While I typically like to use my miles and points for hotel nights and flights, sometimes redeeming your points for “experiences” can be a good value, especially when it gives you the opportunity to do something unique or allows you to make some great memories.
Hilton Honors just launched a fun way to redeem points with its Lawn Days Summer Concert Series. “Lawn Days” will make thousands of lawn seat concert tickets available on the Hilton Honors Auction Platform available over the course of the summer for a flat redemption of only 10,000 Points per ticket package (2 tickets).
The new program is part of Hilton Honors’ ongoing Concert Series partnership with Live Nation.
Concert dates range from June through October in dozens of U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C.; Camden, New Jersey; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and San Jose, California. The available concerts represent many genres of music, with artists like Brad Paisley, Kesha, Steely Dan and Dead & Company, among others.
Since 10,000 Hilton Honors points is worth roughly $50, a redemption for a pair of tickets can be a good alternative to purchasing them, especially with high fees associated with buying tickets to begin with.
As an example, I looked up the price of two lawn seat tickets for an upcoming Rascal Flatts concert in NJ. The total price for two tickets is a little over $100, giving you a redemption value of 1 penny a point.
If you have a surplus of Hilton points and you enjoy summer concerts, this may be something of interest, especially if an artist you like is coming to your area.
Have you ever used points for a concert or event?