IHG Hotels & Resorts “Teacher Appreciation” Giveaway

Inspired by Teacher Appreciation Week in the United States, we want to celebrate 10 educators and school staff members who went above and beyond this past year. Their unwavering support to students throughout the pandemic will be rewarded with a combined total of 1,000,000 IHG Rewards (100,000 each) as a thank you from us. The points can be used at any one of our 16 hotel brands around the world for a much-deserved getaway.

Official Rules
IHG Hotels & Resorts ‘Teacher Appreciation’ Giveaway
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Sponsorship: The Giveaway is sponsored by IHG Hotels & Resorts.

2. Giveaway Period: IHG Hotels & Resorts ‘Teacher Appreciation’ Giveaway begins Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00 AM EST and ends Sunday, May 2 at 11:59am EST.

3. Eligibility: The Giveaway is open to all legal residents of the continental United States and United Kingdom. Employees of IHG Hotels & Resorts ("Sponsor") and Sponsor’s franchisees and franchisees employees, and their respective parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Giveaway is void outside of the continental United States and United Kingdom, and where prohibited by law, regulation, statute, or other appropriate authority, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

4. Prize: Ten (10) winners will receive 100,000 IHG Rewards points. After redeemed value of points is $400 USD.

5. Prize Restrictions: Prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or substitution is permitted. In the case of unavailability of prize, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize may not be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.

6. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Giveaway, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway.

7. How to Participate: During the Giveaway Period as set out above, an entrant (“you”) must submit a short comment of why your educator/school staff member (‘nominee’) deserves the 100,000 IHG Rewards points on IHG Hotels & Resorts’ and/or affiliated family brand’s giveaway post:

(A) Submission Requirements:
a. Entries should be submitted as a comment or direct message on IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Instagram/Twitter/Facebook giveaway post or via affiliated family brand’s giveaway post (IHG Rewards, voco hotels, EVEN Hotels, Avid, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites).
b. Educator/school staff member being nominated for prize may be required to verify employment within the school system for period in which they are nominated for.
c. Once your entry has been submitted, it is considered final and may not be modified or edited by you.
d. You agree that you shall not submit anything that contains: (i) disparaging or obscene language, photographs or film, (ii) nudity, (iii) images, photographs or film of trademarks and/or logos not belonging to the IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties (unless you are permitted to do so in writing by the owners of such trademarks or logos), (iv) images, language, photos or film that is injurious to another party and/or may damage another party’s reputation, and/or (v) any submission that does not comply with the giveaway rules herein. You also agree that you own all right, title and interest in and to the materials (including without limitation photographs, film, images or other content) submitted. You further agree that you are not violating the trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights of another person or entity, and that you have the permission of any person depicted in the materials submitted to use/submit their image. You acknowledge that we expressly condition our acceptance of your submission on your agreement of the preceding requirements, and if it is discovered that you have violated such agreement, we reserve the right to disqualify your submission.
e. Once your submission is received by IHG Hotels & Resorts the images, photos, video or other materials submitted become the property of IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Winner Selection: Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The winners may be announced, at the discretion of IHG Hotels & Resorts, via a post on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. If selected, IHG Hotels & Resorts will follow-up with a direct message on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram to confirm your and the nominee’s name, e-mail address, daytime and evening telephone numbers (area code included), and other verification forms needed as listed within the terms and conditions. Winners will need to join IHG Rewards, if not already a member. Membership is free. All IHG Rewards membership terms and conditions apply.

8. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY IHG HOTELS & RESORTS, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. AN ENTRANT’S NOMINEE IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF ENTRANT’S ENTRY IS SELECTED, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S NOMINEE’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT’S NOMINEE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. IHG HOTELS & RESORTS WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS.

9. Grant of Rights: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Giveaway and regardless of whether you are a winner, you grant IHG Hotels & Resorts and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and licensees an exclusive, irrevocable license to use, alter adapt, publish, distribute, copy, exhibit, display, market, promote, advertise, publicize and otherwise exploit the materials you submit to enter the giveaway, including your and the nominee’s name, signature, likeness, photograph(s), as well as additional photographs, video footage or other images that IHG Hotels & Resorts may take of if your nominee is the winner, in whole or in part, in any manner and for whatever purpose IHG Hotels & Resorts shall elect, in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, including but not limited to the IHG Hotels & Resorts’ websites, other websites, newsletters, press releases, social media sites, television, radio and/or printed materials, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission. You shall not claim or be entitled to receive any compensation or credit for such use.

