Amazon and Hilton have partnered to allow all members of the Hilton Honors loyalty program to use points to shop Amazon. Hilton is the first ever hotel company to offer a deal like this.
To get started, click here and link your Amazon and Hilton Honors account by logging into Amazon and providing your Hilton Honors number and password. Your info will be saved, so you'll be able to shop without going through the process again.
To actually pay for Amazon purchases with Hilton Honors points, add whatever you'd like to your Amazon cart, and then on the Payment Method page, you'll see using Hilton Honors points as an option. Place your order, and the points that are applied will be deducted from your order total and displayed as Rewards Points in the Order Summary.
At this point, you can't use the points to buy Amazon Kindle downloads, digital music, Amazon Video titles, Amazon Appstore apps, AmazonFresh items, Subscribe and Save items, Prime Memberships (unless they're a gift), pre-order items, textbook rentals, Amazon Allowance or Reload (gift cards).
According to Amazon, 500 Hilton Honors Points will equal one dollar, aka 0.2 cents per point. So, if you spend $100, you'll need to use 50,000 Honors points.
The program doesn't really maximize the value of Hilton Honors points, as you can get up to 0.5 cents per point elsewhere, but it definitely opens the door for more redemption opportunities. Plus, it's kind of like free Amazon money, so that's fun.