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Win prizes with three free competitions from IHG, Starwood and Accor

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As it is a Bank Holiday weekend, news is thin and time is plentiful, I thought it was worth highlighting a few competitions currently running which have the potential to be rewarding:

Win daily prizes with Starwood Preferred Guest

In the run up to the launch of its new promotion ‘More For You’, Starwood is running a daily play ‘instant win’ game.

You can enter here, once per day and all you need to do is enter your SPG number.  The prizes are:

630 x 1,000 Starpoints

420 x 5,000 Starpoints

210 x 10,000 Starpoints

210 x Category 1-5 free night

All entrants go into a final draw to win 50,000 points plus 5 x Category 1-6 free night certificates.

Barclay intercontinental

Win a New York holiday with IHG Rewards Club (UK residents only)

What I like about this competition is that it is only open to UK residents and, so far, promotion has been low key.

Via this page, you can win (if you are 21+):

  • A three night stay at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel (image above)
  • An experience in the BMW i8
  • A chauffeur driven BMW i3 at your disposal whilst in New York
  • An i3 to drive for six months
  • IHG Rewards Club Platinum Ambassador Membership and 250,000 IHG Rewards Club points

The closing date is 30th September.

Win weekly prizes with Accor on Facebook

Finally, Accor is giving away an AccorHotels experience each week via their UK Facebook page.

All you need to do is fill in your name, email and age.

The current prize is an “Amazing Views” experience for two based at the Novotel London Waterloo but there is a new prize each week.  You need to enter via this Facebook page here.

Accor Live Limitless update – July 2021:

Earn bonus Accor points: You will receive double base points on Accor stays in the UK and Europe until 5th September 2021, but you must register before booking. You can register here.

New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here. Our analysis of what Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.

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

Comments (25)

  • BicesterTerrier says:

    Is that Facebook link correct, throws up an error when I click it.

  • Andreas says:

    Great, SPG decides to make a game yet exclude most of the countries from participating. I live in EU, but apparently SPG thinks only some countries are ‘worth it’.

    • Matt says:

      Don’t take it personally. It’s more likely that the laws of the excluded countries don’t permit competitions of pure chance.

      • Rob says:

        Which includes Northern Ireland in this case

        • Cuchlainn says:

          Bit like the current Avios and BAEC Tesco Clubcard competitions, where NI residents are excluded from entering – grrrhh

  • PT says:

    Anybody else having problems entering “a valid email address” for the IHG promotion? Keeps asking “Please enter a valid e-mail address” even though the email addresses I’ve tried are correct.

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    More HfP anti-BA bias – no mention of the BA Facebook competition!

  • Adam says:

    O/T: Which IHG properties in London allow 3 adults with no additional charge in London either points or cash? Thanks in advance.

    • Rob says:

      Easily found by doing a search for 3 people on

      For points, you can get 2 twin bed rooms at HI Camden and HI Mayfair – I’ve done it.

  • Mark Priest says:

    Question. The current accelerate promo when I log in it says it runs from 1 June 2016 and 31 August 2016??

    I thought it had only just been announced?

  • Marco says:

    The next Accelerate Promo starts on 06/09/2016. That is the one that has been just anniounced

  • Dave Barron says:

    Cheers Rob. I’m looking forward to winning that trip to New York!

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