From now until 03 June 2016, you can purchase Hilton HHonors Points with 100% bonus. Instead of US$10 for 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points, you will get 2,000 Hilton HHonors Points instead (100% bonus)! This promotion is open for all existing accounts (there are some reports saying that newly-created account will not be targeted with this offer) and you should definitely check it out here! The maximum amount of Hilton HHonors Points you can purchase is 80,000 (which will be doubled to 160,000 under this promotion) for US$800.
If you are thinking about purchasing these points from Singapore, be sure to use either the DBS Woman's World MasterCard or the UOB Visa Signature Card to purchase to earn 4 miles per S$1. Just remember that with the latter card, you will have to spend a minimum amount of S$1,000 (in equivalent foreign currency) in the statement period - buying the full 80,000 points would do just that. More importantly, remember to go through a portal like ShopBack or TopCashback to earn extra cash rebates on your purchase - here's how you can do it:
As you can see with Hilton on ShopBack, you will receive 3% Cashback with eligible purchases so assuming you do buy the maximum number of points available (80,000+80,000 Hilton HHonors Points) at US$800, you should be getting US$24 (or equivalent) back once that transaction has been tracked successfully (although I cannot confirm at this stage at points are considered eligible purchases). You do get up to 6% on TopCashback so it might be a good idea to check that site out too.
Where to use Hilton HHonors Points in SEA?
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru - 10,000 Hilton HHonors Points (Approx. US$50) a Night
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur - 10,000 Hilton HHonors Points (Approx. US$50) a Night
- Hilton Petaling Jaya - 10,000 Hilton HHonors Points (Approx. US$50) a Night
Remember if you have elite status with the Hilton HHonors program, you will receive your fifth night free with a five-night block redemption - this means to say if a room costs 5,000 points a night, five nights will only cost 20,000 points (instead of 25,000!). While the redemption rates in Singapore is pretty horrible since the prices do not justify wasting 60,000 points on, you may get tremendous value from redeeming room nights during the F1 Grand Prix Singapore Night Race period at the Conrad Centennial Singapore.