One of the best ways to use your hotel points in 2019 is not to book hotels at all. Hotels are expanding into lifestyle brand which happen to also have rooms where you want to go, and in the process they’re leveraging their reach to bring loyalty members extraordinary experiences, all for the price of points. Marriott lead the pack, but Hilton is now relaunching their revamped points auctions, and they’re absolutely worth a look.
New Hilton Honors Points Auctions
Hilton Honors has revamped their points auctions for the better. The site now displays easy to sort options based on the number of points you want to spend or the kind of experiences you actually want. The offers are much improved too, and could actually be a great way to Valentines Day without breaking the bank.
Be sure to always compare cash rates with auction prices, and always seek to get more than half a cent of value for each Hilton point. Basically, if you’re cashing in more than 100,000 Hilton Points, you want more than $500 in value.
You can check out all the Hilton Honors Auctions here.
Both programs are leveraging their reach to bring the world’s best chefs, hotels and experiences to their programs in hopes of conquering all things lifestyle and offer value for your points which aren’t just free nights. So far, it’s a good start.