We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week. First we focused on the emerging world of IoT (the Internet of Things) with fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, and then took a look at the connected home. You can catch up on the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.
Day 5 brings us to a couple of great apps for travel, Hilton Hotels and NOAA Weather. Combine them and you have a powerful set of tools for planning any adventure that might come your way.
Enter to Win 1 of 2 $500 Hilton Hotel gift cards
Step 1: Visit the 5th Day of Hidden Gems feature article.
Step 2: Read the article and check out the apps! When you're done, enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of two $500 Hilton Hotel gift cards. There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes and you'll want to complete both tasks via the widget at the bottom of the page. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
First chance to win: Log in to Windows Central and leave a quality comment on the Hidden Gems article. Are you planning a big getaway? Let us know in the comments how you'd use a $500 Hilton Hotel gift card.
Second chance to win: Use the widget to tweet out the phrase of the day. Today's tweet should look like this: Unwrap the 5th #HiddenGemsApp for a chance at a $500 Hilton gift card #sponsored #sweeps http://is.gd/NFEwyk . Remember to use the widget to send the tweet, otherwise you haven't entered.
Once you've entered by leaving a comment or tweeting (or both!), you can refer your friends and earn up to ten additional entries when they enter. That's a total of 12 entries into the sweepstakes! The sweepstakes runs through the end of the year, and the winners will be announced in January. Good luck everyone!
TAKE ME TO THE 5th HIDDEN GEMS ARTICLE SO I CAN ENTER TO WIN!
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.
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