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Old Apr 24, 12, 1:27 pm   #1
 
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100K HHonors points for $495, good deal?

Just got this from Amex:

https://dailygetaways.ustravel.org/O...f-Hilton2night

$550 for 100K HHonors points, or $495 if you use any Amex card to pay for it. Good deal or not? By my calculation, that comes to $0.00495/point.
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Old Apr 24, 12, 1:31 pm   #2
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Old Apr 24, 12, 1:32 pm   #3
 
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I was just about to post this. There are there three total options actually all for the same per point cost ($0.00495/point):

100K for $550 ($495 for AmEx card 10% discount)
150K for $825 ($742.50 for AmEx card 10% discount)
250K for $1375 ($1237.50 for AmEx card 10% discount)

You could essentially "buy" an AXON award for the 150K points or $825 which would work out to about $200 per night.
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Old Apr 24, 12, 4:17 pm   #4
 
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I'd love to know if this is a killer deal or not? Being a newbie I honestly don't know. I am leaning towards the 250k deal but want to know from others with more experience if this is indeed a really good deal and to good to pass up.
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Old Apr 24, 12, 5:06 pm   #5
 
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I'd love to know if this is a killer deal or not? Being a newbie I honestly don't know. I am leaning towards the 250k deal but want to know from others with more experience if this is indeed a really good deal and to good to pass up.
Take a look at some of the other threads on the same subject -- then try booking some of the locations you're thinking about staying at.... and see how things compare...

Most of us value Hilton points at a half cent each -- and if you stay on points, you'll earn credit towards elite status, but no points... and by combining some promos I just got well over 10,000 points for a three night stay at a Hampton..

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Old Apr 24, 12, 6:09 pm   #6
 
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Apprec the info! I'll try and delve more into the search function and maybe start a new thread.

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Old Apr 25, 12, 8:07 am   #7
 
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only thing is: "Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and must be a Hilton HHonors member to participate"

for non US res: if you change your country on your HHonors profile page, would it work?

Someone want to give it a go?
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Old Apr 25, 12, 2:15 pm   #8
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Just got this from Amex:

https://dailygetaways.ustravel.org/O...f-Hilton2night

$550 for 100K HHonors points, or $495 if you use any Amex card to pay for it. Good deal or not? By my calculation, that comes to $0.00495/point.
Given that you're in the USA (per your profile) and can thus churn this (no annual fee) card:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...nors-visa.html

getting that card twice (either at the same time or a few months apart) will cost you nothing (except the lost points/miles of the required minimum spend not going to another card).

Compared to that, paying $495 for the same amount of points sounds like a horrid deal!

(DiscoverAmerica deals may make sense for those programs that don't have a churnable credit card, but since HHonors is a program that does have a churnable credit card, I'm not sure why buying points that are just 2x the signup bonus for $500ish would even be under consideration! Gosh, even paying half that would not seem like a good deal compared to churning the Citi HHonors Visa...)
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