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Bumper bunch of new IHG Rewards Club bonus point codes!

(EDIT: I have added additional codes to this list since it was first published)

Via Belgian travel blog (yes, they do exist!) bart.la and Loyalty Lobbyvarious new IHG Rewards Club promotional codes have come to light.   These will give a decent boost to your next paid stay at a Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc.

IHG issues these codes to incentivise members, usually lapsed ones.  They are sent out by targeted emails or by leaflets included with new membership cards.  However, anyone can register for these codes.

IHG Rewards Club

Here are the new 2014 codes we know about:

1039 – Receive Gold status after one stay (aimed for Hewlett Packard employees but …..)

7667 and 4040 – New Stay Bonus (1,500 points on your next stay)

4047 and 3007 – Elite Member Next Stay Bonus (5,000 points on your next stay, Gold or Platinum member only)

6636 and 8000 - Anniversary Bonus (1,000 points per stay for 60 days, may be the same offer)

2656 and 8994 – Welcome Back Bonus (3,000 points on your next stay, may be the same offer)

3050 and 8834 – Elite Member Next Stay Bonus (3,000 points on your next stay, Gold or Platinum member only)

9944 – New Member Bonus (3,000 points on your next stay)

9990 – 2000 Bonus Points Per Stay for 60 Days

8647 – 1000 Bonus Points Per Stay for 90 Days

6796 and 8645 – Weekend Stay Bonus (usually requires a US account address, posts a few weeks after your stay)

3006 and 3007 - Elite Member Winback Bonus (3,000 points on your next stay, Gold or Platinum member only, may be the same offer)

6783 and 8317 – Platinum Bonus (seems to post when your Platinum status renews)

5000 – 1000 points on your next stay within 60 days

You can add these codes to your IHG Rewards Club account at this page.  You may not be able to register for all of them because some may represent the same promotion, just with a variety of different sign-up codes.

You should also look at my last post of IHG Rewards Club codes.  Some of these may also still be working in 2014.

Because all of the codes have a limited 60-90 day life, do NOT sign up until you have a paid IHG stay coming up.

If you are working towards ‘The Big Win 2′, these codes may make the promotion more lucrative than it would otherwise have been, as each individual stay will now generate a decent bonus.

The ‘My Offers’ page of the IHG Rewards Club website has been broken since the New Year, so unfortunately you will not be able to see what offers have definitely been activated on your account.

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Comments

  1. Thanks Raffles.

    Quick question: does the code need to be input prior to the BOOKING, or the actual STAY?

    • If you input before the points post, which can be a few days AFTER the stay, they should still work

      • Someone I know inputted the codes last week after check-out but before posting and he didn’t get the points. (Which is, to be honest, not what I expected.)

        Before check-out is definitely OK.

    • Latest case study (see other comment) is before check-out.

  2. Lots of reports of accounts getting closed randomly, so use at your own risk and NEVER complain even if you don’t get something you’re entitled to, as that may lead to an account audit.

    • I wouldn’t say ‘lots’ … a couple, out of literally a few thousand people via Flyertalk etc who put these through. What I do know (from personal experience a few years ago) is that if you have duplicate accounts in your own name then they WILL find them and close them. They appear to track IP addresses and the credit cards used for payment, not just the obvious name and address fields.

      • Has me a little alarmed as I persuaded my father (diehard Hilton customer) to join IHG for the big win and stackable promos. We share same first and family name but obviously different adress so I was sure everything was fine. <istake I have made is to have him book a stay on my gold card to help me reach spend target so if auditted both accounts probably in trouble.

        • The risk is slim, I think. After all, you could have been travelling together with you paying. Bigger issue is that he will have to show your card at check-in if you pre-paid, so make sure he takes it.

    • This is my concern as well, after reading reports on FT about accounts getting closed ‘due to breach of T&C’s’. I don’t know if its safe to use these. I might let the dust settle a while anyway, my next paid stays with IHG aren’t until mid-March, I’ve only got Hilton stays in the winter. Incidentally, any news of a new promo for them, the current one ends the end of Jan?

    • This is annoying. Surely IHG are responsible for ensuring their codes work properly. How hard can it be to ensure targetted codes only work on targetted accounts or that only new accounts get bonus for new members?

