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Hilton Giving 500 Free Nights Via Twitter Treasure Hunt

by on October 17, 2011 · 28 comments

in Free Miles/ Points, Hilton, Social Media

Hilton is giving 500 free nights away to Twitter and Facebook followers who participate in their scavenger hunts that will take place in different cities each day this week. The contest begins at 12:00noon Eastern time today and Washington, DC is the first city.

“Cities, tasks and exact locations will be revealed to the public via the HHonors Twitter and Facebook pages at 12:00 p.m. throughout the week. The first 100 people to complete the assigned city-specific task and find the treasure hunt team in each city will be awarded with a free night certificate, redeemable at any property in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands (which includes the luxurious Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, etc.)”

Update: Official rules tell us how to win and it seems easy!
(1) take a photo of yourself outside any Washington D.C. monument where the monument is clearly visible (2) Tweet the photo mentioning @HiltonHHonors and using the hashtag #HHfreenight (3) arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn at 815 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, USA 20005 (4) check-in with a HHonors staff member and show proof of a qualifying photo tweeted (either hard copy or on mobile phone) (“Entry” or “Entries”). The first 100 contestants to complete all of these steps will win a Free night stay certificate.

I did a similar scavenger hunt with Starwood last summer and won two free nights, which was a pretty great return for 1 hour of my time – plus it was actually fun.

So if you are in DC today and have some time to kill – I’d definitely recommend getting in on this. Please feel free to comment if you actually score one of the free nights!

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  • Danielle

    Rules say how to win.
    (1) take a photo of yourself outside any Washington D.C. monument where the monument is clearly visible (2) Tweet the photo mentioning @HiltonHHonors and using the hashtag #HHfreenight (3) arrive at the Hilton Garden Inn at 815 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, USA 20005 (4) check-in with a HHonors staff member and show proof of a qualifying photo tweeted (either hard copy or on mobile phone) (“Entry” or “Entries”). The first 100 contestants to complete all of these steps will win a Free night stay certificate.

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  • Anonymous

    But the rules also say the promotion starts at 4:30 p.m. I’m a bit confused…

  • Anonymous

    Yea I think they were going to announce the rules at noon and have people start showing up at 4:30pm, but me thinks that there are going to be a lot of people showing up at the Hilton Garden Inn before 4:30!

  • http://twitter.com/asreese Aaron Reese

    I’ll give it a shot. Wish me luck!

  • Anonymous

    Were the rules different last year or pretty much the same?

    Here is what was posted on twitter: “The rules posted were for today’s Washington DC location. Each city will have its own set of rules posted when it is announced”

  • Tao

    Hi TPG, sorry to ask a non-relevant question. How does the redeposit of Priority Club points work? I remember you saying something about this a while ago, in which I can get 0.6 cents/pt with this trick. Thanks.

  • Asreese

    There now, only 12 ppl. Thanks for the heads up, I’m #1 in line!

  • Jsublime

    In line now, about 20 people in line and the Caps mascot.

  • Anonymous

    I love it- at least 3% of the prizes will go to TPG readers (I have another friend in line). I hope more chime in!

  • Logan

    What do we feel the chances of NYC being on there will be? DC is pretty close and if this is worldwide, I’m concerned it won’t be on there.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads up, TPG! Scored a free night at ANY Hilton property worldwide!

    Now, if I had to do it over again, I would have taken a large group of friends or coworkers with me for a boatload of free nights. There was far less competition when I expected: when I left around 5:00, they still didn’t have 100 people.

  • Victoria

    I got a free night as well. I showed up at around 4:20 and was out the door before 5. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Anonymous

    http://www.facebook.com/HiltonHHonors?sk=notes

    Looks like London tomorrow and Chicago on Wednesday (or Friday, the dates on their rules say 10/19 and 10/21, but Wednesday makes more sense). Don’t know the other 2 cities this week, but it won’t be in Florida or New York because of contest rules … hope they do L.A.!

  • @kurtisshank

    Saludos TPG,
    Thanks for the tip on this. I got there at around 4:45 and was maybe the 48th person to get a free night. Two folks in front of me were turned away for some reason or another –I believe maybe for not having a picture of what they tweeted or perhaps their picture not showing a real monument.

    Any category hotel, no blackout nights.

    What do you suppose would happen if I book Valentines Day at the Waldorf Astoria? Thoughts on how to best parlay this into an even better value?

  • Rossm

    Got my free night at around 5 pm. Just booked the Conrad Tokyo which retails for +1000/night. Very excited.

  • mikey

    Got my free night! Definitely the highlight of my day! Thanks TPG!

  • Trh2h

    My friend and I each scored a free night! We also got a bunch of good finger food and laughs with the caps mascot. THANKS TPG!

  • bitachu

    common HHonors you gotta come out to Hawaii….i can do it!

  • Scott

    check the availability before you get too excited… just tried to book the Waldorf for 4 different times in November and no “Standard Rooms” were available… If you see something book it!

  • Kelvinpaulstroud

    one more TPG follower with a free night!

  • http://twitter.com/miffSC Susan

    What a shame… I don’t think they will be in my little town anytime soon :(

    Good luck to the entrants though!

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  • Brooks

    Yeah, I’m not sure — London is today.

  • dwh

    I got a free night in DC. The Hilton Garden Inn was just around the corner from my office. I went about 5:40 and was in and out in 3 minutes. Not bad return all told about 6 minutes of work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591554012 Chris Atwood

    london was easy, show up in PJ’s. “)

  • Ike

    My wife and I got free nights in D.C., we’ll probably use them next summer in Europe. All told, it took about 2.5 hours to and from and waiting. Got there a little after 4:00, just to be sure, and there were about 35 people in line. Nice that it occurred close enough for us to make it and lucky we were both home!

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