As I posted the other day, I spent last Friday at the Holiday Inn Rotherham Sheffield. I booked this stay through my wifes account, as she has not done a paid IHG Rewards Club stay this year.
I also put through all of the current bonus codes that are currently floating around, and which I put in this post.
The stay was a big success, generating over 14,000 IHG Rewards Club points on a £48 room. I value those points at around £70. Here is the breakdown:
On top of the list of bonus points codes I listed in the post linked above, there is one new one I used.
Code 1041 gives you 2,000 bonus points on EVERY stay you make for 60 days after registering. You can see this code works from the screenshot above.
There are two further codes about which I have not tried yet:
Code 1012 gives 5,000 points on your next stay within 90 days. This code may not work if you are not a Gold or Platinum member. This is easily the best one-shot code we have seen in a long, long time.
Codes 1023 and 1027 gives 3,000 points on your next stay within 90 days. These codes will work on any account.
Combining codes with The Big Win
My wifes account is now in the interesting position of giving me 4,000 bonus points on every stay she makes within 60 days. This comes from the 2,000 points per stay code above (1041) and the two 1,000 point codes.
I wrote about IHG’s ‘Big Win’ promotion here. Whilst my own targets are simply not achievable, my wife has the easiest ‘Big Win’ challenge of anyone I know. These are her targets:
- 1,000 points for one stay
- 6,700 points for 5 nights
- 12,000 points for 2 different brands
- 4,000 points for booking 2 stays online
- 12,000 points for 2 hotels from the list provided
- 36,000 for completing all of the above
That makes a total of 71,000 points, so about £350 of value. More importantly, we can complete all of the above with just 5 nights!
I have two options. I am in Madrid next month for a night, and there are some €40-50 Holiday Inn Express properties in Madrid on my list of hotels for the 12,000 point bonus. I will book into one of those (although I won’t stay there).
The question then is how many nights. I could just do a 4-night HIX stay at €40-50 per night and be done with it. However, because she is also getting 4,000 bonus points per stay for the next 60 days, there is also the possibility of booking – admittedly more expensive – hotels in London (also on our list) and using them for visiting family and friends in coming weeks.
If I book 4 Holiday Inn Express nights in Madrid, I am ‘all done’ for under €180. That is a real result for 71,000 bonus points, plus around 15,000 points for the stay itself using the latest codes above.
Add in the points from the Holiday Inn stay last Friday, and the five nights will have earned around 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points – enough for 2 nights at a luxury InterContinental in New York, Paris, London etc.
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