    • About the fact we are not targeted for these codes: Check this interview with Don Berg, Vice President InterContinental Hotels Group Loyalty Programs http://boardingarea.com/loyaltytraveler/2013/11/13/smart-travelers-game-ihg-and-ihg-seeks-smart-travelers/

      • The nugget amongst all the other good info was Last Minute Reward Nights deals (and needed a Google search to the find offer page on IHG website), didn’t know this existed, will hopefully get to test this out soon on an existing booking for the first weekend in February.

      • Good luck telling a low-paid IHG customer service agent that your account should be reinstated because of an interview with their CEO!

      • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

        That guy also said there would be free worldwide internet in 2014. Clearly things can change.

  3. Before the stay…

  4. ‘My Offers’ page working fine for me?
    It has removed all the used/inactive 2013 codes and just left me with the BW 2014 and one that was still eligible from last year.

    • No, it was playing up. I had codes still within their 60-90 period which disappeared, although reports elsewhere suggest they will still post.

  5. Thanks for tabulating all of these in one post. Next week I have some stays from the £25etc sale which are nonqualifying for big win 2 and presumably base points. Any chance these stays may trigger these special promotions? If not I will hold off registering for a while yet.

    • Mine posted as non-qualifying and I didn’t receive any bonus points. I remember from last year some folk had managed to receive credit for deeply discounted rates, but it’s more likely miss than hit.

      • Yes, my stay on the £20.12 rate last year posted as qualifying. And I picked up all the stacked bonus points too. IHG paid me to stay :)

    • Very unlikely – last year some £20.12 rates did post as qualifying, although mine didn’t. No similar reports this year.

      • any chance, do you think, of £20.13 rates coming up?

        • They did it again – I am currently sitting in my office in the Crowne Plaza The City on a £45 rate, which got me lounge access and all the wine I can drink in the evening! It was £25 / £35 / £45 depending on brand. The deal was here – http://www.headforpoints.com/2013/11/25/amazing-ihg-flash-sale-now-on-25-e25-hi-express-35-e35-holiday-inn-etc/

          • Thanks for responses. I will register this week and see how it goes. Should not be any risk as there is 90% chance I will have a qualifying stay within 60 days anyway. My sole 20.12 reservation last year posted but IHG still won out as I was forced to cancel a 3 night stay on same rate. In truth I think there are few half-baked promos like the odd Tesco onces we can capitalise on; for the most part I think the major hotel chains and airtlines know exactly what they are doing and probably work out their risks very well.

          • I was there on the same deal on the Monday before Christmas…great hotel isn’t it…especially at £45! Didn’t get the free wine deal though…that wasn’t part of this deal was it?

            • I was upgraded to the club floor as I am a Platinum member (normal policy here when not busy). The booze comes out 6-8 along with some bread and cheese. I also had breakfast in the lounge today, bacon and scrambled eggs! No lunch in the lounge, though.

            • I, sadly, had a similar but opposite trip recently. Got a CP upgrade to Club wing and lounge for a mattress run, then had to walk away to stay at HI nearby with family – the CP didn’t have a family room. We did all return for brekkie in the lounge though.

    • I did a couple of stays on the 25/35/45 sale one posted as non qualifying one posted points and counted towards big win. No rhyme or reason it seems, but you may get lucky

  6. I used these codes in Manchester last week and got nearly 17,000 points

  7. Most of the promotions worked for me. Got about 15k bonus points. They initially didn’t show up on my offers, but as of the last few days they are now showing.

  8. Thanks raffles!

  9. Thunderbirds says:

    Only half show up on my account (UK based). Most of the rest are “duplicated” from previous offers so perhaps different codes for the same offer.
    Penalising ‘normal’ users for posting these codes on their account is not what they want to do. It is simply to stop industrial scale abuse of the system. After all you have to stay to trigger the benefit. Leakage outside the target customers can be that bad or they would fix the technology problem despite the cost.

  10. A few more codes here that have registered to my account
    4996 Welcome back
    5000 1000 for 60 days
    5137 Book with us 4000
    6319 5000 Plat bonus
    6788 Weekend bonus
    7999 Anniversary bonus
    8000 ” ”
    8994 Welcome back bonus
    9942 New member bonus

    Just booked my cheapest Holiday inn ever HI Haydock M6 Jct23 £20.70 or with breakfast for 2 £26.10 1st Feb.. It looks more than OK with pool gym and bars

    • It’s a decent enough hotel, we stayed there last year for the Big Win. Room was dated, and we had a meal in the restaurant as well (we had booked a dinner b&b rate) which was alright, nothing spectacular. We really enjoyed breakfast though.

