IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental etc chain, has launched a special Summer sale in conjunction with Avis.
On the face of it, it is a very strong offer.
You will receive a 50% discount on the Best Available Rate when you stay TWO or more weekend nights (Fri / Sat / Sun) before 7th September.
It is not available via the standard IHG booking site. It is also not combinable with the exclusive Head for Points ‘double points on all of your IHG bookings’ promotion.
There is only one catch to consider. In general, stays which are discounted by more than 30% from the Best Available Rate do NOT earn IHG Rewards Club points or stay credit.
This is especially relevant here because of the generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion currently being run by IHG. ‘Accelerate’ is the most generous hotel promotion this Summer if your personal target was a soft one.
It might make more sense NOT to book this 50% discount rate and instead book at a standard rate (potentially using the HFP ‘double points’ link here) instead. You will pay a little more but you can be sure that your stay will earn points and, more importantly, will count towards your ‘Accelerate’ target.
The link to book your ‘50% off’ stay is here. The deadline to book is 30th June.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)