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Another 24,000 points-worth of IHG Rewards Club bonus codes!

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Click here for our article on IHG’s current ‘2x’ double points promotion which runs until 15th December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here and adding promo code 44480.

I have written before about the regular bonus codes published by IHG Rewards Club. To avoid linking back to too many older posts, I will repeat the background here and then share some new codes below.

The question ‘Which is the best hotel loyalty programme?’ is a long and complex one. The answer is usually different for each person. However, it is generally fair to say that no-one will go wrong by trying to squeeze in one IHG Rewards Club stay per year.

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental and some other small brands. At the moment, IHG Rewards Club has a lot of very generous promotional codes which they are sending out to members.

These are usually targetted at lapsed members, offering 3000 points on your next stay, or 1000 points for every stay in the next 60 days, or 5000 points for a weekend stay. The key, though, is that these codes can be used by anyone, whether or not that person was originally targetted.

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Each promotion has its own promo code. All you need to do is write down all of the currently active codes from this post and the Flyertalk link below, and then visit this website to activate them on your account. Note that some of these codes only work for 30, 60 or 90 days from registration, so don’t sign up if you have no stays planned.

New codes appear every few months, so if you push one stay a year towards IHG Rewards Club then you will hoover up a lot of points. If you travel with your partner, do a stay in your name and your next stay on an account in their name – this way you will get all of the ‘one off’ codes on each account.

The following new codes appeared on Flyertalk a couple of weeks ago. The LoyaltyLobby blog has been testing them out, a stay at a time, and we now have a good idea of what each of these codes should do.

1027 – 3,000 points PER STAY (!) for the next 90 days

4041 – 3,000 points on your next stay within 90 days

1037 – 5,000 points on your next stay within 90 days (in theory, Gold and Platinum members only)

1023 – 3,000 points on your next stay within 90 days

1027 – 3,000 points PER STAY (!) for the next 90 days

1012 – 5,000 points on your next stay within 90 days (in theory, Gold and Platinum members only)

1041 – 2,000 points PER STAY (!) for the next 60 days

On top of all this, these older codes should still work if you haven’t used them before:

2656 – 1,500 points on your next stay within 90 days of registration

2785 – 3,000 points on your next stay within 90 days of registration (may only work for Platinum and potentially Gold members)

3825 – 3,000 points on your next stay within 90 days of registration (may only work for Platinum and potentially Gold members)

4648 – 1,500 points on your next stay within 90 days of registration

4709 – 1,000 points on EVERY stay within 90 days of registration

There is a thread on Flyertalk which lists other current (and indeed non-current, it is never clear which ones still work!) promotional codes. For completeness, you should plug in all the codes on the Flyertalk list as well!

Remember that you can convert IHG Rewards Club points to Avios at the rate of 10,000 to 2,000, in chunks of 10,000 although you will get a better deal from a hotel redemption. A one night stay using all of the codes should get you 4,000 Avios-worth.

I am currently in a Holiday Inn Express in Madrid. (Well, I’m not …. I checked in for 3 nights on Tuesday and then promptly left for my Melia free night.) I am using these mattress run nights as part of the Big Win promotion.) Let’s see what posts for me early next week.

Needless to say, the existence of these codes changes the dynamics of the Big Win promotion a little. As you can get 9,000 bonus points PER STAY (worth £45 at my valuation of IHG Rewards Club points) if you register for the ‘per stay’ codes above, it may make more sense to do random mattress run nights to get the stays you need for the Big Win.

(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (95)

  • Trickster says:

    I managed 21k worth of points on a stay st the CP in Manchester the other week. These points are great!

  • Toddy says:

    I stayed at the high Wycombe HI on Monday night. Waiting for the points to appear but I’m expecting around 25,000 🙂

    • Andy says:

      How is that possible to get so many points with one stay?? I don’t really know much about the IHG Reward Club, are the above codes stackable? Doesn’t that one night stay get you a night (maybe more than one) in rewards?

