Update: Stay at Nearly Any IHG Hotel (Including Resorts) for ~$56

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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.  

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There’s Still Time to Mail in Entries to IHG’s Contest. You’ll Earn at Least 47,000 IHG Points!

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

Link:   Everything You Need to Know About How to Enter 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.

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I Felt Like I Was Playing a Slot Machine!

So far I’ve won 20,000 IHG points.

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You’re Nearly Guaranteed to Win at Least 500 Points per Play. And I Got Lucky a Few Times, Winning 2,000 and 5,000 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.

Bottom Line

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!

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To Ed and all other not getting the emails. Make sure you register for the promotion first. People report on flyertalk that by emailing Hello world, they have been getting responses and emails in about 3 days time

Here is the email for helloworld


Very discouraging. Sent over 40 in mid- December, and I have heard nothing. I called IHG who said they would pass my concern on a few weeks ago, but I have heard nothing from this as well.

Another 40 emails on 2/6. (68 total so far) Results 5000-1, 1000-3 times, $50 prepaid GC -1 and 500 pts-63 times

No Fake info to IHG. Only trying to illustrate the format I used to send in the the 3×5 paper.

I was in hurry to get out a batch to IHG/Helloworld and was worried they would get rejected. Now I know they arent picky. Next time I read a bit better

Never would have guessed 12345 was real zip code lol

The true great Munster of the family is Grandpa. He knows how to “grease” a bellboys palm on trips very well. Great money saver 🙂

Hope these entries get all processed before my March 10 trip to Asia. GLTA

@Rich I assume you put your real Address, Phone Number, Birthday, etc on your entries to IHG and you just used fake info for posting it here (but if you actually live on 1313 Mockingbird and you aren’t part of The Munsters, you snagged a nice street address; and 12345 is an actual zip code not far from me). I can’t blame you for not putting real info up here.

Or did you actually put fake info other than your IHG # and e-mail and it actually worked? Cause it would be interesting that IHG accepts it with fake info. And if they do, well they really aren’t reading them to carefully.

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