Maximize Timeshare Ownership
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Hilton Grand Vacations have some very nice properties and their Hilton Grand Vacation club is very popular. I have my guide to the Hilton Grand Vacations here.
I just received the following promotion to purchase directly ClubPoints directly from Hilton Grand Vacation.
"For a limited time, you’ll also earn 600,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points when you purchase a minimum of 7,000 annual ClubPoints through the Hilton Grand Vacations Direct Department – the easiest, most convenient way to become a Hilton Grand Vacations owner. Use points toward resort stays, cruises and more!"
More details of this promotion are found here:
Here are the Details of Participation.
A couple of things regarding this promotion. If you purchase 7,000 annual ClubPoints, you are given 600,000 Hilton Hhonors Bonus Points. Hilton states that the "Prices range from $8,940 - $377,300. Prices subject to change."
I am a big fan of hotel points and frequently flyer miles as you can use them in luxurious resorts around the world to give you free vacations. 600,000 Hhonors points is a decent amount of points so this offer got my attention.
According to Hilton, they value 600,000 Hhonors points as worth $6,000.
From their details of participation:
"Retail value of 600,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points is $6,000. Hilton HHonors Bonus Points do not count toward tier qualification."
One of my favorite blogs about how to use and maximize points is the The Points Guy.
Another good one is Upgraded Points.
Although The Point's Guy values are just estimates, he values Hilton Hhonors points at .5 cents per point providing a value of $3,000.
Based on my prior use, I would generally be able to use 600,000 Hilton Hhonors points for about a 2 week vacation at a very nice resort. You could also stretch these points for multiple weeks at lower end properties. I used points at the Grand Wailea in Maui and have plans to use points at the Hilton Los Cabos. Depending on the season, 600,000 points would get you a week at each resort during high season or even more during lower seasons and would value that around $4,000 depending on the season.
I do not receive any compensation from Hilton or any other timeshare company so my intent on posting this is just to provide the information. If you do not already own a timeshare or are interested in purchasing one, you need to do some significant research. These types of promotions are definitely worthwhile if you were about to make a purchase but I would not jump into a timeshare purchase specifically based on this or any promotion. I believe that timeshares are very worthwhile if you know how to maximize their use but they are definitely not for everyone!
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