Yesterday I wrote a post titled “Radio Silence for IHG’s Surprise Promotion” and included my experience with not receiving any prizes from the offer even though it had been more then 5 business days. With that being said, I just received 6 emails from IHG Rewards Club with the subject line: “You qualify for a Priceless Surprise®!”. I am extremely excited to see that the promotion is actually working like planned and prizes are being sent out!
Even though I sent in 10 entry forms at the same exact time, I only received 6 emails. That either means there is a backlog getting to all of them still or for whatever reason some of my entries didn’t qualify and were thrown away. I am going to assume that the emails for the remaining 4 will come within the next few days.
As expected, I received 500 bonus points as prizes for all 6 entries. A few readers commented on prior posts that they received 1,000 bonus point prizes as well. The site says to check your email on how to redeem the points, but I cannot find any information. I just my IHG account and no 500 bonus points have been deposited, but I’ll keep on checking.
For those wondering, I hand wrote all information required on a 3×5 unlined notecard and hand wrote the mailing address and return address on the envelope. I am sure within the next few hours we will receive reports on what worked/what did not work from other readers. If you have any success stories, please comment below letting others know what you did.
Ultimately, it looks like the minimum for 47,000 IHG bonus points will work for anyone that wants to put in the effort and a little bit of money (approx $50). You can also read more about this promotion on these two prior blog posts: 1) Spend $46 and Earn at Least 47,000 Points; and 2) Preparing for LOTS of IHG Points.
What did you all win?!