Hilton has introduced a system of points pooling so points can now be used on Amazon. This can be accessed by linking a Hilton Honors account with an Amazon account. Points can be used for any Amazon purchase and a minimum of 5 points per purchase must be used. As many as 3 Hilton Honors can be linked to 1 Amazon account. Hilton is the first hotel chain to do this. The Hilton Honors Shopping Mall is no longer available in the United States. When used on Amazon Hilton Honors points are worth about 0.2 each. They are normally worth about 0.5 each and they can be used in other ways for more value.
- While Hilton honor points are generally valued at .05 cents, their redemption value on Amazon sinks to .02 cents.
- Anya Kartashova, blogger, notes that she would not use her honor points in this fashion, personally.
- Kartashova draws the inevitable conclusion that there are more productive ways to use one’s Diamond status,Hilton, honor points.
“To use the new feature, simply link your Hilton Honors account with your Amazon account, after which you can apply any number of points toward any Amazon purchase, with the exception of Kindle downloads, Subscribe and Save items or AmazonFresh.”