IHG Rewards Club has launched new Lucky Draw promotion/sweepstakes that allows one to use points to participate. This promotion is available for US, Canada, UK, and Greater China IHG Rewards Club members.
The promotion started on January 6 and ends on March 30, 2014. The grand prize is 1,000,000 IHG Rewards Club points (US, Canada & UK) and 150,000 in Greater China.
The prizes vary from week to week and you must use your IHG Rewards Club points to participate.
There is, however, an instant win game as well that doesn’t require you to use points.
You need to request a game code that should be emailed to your email address on file with IHG. I tried to request the game piece, but failed. The system didn’t recognize first that I was signed in and later just threw me back to the T&C’s of the promotion.
Instant Win Game prizes:
Some airlines that have fixed mileage expiry often use raffles to allow frequent fliers to use their expiring miles. I have not come across any hotel loyalty program that would have done something like this before.
If you want to clear family member account that has few hundred points, this could be way to do it. I will save my points for hotel awards.