Using Hilton HHonors Points for Travel Goodies

Hilton New York

The Hilton New York Hotel, one of the more than 3,800 properties where you can earn Hilton HHonors points

Many travelers know about frequent flyer programs, but do you belong to a hotel rewards program?  Most hotel chains, including Hilton, offer programs where guests can earn points that can be used for free stays.  The Hilton HHonors program, which is currently celebrating 25 years of member loyalty with its 25 Days of Winning sweepstakes from October 1 – 25, 2012, also offers a shopping mall where guests can trade in points for lots of great items, including loads of products perfect for your next trip.  I put together my perfect travel wishlist of travel items – what are yours?

Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Kit – A fabulous camera is essential for a family vacation, and I’m a Nikon person.  This camera is a great starter DSLR, and you’ll be taking lots of great shots in just a few minutes.

Sony Projector HD Camcorder – While I take mostly photographs on our vacations, I love having a video camera too, to capture my kids’ entertaining moments.  This camera lets you show your home movies anywhere at any time.

Apple New iPad 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet Computer – I love bringing our iPads on vacation.  We load them up with apps for the kids as well as travel apps.

Powerbag Business Class Backpack -This checkpoint-friendly bag is a great way to carry your electronics on a flight without spending a while at security.

Nintendo 3DS XL 2 Game Bundle -We don’t actually have a Nintendo DS, but I think they are a great game system for families on the go!

Leapfrog Leapster Explorer – My kids love our Leapster Explorer – they have downloaded apps and have games

UNO H2O To Go Card Game – My whole family loves UNO, and I really like bringing games with us on vacation.

Zoobie Blanket Pets – These cuddly little pets are perfect for plane or car travel – they include a little blanket inside.

$50 Shutterfly Gift Card – Once you return home from your trip, you’ll want to print out all of those pictures you took.

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Win It!  What are your travel must-haves?  Let us know what your travel must haves are and enter to win a certificate for a free night’s stay at any of Hilton’s 3,900 properties (estimated value of $250).  Enter via the Rafflecopter.

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Disclosure: Hilton HHonors invited me to be a part of an HHonors Blogger Panel supporting the 25 Days of Winning sweepstakes, and I was compensated for my participation. All opinions and comments within my posts about the sweepstakes are my own.


  1. Kim T. @kimworld says

    My cell phone and my iPad are my must have travel accessories. If my pre-schooler is with me, I must have a roll of painter’s tape to do a little impromptu childproofing.

  2. Ellen says

    I’d like an Ipad to travel with. Two years ago, I went to Europe without any internet access, and I was lost.

  3. Joseph says

    I have “Rimowa Luggage’ on my travel wish list. It’s light-weight, virtually indestructible and comes in multiple colors.

  4. MelissaO says

    Simple: my passport and husband. He is the one who takes the pictures. I am very low maintenance when it comes to getting out of town!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  5. Leslie Rigsby says

    We drive on most of our trips. I would need a cooler full of diet Dr. Pepper (for myself) and drinks for everyone else. We would need “car snacks” and wet ones. I would also need to bring my laptop. We would all need to bring books to read.

  6. Natalie U says

    Shampoo and conditioner because the toiletries at the hotels are not very good
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  7. Karin C. says

    I have to have my iphone. It is my communication, my email, my camera, clock, gps and link to the internet.

  8. Karen says

    For my travel wishlist I’d like to go where history has taken place, Boston, Gettysburgh, etc. As for taking things with me would be a camera.

  9. says

    My travel wish list would be to go visit my daughter in Pittsburgh PA and we never leave home without the GPS, cellphones and chargers because we would be lost in no time. haha. :)

  10. Melissa says

    My travel must-haves would be my camera and my kids. Wouldn’t be a trip if I didn’t have all three. :) On the top of my travel wish-list would be a trip to Alaska!

  11. Jayne G says

    I want to visit Napa Valley and Big Sur in California, many more of our national parks, and see more of the Florida coast.

  12. Ashley Hatten says

    Hawaii is on my travel stop…when I’m traveling I can’t leave home without my laptop and phone of course!

  13. Becca says

    An iPad would definitely be on my wishlist for sure! That way I could take pictures, have internet access, and read books from kindle without having to bring so many separate devices!

  14. Reanne Burnett says

    My wishlist is for more time just about anywhere in Europe. I never travel without my backpack as a carryon… and earplugs. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Stephanie O'Day says

    My travel wish list includes Figi, Bora Bora, and Hawaii. Anywhere where my husband and I can just relax and get away from everything would be nice though. Being a newlywed is stressful and a getaway is just what we need !

  16. Sylvie W says

    Three items top my list.
    1) comfy, yet stylish, sneaks
    2) ipad or laptop so I can check out the to dos at my vacation destination and order tickets or make reservations online
    3) Pepto bismal for the consequences of my fun overindulging

  17. Kristine says

    A Canon Camera to take pictures… a DSLR is preferred and I’d love to have all the stuff I’d need to backpack successfully (pack, gear…etc) so I’ll be ready to stay in that fabulous hotel when I am done!

  18. Sharon Whitaker says

    Italy is on my travel wishlist. My husband and I are going there this summer to celebrate our 15th anniversary!

  19. Stephanie G says

    My laptop, cash, camera, and snacks for the girls are on my list. My four beautiful little girls would top that list though!

  20. Marie Darrer says

    I have a huge list of places to visit….but first I need new luggage…LOL..I broke the handle on my roller bag…..

    Em Darr

  21. Carolyn Daley says

    My mom and I are hoping to go to TN soon. Mom was suppose to go to Dollywood with her friend a couple of years ago, but they never met up. We are hoping to go to Dollywood next year.

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