The Great Oreo Cookie Quest

This post is about the 2018 promotion – click here for details of the 2019 Oreo People Snapchat Promotion!

Oreo’s big promotion for 2018 is the Great Oreo Cookie Quest, which is actually two separate promotions, and a little confusing! First of all, there’s an instant win competition where you need a unique code from a promotional Oreo pack and can win a trip to San Francisco. The second promotion involves downloading the Oreo Search mobile app, and using it to scan real cookies and virtual cookies to earn points and win prizes – this part doesn’t require a purchase!

Watch my YouTube video for a visual guide on how to enter – or scroll down for full details!

Instant win promotion

The prizes are:

  • 4 night VIP Trip to San Francisco for 4, with a visit to the Google Headquarters – GooglePlex- in Silicon Valley, plus £500 cash
  • 780 Bluetooth® speaker – TES156N (39 to be won each week)
  • 1320 Oreo Earphones (66 to be won each week)

How to enter the Oreo Quest instant win

  • Buy a promotional pack of Oreos – with the ‘Great Oreo Cookie Quest’ flash
  • Visit the website
  • Use your computer or device camera to scan an Oreo cookie (this can be a real Oreo cookie or a visual of an Oreo cookie – hold it up in front of your camera) OR upload a photo of a cookie from your device – you will need to allow permission for the Oreo website to access your camera (you only need to scan your cookie once – for subsequent entries on the same device, you can go straight to the code entry)
  • When the cookie has scanned successfully, enter the 8 digit code from the Oreo wrapper – you can only use a code once.
  • Enter your email address

If you win a prize, you’ll find out instantly and can complete your details – then you’ll get a confirmation email.

App promotion

The prizes are:

  • 30,000 x £5 Google Play vouchers (supplied as codes by email).
  • 1 x Samsung Galaxy J7

How to enter the Oreo Quest app competition

  • Download the Oreo Search app for iOS or Android
  • Register with your name and email address, then download the app data
  • Allow access to the camera
  • Start scanning cookies!

The aim is to earn as many points as possible using the app, by scanning real and virtual Oreo Cookies to add to your ‘Cookiedex’. To collect cookies, solve the daily clues and find hidden objects in your environment.

Daily clues – 150 daily clues will be released – solve them and scan the item to earn a virtual cookie. eg. ‘They cut through paper but are crushed by rock’ – take a photo of some scissors to get your virtual cookie! You can get notifications of daily clues by going to your Settings in the man dashboard.

Hidden objects – 240 cookies are available when you scan random objects – but this is a trial and error basis with no clues given. You may also be required to travel to a certain location to claim a virtual cookie, so your location services will need to be activated for the app.

Cookies are chocolate (1 point), silver (3 points) or golden (5 points) and are stored in the ‘Cookiedex’. The maximum number of cookies you can collect is 390. By collecting cookies you can earn Oreo wallpaper, and stickers to use in your messenging apps.

The Galaxy J7 will be awarded to the user with the most points.  You can win a £5 voucher automatically if you’re one of the first players to reach a points threshold (this should be a good chance of winning as I doubt more than a few thousand people will put the effort in!)

  • 165 points (15,000 vouchers available)
  • 300 points (10,500)
  • 650 points (4500)

Both promotions end on 31st May 2018 and are open to all UK and ROI residents over 18. There’s a No Purchase Necessary route for the instant win in Northern Ireland – see the T&Cs for full details.

Packaging states there’s one last prize draw to win £500 cash open from 1st June 2018 to 31st December 2018 – but there’s no mention of this in the online T&Cs. It also states that ‘proof of purchase may be necessary in order to claim prize’ so you’d better keep your packaging and receipts somewhere safe just in case!

My tips

  • You don’t need to scan the actual object to get your cookie. Scanning a photo or a Googled image will work too!
  • Try scanning everything in your house – the app isn’t accurate so some objects might get you points even if they’re incorrectly identified!
  • If you’re solving the clues, you must tap the clue before scanning. eg. scanning scissors won’t get you a cookie unless you’ve tapped the ‘They cut through paper but are crushed by rock’ clue first!
  • Look out for the incorrectly identified object names that flash up – you can try to scan some of these later to get cookies!
  • A lot of supermarkets don’t have the promotional stock in yet, so enter as early as you can if you find them (terms don’t state whether it’s a ‘winning moments’ instant win promotion… you might want to enter your codes overnight or in the early hours in case it is!)

Good luck! Want to know more about purchase necessary comps? Read my guide. 

51 Responses

  1. The end draw only needs a wrapper code & your email – doesn’t need the ap or uploading a photo/scanning a cookie.

  2. The UK code page is now accepting entries for the final prize draw

  3. george says:

    anyone wanna be my quest partner?

  4. asdosino says:

    Hi, i’m from italy but something’s wrong, the position 1 and 2 have more of 600 cookies, but the limit is 390 cookies or not?

    • Marina says:

      Ciao, hai più saputo niente di questo concorso? È passato un anno. A un certo punto fui superata da utenti col doppio dei punti consentiti. Non sono stata contattata nemmeno per la card Google

  5. Alex says:

    anyone wanna be my quest partner?

  6. Aafke says:

    What paints a white moustach?
    I dont know, maybe the translation is zo bad….. help!!

  7. Tanya Todorova says:

    I won a Bluetooth speaker but I didn’t receive an email

  8. Marina says:

    This message in for Jo.
    I want to contact you.
    Can I post my own email adress?

    • Jo says:

      I am not sure.

