One lucky winner will receive 100,000 Starpoints, two courtside seats to the U.S. Open Tennis Men’s Final on September 9 and two nights in the Presidential Suite at the Westin New York Grand Central.

Register for the SPG sweepstakes and receive one entry. Earn an additional sweepstakes entry for each night you stay at a Starwood Hotel property from July 8 to August 15, 2013.

Sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents.

Last year I was invited to the US Open courtesy of Starwood Preferred Guest and American Express as part of the SPG Amex Stars campaign.

Seeing Serena Williams play tennis was a blast.

New York US Open 213

The launch of IHG Rewards Club in July 2013 comes with a chance to win 100,000 points in seven weeks of giveaways by posting a photo featuring any IHG brand hotel on Instagram with hashtag #discoverIHG.

Registration for this Instagram #discoverIHG social media sweepstakes is required at

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is celebrating the introduction of IHG® Rewards Club by launching its “Discover IHG” sweepstakes on social media tool Instagram[*], a mobile app for sharing photos and video.  Through the campaign, consumers will have a chance to win hotel rewards from IHG when they upload a picture on Instagram with #discoverIHG during their stay at any one of the 4,600 IHG hotels worldwide. Almost two million IHG® Rewards Club points are up for grabs beginning July 15th through Aug. 31, 2013. 

Each week, one winner will be randomly selected to win 100,000 IHG® Rewards Club points over seven weeks, and the grand prize winner will win one million points – enough for almost year of free stays at a Holiday Inn Express® hotel. Winners can select from a variety of prizes by redeeming their points using the Rewards Catalog including: brand merchandise, retail gift cards and Reward Nights; and they can be used at any time since IHG Rewards Club points never expire.

To enter the social media sweepstakes: 

  • Visit any one of IHG’s hotel brands including: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Club Vacations, Holiday Inn® Express Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels and Candlewood Suites® Hotels
  • Register at
  • Take a photo at any IHG®-branded hotel – a tray of cinnamon rolls at a Holiday Inn Express Hotel or the swimming pool at a Holiday Inn Resort Hotel, for example.
  • Upload the image on Instagram with hashtag #discoverIHG

The sweepstakes is open to residents in eight countries including: Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, U.K. and U.S. For more information or to enter the “Discover IHG” sweepstakes, go to:

Sweepstakes rules are available on the registration page.


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