Hilton's Points-For-Haiti Offer Isn't A Good Value

If you’ve got Hilton Honors points, the hotel chain will let you redeem them as cash donations for Haiti relief efforts. That’s a pretty nice offer, but Oyster Hotel Reviews points out that the hotel chain is only offering $25 in donations for every 10,000 points–an exchange rate that puts the points at a fourth of what they’re usually worth.

10,000 Hiton Honors points will buy you upwards of $100 worth of hotel room. In fact, the program allows members to buy points at a rate of 1 cent per point, which values the 10,000 points at $100. Meanwhile, you can make a $25 donation directly to the Red Cross for just $25–less, in fact, since you can take a tax write-off if you make the donation yourself.

“Should you donate your Hilton Honors points to Haiti?” [Oyster]