In early November, fellow BoardingArea blogger Deals We Like wrote a post which shared some very interesting information- Spend $46 and Earn At Least 47,000 IHG Points!
The post highlighted a way to take part in the IHG Surprises Promotion and a way to enter without completing any hotel stays…
This sounded intriguing and since I love entering contests it was something I had to take part in.
The only problem was that entering is a real pain. Since it could rewarding, I went ahead and entered. The way you enter is by handwriting quite a bit of info on 3×5 cards and mailing them in. You can enter 94 times this way, one entry per envelope.
When the promo started in mid-November, I mailed out 70 entries over the course of around a week. (I’ve since mailed out 10 more.)
News started to trickle in of people getting responses in the form of e-mails from IHG Rewards Club. I started to worry since I had received nothing back. Did I waste my time and money on stamps entering? Who knows….
I decided to wait and see before trying to reach out to the promo’s administrator…
This past Friday (December 11), Deals We Like wrote an IHG Surprises Update. It appeared that people were receiving their prize e-mails on Fridays. I still had received nothing!
More nerves and wondering if I wasted my time…
Then, just as I was about to head out to pickup Lucas from School at 5:07 PM, I saw an e-mail from IHG Rewards Club and the subject You qualify for a Priceless Surprise!
Finally! I had actually received 21 IHG Surprise prize e-mails!
I went out to get Lucas and then excitedly opened my e-mails to claim my prizes.
The first nine e-mails were for the 500 points minimum. Then number 10 was for 1,000 points! From the remaining 11 prizes, I received one more 1,000 points prize with the rest being for 500 points.
So far my tally is 11,500 IHG points from 21 prize e-mails.
I’m looking forward to receiving more prize entries and hoping to win at least one prize larger than 1,000 points. If not, I’ll still be happy to have earned 48,000 IHG points from this contest.
Are you taking part in the IHG Priceless Surprises contest. If so, how have you done so far?