Thursday, October 25, 2012

Final day of Hilton's 25 days of Winning

Today is the final day for Hilton's 25 Days of Winning sweepstakes.  For the last 3 and a half weeks they have been giving away a prize everyday, some noteable and some not so much.  For the final day of the promo, they have the grand prize for the sweepstakes and it includes the following:

ONE (1) DAY TWENTY FIVE GRAND PRIZE: Grand Prize Dream trip prize package. Prize package includes $15,000 that may be used by winner to design a trip of his or her choosing; $1,500 that winner can use toward air transportation for his/her trip; $5,000 in Hilton HHonors Gift Cards (terms and conditions of Gift Cards apply); and 500,000 HHonors Bonus Points (Bonus Points will be deposited in the winner's Hilton HHonors account. Bonus Points do not count toward elite tier qualification. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™, and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions). Winner must complete the trip within one (1) year from the drawing date or prize will be forfeited. Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure. ARV: $26,500 USD.

Though I don't normally bother with sweepstakes entries (unless I get points/miles for entering) this seemed like it was worth the 30 seconds it takes to enter.

You can enter here

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Audience Reward Trivia update 10-11-2012

These Questions have been out for the better part of a week now, but I'm just getting around to answering them:

Audience Reward Trivia update 10-11-2012
Best Buy Reward Zone (10-11-2012)

In Newsies, what paper does Katherine Plumber work for?
The Sun

Who stars as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin on Broadway?

 Robert McClure

A Christmas Story, The Musical is based on a movie that came out in what year?

At what Off Broadway theatre does Sistas, The Musical perform?
St Luke’s Theatre

Which cast of The Lion King made a live recording of the show?
South African cast

True or False? Spider-man: Turn off the Dark had out of town try outs before coming to NYC.

Aside from Rock of Ages, what other Broadway show has Mitchell Jarvis been in?
 Fiddler on the Roof

What is the last song of Act I of Evita?
A New Argentina
What 90's film brought back a famous song by Dusty Springfield?

Pulp Fiction

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Did Hhonors Take Away Diamond Benefits?

Gary over at View from the Wing has concerns this morning over same changes to the Hhonors benefits page "Did Hilton Hhonors Steal my snack?".  This worried me so I took a look myself and it does appear that the wording for Embassy Suites has changed, from three snacks to two, not really a concern for me since I always took the points anyway.  The worrisome part was that the wording change on the HHonors website for Conrad / DoubleTree/ Hilton  on the Member Benefits page under Explore Hhonors.  This page indicates that you must choose between the free breakfast and 1,000 extra points.

The Hotel Benefits page under the My Profile section of the site (when logged in) does not show these changes and does not allow you to make a selection between the options. Additionally, a confirmation e-mail I receieved for a stay I booked yesterday afternoon shows all of the benefits and does not indicate that a choice is required.   

I think this is nothing more than a mistake that will be corrected.  As far as I can tell the Conrad / DoubleTree / Hilton benefits have not in fact changed.  We may have lost a snack at Embassy Suites, I don't really care as I prefer the points anyway.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Additional Audience Rewards Trivia Questions

I must have caught last weeks trivia questions during the update because when I now log in, there are 4 additional questions that weren't previously listed.  Here are the addtional trivia questions and answers from 09-27-2012:



True or False ? The original choreographer of The Lion King on broadway has not choreographed any other Broadway show.

True or False? Disney is producing Newsies.

In what year was the book of The Phantom of the Opera published in English?

For what animated film was Ed Asner the voice of a main character?