Published on October 31st, 2018 | by William Charles91
Hilton Points Can Be Redeemed At Amazon For A Pathetic 0.2¢ Per Point
Update 11/01/18: You can redeem for points again, but at the old 0.2¢ rate. Congratulations to everybody who got in on the 0.5¢ deal.
Update 10/31/18: Currently not working. If it starts working again we will repost.
Update 10/31/18: Not sure if this is an error or not, but using Hilton points for Amazon points is now showing a value of 0.5¢ per point (previously it was 0.2¢ per point) [our affiliate link here and below]. That’s much better value and something a lot of people would consider worth cashing out for. Makes some of the increased Hilton bonuses worth $500 in Amazon credit! Not sure if this has something to do with the Hilton cards offering 13x points at Amazon. Hat tip to mohamedsharif7. This is working on gift cards as well, some options:
- $200 Visa gift card ($6.95 fee)
- Link to all physical gift cards on Amazon (scroll down to find the third party cards)
- Link to all electronic gift cards on Amazon (scroll down to find the third party cards)
- AirBnB e-gift card
- Uber e-gift card
- Hotels.com e-gift card
- Whole Foods gift card
- Lowes e-gift card
- Netflix e-gift card
- Safeway e-gift card
- Albertson’s physical gift card
- Southwest physical gift card
- Nordstrom gift card
When Hilton changed their rewards program from HHonors to Honors, they made a number of other changes as well (points & money, points pooling, diamond extension and the removal of award charts). They also announced that you’d be able to use points to shop on Amazon. At the time I said that I doubt that the Amazon rate would be competitive but I thought anything over 0.3-0.5¢ would be of some use. Well it’s now possible to use Hilton points for Amazon purchases and you’ll receive a value of 0.2¢ per point (500 points = $1).
I don’t find Hilton points to be particularly valuable, but this is just entirely useless as far as I’m concerned. Obviously some people use these redemption options otherwise loyalty programs wouldn’t bother offering them. That doesn’t make them any more useful for informed consumers though.