Embassy Suites Free Night Contest, Kimpton’s Secret Password Plus 31 Days of Giveaways – Day 3

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Thanks to all of you who have left such great comments on Days 1 and 2 of Magic of Miles 31 Days of Giveaways contests! If you’re just joining today, Magic of Miles is running a contest each day in December, where you can win a box stuffed full of goodies! To read full contest details, click here.

To enter today’s goodie bag giveaway, leave any comment on this post by 9pm PST today December 3, 2015. Winner will be drawn randomly using random.org.

Speaking of contests, Embassy Suites by Hilton has their own fun contest going on right now where you could win a free night’s stay at a Embassy Suites property and get featured in a holiday video. Called the Pretty Great Holiday Fail contest, it is a chance to share your holiday mishaps.

The hashtag is #prettygreatfail and the tagline is “The holidays aren’t always perfect, but the memories are always pretty great”.

I clicked over to the page where some folks have already started sharing, expecting to see some really awful-at-the-time-but-funny-later photos and videos. So far most of them seem pretty tame, though a photo of some beautiful cut-out yet burnt cookies and an outdoor snowman without a head gave me a laugh. I certainly have memories of some of those #fail moments, though I don’t have very many photos or videos of them.

Here’s a link to the #prettygreatfail photo gallery.

You can enter your own video or photo in the contest via Twitter or Instagram and using #prettygreatfail.

I couldn’t find the complete rules or Terms & Conditions anywhere, but did see the contest on Facebook as well.

As a consolation to all those who can commiserate, Embassy Suites by Hilton is offering “Pretty Great Family Travel Tips” which you can see by following this link here.

Kimpton’s quarterly secret password is out. Ok, so it isn’t a secret password as much as a social one, but if you whisper the right words at check-in you’ll get a surprise gift from the hotel. Points & Pixie Dust had a really cool experience using the secret social password involving cupcakes, which you can read about by clicking here.

The Kimpton secret social password right now is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. The surprise gift varies but can be quite nice, such as free drinks or free parking. The only problem for me is that I don’t always remember to mention the secret password when checking in to a Kimpton.

Remember to leave a comment on this post to enter today’s Giveaway!

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  1. Collins

    Baby, it’s cold outside. 😉

  2. J.

    Please enter me, and thanks for the giveaways.

  3. Robin

    I should have taken video of our love Christmas tree falling down a couple of nights ago. I’m really rethinking getting live trees now!

  4. James

    Thanks for the info!

  5. Denise L

    This giveaway is getting me in the Christmas mood!

  6. AQ

    Thanks for having this give away!

  7. patrick t

    love your trip reports!! and have always found something useful in my rss feeds each week!

  8. Sara

    Thanks for the info. Please enter my name for the goodie bag.

  9. Nathan

    These giveaways are a great idea!

  10. Carrie Conrad

    Happy Holidays! <3

  11. Val

    Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts 🙂
    Happy Holidays everyone!

  12. Nathan W.

    Attaching a string of light to our house and then having the string go out five minutes later seems to be a annual event at our house.

  13. CT

    Like you, my fails never end up on camera. Thanks for this contest!

  14. marcus

    thanks for the giveaways

  15. David L

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  16. elizabeth

    Way to go magic mile man!

  17. Marcus

    Thanks for all the giveaways!

  18. Anita

    A peppermint milkshake is the bees knees for bringing on the holidays! Thanks for the giveaway

  19. Karrie

    I wish I could escape to Disney for the Holidays..lol

  20. Jamie

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  21. Dan

    Fingers crossed.

  22. Carrie Conrad

    Baby, It’s Cold Outside 🙂

  23. JRG

    Cold enough to freeze ice.

  24. Michael H.(oldfox)

    Thanks for the great giveaway daily. Wow! Love the blog.

  25. Ruch

    Third times a charm ?

  26. Belim

    “Baby, it’s cold outside”…… I cannot imagine myself saying this to the Guy behind the counter…..
    On the other hand, if it was an attractive woman, hmmmm

  27. Chris

    Happy Holidays!

  28. r Hirsch

    not cold here in FL

  29. Karen

    Cupcakes would be awesome!

  30. Laura


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