      • trickster says:

        Pretty much describes the “Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 J7″ to a tee as well. Good rates can often be found there. We stayed just before Xmas to go to the Christmas Markets in the city centre. Easy bus ride in.

        • I “stayed” there as well. I’m reality did a mattress run for my big win and we then stayed at the Crown Plaza NEC for the wife’s big win. Xmas market was good

    • Stayed here also, and have same comments as Jenni about it. Dated, poorly maintained rooms, but great breakfast.

    • Thanks for the extra codes, xcalx. Together with Raffles’ list, that’s quite a bonus for stay in London tonight! ;-)

    • I might be tempted as that’s an extremely cheap rate not too far from me! Being so low, does it qualify for the bonus codes that are listed on this thread?

      • If it is a rate that is showing publicly on the IHG website, then you will be fine. Heavily discounted corporate rates which require a special code, or Friends & Family rates, are harder to get to qualify.

        If you can get something for, say, £30 then you will make money on this, given that the points are worth £5 per 1000 if used well. Check out your Big Win promotion first and see if you can achieve that as well.

      • Yes it qualifies for the bonus codes and also the Big Win . For me it ticks off 1 of the stay 5. 1 of the 2 brands. 1 of the 2 saturday stays. 1 of the 2 change your view HI stays and 1 of 2 book with us. Shame its not listed in the Manchester list of live the city properties.

    • Thanks for these, top 5 all registered no problem, a couple of others I already had.

    • Thanks for that list. Please report back afterwards to confirm which codes actually worked.

  11. Eric Joseph says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but I am continually getting the following message during login:

    We are sorry, the IHG® Rewards Club system is currently unavailable. You may still make reservations without your IHG® Rewards Club member number. Just modify your reservation later to add your member number or present it upon check-in at the hotel.

    • Well sorry to tell you that but your account is temp suspended.

    • It might be an account problem but it’s worth trying another browser as well, I’ve had issues logging in using Google Chrome on my tablet but it’s worked fine on my laptop.

  12. Quick question… If the IHG Rewards Club is set up to pay BAEC Avios rather than IHG points, what happens to the bonus points? Do they get paid as Avios or added as IHG points that could be transferred to Avios later?

  13. thesaver79 says:

    Do you think a stay at the Holiday Inn in Croydon will qualify for this?

    Would paying £35 be worth it?

    • These codes aren’t going anywhere, they should continue to work all year. Unless you have a defined need for the points, I would try to work an IHG brand hotel into your existing travel schedule rather than spend £35 unnecessarily.

      • thesaver79 says:

        I applied all the codes yesterday before your post without knowing the would only be valid for 60-90 days :-(

    • i stayed there last night….will let you know

  14. Raffles, I have a question for you, I am IHG Platinum elite and rich in points (>500,000). I never stay in IC hotels (except on points). I do however have a rewards booking (3 nights) at the IC Carlton Cannes.
    I know Platinums are not guaranteed any upgrade at IC hotels, so do you think it is worth my while spending 27k points on Ambassador status. Will this make any real difference to my Cannes stay? I am unlikely to use the free night certificate. So question probably boils down to whether I get a better upgrade due to Amb status and is this worth 27k points.

    • I did a Carlton stay on points, as Ambassador, last year (search for my review). I got upgraded to a bigger room (not sea view) and got the 4pm check-out. I would have got the free pay TV films as well had I wanted it.

      It is not 27,000 points, because you get 5,000 points for joining so the net cost is 22,000 (so £110 of value). The ’2 for 1′ can be sold on ebay or traded with someone, usually for their 5,000 points voucher.

      If the 4pm check-out is useful because of your flight back, it is probably an acceptable deal, especially as you’d have the bigger room for 3 nights.

      I’m also not sure why you think its unlikely you’d use the free night certificate. Once you have it, it is valid for a year. There are IC’s in most major cities, and the 2-4-1 rate (plus the 4pm check-out) means you’d get a fantastic deal on a weekend break somewhere during 2014.

      • Thanks Raffles, just read you review, think I will apply, just need to work out whether I need to apply now or immediately before the stay to get the best value of the year membership

        • I am in exactly your position and am debating whether to do this or not! 3 nights stay at IC Cannes in August (over EUR2,000 worth of value) and debating about Ambassador. I will also see how I feel in points and other planned IC stays before my stay.

          • If you have already reserved the standard room on reward night rate can you buy ambassador and get the benefits? How would you attach that info to the booking

            • It may or may not automatically go across – always best to email the hotel a few days before in such cases.

