Would you support Leeds United for a 30% hotel discount?!

(EDIT:  This deal now appears to have died.  Try this link instead which gives similar discounts.)

Last year the IHG hotel group, parent of Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express etc, launched a generous promotion code for its UK and selected European properties to supporters of Leeds United football club!

This is not as odd as it sounds because IHG is the ‘official hotel partner’ of Leeds United.

The offer was meant to end on 31st December for stays by 31st January.  The booking website is still working perfectly well, however.

The headline discount is 30% off Best Flexible Rate for weekend stays and, where available, 10% off for weekday stays.

Leeds United

In truth, this is not just an offer for Leeds United supporters.  It is a broader ‘Partner Rate’ that IHG also offers to members of various trade unions, alumni groups, professional bodies etc.

As an example of rates, the Holiday Inn Sheffield comes up at £91 for a random weekend in February using this rate.  The best price without using the link is £114.

(That said, in this particular example, you would be better off using IHG Rewards Club points as the hotel costs just 15,000 points per night.)

The terms and conditions of this rate say that you should print off an IHG voucher or bring along ‘proof’ of your eligibility – presumably a Leeds United scarf would do it.

More seriously, this is very unlikely to be an issue.  However, if you want to be 100% secure, you can download and print off an IHG partner rate voucher here (PDF file).

When it comes to earning IHG Rewards Club points, you should be OK.  Any discount bigger than 30% often causes problems, but 30% should be fine.  For safety, take a screenshot of the page at the end of the booking process which shows how many points your stay will earn.  IHG will usually award you the points if you can prove their site told you that a rate will earn.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  To see our complete list of promotions from the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. FormalHall says:

    Have used this a couple of times for Into the Nights mattress runs and the points have always posted correctly. Would be wary of trying it around Leeds however in case they expect me to know who is in the squad!

    • Hi FormalHall, did they ask for any proof when you checked in?

      • FormalHall says:

        No, although I did print out a copy of the booking website page just in case.

        • FormalHall says:

          OT: Is there any way Raffles to bring back the ’email me with any replies’ check box when you comment? it is easy to miss questions like this without email notifications.

    • I could name most of the team in the early 70s, but no idea who plays for them now. As a 5 yr old Chelsea fan, I was just chuffed my team beat my big brother’s team in the Cup Final!

  2. Morning – the area PDF shows no details just an empty file

  3. This was an even better offer when it was 2 for 1

  4. Anyone got a list of the selected european properties (none in Berlin)

  5. Jimmyjimmy says:

    Slightly OT
    I’ve noticed the reservation web page of my ‘into the night’ free night booking says ‘voucher required’. Anyone know what that is and if they ask for it?
    Ta
    J

  6. The 30% works on some midweek stays also eg. Madrid Crown Plaza April. 1 King Delux non smoking Euro 68 Advance Purchase Euro 75.45 Using the link the rate drops to Euro 47.20
    MOT

  7. Is there a way of booking this rate through the IHG App (to combine with another Set Your Sights hurdle)?

  8. These should qualify for points because it says in the T&C’s ‘IHG Rewards Club points apply.’.

  9. andy stock says:

    No Chance – Dirty Leeds!