UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
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.
IHG is also offering a 40% discount when you buy points until 13th November 2020. The website to buy points, and find out more, is here.
IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty scheme for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc, consistently releases special bonus points codes. These tend to give additional points on your next stay or often all your forthcoming stays within xx days.
I did a summary of the 2014 codes released to date in this post. A recent stay at InterContinental LeGrand in Paris netted me 13,500 points from these 2014 codes, as well as 2,000 points from the stay itself.
The two new codes are, interestingly, not compatible.
You need to choose between:
1036 – 1,000 points per stay until 31st May
1034 – 1,500 points on your next stay before 31st May
You can add your preferred choice from these codes to your IHG Rewards Club account at this page.
I should mention that a very small number of people have reported getting their IHG accounts closed down for ‘code abuse’. IHG has been cracking down on some serious issues of programme abuse in China, involving computer hackers manipulating the scheme. It seems that everyone who booked a particular InterContinental hotel in China during the recent PointBreaks offer has had their account investigated – whether they were actually Chinese nationals or not – and those using multiple codes have been closed. (Although one Flyertalk member got his account reinstated and was given 50,000 additional points as compensation!) You use these codes at your own risk.
IHG Rewards Club update – November 2020:
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here.
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