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5,000 Priority Club bonus points at European InterContinental’s

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UPDATE – JANUARY 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.  We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above. 

IHG Rewards Club is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay from 20th January to 31st March.  The bonus points will count towards status. You need to register here USING CODE 42050.

You will receive a 75% bonus when you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards Club points by 25th February. The page to buy is here.

Attached to my InterContinental Ambassador statement this month, alongside the warning of the massive devaluation of the reward chart on the 18th, was an interesting InterContinental deal.

Up to April 8th, you will receive 5,000 bonus Priority Club points when you stay at any of 22 European InterContinental hotels.  See this webpage for details.

Of course, there is a catch.  You need to book at the special ‘5000 bonus points’ rate, which may be more expensive than the standard flexible rate.

In Berlin on February 9th, for example, the 5000 points rate is €164, versus Best Flexible at €159.  Clearly the bonus rate is a good deal here for just €5 more.  In Paris on the same night, however, the price is the same – although both rates are a lot more than a prepaid, non-refundable rate.  You should check carefully to ensure you are not making a bad bargain.

The good news is that the 5,000 points SHOULD count towards status, under the new structure.

IHG Rewards Club update – January 2021:

Get bonus points: IHG is not currently running a global points promotion as of 1st January 2021.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here. You will get a 75% bonus if you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards Club points by 25th February.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (2)

  • paul says:

    Renewal at $150 seems to getting 15000 points plus free night, a free night which like the 5000 bonus rate also is at a higher rate than standard rooms.
    It also states that ambassador status comes with elite membership of priority club but does not say if gold or platinum.

  • Thunderbirds says:

    In the small print in the T&Cs it states Gold Elite.

    My hope is that in the rush to change everything at IHG Rewards they manage to remove the split of earning between Americas (x10 per $) and the rest of world (2,000 only).