IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza)

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of IHG Rewards Club which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Book NOW: 450 IHG hotel redemptions go up on Sunday

Here is your final reminder that IHG Rewards Club is changing the cost of 650 hotel redemptions from tomorrow, 15th January. You can download a PDF list here. You won’t be surprised to hear that 75% of the changes are price increases.  (Hat-tip to View From The […]

Paying tax on 31st January? Remember HMRC credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this month, there is an upside. Last April, HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa and MasterCard fees came into effect […]

IHG’s UK Flash Sale is better than it seems, especially in London

IHG Rewards Club, operator of the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, HI Express and Staybridge Suites brands, is currently running a 72-hour flash sale. It runs until 9am tomorrow (Saturday) and is only for their UK hotels. You can book for stays beween now and 27th February. […]

Bits: IHG UK sale at 9am, triple Avios registration hiccups, HFP lounge review links

News in brief: IHG flash sale starts at 9am IHG, owner of the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental and Indigo brands amongst others, is launching a 72-hour flash sale at 9am today. This will ONLY cover hotels in the UK. I don’t […]

Bits: win an LA holiday with hotels.com, 30% off Starwood in the UAE, last day for IHG double base points

News in brief: Win a Los Angeles holiday with hotels.com Hotels.com is giving away a holiday in Los Angeles to promote the new film / musical La La Land. The winner gets two economy (note!) flights to LA, four nights in a four stay hotel, […]

IHG Rewards Club increasing the cost of redemptions from 15th January – book now

IHG Rewards Club has added a PDF document to its website listing 650 hotels which are changing in price for redemptions from 15th January. You can download the document here. You won’t be surprised to hear that 75% of the changes are price increases.  This […]

LAST CHANCE: Our IHG Rewards Club ‘double points’ offer ends 1st January

For the last six months or so, Head for Points has been running a ‘world exclusive’ (seriously!) promotion with IHG Rewards Club. Head for Points readers have received DOUBLE IHG Rewards Club base points when they book their stays via this special page of ihg.com! All […]

Register now – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for the Spring

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched a website for its Spring 2017 promotion – IHG Accelerate.  Yes, it is repeating the Autumn 2015, Spring and Summer and Autumn 2016 offer! But that is not a bad thing. To […]

Bits: Hilton Americas Flash Sale, new Qatar business sale, IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus

News in brief: Hilton North America Flash Sale Hilton has launched a 3-day Flash Sale covering North America.  This will end at 5am (note am) UK time on Thursday 8th. For bookings between 18th December and 2nd January, you will receive a 15% – 20% […]

Bits: excellent BA Holidays NYC deal, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, 25% off Iberia from Cardiff

News in brief: British Airways New York Christmas deal BA Holidays has launched two excellent deals if you want to get away for Christmas or New Year: Club World flights + 3 nights in a hotel from £1,199 per person First Class flights + 3 […]

What is IHG’s weird “Member booking update” email all about?

If you are a member of IHG Rewards Club, you probably received a slightly odd email from them on Saturday morning. Entitled ‘Member booking update’ it said this: We’ve made a change. Effective from 1st January 2017, members must book directly through IHG®(IHG.com, IHG® App, […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Why InterContinental Ambassador is a loyalty programme I am happy to pay for

Last Monday was the renewal date for my InterContinental Ambassador membership.  I was happy to hand over $200 for another year of membership and I thought I would explain why. InterContinental, the luxury hotel brand inside IHG Rewards Club (which also covers Holiday Inn, Crowne […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (14): IHG Rewards Club Premium MasterCard

This is my review of the IHG Rewards Club Premium MasterCard credit card. This article was updated on 18th January 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (13): IHG Rewards Club MasterCard

This is my review of the IHG Rewards Club MasterCard credit card. This article was updated on 18th January 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not […]

Bookable from 2pm-ish: new list of 5,000 points per night IHG PointBreaks

Just a reminder that, as I originally wrote on Saturday, the latest batch of IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) PointBreaks redemptions will be open for booking this afternoon.  It is usually about 2pm. These rooms are a great […]

New IHG PointBreaks list of 125 x 5,000 point hotels, book on Monday

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. These rooms are a fantastic deal. All of the 125 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task.  I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]