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Travel Tip: How to Get a Free Hotel Stay Through Social Media

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kimptonThere are lots of ways to earn loyalty points at hotels, but did you know that using social media was one of them?

Here’s how to get a free hotel stay by utilizing social media.

Marriott has a program called Plus Points. If you retweet their posts with the hashtag #MRpoints—or tag a hotel on Facebook each day you’re there—you can earn up to 2,000 points in a month.

Kimpton Hotels now offers Kimpton Karma Rewards.

One way you can earn points is by tagging their hotels or restaurants on social media.

But read the fine print: For many properties, you’re not eligible for points if you book through third-party sites like Expedia or Priceline.

You can also find limited-time contests using social media: Hilton has a contest through October where, every week, someone wins a two-night stay.

You just have to post a memorable photo on social media using the hashtag #HiltonStory to enter.

Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry, you can stay on top of it all by following these hotels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, where all the latest promotions are posted.

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