IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental loyalty scheme, has also now shown its hand.
It has gone back to the tried and tested ‘Stay x, get y’ promotion. This ran quarter after quarter for a number of years before IHG decided to start trialling complex schemes like ‘The Big Win’.
As some of you may not have seen this sort of promotion before, I will run through it briefly:
IHG has sent a range of emails to members – you may not even have received anything at all.
These emails offer a variation of ‘stay x nights and you will receive a bonus of y points’.
Irrespective of which promotion – if any – you received, you should be able to register for ANY variant, although people are reporting some issues this time around.
The skill is therefore in picking the code which maximises the number of points you can earn whilst being certain you can achieve the number of nights before September 2nd.
Looking through the list of codes posted on Flyertalk, this is what appears to be circulating. The codes in bold are the only ones worth considering.
Stay 3 nights for 5,000 points – 7057, 7093
Stay 4 nights for 5,000 points – 5152
Stay 7 nights for 10,000 points – 2281, 4989, 5989
Stay 8 nights for 10,000 points – 5155, 7052
Stay 10 nights for 10,000 points – 4985
Stay 12 nights for 10,000 points – 4987, 5156
Stay 15 nights for 15,000 points – 2113
Stay 18 nights for 15,000 points – 1029, 5153, 6340
You can register for the code of your choice here. Remember that you can only pick ONE code.
Some people are finding that it is not possible to register for ANY of the codes. IHG has admitted to IT problems when these codes were released on Thursday but it thinks they are now fixed. You may or may not agree!
These codes are valid for stays from May 15th to September 2nd. Only cash nights count towards your target, and your bonus will post alongside the points from the stay which triggers it.
(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.)