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Back in November I broke the news with an extremely lucrative promotion with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). It is actually being run as a contest, so instead of actually staying at an IHG hotel there is a mail in option as well. With this contest you will earn a minimum of 500 IHG points with every entry you submit. There is a maximum of 94 entries per account so ultimately you can win a minimum of 47,000 IHG points. Overall, a very easy way to earn IHG points without actually having to enter an IHG hotel!
Instead of fully detailing out the promotion again, you can read this prior post to learn more about the offer in case you decide you want to take part:
Now, the big issue is that MANY people have yet to receive their prize even though they sent in their entries weeks ago. The terms of the offer say that you’ll receive your prize via email within 5 business day. And clearly that is NOT the case for many people. I personally have sent in all 94 entries (through 4 different batches) and have only received my prize for the first 10 entries sent in. Even though I have not yet received my prizes for the remaining entries, I am still confident that they will be received eventually.
For those that have received a prize via email thus far, you’ll notice that the points HAVE posted to the associated IHG points. Below is a screen shot of my account. For my first 10 entries I received the minimum 500 points. This shows me that the contest is legit and the company is ponying up the prizes that folks have received.My take on it is that the 3rd party company that is holding this contest (called HelloWorld) is BEYOND overwhelmed. I assume they did not expect to receive even a fraction of this number of entries. Because of that, they are extremely backlogged and are getting to entires as quickly as humanly possible. It seems as though they’ve sent out prizes in 4 or 5 different batches. If you still have not heard, I personally would not be worried. I know it can be annoying and stressful. I am still trusting the system and am almost half way done with my husbands entries even though I’ve only received the prizes for about 10% of my entires.
Hopefully the prizes will start trickling in soon! Goodluck to those participating! One Deals We Like reader has already won 1 million points!