IHG Rewards Club, the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn loyalty scheme, has launched a range of exclusive digital rewards.
Products can be downloaded directly via its Android and iOS apps, although Apple restrictions mean that some items are not available via the iOS app. In such cases, you need to download them from the IHG website and manually copy them across.
You can choose from a selection of music tracks, ebooks, magazines, games and software.
Example prices are:
Coldplay, A Sky Full of Stars, 1100 points
Jo Nesbo, Harry Hole Mysteries (3 book set), 6850 points
Elle magazine, latest issue, 1250 points
Football Manager 2014 game, 7100 points
PowerDirector 12 Ultra, 28450 points
In general, these are poor value for money rewards. I tend to value IHG Rewards Club points at £5 per 1000, based on 50,000 points getting you a five-star room worth £250.
PowerDirector 12, on the other hand, can be downloaded from Amazon for £49. This values your points at under £2 per 1000, which is very similar to the rate you receive when redeeming IHG Rewards Club points for a shopping gift voucher – ie a poor one.
IHG One Rewards update – December 2023:
Get bonus points: Our article on IHG’s current bonus promotion is here. You will receive 2,000 bonus points for every two cash nights you stay until 31st December. Nights do not need to be consecutive. Click here to register.
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.
IHG is offering a 100% bonus (some members may be offered less) when you buy points by 30th December 2023. Click here to buy.
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.