Even though the perks appear generous and useful, it is difficult to know whether they are worth their weight in gold without actually taking advantage of them. Listed below are my reasons for justifying the expense and evaluating how much I will receive in that first year:
My family and I were planning a fall vacation in Arizona and the Grand Canyon before going to Gulf Shores, Alabama. In order to redeem our free night reward we decided to stay at Hilton Sedona Bell Rock and Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort for a free night. We received the equivalent of $500 immediately when the hotels we stayed at during our get-togethers each charged about $250 a night.
While we’ve earned 250,000 Hilton Honors Points as a welcome bonus for the two Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card we’ve applied for, we’ve also earned Hilton Honors Points through spending extras and referring friends to have their own cards. In the end, we accumulated a total of 600,000 Hilton Honors Points in a variety of ways.
Our stay at the Hilton Clearwater Best Resort & Spa in Florida earned us 240,000 Hilton Honors Points, which we have not yet used. Hilton Honors is offering a free fifth night on select points reservations when you book with Hilton Honors at a nightly rate of 60,000 points.
It is important to note that, due to the fact that we booked on New Year’s Eve, the hotel’s room rates were not very cheap. If we were to pay the hotel for those five nights, it would cost $2,207.74, including tax. In terms of total value, based on our points redemptions, our two Hilton cards Aspire were worth at least $3,700 in the first year.