DoubleTree cookie
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

A Free Cookie and a Chance to Win a Free Night in the DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Days of Cookies Contest 2016? Sweet!

T hrough Monday, December 19, 2016, the DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Days of Cookies Contest 2016 gives you an opportunity to win a free night by following the official Instagram account of DoubleTree By Hilton — @doubletree — as well as by commenting on this post on Instagram with your favorite drink pairing for the DoubleTree cookie.

If you are wondering why the promotion is called the DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Days of Cookies Contest when its duration period is only for seven days at most, the reason is because through Saturday, December 24, 2016, you can stop in any DoubleTree hotel property located within the United States and get yourself a free warm cookie with no obligation whatsoever.

You must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia; and you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. This contest is void in Puerto Rico and any other jurisdiction where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase or payment of any kind is required or necessary to enter, play or claim a prize; and a purchase or payment will not increase your odds or chances of winning.


A total of ten winners — chosen from a random drawing on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 of submissions from all eligible entries received — will receive one Be My Guest certificate valid for use at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel property around the world.

There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant; but there is a limit of one prize per person, e-mail address or household.

The approximate retail value for each Be My Guest certificate is $215.00.

Select Official Rules, Terms and Conditions

Each comment submitted will be eligible for one entry into the contest; and all entries must be received by Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time.

Transportation to and from the hotel property of choice will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Any other expenses not specifically mentioned herein as part of the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners — including but not limited to taxes, tips, entertainment, meals, spending money and incidentals.

Other official rules, terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation


Although I will reluctantly eat a DoubleTree cookie, I do not prefer them because they contain nuts — and you might think I am nuts for not liking nuts. They do taste good, though — especially when warm.

I am also not a member of Instagram; so I will not be entering as a participant in this contest — but if you decide to participate, I hope that you are one of the winners.

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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