Lots of folks are receiving winning entries to perhaps the easiest Big Travel with Small Money deal outside of credit card sign-up bonuses!
IHG is running a promotion you can enter for free through the mail. For the cost of stamps and envelopes, you’ll earn enough points to stay at nearly any IHG hotel in the world.
I’ll share how many points I’ve earned so far. And the short-cut I used!
My Experience with IHG’s Priceless Surprises Promotion
You can mail up to 94 entries. Entries must be postmarked by February 15, 2016. I’ve been filling out index cards and mailing them in batches.
So far I’ve mailed in 50 entries. It took a while, but yesterday and today I received 19 emails back from IHG. They were in my spam folder, so be sure to check!
When you click the link in your email from IHG, you’ll be taken to the game.
So far I’ve won 20,000 IHG points.
Time-Saving & Money Saving Tips
See my post with all the details, but in short, to enter you must hand-write your entries on a 3 X 5″ piece of paper. (I used index cards.) But it does NOT say you have to hand-write the addresses on the envelopes!
So I put my printer to work and printed the return and outgoing addresses directly onto the envelopes without labels.
To save money, I purchased self-adhesive stamps at an office supply store with a card that earns 5X points (or 5% cash back) in that category.
What to Do With All These IHG Points?
I’ve only played ~20% of my 94 entries and I’ve already earned 20,000 IHG points. I could use them for 4 free nights at an IHG PointBreaks hotel.
But I’ll likely add it to my collection of IHG points. And then stay at an expensive IHG hotel such as an InterContinental or Crowne Plaza location.
You have until February 15, 2016, to enter the IHG Priceless Surprises promotion.
I’ve done this myself. It works. And it’s fun! Be patient, because it takes time to receive your emails from IHG. And be sure to check your spam folder!
If you have a printer, save time and energy by using it to address the envelopes.
And save money or earn extra points when you buy your stamps at a store where you earn bonus points, such as an office supply store or supermarket.
Let me know what you’ve won so far!