      • Marina says:

        Thank you for the suv. The Mondelez italian translation is crazy. I think I have to find only the new clues. I hope. Thanks. alfredo.bollicine gmail

        • Marco says:

          I hope someone here is not playing dirty , in any case I think I will report everything to Mondelez,
          including screenshots . Be helped by those who already know the answers it does not seem like a proper thing to those who are playing without help , understood Marina or Alfredo or whoever you are?

          • Jo says:

            Nobody is helping anyone other than translations. Even if you knew all of the hidden objects, some are crazy hard to scan so it’s more skill than anything towards the end. Good luck.

          • Marco says:

            thanks Jo, it’s comforting for me to read this. good luck to you too 😉

      • Dimitris says:

        How can I contact you?? My email is I want some help with some clues

    • Jo says:

      I can help with translation but can’t tell you hidden objects as Mondelez wouldn’t like that and it may invalidate my score. My tip would be to look at the words that flash up at the bottom and scan those. Competition doesn’t end here until 31st May. As long as you’re in the lead, you will win the prize at the end of the competition. You don’t have to score 390.

      • Marina says:

        Thank you. I think I have find the items without clues and remain the clues not yet published. I have read the rules. I have played so much. For days and nights.

        • Jo says:

          Have you worked out if you have found all of the hidden ones? There are 240 hidden ones and 150 clues. Do you know how many clues have been released? You can use this to work out how many hidden items you need.

  9. Este foarte buna aplicatia
    Manaci 1 pachet de oreo
    Gasesti codul
    Si il trimiti

  10. Bogmore says:

    You need to make an account and let google access everything on your phone. Then download their stupid extra app before scanning your cookie.

  11. Victoria Ashley says:

    If everybody get all the 390 cookie, everybody will have the same score. How do they decide who the winner is?

  12. Andy says:

    We cant set up an account no matter how much we try, it keeps saying that the email is already in use on my android and iphone.

    • Di says:

      Have you got a second email account you can try Andy? I have a few spare gmail/apple accounts for comping that I can use if I encounter problems.

      • Andy says:

        I have multiple email accounts and no matter which one I use it keeps saying email already in use. I find this extremely hard to believe as they are unique to my own web address. Plus my daughter is having the same problem.

  13. Daphne Monk says:

    Thanks Di I have just won all three of the £5 Google play , which I am waiting to recieve

  14. Daphne Monk says:

    Thanks Di I now have £15 in google play vouchers, and at present 30th place with 662 points and 284 cookies.
    Struggling to find new ones now

  15. Indira says:

    Hello, i just found your website and find it so interesting, you got new fan from Germany 🙂 Currently i have 302 cookies with score 716 which makes me the one who has the highest score in whole Germany, the second place has only 199 cookies with score 453. How is it in your country? It would be so awesome to find someone to work together 🙂 The main prize here is 1x samsung note 8!

    • Indira Daranindra says:

      update : i have now 311 with score 739!

      • Di says:

        Wow! You’re doing a great job there Indira! Do you have many competitions/contests over there in Germany?

        • Indira says:

          Yes, we have a lot of giveaway too, or “Gewinnspiel” in German. We have also big forum where we share the newest contests which are currently available. There’s also product tester program. 🙂

          • Jo says:

            Indira, I would love to be your cookie buddy. I have over 350 currently.

          • Indira Daranindra says:

            Sure, but i guess the competition in UK ends on 31st of May right? It will ends on 15th of April here in Germany, so i will definitely help you after that, i just don’t know how to reach you 🙁

          • Marina says:

            Jo, are you the winner in uk? Can you Help me? I’m the first, first in Italy. How Ivan contaci you?

          • Dimitris says:

            Hello indira… Can u be my cookie partner??

        • Marina says:

          I’m from Italy. How many cookies do you have find? Actually 352 and ends at 1st july. I’m in the top. I don’t find a thing called BEACH TROLLEY. Carrello da spiaggia in italiano. Do you could Help me?

  16. Gaynor Spanswick says:

    I can’t get past the submit account set up page on the app ,I’ve tried it on 3 phone and it won’t load on any of them.

  17. Samantha Harrison says:

    Fantastic thanks Di. Got a £5 voucher today and 25th on the leaderboard. Really random stuff it comes up with. Scanned a shopping trolley earlier and it said it was a surfboard? Back to it tomorrow.

  18. mark gardner says:

    Some odd ones that come up on mine was feather boa, ski lift and accorian. I had the problem with the oreo not scanning but it is working now

  19. Lynne OConnor says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this one. I’ve just earned my first £5 voucher just by using Google image search for the clues. This was much easier than the actual items around the house which the app seemed to have problems identifying (although it did misidentify some interesting items including a fire extinguisher from Coke can, record player from a biscuit tin and no idea what it thought was a turtle!)

    • Di says:

      Does this mean I’ll get cookies for scanning a fire extinguisher and a turtle? Ha ha!!

      • Lynne OConnor says:

        It probably won’t recognise the real thing! I’ve had no end of trouble trying to get it to accurately recognise household items and keep ending up going back to google images. Have you been able to get the app to recognise an Oreo as the app crashes every time I attempt this one. none of the others, just the Oreo clue

  20. George Williams says:

    The OREO Quest App seems a bit flaky on my Samsung Galaxy S6 (Android OS v7)
    Sometimes the screen flashes intermittently between relevant information and then a black screen.
    Also getting error message “Something went wrong (Code 1202)” when logging in :/

    • Di says:

      I’ve been getting that same error message this morning George! I left a message for the tech team to call me back yesterday – I’ll mention your issues too! It’s early days so I imagine there are a few glitches they need to sort.

      • George Williams says:

        Yes, I’m not surprised about the bugs, with it being early days. Thanks for following up Di.

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