Your Chance to Win in the Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes — But…

I nterContinental Hotels Group is offering you your chance to win in the Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes by registering as a participant — but you must be a member of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program who is an eligible legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and is 21 years of age or older; and you must be the holder of a Mastercard credit or debit card as of Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in order to participate in this sweepstakes.

No prize is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, win or claim a prize in the sweepstakes; and a purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize in the sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

How to Enter the Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes

Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one sweepstakes entry per eligible entrant per calendar day during the promotion period.

During the Registration Period, you must visit the official Internet web site of this promotion and follow the instructions to register. You must provide all requested and required information — including but not limited to your IHG Rewards Club membership account number. You must also accept the terms and conditions of the promotion offer and sweepstakes. Following registration, you may participate in the offer and begin earning entries in the sweepstakes, of which there are two ways. During the promotion period, you may participate in the offer and enter the sweepstakes by completing qualified hotel stays.

The Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes will include the following eleven entry periods — each of which is considered a sweepstakes entry period:

Entry Period

Start of Entry Period
Thursdays at Midnight Eastern Standard Time

End of Entry Period
Wednesdays at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time

Drawing Date


December 1, 2016

December 7, 2016

December 13, 2016


December 8, 2016

December 14, 2016

December 20, 2016


December 15, 2016

December 21, 2016

December 27, 2016


December 22, 2016

December 28, 2016

January 3, 2017


December 29, 2016

January 4, 2017

January 10, 2017


January 5, 2017

January 11, 2017

January 17, 2017


January 12, 2017

January 18, 2017

January 24, 2017


January 19, 2017

January 25, 2017

January 31, 2017


January 26, 2017

February 1, 2017

February 7, 2017


February 2, 2017

February 8, 2017

February 14, 2017


February 9, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 21, 2017

Entries which are not winners will not carry forward into subsequent weekly Sweepstakes Entry Period, but will be included in the grand prize drawing. During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, there are two (2) ways to earn Sweepstakes entries:

  1. Qualified Hotel Stay Entry During a sweepstakes entry period, you will earn one sweepstakes entry for each qualifying night of a completed qualified hotel stay. All Entries earned during a single Qualified Hotel Stay will be credited to a Participant on the day of checkout and will be entered into the Sweepstakes Entry Period during which checkout occurred. Your must provide your IHG Rewards Club membership number prior to checking out of your hotel stay and pay for it with a Mastercard credit or debit card, or else the nights during the Qualified Hotel Stay will not earn you any Sweepstakes entries.
  2. No-Purchase Method of Entry Via the Internet To participate without a purchase, during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, you may register for the promotion by following the instructions in Section 3 above then visit and follow the instructions to enter his/her IHG Rewards Club member number, confirm that you are a Mastercard cardholder as of November 15, 2016, and watch a short video, after which you will receive one entry into the sweepstakes. Qualified Hotel Stay not required to participate in the Sweepstakes via the No-Purchase Method of Entry.


There will be a total of 115 winners of prizes worth a total approximate retail value of $162,038.90 during this sweepstakes.

Five winners of the grand prize — whose approximate retail value is $20,000.00 — will each receive a trip for two to Chicago from May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017, which includes:

  • Two round-trip coach airline tickets, for winner and one guest, from the major airport nearest the residence of the winner (as determined by Sponsor) to Chicago
  • Three nights — one standard room hotel accommodations, double occupancy — at a hotel in or near Chicago as determined by the sponsor of this sweepstakes
  • Ground transportation between the airport and hotel
  • A spa experience
  • A helicopter tour of the Chicago skyline
  • A private wine tasting event
  • One Mastercard prepaid card worth $600.00
  • Dinner with chef Graham Elliot where the winner will have a private dinner curated by Graham Elliot at DL Loft and will have a chance to meet Graham Elliot and will receive a signed copy of Graham Elliot’s cookbook
  • Select meals as determined by the sponsor of the sweepstakes
  • A check for $5,000.00 made payable to the winner


Approximate Retail Value

BeoPlay A6 Music System


LG 55″ Ultra High Definition Smart LED Television


Canon Thule Camera


Garmin Multisport GPS Watch, MyCharge portable charger and 360 Fly 360 Action Camera with Virtual Reality Goggles


Wine Enthusiast 18 Bottle Touchscreen two-temperature Wine Refrigeration with Electric Wine Opener and a set of six Baccarat Wine Glasses


Thule Kent Bike his and hers 700c Retro Hybrid Bike with Thule Doubletrack two Bicycle Hitch Rack


Jura Impressa C60 Automatic Coffee Center


Each of the 22 weekly first prize winners — two winners per sweepstakes entry period — will be able to choose to receive one of the prizes shown in the chart above.

