Hilton Auctions: Another Way to Use Your Hilton Points

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Peeps on Reddit posted about using Hilton points for “experiences” like:

  • Concerts
  • Sporting events
  • Food events
  • Culture events

It’s very similar to SPG Moments both in theory and application.

Use your Hilton points for lots of experiences via their online auction platform

Use your Hilton points for lots of experiences via their online auction platform

There are lots of events on there. They’re not extremely overpriced and might be appealing to some.

I wouldn’t say like, sign-up for a Hilton card to bid on these. But if you are flush with Hilton points, it could be worth a look to see if anything strikes your fancy.

What’s on Hilton Auctions?

You can view all of the auctions here. Or you can sort based on your preference for concerts, food events, etc.

Some events on Hilton Auctions

Some events on Hilton Auctions

I must say, not all of them are bad deals.

For example, there are Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Demi Lovato, and Gwen Stefani tickets on there right now starting at 50,000 Hilton points for a pair and going up to 100,000 Hilton points. Depending on demand and ticket price, you could do well if you have a lot of Hilton points at your disposal.

Grimes concert + 1 night at Hilton Berlin for 75,000 Hilton points

Grimes concert + 1 night at Hilton Berlin for 75,000 Hilton points

There’s an experience for a “private” Grimes concert and a night at the Hilton Berlin in Mitte for 75,000 Hilton points.

A night at Hilton Berlin is 50K Hilton points

A night at Hilton Berlin is 50K Hilton points

It would cost ~$280 to stay there that night, or 50,000 Hilton points. If you want to visit Berlin, and you’re a fan of the artist, that could be a pretty cool experience!

Culture events

Culture events

The culture, food, and sports events are all over the map – literally. They have events in the United Kingdom, Indianapolis, and Omaha – and lots of places in between.

Redeem now or spin the wheel

Redeem now or spin the wheel

Like SPG Moments, you can redeem your points instantly for a set number of packages. Or you can bid with your points, auction-style.

I noticed some of the listed events were already sold out, like the Sting and Peter Gabriel concert in Seattle.

No mas

No mas

Resale tickets in section 1 start at ~$250 and go up to ~$500 each, or you can still redeem 100,000 Hilton points.

Hilton points to the rescue?

Hilton points to the rescue?

The value here is based on how much you personally want each experience – and whether you’re willing to part with your Hilton points to pay for them.

In my opinion, Hilton points are extremely easy to earn, especially if they’re your preferred hotel chain. So while this won’t be useful for everyone, maybe someone can extract some value from it.

Bottom line

I didn’t know Hilton Auctions was even a thing. But it does make Hilton points a little more versatile.

If you have a lot of them, and you find something you’d really enjoy, the valuation is up to you.

Lots of the “experiences” are in the 100,000 point range, which is 2 award nights at a decent Hilton hotel. Worth maybe $500 to $600 (in the example of the Hilton Berlin above).

Some of the experiences are limited, sold out, or priced reasonably – so it’s worth a look anyway.

Let me know if you’ve redeemed your Hilton points this way! I’d be curious to hear about the user experience on the other end, post-auction.

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