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ltt

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Buying Hotel Points
« on: October 28, 2016, 09:22:30 AM »
Is it worth it to buy hotel points for .01 cents or .005 cents?? 

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Re: Buying Hotel Points
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 11:48:35 AM »
Its usually a good option only if you're topping up points to redeem them. For example if I needed 15,000 points to get a hotel room that is regularly $120 and I had 14,000 points I would spend $10 (penny a point). Its usually not a good value, its making the best of a situation.

Since points generally have expiration dates you can't always "afford" to wait till points accumulate if you're a low accumulator. That's when buying points becomes an imperative.

MrGville

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Re: Buying Hotel Points
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 12:26:37 PM »
It also depends on the hotel chain/brand.  What type of points are you contemplating buying? 

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Re: Buying Hotel Points
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 01:13:30 PM »
not all points are created equal. It really depends what brand you are talking about

ltt

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Re: Buying Hotel Points
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 01:15:52 PM »
Hilton--somewhere in Hawaii--where most of the rooms are 40,000-60,000 points depending on the season. 

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Re: Buying Hotel Points
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 01:19:52 PM »
Hilton & IHG are by far the worst points out there. Do not recommend

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Re: Buying Hotel Points
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 05:01:56 PM »
Is it worth it to buy hotel points for .01 cents or .005 cents??

I think you are confused on the cost, and it's .01 DOLLARS, not .01 CENTS.

If you know where I can get hotel points for .01 CENTS each, let me know and I will max out my credit cards on them. And get a HELOC. Hell, sell my house and go live in the hotel near work in the biggest suite.