If you’ve been waiting to hear about positive results from others before putting in the time and effort to hand-write 94 entries for IHG Priceless Surprises promotion, then I have great news for you – the points are coming in! Dad texted me this morning telling me that 51,500 points credited to his account.
The promotion was originally advertised/intended as this: get 1,000 points on your first qualifying IHG stay with a check in date between November 15, 2015 and February 15, 2016. Then for each subsequent qualifying stay during that time period, you’ll get a “Priceless Surprise”.
However it was soon discovered there was an alternative way of participating: According to the official rules, “From November 15, 2015 to February 15, 2016: You can enter the Instant Win Game without completing a Qualifying Stay… Each entrant is eligible to receive up to ninety-four (94) Game plays during the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry.”
Going into further detail, all one needs to do is hand-write 94 postcards and envelopes to receive a minimum of 500 points per entry (for a minimum total of 47,000 points for 94 entries).
The Priceless Surprises promotion ends on February 15, 2016, which means there’s still several weeks left to consider taking part of this mindless (albeit time-consuming) promotion. Don’t forget that you must Register at IHG to make sure you get credit for the mailed entries.
Like others, I waited a bit before starting my entries because I wanted to see how things were going for the early birds. Dad, on the other hand, wasted no time getting started. He completed his 94 entries right away, as soon as the promotion was first announced. We were almost certain his envelopes would get rejected because of the fact that they were postmarked before the promotion actually started. Luckily that wasn’t the case and he received his first batch of emails within 15 days.
As far as myself, I personally do not find hand-writing 94 post cards and envelopes to be an enjoyable task… but when there’s points on the table, it can be done… ;)Still not motivated? You can pay someone…
Reader Edward recently reached out with an interesting proposition…
If you wanted to participate in the IHG promotion, but didn’t want your hand to fall off, he’ll do it for you for a fee. Simply fill out the online form with the necessary info, make a PayPal payment for $156 ($100 for labor, $56 for materials/stamps), he will take care of the entry submission, where you can get back a minimum of 47,000 points (it’s like buying them for $.0033/each).
First and foremost, you must Register at IHG to make sure you get credit for the mailed entries.
Step 1: Pay via PayPal for the Mailing Service:
Step 2: Fill out this form so they have the information to hand write and send out 94 envelopes w/ entries to IHG:
Once they’ve fulfilled the order, you’ll get an e-mail out with a photo of all the envelopes they’ve hand filled, and as long as IHG processes the entries, the points should show up in a few weeks. Keep in mind that they’re not affiliated in any way with IHG, they’re just handling the laborious task of filling out entries by hand and mailing them off. The rest is up to IHG for making sure points are applied, etc. They can’t guarantee any part of that process, only that they’ve mailed out 94 entries to IHG.