Booking using points is an art and a skill. It also requires luck. Yesterday, I wrote Housing World Cup Qatar: Adventurous or Fyre Fest? I received a comment that Hilton or Marriott awards are available randomly. I had checked before and never had luck. I tried again and was shocked to find a Hilton hotel available for 50,000 points/night. It seemed too good to be true. The only catch was that it was non-refundable. That didn’t stop me from booking.
Before writing this, I checked to see if the rates had gone up. Indeed they have, making my booking all the more sweeter.
Here are some examples of outrageous points prices during the World Cup:
And here is what it costs post World Cup: