In Partnership with Hilton Worldwide, USA TODAY Launched 'The Point' Surprise and Delight Promotion for Hotel Guests

Prizes to be won every 20 minutes for the next 5 months, totaling over $1MM in winnings, including Hilton dream vacations, Microsoft Surface™ 2 Tablets and $50 Hilton HHonors™ Gift Cards

Jun 18, 2014, 09:18 ET from USA TODAY

MCLEAN, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY's The Point, has launched an instant win promotion with Hilton Worldwide that allows Hilton HHonors™ members who access USA TODAY The Point at any participating Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton or Hilton Grand Vacations hotel in the U.S. or Puerto Rico a chance to win valuable prizes every twenty minutes.

The instant win game promotion began May 5, 2014, at participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio and ends on October 15, 2014. Every 20 minutes during this promotion period, a prize will be given away, totaling nearly 12,000 prizes. The winnings include the following:

  • Grand Prize:  20+ - $10,000 Hilton Dream Vacations
  • First Prize: 500+ - Microsoft Surface™ 2 Tablets
  • Second Prize:   11,000+ - $50 Hilton HHonors Gift Cards 

"USA TODAY has always been a leader in providing travelers with information.  This year's Connected Traveler study indicates that 4 in 5 guests think travel is easier when news and information is offered to them in print and digital.  The Point "Surprise and Delight" promotion makes the guest media experience even more fun." said John Peters, president of the USA TODAY Travel Media Group.

Hilton and USA TODAY have a multi-year print and digital alliance, offering all guests at Hilton Worldwide brands in the U.S. complimentary 24-hour access to USA TODAY The Point.  USA TODAY The Point not only allows Hilton guests to keep up with news, sports and financial information from across the nation and around the world, but also informs guests about what's happening around them with local news coverage and destination guides to assist in exploring local restaurants and attractions while being away from home.

During the promotion period, guests at participating hotel or resort properties within the Hilton Portfolio will have a chance to win by accessing The Point and clicking the countdown clock.  Every 20 minutes a new prize is released and available for a lucky guest to win.  While on The Point, guests can engage as often as they like, but are limited to winning one (1) of each Instant Win Game prize per person.  For more information and full contest rules, go to:

About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its more than 40 million members more ways to redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 4,100 hotels in 92 countries and territories. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer 'No Blackout Dates' and 'Points & Miles' for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting or connect with Hilton HHonors at

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