Hilton is coming up so many creative new ways to help us spend their points. What happened to using them for…. uh….. hotel stays, other than the fact that Hilton point redemptions have gotten wicked expensive recently?
The newest invention is to pay for shopping on Amazon with points. Alright, so my initial questions are (1) why? and (2) what is the point/dollar conversion rate?
The first step (provided you already have an Amazon and a Hilton Honors account) is to LINK your accounts. From there, you will be redirected to Amazon.com. Once your accounts are linked, when you shop, you will be asked at checkout if you want to use Hilton points as your method of payment.
The conversion rate is 500 Hilton points to $1.
This isn’t something I would choose. I can get more value by using my points for hotel stays. A very nice hotel priced at around $300 or $400 is often 50,000 points. For that same 50,000 points, I would only get $100 towards a purchase at Amazon.
What do you think?