Last Chance: I am Giving Away a Free Hotel Night Which You Could Win

am amazed by the unexpected amount of comments which were already posted in response to the initial article where I announced that I am giving away a free night award for a participating Category 1–5 hotel property of the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program.

The most comments which an article of The Gate received was back on Sunday, 

Last Chance: I am Giving Away a Free Hotel Night Which You Could Win

You could be the lucky winner of that aforementioned free hotel night — but the catch is that your stay of one night must occur by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

I was told by a reservations agent via telephone that the award is transferable and could be used for a room in any hotel or resort property around the world which participates under the brands associated with the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program whose award category is 1 through 5. A test reservation was even done to ensure that it worked. I would be required to call to reserve the room for you if you are the winner. Ensure that you use an e-mail address through which I can contact you.

Terms and Conditions

Only one entry per person per e-mail address permitted. The Gate reserves the right to exclude persons from this giveaway suspected of entering greater than once or applying an unjustified advantage; and has the exclusive right to make final decisions about the prize, participation, and anything else associated with this giveaway.

The winner will be selected at random by using and its random numbering system and will be notified via e-mail message — as well as announced here at The Gate. By accepting the prize if you are the winner, you automatically absolve The Gate and Brian Cohen from any liability which may occur as a result of winning the free night; or for any technical errors which may arise in connection with this giveaway.

Entries must be received by 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, March 25, 2016.


Due to the response, I wish I had more free nights of hotel stays to give away…

…but as much as I mostly avoided posting contests here at The Gate, I might consider posting some more in the future — especially as The Gate celebrates its tenth anniversary in August.

If you are able to use the free hotel night within the next week, please post in the Comments section in this article — not here, as the comments section in this article is closed to posting — and I will randomly choose a winner.

My loss could be your gain. Good luck to you.

Screen shot ©2016 by Brian Cohen.