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in Families’ LIVES Through money for college this summer with the help of UPROMISE®

Upscale Hotel Brand Gives Families Another Reason to Stay through “Smart Summer Sweepstakes” and a Chance to win up to $50,000 in a Upromise Account or Dell Computer Products

Memphis, TENN. Summer 2009 – Embassy Suites Hotels continues to offer travelers more reasons to stay with the announcement today of its summer promotion with Upromise, a college savings rewards program that helps its 10 million members save money towards their dreams of higher education.

When families take a vacation this summer, they can contribute to their child’s future education. By offering guests a chance to win a prize of $50,000 in a Upromise account toward a college education for their children, Embassy Suites is committed to making a difference for families.

“At a time when many hotels are cutting back on their offerings, Embassy Suites continues to stand apart by bringing its guests added value with each stay.” said John Lee, VP of Brand and Marketing Communications for Embassy Suites Hotels. “We are committed to helping families get even more out of their vacations, by offering them a chance to win a fantastic foundation for college savings for their children, despite this tough economy.”

Embassy Suites’ guests who book a consecutive three-night stay from May 22 through September 6, 2009 using the special “Smart Summer Sweepstakes” promotional rate code are entered for a chance to win a grand prize: $50,000 in a Upromise account for educational expenses.* Guests also can potentially walk away from their vacation with one of five first prizes of $10,000 for college in a Upromise account or one of one hundred second prizes of a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop. Guests who already have a Upromise account can receive $10 just for booking their stay under this promotion with a special promotional rate code provided by Upromise.

For more information on how your next vacation can help pay for your child’s education, please visit www.EmbassySuites.com. To register for a Upromise account, please visit www.upromise.com.

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., who are of legal age of majority. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 am EDT 5/22/09 and ends at 11:59:59 pm 9/6/09. To enter, reservations must be made using promotion code “EDU.” Void where prohibited. For full terms and conditions, visit www.embassysmartsummer.com. Sponsored by Hilton Hotels Corporation, 9336 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210


– Never Before Seen Theatrical Clip from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Debuts Today Introduced by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson

– “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” App Debuts with Videos, Posters, Character Information and Much More

Burbank, Calif., July 9, 2009 – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the availability of exclusive Harry Potter content on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com). Harry Potter fans can download for free and enjoy never before seen footage from the highly anticipated film “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” and a Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince App.

Making its worldwide debut today is an exclusive podcast titled “Being Me Has Its Privileges,” from the upcoming theatrical release, hosted by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger. In their continuing search for the retrieval and destruction of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, Dumbledore takes Harry on a dangerous venture into an unknown cave where he believes they will find one of the dark objects. Because of the perilous nature of the journey, Dumbledore makes Harry promise that he will do whatever it takes to save himself – no matter what.

Also debuting today is an all-new “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” app that is available for free on the Apple App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Fans can interact with an authentic recreation of Dumbledore’s Pensieve – a device that allows them to view memories by unlocking Memory Vials to explore the vast assortment of official film content that appears in the Pensieve including: videos, posters, character information; and much more. . They can insert themselves and their friends into a Wanted Poster or the Daily Prophet by using the iPhone camera or uploading a photo from their album on to an iPod touch.

Additionally available is a special Harry Potter Retrospective clip, which gives fans a chance to relive the magic of years one through five.

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pat. July 11, 2009 - 9:50 am

I can hardly wait to check in.

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Lorie Shewbridge July 12, 2009 - 1:34 pm

I’ve been a member of UPromise for several years, it is a wonderful program.
Thanks for bringing it to everyones attention.

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