Nov182010

Starwood Luxury Collection Facebook Trivia Explorer Sweepstakes

Over the next three weeks win a 2-night stay with two rooms at one of 10 Luxury Collection Hotels in the U.S.  or a grand prize 4-night trip to The Royal Hawaiian Waikiki and airfare for two to Hawaii.

This promotion is open to U.S. and D.C. residents 21 and over.

Steps:

1. “Like” the Starwood Hotels Luxury Collection Facebook Page.

2. Register for the sweepstakes and you can invite up to 3 friends to participate on your team to earn more entries.

3. Each day a new trivia question is posted between 9am and midnight and if answered correctly then the team receives one sweepstakes entry for each prize drawing during the remainder of the promotion.

4. Entries are cumulative for each team member answering the trivia question correctly and the team receives one bonus entry for each question answered correctly by all team members.

5. Beginning Monday November 15 there are daily prize drawings for 2,000 Starpoints through December 12, 2010.

6. Four weekly prize drawings will be held with entry period from Monday through Sunday.

 

Grand Prize Drawing – December 12, 2010

Grand Prize: One team will win up to 2 (two) rooms for four (4) nights at The Royal Hawaiian, plus roundtrip coach air transportation from the major U.S. airport nearest winner’s residence for two (2) people. (ARV: $TBD).

Weekly Prizes:

Week 1

1. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at The US Grant, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

2. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at Palace Hotel, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

Week 2

1. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at Hotel Ivy, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

2. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

3. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at The Equinox, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

4. One team will win two rooms for two (2) nights at The Phoenician, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

Week 3

1. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at The Joule, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

2. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at SLS Hotel, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

3. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at The Ballantyne, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

4. One team will win up to two rooms for two (2) nights at The Nines, awarded in the form of up to two gift certificates. (ARV: $599 each)

Daily Prizes (28 – 1 per day): Each person on each Daily Prize winning team will receive 2,000 Starwood Preferred® Guest (SPG®) Starpoints (ARV: $50 each).

Points will be credited to the member’s SPG® account within 3-5 days from receipt of winner’s SPG® number.

If the winner does not have an SPG® Account they can create one for free at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/index.html.

The Pied Piper mural by Maxfield Parrish over the bar at Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Loyalty Traveler comment: This sweepstakes is a pretty easy trivia entry. On a social media level I do not really care for the way these contests require you to open up your entire Facebook life and friends to any company offering a prize.  A phone call, an email, or a visit is how I connect with friends. Facebook is just my business tool and an occasional spout of thoughts into the ether.

And I see Starwood Hotels has also been putting sponsored content on HuffPost lately that looks just like all the other blogger content. Hotels are playing this social media game to attract guests with points and chances at free hotel nights. 

Sponsored content from Starwood Hotels 'The Lobby' on Huffington Post

About Ric Garrido

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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