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IHG Rewards Club launches digital rewards via its app

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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.

IHG Rewards Club

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 Rewards update – November 2021:

Get bonus points: You can earn up to triple IHG Rewards base points with IHG’s new Autumn promotion. It runs from 1st October to 31st December. You can register here and our full article on the offer is here.

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

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.

Comments (2)

  • xcalx says:

    Just received via post a 1000 point offer from IHG to update my email address. Nice.

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    IHG Rewards Club launches digital rewards

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