Hilton Honors members can get a vacation in Las Vegas or Orlando plus 55,000 bonus points for just $199. We see these Hilton Grand Vacations offers from time to time, and you can often negotiate something better. There’s a small catch however, a timeshare presentation. Let’s go over how these offers work and how to negotiate something better.
Guests must purchase one of the following packages to receive 50,000 bonus Hilton points:
Offer expires October 11, 2021.
Guests will receive 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points. You have up to 12 months from purchase date to travel. Travel can begin 30 days after purchase of vacation package. As part of your vacation package, you’ll attend a two-hour personal preview and sales presentation of Hilton Grand Vacations, where you’ll learn how you and your family can enjoy the many benefits and privileges of vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations. You can see the offers here.
For additional flexibility during COVID-19, change fees will be waived with as little as 7-days’ notice for arrivals before December 31, 2021. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase a Hilton Grand Vacations ownership interest.
We have seen many versions of these offers in the past. The number of days can vary, the price, and even the bonus points can go as high as 100,000. It’s a good idea to call 888-885-9533 or 407-745-3157 and see if you can receive a better offer than the one presented here. You can often negotiate a better price, or get more bonus points. You can even inquire about additional destinations not listed in this offer.
These are good offers for those looking for a cheap getaway. Previous offers were priced at $149 and came with 25,000 bonus points. This one costs you $199 out of pocket, but you get 50,000 Hilton points instead.
All these types of offers come with a mandatory sales pitch for Hilton Grand Vacations. You have to sit through that for two hours. They can’t force you to buy anything, but again not everyone can say “no” over and over. And they make those deals sound pretty good. If that’s something you’re not comfortable with, it might be best to skip this Hilton Grand Vacations offer. But if you’ve done this before, or are confident that you will resist the temptation, then could be a good opportunity.
If you are really looking to buy a timeshare, then it is better to look at time share resellers where you will get a much better price. I still do not think it is a good idea, but always see for yourself, add up the costs, and then make a decision.
I just did one of these offers recently for Marriott Vacation Club in Vegas. I’ll write about the experience soon. Have you participated in similar timeshare presentations in the past. How did they go and what tips do you have for other DDG readers?
HT: Travel with Grant