After I had made a call to Hilton to book a reservation, I was asked if I wanted to be transferred for an opportunity and they would give me 500 points for listening. So I said yes and was taken to someone who was offering deeply discounted trips to places where they have Hilton Grand Vacation Resorts in the US in exchange for a “presentation”.
Basically they take you on a tour of their property and try to sell you a timeshare. The whole process takes in excess of 2 hrs. I’ve done these presentations before for either hotel credit or a visa gift card so I know what they are going to say and how the whole process works. These sales people can be very insisting and tell you that this is a once in a lifetime deal/opportunity but I am telling you that timeshares are a BAD IDEA. One because of their monthly/annual maintenance fees that you pay for the rest of your life and two because we all know how to get free hotel stays using points! If you are up for it though, it can be a somewhat easy way to get some money/discounted vacations. I’ve never done one with Hilton before so I figured I’d let them sucker me in for a tour at their Las Vegas property.
This is what they offered me for $223 total: 3 night stay at a Hilton Grand Vacation property near the strip, 2 show tickets, Dinner for 2, 15k HHonors points, and a $200 voucher to use on my next Double Tree Hilton stay. In my opinion, this seems like a good value for my time and $223. I will post about my experience afterwards to share if it was worth it or not.
Have you done a presentation for money/vacation deals. How was your experience?