10. Entrant Representations, Warranties, Indemnification and Release: By entering, each entrant represents and warrants to IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties that his/her entry is (i) not falsified, (ii) not copied from any other source or previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated in any media or format, (iii) not in the public domain, and (iv) not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity. Entrant agrees to defend and indemnify IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties for any breach of the above representations. Further, by submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties and their affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Giveaway and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing, from any and all claims and liabilities arising from or in connection with participation in this Giveaway, including without limitation (a) claims for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this Giveaway or acceptance or use of any prize and (b) claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright and/or trademark infringement relating to the submission or exploitation of the entrant’s concept.

11. This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to IHG Hotels & Resorts and not Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Your email address will be added to the hotel’s database and will be used for hotel marketing purposes but will not be sold or given to any other entity by IHG Hotels & Resorts.

12. Release: You hereby release and discharge IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties their employees, agents, licensees, successors and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, demands or causes of actions that it may have or may from now on for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity, infringement of copyright or trademark, or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to any utilization of the rights granted under this agreement. You agree that IHG Hotels & Resorts shall have the unlimited right to vary, change, alter, modify, add to and/or delete from the submission in its Use, and to rearrange and/or transpose the submission, and to use a portion or portions of submission together with any other literary, dramatic, digital or other material of any kind. You enter into this agreement voluntarily, without coercion or duress. You agree that you shall be responsible for obtaining the same above consent from all persons that will be named in your submission, and in addition to the general indemnity set forth below, specifically agree to indemnify IHG Hotels & Resorts for any claims arising out of your failure to gain such consent.

13. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMERS/RELEASE: PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT: IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES MADE OR OFFERED BY ADVERTISERS, PARTNERS, MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO THE PRIZE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTIES BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND/OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GIVEAWAY OR FOR ERRORS OR ANOMALIES RESULTING IN THE UNINTENDED OR ERRONEOUS PARTICIPATION, AWARD OF PRIZE OR OTHER BENEFITS UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES. IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTIES OFFER NO ASSURANCES, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES THAT THE GIVEAWAY OR RELATED WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE GIVEAWAY. IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE, AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE, FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GIVEAWAY, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL. BY ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, YOU AGREE THAT THE IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, INJURY OR LOSS TO PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PROPERTY RELATED IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE- RELATED ACTIVITY, USE BY AN IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTY OF ANY ENTRY, PARTICIPATION IN THE GIVEAWAY, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST AN IHG HOTELS & RESORTS PARTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART.

14. Conditions: All federal, state, and other taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. By participating, entrants, and winners and their guest agree to release and hold harmless the IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties and their respective successors and assigns from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Giveaway, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Giveaway-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties are not responsible if Giveaway cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Participants who do not comply with these Official Rules, attempt to interfere with this Giveaway or act in an inappropriate or disruptive manner in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase necessary to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.

15. Additional Terms: IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability for you to enter a submission to the Giveaway, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Giveaway or downloading any materials in this Giveaway. IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Giveaway should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Giveaway. IHG Hotels & Resorts reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the operation of the Giveaway or website. IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties may prohibit a participant from participating in the Giveaway or winning the Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties.

16. Disputes: Except where prohibited, IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties reserve the right to make all decisions in its sole discretion arising out of or relating to the Giveaway, and the decisions by IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties are final and binding on all matters relating to the Giveaway. Except where prohibited, you agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with the Giveaway or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Arizona; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of IHG Hotels & Resorts Parties in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of Georgia. By participating in the Giveaway, you agree that Phoenix, Georgia will be the exclusive forum for any formal dispute resolution.

17. Contact: IHG Hotels & Resorts, 3 Ravinia Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, U.S.A. For the name of the winners, or to submit any other questions or comments relating to the Giveaway, contact social@ihg.com.