IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental scheme, has launched ‘IHG Minute Millionaire’.
This is a new competition which is only open to IHG members in the UK, Germany and Austria (rather odd choice!).
Each week until 5th July (five weeks in all) one person will win 1 million IHG Rewards Club points. As that would let you check into the InterContinental Park Lane for 20 nights or the Amstel in Amsterdam (reviewed last week) for 25 nights, it is pretty darn good!
This is how you play.
You need to visit the special website for the competition here.
You will be presented with images of different IHG rewards. As well as hotel nights, there are lots of rubbish things which are very poor value for points and which I don’t talk about on this site (!).
You must put over 990,000 points worth of items in your basket within one minute.
You are allowed two attempts per week.
The winner will be drawn at random from everyone who completes the task. It is not based on who is the quickest or who gets nearest to 1 million points.
It is easier than it looks. Under the first tab ‘Ready, jet set, go’ are some very expensive flight redemption options. You can easily get to 900,000 by selecting a few of these. You can then pick up some smaller rewards to get yourself into the 990,000 – 1,000,000 points zone.
The game does not end when you have over 990,000 points. You need to let the clock tick down to zero – your entry is then confirmed once you have filled in your details.
The odds of winning are not huge – although better than they would otherwise be if it was not restricted to just three countries. However, with the prize potentially worth £5,000+, it is worth a quick go.
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