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.

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up […]

Is it worth buying hotel points TODAY to transfer to Avios for the 35% bonus?

(EDIT: there was a mistake in my Starwood calculation which is now fixed, apologies.) Until 8th March, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article on that deal. Since most […]

100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points – THREE DAYS ONLY

IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will ever see for IHG points. The page to buy points is here.  The deal […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. The bonus is usually 25%.  This time, as they did in […]

Bits: Kimpton Amsterdam on points, BA dropping and starting routes at City

News in brief: Amsterdam’s forthcoming Kimpton bookable on IHG points OK, if you’re not a bit of a hotel geek the headline above might not mean much.  However, fans of Kimpton Hotels – the cult US boutique hotel brand now owned by IHG – have […]

BOOK FROM 2pm-ish: 129 new IHG PointBreaks hotels at just 5,000 points

As I originally wrote on Saturday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) will release a new list of PointBreaks redemptions this afternoon. These rooms are a fantastic deal. All of the 129 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 […]

New IHG PointBreaks list of 129 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 129 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

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, […]