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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