Get at Least 47,000 IHG Points for $136

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Have you heard about IHG’s Priceless Surprise promotion yet? If you book a stay at an IHG hotel (Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, etc) with a Mastercard you’re entered to win some pretty cool prizes. You can also enter through the mail, which is what this post is about.

How to Enter Without Booking an IHG Stay

Deals We Like wrote a detailed post outlining how to enter through the mail, and it turns out the minimum prize is 500 bonus points. Since you can mail in up to 94 entries, you can win a minimum of 47,000 IHG points for the cost of paper, envelopes, and $47 worth of stamps. 47,000 IHG points is enough for a free night at most Intercontinentals and multiple free nights at other IHG properties.

One Deals We Like readers won the million point prize with a mail in entry!

But it definitely takes time. First, register for the promotion.

Then handwrite the following on up to 94 pieces of 3×5 paper or index cards:

-full name
-mailing address
-day and evening phone numbers (can be the same)
-email address
-IHG Rewards number
-first 6 digits of a Mastercard
-date of birth

Then mail each piece in a separate envelope to:
IHG and MasterCard
Priceless Surprises Promotion
c/o HelloWorld, Inc.
P.O. Box 5996
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5996

If you have any questions, I recommend reading through the Deals We Like posts as she’s done a great job of documenting everyone’s experiences.

There’s also another option if you’re painfully slow at handwriting, like apparently I am. A reader and his brother have hired a group of people to do it for them and they’re offering Heels First Travel readers a chance to do the same for $136 total which will cover the cost of stamps, supplies, and labor. To take advantage of this:

  1. Register for the promotion
  2. Submit payment via Paypal using this link
  3. Fill out this form with all the information needed

They’ll handwrite and mail in everything for you, sending you a photo of all 94 entries when they’re completed. I have not tried them yet, so I can’t vouch, but based on how long it took me to fill out 20 index cards (and I haven’t even done envelopes yet) I will probably use their services. Note: I’m not receiving any commission or referral credit for this, just passing it along in case you’re interested.

If you’re lucky, you’ll win more than just 47,000 IHG points 🙂

IHG Priceless Surprise Prizes include

  • 1 Million Bonus Points–Use IHG® Rewards Club bonus points towards Reward Nights, gadgets & more.
  • Free Night–Enjoy a Free Night at any hotel in the IHG® family.
  • MasterCard® Gift Card–Simple & convenient shopping for anything your heart desires.
  • Adventure package– Capture the excitement with a Sony Splashproof camera, Garmin Fenix® 3 Multisport GPS Watch & MyCharge Hub9000 Rechargeable Power Bank.
  • Paris Tennis Tournament Package — Experience the trip of a lifetime in Paris, complete with airfare, hotel & car service.
  • Trip to New York City — Enjoy private ice skating, shopping & 3 nights at InterContinental Times Square.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard® in Orlando–Walk inside the ropes alongside PGA TOUR Pros. Stay & play a round of golf at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Orange Lake Resort.
  • Gift Card to–Receive a $2,500 gift card to to indulge in fashion, furniture & fitness.


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