11-22-2011 01:01 PM
That explains a lot...wish I would have seen this prior to watching. There are no points available unless you are personally invited, then given a one-time unique promo code.
11-22-2011 01:45 PM
Wish I had found that thread earlier too. I have stayed at a couple IHG hotels since hearing about this promo, but I did not take the time to read the details before. Now that I know, I will be sure to ask about it, if I don't receive one the next time I check-in.
11-22-2011 04:34 PM
From vt357 -
"The video played for me, but would stop to buffer every 5 seconds. Then it hung up at the very end. I refreshed the page and it played again (with the same buffering issue) but finished correctly and I was credited with the 1000 pts. There is a a confirmation screen at the end and my new point balance was reflected immediately."
I got the pop-up with my current points total, but the 1000 was not included.
See OPs post. He clearly states that he received a promo code when checking in into a hotel. This means this promotion is quasi targeted and you have to pickup your code at the hotel when checking in.
I stayed at two different IHG properties in the meantime and have not received a leaflet.
Reusing the code provided by the OP and watching the video will not get you the 1000 points. As agn stated, you get these points "while you sleep" .
Knowing he meant it different, but literally it means you need to stay at a hotel and get the promo code from them.
11-22-2011 05:26 PM
Hmmm, well I did not initially take the OP post to mean that was specifically targeted to certain guests (until after I did more research). I have often received flyers with my check-in packet about promos that I had also received other ways, such as by email.
11-23-2011 09:44 AM
11-23-2011 01:19 PM - edited 11-23-2011 01:20 PM
11-28-2011 03:24 PM
I received one of these flyers and watched the video. The points posted instantly to my account.The next night I checked into a different hotel in a different town. I received the same promo flyer, but with a different code. I logged in with the new code and watched the video. No luck with an additional 1,000 points. Guess you only get it for the first time you view the video. Cheers, ...