money rate is significantly cheaper.
For example, at the Doubletree Johor Bahru (Category 1) that just quite recently opened next door to Singapore, the Points and Money rate should always be selected in order to minimise spending. Take a look at a King Guest Room at the Doubletree Johor Bahru below:
Since the Points and Money rate is a flexible rate, we will compare it to the Easy Cancellation rate. With an applicable cumulative tax rate of 16%, the Easy Cancellation rate would be RM452 nett (approximately S$176). However the cash component of the Points and Money rate is only RM110 nett (approximately S$43). Essentially, the 2,000 HHonors Points paid for S$133 of the room rate. Following this calculation, 1,000 HHonors Points is worth S$66.50 in this booking.
Being able to buy 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points at US$8 (approximately S$10) under this promotion will ultimately bring your rate down from S$176 to S$63 (S$43 from the cash component and S$20 to buy 2,000 Hilton HHonors Points). This will save you over 60% off the room rate for a King Guest Room.
It may make sense sometimes to buy Hilton HHonors Points if the property that you are staying in has excellent Points and Money rate as showed in the example above.
Terms & Conditions
Each HHonors Member or Mutual Account may purchase no more than 40,000 “Non-Reservation Points” in a single calendar year. Any Points in addition to this limit will not be posted to your account. Points.com and Hilton HHonors reserve the right to terminate discount promotions at any time. The 20% discount (cost of $.008 per Point up to 40,000 Points) is available for purchases made between July 10, 2014 at 12:01am EST and September 3, 2014, at 11:59pm EST. All purchases are non-refundable. To purchase Points by phone please call +1 800 548 8690 or view a global list of Hilton Worldwide Reservation centers. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Points will be posted to the recipient's Hilton HHonors account within 24 hours of the completed transaction. Buy and Gift Points transactions are final and non-refundable. All Hilton HHonors program terms and conditions apply.