              Your Ambassador room upgrade will usually show online a few days before check in so you will know if its processed.

      • Isn’t Ambassador 32,000 points, so net cost of 27,000?

  15. Thanks – forgot I had some points to burn. Is it me or is the list for the hotels which only required 5,000 points now absent from the site?

    I did note the Haydock xcalx mentioned earlier… probably a bit far from me. Ipswich is around £35 (excluding breakfast); are there any other great value propositions in the South?

    Wouldn’t mind doing one soon, so I can get some points for a bigger trip in May.

    • For reward stays the Holiday Inn Wembley is 10,000 points per night, looks a decent hotel, has a pool.

      • I have stayed here on points before.

        Looks grim from the outside but inside has been recently refurbished and is very nice. Local access to both train and underground stations make travel into Central London easy.

        An absolute steal at 10,000 points IMO.

      • I was absolutely astonished a few weeks ago to find the Wembley Holiday Inn still available for 10,000 points a night for one of the NFL games played there this year. I snapped 2 nights immediately, because at the time the cash rate was a whopping £250 a night! This also saves us the hassle of traveling across London after the game. In all honesty now that the 241 rates have all but disappeared (for last years 49ers@Jaguars I got the Holiday Inn Express Earl’s Court for £140 for 2 nights, no such luck this year!) even if the hotel is average I’ll gladly take the saving, and use it for a show and a nice meal in London on the Saturday night. Last time we had dinner at the Roux at Landau, it was quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever had (or at the very least tied with Rostang in Atlantis Hotel Dubai).

  16. Can you guys post a link where I can buy ambassador status for points? I can only find it for sale for $200

  17. FYI. I had my first 2014 night in an IHG property last weekend. I just noticed in my account that the 21 days in advance saver rate + the additional 10% IHG member discount is not a qualifying stay. As a gesture he offered 500 points.

    After a long discussion with the helpdesk they changed it into an adjusted stay and I still got the points. Next time I will not use the rates including the additional 10% off. My wife had a similar stay for the same rate last year where the helpdesk also changed it after a Phone call in an adjusted stay. I referred the IHG helpdesk employee to the exception they made at that time, and that may have helped (probably also because she is platinum).

    • They should qualify. More likely that the hotel is putting these through as non qualifying by mistake.

      • I’ve checked 3 upcoming reservations, one of which used the 10% off rate, all are points earning.

        • How do you check?

          • Look on the reservation on IHG website, it stated the points to be earned (doesn’t count promo codes)

          • Login to your IHG account and check your upcoming reservations, then select the desired reservation and see if it shows points earned for the booking. It’ll also always show what points should be earned (though in reality the amount always differs for me when posted) at the top when you do the booking so you know then if it’ll be qualifying. Always take a screenshot of your upcoming reservation details, as after the stay you’ll never see that again, and hence have no proof that it was a qualifying stay if/when the points don’t post. I’ve kept screenshots for each booking (call me paranoid, but…) and needed them twice in the past 6 weeks to prove stays were in fact qualifying!

    • I have just booked 3 Holiday inns using that rate and all show as point earning.

      • It may be additional 10% discount that caused problem. I had a single paid stay for whole of 2013 to pick up my stackable pointz (26k) for £37. I declined to add the extra discount to remove any risk. So Im 2.5 nights Wembley for £37 :)

        • Erico1875 says:

          This is a point that needs clarifying. I thought the 10% off is just to reward you for being a member. If it doesnt qualify for any points then its not much use.

          • You should usually get the points if the rate is more than 70% of the flexible rate, not that anybody knows what that is..

        • The additional 10% discount was indeed the problem. At the time I booked it showed that I would get points (which did not at the end, untill I called). So at the time of booking I thought it was ok. I was told today that the advance saver rate on itself is ok, as long as you do not opt for the additional 10%..

    • Just to add another confirmation: I also used the 10% offer and the points have posted to my account.

  18. Just took out the PC Black card to help with the big win, 30k points for taking the card, 20K on the big win for taking the card and using it once, then probably 20K+ with assorted bonuses including completing another 3 of the 8 big win challenges for this qtr, all for a 1 night stay costing £20.70.

    Is 70k a points to pound record for a single night? :)

    • I used Raffles link last October, got 40,000 IHG points for taking out the card. Then received 35,000 points on first IHG stay, then the big win points on completing it (51,000 for me), plus further promo points along the way. All these points are paying for my hotel stay in Hong Kong!

