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Quick Wins: Earn 47,000+ IHG Points and More!

Hey team,

Curtis here. One thing we heard quite often in the survey was that you really enjoyed the “Quick Wins” posts – so here you go! 

There are 3 current ones that I’d like to highlight for IHG, Starwood and Delta.


  1. Earn a minimum of 47,000+ IHG points for $50 and 2 hours of work
  2. Get an easy 1,000 Delta points
  3. (FREE) Daily contest to win 1,000 – 10,000 Starwood points + other prizes

IHG Phuket Hotel

1) Earn a minimum of 47,000+ IHG points for $50 and 2 hours of work

Summary: IHG just recently launched a promotion called “Priceless Surprises” which grants a member an email game entry for every stay they have between now and 2/15/2016. (94 maximum entries per member)

However, instead of staying in a hotel you can just print out some information on a 3×5 lined index card and grant yourself entries that way, since the contest has to be “no purchase necessary.”

Each entry is a guaranteed winner of at least 500 IHG points. (among other really cool prizes – official rules here)

Note: You can use your Discover It card with Apple Pay to get 20% cash back on your stamps, envelopes and index card purchase from Walgreens.

Points: 94 maximum entries x 500 IHG points (minimum) per entry = 47,000+ IHG points.

Value: Assuming we value each IHG point as at least 0.7 cents per point, it would be worth about $329.


  • Again, you MUST first register for the promotion here: click this link
  • Only (1) entry per envelope
  • You can submit (94) entries to this contest.
  • To be safe, hand-write everything. (the envelope AND the index card info)
  • You must have had a MasterCard open before 11/15/2015.
  • You must hand write the following info on a 3″ x 5″ lined index card:
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Daytime Phone
    • Evening Phone (this can be the same as your day time phone)
    • Email Address
    • IHG Number
    • First 6 Digits of MasterCard Number
    • Birthdate (Must be 21 years old)
  • All entries must be postmarked by 2/15/16 and sent to:

IHG and MasterCard Priceless Surprises Promotion

c/o HelloWorld, Inc.

PO Box 5996

Kalamazoo, MI 49003 – 5996


2) Get an easy 1,000 Delta points

Summary: This is a pretty easy way to earn 1,000 Delta points. If you already have the Delta SkyMiles credit card then all you will have to do is:

  1. Register for the promotion
  2. Spend $1 on your card
  3. Make a small purchase through the Delta shopping portal to generate at least 1 mile

Note: If you don’t have a Delta credit card, you’ll have to find a second way to get at least one mile OTHER than the shopping portal. One idea is to utilize their dining program.


  1. First, you MUST register for the promotion. (click here to register)
  2. Earn miles by using the services of two or more participating non-airline partners by February 29, 2016.
  3. To earn the bonus, registered members need to earn miles with a minimum of two (2) different partners.
  4. Click here for Official Rules


3) (FREE) Daily contest to win 1,000 – 10,000 Starwood points + other prizes

Summary: Starwood hotels has a quick puzzle game (takes about 30 seconds to complete) for a chance to win 1,000+ Starwood points each day, along with other prizes.


  1. Play the game: here
  2. You can play the game once per day per SPG account
  3. Game ends on December 18th, 2015.
  4. Click here for Official Rules


Hope you all find this information helpful. Please let me know (curtis[at]10xtravel[dot]com) if you’d like to see more of this type of post and any thoughts/questions you have.

Good luck team!



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