Today, the Daily Getaway package is for Hilton points. This is not a post to tell you to buy these points as there are a few things to consider and there is really not that much of a need for most people to buy these.
Today’s Daily Getaway is Hilton Points
The Daily Getaway Brief
At 1PM ET today, you will see 3 different Hilton point options available for purchase. Here is what they are:
- Buy 30,000 Hilton points for $150 | .5 Cents Each | 450 available
- Buy 100,000 Hilton points for $500 | .5 Cents Each | 275 available
- Buy 250,000 Hilton points for $1,250 | .5 Cents Each | 220 available
With the ability to mix points and cash, the rate to “buy” points with that method is often around this price point and maybe even a bit under. Not only that, but it is incredibly easy now to obtain Hilton points with the nice offers on the Amex versions and the ability to pool points between 11 different accounts. With so many changes and the ease of acquiring Hilton points, I would say NO, it is not that good of a deal at this time.
Not a Real Deal
It makes it even worse when you consider that Daily Getaways has actually bumped the price up this year. Not only that, but when there are Hilton point sales, you can grab them for this price anyways.
Two Exceptions – But Not for Most
However, one exception would be if you need Hilton points now since you do not have any or maybe if you wanted to redeem at a top tier property. If you were to spend 90,000 points, it would cost you $450 for that night with these points. There are a few Hilton properties that would cost more than that so in that case, it could be a good deal.
The other exception would be if you really, really wanted to rack up a lot of points! The reason for that is you are limited to buying 160,000 points per year, but you could buy them for different accounts and then pool them into the account you need them in. I cannot imagine there are that many people in this situation!
No matter what, I do not expect these to sell out today (or maybe at all) so you may not need to decide right now.
Personally, as noted in the comments below as well, I think this is probably one of the worse values with the Daily Getaways. But, I accept that people may want something different. 🙂
Do you have a specific use in mind to buy these points?