      • A great haul and one I’m thinking of doing too. Anyone know if the 40k IHG link is still working for new applications?

        • Yes it is – at least it was a month ago, 40k showed up on my statement, just need to wait for them to post across now. They also said the Plat status with the Black card would be sent across at the same time.

        • Someone emailed me last week to say they had just got 40k, so it was as of a few weeks ago.

          • The link you gave me a couple of weeks ago said 30k. I made my 1st booking last night so will wait and see what posts.

    • No, no record at all. You got about 20k for £20 but paid £100 for the other 50k via the card as I understand it. No worries though, you are still a winner because those 50k points will get you an IC night worth way more than £100 or if the right pointsbreak comes along 10 nights that could be worth as much as £500-1000. I have booked ICs in Japan this year but I’m hoping I may still strike lucky and get them as pointsbreaks.

      • 50K is the tip of the iceberg. OK I didn’t factor the card cost in as I was getting that for platinum requalification anyway, I was saying more that 1 single night for 20 quid posted all those points at once.
        The final Q4 big win night for me posted 87000 points but it cost me £125 for the indigo for that final night.

        This time, I only have to spend around £250 all in (including the CC cost) to complete my challenge and it’ll gain around 185,000 in total this quarter.

        I value those based on my fave hotel in NYC at just under £1000. Probably just over actually as you don’t get stung for sales/room tax on points bookings.

        • Yes, I got a good big win this quarter too, probably because I just made one stay during last which was rubbish for me. This time I’ll be getting 89k big win plus other stackables for around £160 at 2 HIE and 2 HI. Two of those can be necessary preflight sleepovers and the other two can be a Saturday night away. They renewed my platinum for me last autumn for this year despite no paid stays to that point in 2013. In previous years I had racked up a decent number so I guess they just hoped I’d stay and be more active again. That saved me on the black visa which I had been planning to reapply for.

          • Watch your status carefully.

            I checked in at a property on last Saturday and was greeted as a platinum member. By Tuesday this week I’d dropped to gold and when the points posted today they were posted as Gold.
            My Black card arrived this week, so it should go back to platinum shortly but I’m not going to quibble about the missing platinum bonus points as I don’t want to attract attention having been awarded things like ‘new member’ and ‘win back’ promotion codes for the stay.

            I see on the PC Connect site that people have had their accounts cancelled recently so I’m staying under the radar rather than moan about 400 points.

            • Will do although I actually got a letter from them through the post saying my platinum was being renewed for 2015 so hopefully no problems.

  19. Akhil Gupta says:

    Will these post on a stay that I have booked via Hotels.com. The booking is showing in my IHG account as I asked the hotel to put my IHG rewards number onto the booking? Thanks

  20. whiskerxx says:

    Well I got quite excited when I read the title, and I’m pleased that some people reading this have had some success, but this is rather old news Rob.

    • Fortunately – as you say – not to everyone! As illustrated by nearly 100 comments.. and my observation is that hotel threads often don’t get that much pick up!

    • New codes only became available a couple of weeks ago, with no-one knowing what they would earn. So it needed someone to use codes, stay at hotel, then have the points post to account. Would say the news is very current (with codes verified) and applicable for rest of the year.

    • I won’t run them until someone has proved they work, which generally means John at Loyalty Lobby as he literally lives in hotels, mainly IHG.

      We only had confirmation of some of these earlier this week.

      We are, what, Janaury 17? The majority of these codes only got released in various mailings after January 1. Stays take 5 days to post after you check out. Not sure how it could have been much quicker!

      • Wow, someone is being pretty negative. I for one was thoroughly grateful for you publishing these, Raffles…

        • whiskerxx says:

          Apologies if it sounded negative.
          I have benefited hugely from the information provided by Raffles and Headforpoints.
          But usually I read stuff on here and think – how the hell does he find out about all this stuff?
          On this occasion I’d already signed up and points had been posted, so it was greed and gluttony on my part which led to my disappointment that it wasn’t a whole new batch of codes, along with my astonishment that I had gained a benefit before it was posted on Headforpoints.

          So I’ll end more positively, with a thank you for the fairly recent reminder about the opportunity to get a 40,000 bonus for the PC Black Visa.
          I signed up a couple of weeks ago, used the card for a stay last night and am awaiting the points to post, and the card should provide further benefit as part of my Big Win 2014.

