Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Win 1 million IHG Rewards Club points with Instagram

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Launching Head for Points forced me to become comfortable with various bits of technology I had never bothered with before, namely Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.  (You can sign up to my feed via the links to the right.)

Instagram, however, is one that continues to pass me by, and I have no intention of changing this!


All I can do, therefore, is point you to this website where you can learn how to win various prizes for sharing photographs of InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc hotels on Instagram.

The site says:

What would you do with a million points?

For seven weeks, between July 15th and August 30th, we’ll draw one weekly winner. But it doesn’t end there. Every photo you submit also earns you a chance to win the grand prize.

Weekly prize: 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points

Grand prize: 1,000,000 IHG Rewards Club points

These are decent prizes.  100,000 points would get you two nights at the InterContinental Paris / London / New York / Sydney etc, easily worth over £500.  The 1m points prize would get you over £5,000 of free hotel stays, or you could transfer it into 200,000 Avios.

Obviously I won’t be entering, because it is far beyond my technical ability.  But that simply means more chances for you ….

IHG Rewards Club update – November 2020:

Get bonus points: IHG’s current promotion is ‘2x’, which runs until 15th December 2020. You can learn more in our article here. You can register here using promo code 44480.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (6)

  • Mitpat474 says:

    Raffles why dont you just sign up its super quick and easy

  • Geoggy says:

    Can’t work out if the pic has to be taken using instagram or not. Got a great pic from a recent HI stay but took it on a camera not a phone

    • tangey says:

      “snap a photo using instagram…..”

    • Adam says:

      You can always upload a photo from your regular gallery via Instagram. So try a previously taken photo, but upload with Instagram. Problem solved!

  • Toby says:

    You can transfer a picture taken on a dslr to your mobile phone, then open it with Instagram, tweek it a little and no one will eve know…

  • Stephen says:

    “Alternate Method of Entry: If you would like to register in the Prize Draw without using a smartphone or visiting an IHG property, follow the instructions above following “How to Enter” to complete and submit the registration. Upon submission of your registration, you will receive one (1) entry into the Prize Draw for the applicable Weekly Entry Period, and one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Entry Period.”