Each of the 88 weekly second prize winners — eight winners per sweepstakes entry period — will receive 60,000 IHG Rewards Club points whose approximate retail value is $300.00.

On or about each drawing date listed in the table above, Administrator will randomly select two weekly first prize winners and eight weekly second prize winners from all Sweepstakes entries received during the applicable Sweepstakes Entry Period. On or about February 27, 2017, Administrator will randomly select five potential grand prize winners from all Sweepstakes Entries received during all eleven Sweepstakes Entry Periods.

Complete Two Stays and Receive Reward Cards Worth Up to $100.00

Complete two qualified hotel stays — one of which must consist of a minimum of a stay of two nights — during the promotion period will qualify to receive a Mastercard reward card upon completion of the second qualified hotel stay. You must pay for both of the qualified hotel stays with a Mastercard credit or debit card.

You are only eligible to receive one Mastercard reward card during the period of the offer regardless of the number of Qualified Hotel Stays. After you qualify to receive a Mastercard reward card, you will receive an e-mail message at the e-mail address associated with your IHG Rewards Club membership account with a link to a redemption portal, which you should click and then follow the instructions to redeem your Mastercard reward card. Mastercard reward cards must be redeemed at the redemption portal by 11:59:59 PM ET on March 31, 2017. Mastercard reward cards will be mailed to the physical addresses associated with your IHG Rewards Club membership account within eight weeks.

Note: at the redemption portal, a Participant who qualifies for the Offer, as described above, will have a choice to receive a Virtual Mastercard reward card in lieu of a Mastercard reward card. Virtual Mastercard reward cards will be delivered to the email addresses associated with your IHG Rewards Club membership account. Virtual Mastercard reward cards can be used for online purchases only.

The Mastercard reward card value is determined by the hotel brand where at least one of the two qualified hotel stays are completed. If you have at least one qualified hotel stay at a brand hotel or resort property of:

  • InterContinental, you will receive a Mastercard reward card worth $100.00
  • Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, or Even Hotels brand hotel, you will receive a Mastercard reward card worth $75.00
  • Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Resort, Hualaxe, Staybridge Suites, or Candlewood Suites you will receive a Mastercard reward card worth $50.00

Terms and Conditions

A qualified stay includes a stay in at a hotel or resort property which is part of the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN or HUALUXE brands; provided that the qualified stay does not include a hotel stay subject to the following rates:

  • Net wholesale individual and group rates
  • Package rates
  • Employee discount rates
  • Friends and family rates
  • Crew rates
  • Special discounted contract rates
  • Seasonal worker or crew rate
  • 50 percent travel club discount rates
  • Travel industry discount rates
  • Distressed passenger rates
  • IHG Rewards Club Reward Nights or Airline Hotel Reward night rates
  • Rates booked through third party web sites
  • Complimentary hotel stays

All other costs not specifically stated for winners of the grand prize — including but not limited to parking, taxes, meals, tips, and souvenirs — are the sole responsibility of the winner. Blackout periods and other restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Complete terms and conditions of trip will be furnished with winner notification. Travel companions of the grand prize trip winners must travel with winner on the same itinerary. In addition, travel companions of grand prize trip winner must be 21 years of age or older. Winners and travel companions are responsible for all required travel documents.

Other official rules, terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation


If you do not hold a Mastercard credit or debit card, you cannot participate in this promotion — but if you do participate, I hope that you are one of the winners.

Good luck to you!

Source: InterContinental Hotels Group.

2 thoughts on “Your Chance to Win in the Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes — But…”

  1. JAXBA says:

    Have entered once so far, on a PC. The video hasn’t loaded on the Android/iPad devices I’ve tried using over the weekend, so no mobile entries.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Interesting, JAXBA. Thank you for reporting on that issue.

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