Hilton are offering one million Hilton Honors points to one lucky winner. All that is required is to share a favourite travel memory and description on Instagram and/or Twitter and include the hashtag #HiltonMemoriesGiveaway

Only legal residents of the United States of America, the United Kingdom or Germany are eligible to enter.

I started to think about what photo I should use and the story behind it. I thought about this one of me on a sun lounger at the Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa.

But this breaks one of the rules:
Submission must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form.
And I’d already posted this picture before.

This picture taken during the Christmas brunch at the Hilton Old Town in Prague, Czech Republic, seemed like it could be a winner:

But this breaks another of the rules:
If any person other than the entrant is depicted or described in any Submission, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use of each such person’s name, voice or likeness and such person must not be a minor under the laws of his or her place of residence.
And I’ve no idea how to find this guy, nor know if he still works at the hotel.

Then I read this:
The winner of the Promotion will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted on or about October 17, 2020.
So it looks like any photo and/or story is eligible and there won’t be any judging based on merit, originality nor sympathy. Certainly a sad day for those who enter competitions by writing a tragic story:
This is us on the beach, just before we discovered our poor dog was run over by a car. Please give us the points so we can return to the same beach and remember Fido.

This is how to enter:

  • Sign up for a free Hilton Honors account here: https://www.hilton.com/en/hilton-honors/join/
  • Follow Hilton Honors on Twitter and/or Instagram
  • Share a photo and description of your favourite travel memory (at a Hilton) by October 16th on Twitter and/or Instagram
  • Include the hashtag #HiltonMemoriesGiveaway

It looks like you can enter twice, once on Twitter, once on Instagram:
Limit one (1) entry per person, per social media account.

Full rules at https://hiltonhonors3.hilton.com/en/promotions/memories-giveaway/terms.html