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IHG competition - win a year of free stays!

by Neil McPherson

23 June 2021

IHG launches "Department of Epic"

On 23 June 2021, IHG Hotels & Resorts announced a contest that will give one lucky US-based traveler the chance to win back a year of missed adventures with 365 days worth of epic hotel experiences at various IHG locations, including InterContinental, Kimpton and Holiday Inn Express.

The lucky winner will receive 15 million IHG Rewards points - enough to spend a year at IHG properties.

The contest, which aims to give guests back the time, memories and travel experiences lost in 2020, is part of IHG’s new Department of Epic – a program which will help guests bring their travel dreams to life with experiences strengthening family bonds, celebrating milestone moments, uniting far-flung friends, forging business partnerships – across hotels around the world.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes with exclusive perks, such as:

In addition to these exclusive perks IHG will provide tailored experiences through a Surprise & Delight Program. All consumers who are “Epic’d” will be rewarded with “Epic Extras” – from plush hotel slippers to a penthouse booking, the program will help create more memorable moments.

To enter the contest, travelers with wanderlust are invited to take to Instagram and Twitter and

‘tell IHG why they need an epic vacation – without telling IHG they need an epic vacation’,

using #IHGTellMeContest and tagging @ihghotels.

The winner will be announced on August 2. IHG is accepting submissions from today through July 20.

Entries will be collected on Instagram and Twitter and must tag @IHGhotels and include #IHGTellMeContest.

The Department of Epic terms and conditions note that you can submit a maximum of 10 entries — 5 on Twitter and 5 on Instagram. Entries

Entries close on July 20, 2021 and will be judged on originality (30%), quality (30%), and creativity (40%). The winner will be announced on August 2, 2021.

If you win, you will have three days to claim the prize. You do not have to be an IHG Rewards Member to enter, but you will need to become a member in order to claim the prize.