  • PTM101 says:

    Enjoy the Gran Melia, we stayed there last Tuesday night and were very happy indeed. The complimentary dinner is a set menu affair, which was fairly good apart from the main dish, chicken with vermouth being served a little cold. It tasted great however, and wasn’t cold enough to return it. Standard breakfast buffet, poor choice of hot food and breads, but the fruit was fresh and tasted great. We received a large premium room on 4th floor, Clarins amenities, and selection of DVDs to watch in room. A genuinely impressive free gift from Amex. Which they really need to keep delivering to justify the fee increases and benefit reductions.

    • Rob says:

      I nominally have a premium room. It faces a wall, there are no DVDs (player, though) and I wouldn’t call it large – although very acceptable. Wi-fi is rubbish and drops every 5 minutes.

      I thought the free meal was excellent, though.

  • Geoggy says:

    Never done a mattress run. If you check in and leave how do you check out?

    • Thunderbirds says:

      Most hotels have some form of quick check-out procedure where you confirm on check-in that you agree to pay the bill sight un-seen. You can complain later if the bill is incorrect..!
      Make sure you have arranged this beforehand as some hotels may try to get away with charging you and extra day for not checking out in time i.e. 12:00 or whatever.

      • Rob says:

        I would only do this with a prepaid room. Extra benefit, at a HIX anyway, is that you get the receipt at check in which is handy if points do not post.

    • Rob says:

      You don’t. A lot of people, every day, do not check out. They are running late or have no additional expenses or the queue looks long, so they just leave. Eventually the hotel staff come into your room and decide you have gone!

      For politeness, I usually call on check out day, say I was in a rush and had to run out, but that they can treat me as checked out.

  • e.thomas says:

    I’m a newbie so please excuse my naivete.
    i already have night booked and paid via travel agent for an IHG hotel.
    Can I still claim the points after the stay or should I have booked direct?

    • Geoggy says:

      you have to book direct

    • Rob says:

      You probably won’t get anything. It depends. Expedia, – definitely not. A ‘normal’ travel agent or corporate travel agent – you may well still be OK.

      The key issue is whether your agent is a wholesaler of IHG rooms (ie they buy hundreds per night in return for a huge discount, as Expedia does) or the agent is a normal ’10 per cent commission’ agent.

  • Thunderbirds says:

    I tried all of these and somehow I’m registered for all of them (the system tells me this) except for 4648 which seems to crash the registration process.
    My last stay was two days last weekend (Friday & Saturday) for a total of £68 which gave me 22,144 points, 1 of my 5 Saturday nights and 2 of my 20 nights for the Big Win. Long way to go…
    Has anyone managed to trigger the Book Direct 2013 code?

    • Rob says:

      No, no joy with Book Direct. Which is odd, as I saw online a photo of the leaflet that some US hotels had sitting around.

    • Trevor says:

      Code 4648 worked for me, as did 2619 for the book direct 2013 bonus. when I tried 4994 (also given for the book direct offer), it said I was already registered.

      • Thunderbirds says:

        Yes you can register the code 2619 for book direct 2013 but the problem is it doesn’t seem to get triggered by any sort of activity on my account. Perhaps you have to ring the hotel direct to book but I would have thought that would the last thing they would want you to do. Let us know if you mange to trigger anything and how!
        Still no luck with 4648 for me, perhaps another IT glitch, a duplicate usually gives a sensible message.

  • Mike says:

    I added a 90 day one but it says it expires on the 31st Dec, so only 82 days. my next planned stay is the 2nd Jan.

  • CV says:

    The use of these codes and the Big Win bonus has really changed how I now look at my hotel bookings, such that my next few stays are all with IHG with the aim of a redemption booking at the IC Singapore next year. One surprise has been booking the HI at Glasgow Airport (it’s not the best I know, but maybe I will get my requested upgrade and runway view) by using the 21 day advance Park and Stay deal for 15 nights. Result was a hotel stay plus 15 nights airport parking for £49! Which is cheaper than booking airport parking direct. The link for this was found accidentally via a Google search (it’s easier than navigating the IHG website trying to find the deals) which brought up the specific deal page, if you go direct into the IHG website and book Park, Stay and Go the charge was going to be £89. The massively discounted rate still earns points, confirmed on booking page.