      • New Stay Bonus 1500
        Anniversary Bonus 1000
        NEW MEMBER BONUS PROMOTION 3000

        All just posted for me. Weekend Stay and 5000 point platinum bonus didn’t post despite being sat/sun night and platinum.

        • Weekend Stay tends to require a US address in your profile.

          Platinum Bonus requires you to be Plat and posts in arrears – my wife got it last week but hasn’t done a stay in 2 months.

  21. Got declined for priority club credit card looks like a common problem for those with a hilton credit cards anyone successful cancelled hilton card and reapplied for priority card successfully?

    • Ditto Jason, yet getting the IHG credit card is part of the criteria for my big win.

      It is therefore impossible for me to win!

    • I was accepted for the PC Black last week and I currently hold a Hilton card as well. They gave me twice the limit on the Hilton.

      I have to say though, I think it’s appalling of IHG to make the CC application part of the big win. Lots of people don’t want or need that card.

      It’s also a poor challenge for those who get all their company travel booked for them as I do. There’s no way I could fulfil it on company travel alone as ours aren’t booked direct and that’s one of my targets too.

  22. Thunderbirds says:

    After sending in my two pieces of ID by post I was accepted for the Black IHG card at the beginning of this week. No problems for me as I only have cards via AMEX and MBNA. I too have the additional 20k offer on my big win so I used the old 40k application link mentioned above and will post when/if a bonus comes through.

    • Thanks for trying the 40k link. The thread may be closed by the time you know so please email Raffles what happens so he can keep us informed. After reading these latest replies I was curious so rechecked my Big Win and sure enough the cc was there for me too. This is somewhat odd as I’m absolutely certain it wasn’t there before because I recall something else being there that I didn’t understand so I made a mental note to study it later. That something else has now been replaced with the black visa! Obviously I would prefer to use the 40k link if it tracks for big win so I will await results of your application.

  23. 3007 not working for Gold with UK address.

    The code you entered is invalid for your membership. Please check the qualification requirements for your country, region or program. For further assistance please visit the IHG® Rewards Club Customer Care Center page.

    • Thanks. I only added that yesterday, it wasn’t in the original post. Only seems to work for a few people looking at comment elsewhere.

  24. The 5137 code is not a “Book with us” code. Having just registered it says you have to stay at The Venetian or Palazzo resort and you ten get 4000 per stay.

    • Odd! Sometimes codes are used for different things in different regions.

    • Strange, the FT thread on IHG 2014 promo codes mentioned 5147 as The Venetian or Palazzo code. could be both, but region dependent.

    • Well I am in Germany at the moment so perhaps that is why? Should have waited until I got back to the UK!

  25. Rob,
    I was just reviewing my IHG account. Few strange things
    1. My platinum was downgraded to Club. I received my status using a status match in Oct 2013. I called them up and then they changed it back to Platinum immediately. I suspect some batch jobs downgrading ;)

    2. I could not complete the Fall Big Win, But I did the christmas sale for 25 quid rooms in Edinburgh for Friday and Saturday nights. Surprisingly the stay was considered for Stay more & earn more (4 nights), Book with us (2 Stays) and Win in a weekend (2 Sat. stays) . I did all stays in HI Express, so I could not do the complete big win. But I did get few bonus points for it.

    • Some discussion at Flyertalk about similar batch downgrading, especially of credit card holders. Seems to be an error although you may need to email to get it corrected.

    • I had the same issue, emailed them and got a standard reply saying black card qualifies for platinum status as long as you hold it.

      I replied rather curtly saying I knew that, as I’d stated it in my original email and could they actually fix the issue and after 4 days they did.

      They’re having problems with big win stuff registering again. Book with us isn’t updating on the big win page, but all the other things relating to my stay updated a week ago. And who knows when it’ll recognise I got the black card. I’m sure it’ll all sort itself out by april though :)

  26. Hi all, I added a bunch of codes and had my first stay at a HI on Saturday. I suddenly can’t login to my account (trying to check how many points I got). Does this suggest I have had my account closed? I keep getting an error message saying system unavailable

    • Unlikely, a stay checking out on Sunday would not even post until Thursday. IHG also emails usually if they block accounts.

      • Thanks Raffles. I’ll give it a few days and then give them a call if my login details still don’t work. Just seemed rather odd that I could login on Sunday, but not from Monday.

        Appreciate the response, and many thanks for all the codes

  27. Thanks to this thread I just picked up 16.5k points on a £39 stay (that I already had planned). Quite a haul, and pretty pleased with that! Thanks Raffles.