Instantly Win Movie Tickets & More From IHG With Reel Summer

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Reel Summer

A couple of months ago IHG announced their summer promotion called Reel Summer.  Many people seemed to get different offers, but it was certainly lackluster across the board when compared to The Big Win.  My personal offer is for 5,000 bonus points after staying 3 nights at any IHG property.

Reel Summer Grand Prize

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There is also a giveaway associated with the Reel Summer promotion.  IHG is giving away 5 all expense paid trips to Hollywood.  Here is how IHG describes the Grand Prize:

The Hollywood Experience Grand Prize includes round-trip airfare* for two passengers to Los Angeles, California, for a 5-day/4-night stay in an IHG®hotel**. Five lucky winners will also receive these amazing perks to complete their once-in-a-lifetime experience:

  • $2,000 shopping allowance
  • Allowance for a full size rental car
  • VIP tickets to Universal Studios Theme Park
  • Helicopter flight over LA
  • Horseback ride to the Hollywood sign
  • Surf lessons at Malibu Beach

Registering & How To Gain Entries

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You automatically gain 1 entry into the grand prize drawing by registering for the promotion.  To register, simply provide your IHG Rewards number and pin.

There are a couple of way to earn additional entries.  First off, each stay at an IHG hotel earns you an entry.  Also, they have three “challenges” you can complete daily for additional entries.


An example of a story written on their Mad Libs like challenge.
An example of a story written on their Mad Libs like challenge.

The three challenges take less than a minute each.  Two of the challenges are essentially quizzes.  If you don’t want to take a lot of time, I have found that the first answer is already filled out by default, so you only need to hit next.  To complete them takes less than 15 seconds each.  The last challenge is Story Maker which essentially asks you to provide a few words that can be filled into a story. Think Mad Libs.

Instant Win Prizes


Each of these challenges gives you the chance to win a smaller prize instantly.  According to IHG, you can win popcorn, coca cola, movie tickets & more instantly.  Simply complete one of the challenges and at the end it will let you know whether or not you have won a prize.  Either way, you receive another entry for the grand prize drawing.

My wife won a fee Coke & popcorn at AMC theaters.  At the end of the challenge the banner shown above was displayed.  About an hour later she received an email saying that she will receive her prize electronically in 4-6 weeks.

You’re The Star

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They are also running a side contest called You’re The Star.  Essentially you need to film and submit a video of your Reel Summer Moment and you will be entered to win a trip to New York to meet actor Josh Lucas.  Entries for this side promotion are completely separate from the ones mentioned above.  You can find more information about it here.


While this promotion/game isn’t fantastic, it is another “fun” way to spend a few minutes in order to possibly receive a prize.  I know a lot of people including my wife who have won instant win prizes including a few who have received free movie tickets. You can register for the promotion and find all of the details here.

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