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Flash sweeps: Win $5,000 toward your dream escape with Hilton Honors

Oct. 10, 2020
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Travel is picking up again and we want to help make your ultimate post-quarantine vacation a reality.

We're excited to announce that we've teamed up with Hilton Honors to launch an exclusive sweepstakes for TPG readers, giving away $5,000 toward your dream vacation. You can use that toward a stay at any Hilton property in the U.S. and to cover travel expenses, such as flights, car rentals and meals. You choose the place and how you want to get there and Hilton Honors will foot the bill.

Entering the sweepstakes is easy and free. Here's what you need to know.

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Giveaway overview

One lucky TPG reader will be selected at random to win $5,000 toward their dream vacation. You'll get to stay at any Hilton property in the U.S. and take whatever mode of transportation you wish, whether that be car, plane, boat or even private jet.

The giveaway will run from Oct. 5 through Oct. 16, 2020 and there's no purchase necessary to enter.

If you win, you'll get to spend the $5,000 however you wish and the possibilities are endless. For instance, a family of four could use this toward a week-long stay in a suite at San Diego's iconic Hotel del Coronado in the Curio Collection by Hilton.

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

Just traveling as a couple? How about using the $5,000 toward a pair of first-class tickets and a beach getaway with seven nights in a suite at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort?

If maximization is more your speed, you could stretch your winnings by booking a month in a two-room suite at a property like the Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert or the Embassy Suites by Hilton Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa — both are perfect for a workcation or schoolcation.

For more inspiration, here are our favorite Hilton hotels for a local getaway and the best Hilton resorts for families.

A waterfront suite at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. (Photo courtesy of Hilton)

How to enter

To enter for a chance to win, head to this page and sign in to your Hilton Honors account or sign up for free if you don't already have one. It's that simple – no purchase necessary.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, October 16, 2020. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. resident and age 18 years or older at the time of entry (click here for full sweepstakes rules and eligibility).

Bottom line

We all could use a vacation after this whirlwind of a year and this giveaway is your chance to make it happen. There are no gimmicks here or major hoops through which you need to jump. All you need is a Hilton Honors account and to enter by Friday, Oct. 16. If you win, you come up with the itinerary and Hilton Honors will pay for it (up to $5,000).

Good luck!

Featured image by SCcott Baker Photography
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  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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Best for the well-traveled foodie
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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
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    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

    60,000 bonus points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees