Oct042012

Feel the Hamptonality for 500 HHonors points

Hilton’s Hampton Inn Facebook page has a promotion, “Watch, Share, & Earn” to earn 500 points for watching a 3 minute video. The video is actually uplifting to see what looks to be a pre-teen or young teen boy with cerebral palsy called TJ Elevator Fan who has a passion for riding elevators.

For the 500 points:

  • Like the Hampton Inn Facebook page.
  • Watch the video on TJ Elevator Fan. It is cute and touching. Good job Hampton.
  • Leave a comment and register your account number for 500 HHonors points.

TJ Elevator Fan reminded me of my first teaching job with a 5th grade class in the very small town of Penobscot, Maine. A student moved into town with cerebral palsy that kept him in a wheelchair and created a speech impediment that generally kept me from being able to understand his words. The kids were incredibly supportive of our new classmate.

Another real connection I made through TJ Elevator Fan’s story is how my wife and I were astounded to realize many of the Maine kids we were teaching had never seen an elevator or escalator by the age of ten.

A field trip to see a museum turned into a fascination with riding the 3-floor elevator up and down as an amusement ride for these rural children in a town that only had buildings with stairs.

Hampton Inn might not be an aspirational hotel stay for many readers, but I try to keep in mind that hotel stays, any hotel stay, is a luxury most people do not get to experience frequently, if ever at all.

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http://www.facebook.com/Hampton

Promotion opened 9:00am PST 10/3/12 and closes 11:59pm PST 10/12/12 or until promotion is closed by sponsor. Open to legal residents of USA including DC and Puerto Rico or Canada (except Quebec).

Also, check out this other opportunity with DoubleTree, TopGuest and Facebook for another 500 HHonors points.

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. […] Meanwhile, Loyalty Traveler has news of a new Hampton Inn promotion which also offers 500 Hilton points, again via Facebook.  This is a bit more fiddly than the DoubleTree one but still seems to work OK.  Its say US residents only, but then so did their last promo and I still got the 500 points!  Note that you can ‘untick’ the ‘Share’ button if you don’t want all your friends to see what you have done. Share:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint […]

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