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(UPDATE 12/1/2016 – The IHG Priceless Experiences promotion is now live – see how to enter without staying at an IHG hotel below)
I got an email this morning about the new IHG Priceless Experiences promotion. The basic promotion is that if you stay twice at an IHG hotel (and pay with a Mastercard), you’ll get up to a $100 Mastercard gift card. The value of your gift card depends on the brand that you stay at – for the full $100, one of your stays has to be at an Intercontinental. If one of your stays is at a Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, or Even Hotels – it’s $75. If none of your stays are at any of those brands, you’ll get $50
Registering for the IHG Priceless Experiences promotion
In order to register for the IHG Priceless Experiences promotion, you need to go to http://www.priceless.ihgrewardsclub.com/
Register for the promotion by entering in your IHG account and PIN and accepting the disclaimers.
I would not expect award stays or Points and Cash stays to count towards completing the requirements of the IHG Priceless Experiences promo (READ: Do IHG Points + Cash stays count to earn rewards?)
In addition to the Mastercard, each stay you make at an IHG hotel enters you into a sweepstakes (see promotion and prizes below)
How to enter IHG Priceless Experiences (without staying)
Of course, the real interesting part is how to enter these types of promotions WITHOUT actually staying at a hotel, so I took a look through the official terms and conditions of the IHG Priceless Experiences promo
Many of you took advantage of the IHG Priceless Surprises promotion a few months ago, where you could get (At least) 500 IHG points just by filling out your name and info on a 3×5 postcard and mailing it in. Personally my family set up an assembly line around the dining room table
Why else did I have so many kids?!?!?! Although it took a few months to finally track down all our points, we ended up with just over 100,000 points
Unfortunately it looks like IHG has gotten a LITTLE smarter this time – there is no guaranteed win, but there is still a way to enter the sweepstakes. Visit http://pricelessexperiencessweepstakes.prizelogic.com (it looks like they got rid of Hello World as a contest fulfillment company – good job!), and watch a short video.
There are no questions or anything about the video afterwards – just a confirmation message
You can enter once per day per account, starting December 1st.
IHG Priceless Experiences prizes
There will be 5 Grand Prize winners of the IHG Priceless Experiences promotion – The five winners plus a guest will enjoy travel accommodations and a 3-night stay at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Winners will also have a VIP culinary experience with celebrity chef, Graham Elliot, and a helicopter tour of the Chicago skyline
There are also 11 weekly prizes – each week for 11 weeks starting on December 1st (a Thursday). Each week, there will be 2 first prize winners, that can choose from the below prizes (with their ARV)
- BeoPlay A6 Music System $999.99
- LG 55” UHD Smart LED TV $1099.99
- Canon Thule Camera $1619.95
- Garmin Multisport GPS Watch, MyCharge portable charger and 360 Fly 360 Action Camera w/ Virtual Reality Goggles $1029.96
- Wine Enthusiast 18 Bottle Touchscreen 2-temp Wine Refrigeration with Electric Wine Opener and a set of 6 Baccarat Wine Glasses $1379.00
- Thule Kent Bike his and hers 700c Retro Hybrid Bike with Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Hitch Rack $999.93
- Jura Impressa C60 Automatic Coffee Center $1300.00
There are 8 second prize winners each week – they’ll win 60,000 IHG points.
While it’s not as good as the Priceless Surprises promo, depending how long it takes to enter each day, it may be worth it to enter starting December 1st.