IHG Rewards Club is betting that members will have fun redeeming their points for sweepstake entries. For as few as 25 points, you can play along. New prize options are available every two weeks and sweepstakes entries start at 50 points. For example, you could win a $250 Apple gift card when redeeming 50 points if you are a sweepstakes winner. You have the option to get up to 10 entries for 500 points. If you’d like to try for a cool 1,000,000 points, you’ll have to redeem 400 points. The sweepstakes offers end March 30, 2014.
An instant win is possible with only a 25-point redemption that might net you an iTunes gift card or other prizes. You can even enter without spending the 25 points if you follow the fine print offer online.
There’s a “Sneak Peek” button on the site that allows you to read about upcoming sweepstakes and you can opt in to receive emails about sweepstakes opportunities. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) and at least 18 years old to enter. Visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?10627 to learn more.
Bottom line: This is a fun way to burn a few points; and yes, more than likely it’s the same result as burning dollar bills because of the nature of a sweepstakes. But if you have a few points to spare it doesn’t hurt to try your luck.