Just in case you don’t know, a screenshot is like taking a picture of your screen. It takes the screen image and saves it as an image document. A screenshot is a great way to have proof about promotions.
This week I’ve been reminded of the importance of getting a screenshot when you are doing something as part of a promotion.
I’m not sure if you remember when I questioned the legitimacy of the Hilton Best Rate Guarantee.
In that case, the screenshot was my only proof that the Expedia rate was available.
A few weeks ago there was a big mix up with a promotion gone awry with Hilton (hmmmmm).
Rather than retelling all the juicy details, I’ll pass you along to The Points Guy’s retelling of his experience.
Basically, Hilton has removed the post that announced the promotion. How can you prove it existed? The screenshot. Those who have a good chance at getting awarded the miles will likely be those who have screenshots.
I also always (except when I forget :)) get screenshots when I sign up for credit card promotions. If I don’t happen to get my points I like to have proof that I should have been awarded my points.
How to Take a Screenshot
On my program, I hit start and then type in Snipping Tool. From there I just select the text and then I save that image. If you’ve never done a screenshot before, you can just Google “How to screenshot + your operating system”.
Have you ever had situations where a screenshot came to your rescue?