Win 15 Million IHG Rewards Points Through IHG's "Department of Epic" Contest

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It's the summer of loyalty program giveaways! This time, you can be the sole winner of an epic 15 million IHG Rewards points prize. All you have to do is post on Instagram or Twitter telling IHG why you need an epic vacation. The most creative, original, and quality post wins the contest. But, you only have to July 20, 2021 to post.

IHG's “Department of Epic” 15 Million Point Giveaway

Unlike recent sweepstakes with Southwest Airlines, the Hilton Honors Dining Program, and American AAdvantage, there will only be one winner of this contest.

But what a grand prize it is! The chosen winner will claim the following:

  • 15,000,000 IHG Rewards points (worth $111,000 based on recent AwardWallet user redemptions) — enough to spend a year at IHG properties.
  • A complimentary gift basket full of your favorite snacks delivered to their room every time you check into a new hotel.
  • Dining at one of IHG’s restaurants, once a month.
  • A deluxe hotel mattress delivered to your home.
  • Access to a private car at select hotels to take you wherever you want to go around the city.
  • A collection of Kimpton robes.
  • Immediate upgrade to Spire Elite rewards status — IHG's highest level of elite status.
  • And a personal booking concierge.

How to Enter

To enter, create a post on either Twitter or Instagram ‘telling IHG why they need an epic vacation – without telling IHG they need an epic vacation’

Make sure to:

  1. use #IHGTellMeContest
  2. tag @ihghotels

The terms and conditions note that you can submit a maximum of 10 entries — 5 on Twitter and 5 on Instagram. You can't use the same post twice. Entries will be judged on originality (30%), quality (30%), and creativity (40%).

Sorry overseas readers. This contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia) who are at least 21 years old at the time of entry.

Entries close on July 20, 2021. The winner will be announced on August 2, 2021. If you win, you will have three days to claim the prize. You do not have to be an IHG Rewards Member to enter, but you will need to become a member in order to claim the prize.

Our Take

Personally, I prefer the sweepstakes with multiple winners. But if you do end up being the winner of this contest, claiming 15 million rewards points, gift baskets, free dining each month, and all the rest of the prizes would be pretty sweet.

Hopefully, you already have Instagram and Twitter accounts to post to, and you can get your creative juices flowing. I'm guessing there are very few of us who can't think of a reason why we need an epic vacation.

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  • Bhikhu Shah says:

    WOW!!! Nice to get the prize, but yes multiple winners at smaller amounts would be better. More chance of winning!!!

  • This is a bit disappointing coming from IHG. Not even going to touch on statistics and the odds of winning if the winner were to be randomly selected; but the odds here are even further skewed by the subjective nature of the judging categories combined with the fact that there is a big difference in the generational usage of social media. I prefer something like the recent promo from American, where everyone is on equal footing.

  • Almost no chance to win. So it is useless to participate.

  • I wonder what stories I can come up with? I hope someone from here wins (me!)

  • Wow, that’d be incredible! Now to find a creative way to tell them about all the holidays I’ve had to cancel over the past 16 months…

  • Are Canadian residents eligible for the IHG contest?

    • JT Genter says:

      Unfortunately not. “This Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry”

  • Wow, I love this contest. Will have to craft a very clever answer. chances are slim, but i hope to win!

  • This is certainly a big win for one person. I just never seem to win these things especially when the subject matter is subjective. Congrats though to the person who is going to win this.

  • What a prize! I almost think it should be broken down and offered as smaller prizes to multiple winners

  • I’m confused. I didn’t recognize the name of this promo, but the description matches one I entered awhile ago. Are there more than one sweeps being run by IHG now? That seems unlikely.

  • Harvey Kwan says:

    Can you transfer IHG points to book flights?

  • Gareth Waugh says:

    Nice, worth entering, not quite the work and reward of sending in envelopes!

  • With a contest like this, why bother? Seriously? one winner and it just depends on who is creative? according to who? pass…this kind of contest just really leaves a bad taste in my mouth with IHG….

  • Line most everything IHG except the $49 CC, a waste of time