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Hilton Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition

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I came across an interesting travel competition recently on Twitter. The competition caught my eye because it is only open to teachers.

For those of you that do not know, Kim and I both teach special education. While our teaching positions would not qualify us for this competition in my opinion, I feel it is a great offer to share with other teachers out there that love to travel.

A little about the competition (according to Hilton):

Hilton HHonors has long believed in the power of travel to bring people together and foster great understanding between countries. As nurturers of the future generations of travelers, we believe teachers play an important role in spreading understanding of other cultures.

This year, Hilton HHonors is celebrating culture by giving teachers the chance to experience first- hard the lessons they teach through Teacher Treks, a grant program that will award 15 winners the cultural excursion of a lifetime.

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Teachers enter by submitting an essay discussing cultural destinations they have always wanted to visit. They also have to explain how they would share the learnings and experiences from the trip with their students.

15 grants will be awarded to 15 teachers selected by public vote and an expert panel. 

  • Winnings teachers will travel to the destinations they wrote about and “chronicle their journeys and share their experiences with their students”.
  • Winning teachers must travel during their 2013 summer break
  • Each teacher’s school will also receive $2500 to use for cultural activities/ enhancements

The Prizes:

  • 15 winners will receive a trip to the destination of their choice, valued at $6,000 and a $2,500 donation for their schools
  • 15 runner-ups will receive a $2,500 donation for their school
  • One winner will be randomly selected from all submissions to receive a cultural excurions for their class valued at $1,500
  • 10 random winners (selected from those who voted in the competition) will receive a Hilton HHonors $250 gift card

Some Rules:

  • Open to citizens of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico & D.C. 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry? 
  • Only full-time, certified teacher grades K-12, teaching at least 3 years in the U.S., P.R. or D.C. qualify
  • The Voting Sweeps is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or D.C. at least 13 years of age at time of entry qualify 
  • Enter by March 15, 2013

Find out more about the Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition and enter for a chance to win one of the prizes HERE

Save 15- 20% Any Weekend in 2013 With Hampton

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Hampton is running the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale. 

With this sale you could save 15-20% off any weekend stay in 2013 at any participating Hampton hotel in the Americas. To get this offer you need to book your rooms by January 31, 2013 and stay from now until December 31, 2013.

You can also take advantage of this offer at any participating Hampton by Hilton in Europe and Asia. Book your stay by January 31, 2013 for any day of the week through 2013 and save 20%.
The Terms:

  • Savings are off Best Available Rate
  • Advance purchase is required
  • Book your stay by 1/31/13

***Hilton HHonors members receive a double stay credit for each stay of 2 or more nights. That makes your stay count double towards the number of stays needed to upgrade or maintain you HHonors status for the following year.

Book a room and save with the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale HERE

DoubleTree Little Things Project Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game

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DoubleTree by Hilton is running a sweepstakes called the Little Things Project.

Thousands of prizes are being given out so it’s definitely worth entering & taking a shot at a prize.
There is a sweepstakes and instant win game.
You can receive:

  • One Sweepstakes entry and One Instant Win game play for registering
  • One additional Sweepstakes entry per day for logging in
  • Grand Prize: $5,000 and 2,000,000 Hilton HHonors points
  • Weekly Prizes (10 per week): 10,000 Hilton HHonors points and a Tin of DoubleTree Cookies
Instant Win Game Prizes: There are 5 different prizes- around 2,400 people will win.
The prizes are:

  • First Prize (10):  Two Be My Guest Certificates good for a one night stay at a DoubleTree property
  • Second Prize (80): A Citron by Crabtree & Evelyn gift set
  • Third Prize (300): A DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Pillow
  • Fourth Prize (600): DoubleTree Cookie Tin
  • Fifth Prize (600): 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points
  • Fifth Prize (800): 500 Hilton HHonors Points

I was surprised to win an instant prize. I won a DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Pillow
which sells for $45! 

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec)
Must be 18 years of age at time of entry and a member of Hilton HHonors
Enter by November 17, 2012

Sign up for the sweepstakes and instant win game HERE

Win A Trip to LA For the Finale of the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series

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Hilton HHonors and Citi are running a sweepstakes with the prize being a trip to L.A. for the Finale of the 2012 Charitable Golf Series at the Riviera Country Club.
While I’m not a fan of golf, I would love to visit L.A. again (I haven’t been there since I was 11) so I’ll definitely enter this sweepstakes.
The Prize:
  • Roundtrip airfare for two to L.A.
  • Two night stay at the Beverly Hilton
  • Two rounds of golf for you and a guest at The Riviera Country Club
  • $500 gift card
The event takes place October 8-10, 2012
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C.
Must be 21 years of age at time of entry
Must be a Hilton HHonors Member to enter

Enter by 11:59 pm ET on September 5, 2012
Enter the sweepstakes HERE.
You can also gain additional entries for each completed night you stay by 9/5/12

**Thanks to Rene from Delta Points for letting me know about this sweepstakes!

Hilton HHonors- Last Chance For More Points Bonus

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March is the last month to earn thousands of extra HHonors Bonus Points with the More Points Promotion.

You need to sign up for this bonus offer and can earn:
  • 1,000 Bonus Points per night
  • An additional 5,000 Bonus Points for every weekend stay of 2 nights or more.
Some of the rules:
  • A weekend stay is 2 or more consecutive nights between Thursday and Sunday
  • There is no limit to the amount of Bonus Points you can earn
  • Bonus Points do not count towards elite tier qualification
  • Offer ends March 31, 2012
Sign up for the Hilton HHonors More Points Promotion here

Hilton HHonors: More Benefits For Gold Members

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I received an e-mail from Hilton HHonors about checking out new benefits when checking in:

As a valued Hilton HHonors™ member, we’ve taken the benefits you know and love and made them even better. Now, when you check in to Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton™, you will get a room upgrade at check-in when space is available. And when you reach Diamond status, you’ll now receive both daily complimentary continental breakfast and 1,000 Bonus Points per stay. As a Gold member, you have the option of choosing between these two great benefits.
These new benefits are in addition to all of the other benefits you currently receive as an HHonors member. Reacquaint yourself with all of your HHonors benefits and start having more experiences worth sharing.

Here are the Gold Member Benefits:

  • Quick Reservations & Check-In based on room preferences
  • Late Checkout5
  • Express Checkout
  • Spouse Stays Free6
  • Complimentary In-Room, High-Speed Internet Access during stays
  • Complimentary Access to Fitness Centers/Health Clubs7
  • 2 Complimentary Bottles of Water per stay (Waldorf Astoria® Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites™, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations®)
  • eCheck-in: Select your room and check in 24 hours in advance at participating properties
I’m not too familiar with the Hilton HHonors program but recently got to the Gold level due to a promo. I hope to take advantage of some of these new perks in the future!