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IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion is the one to beat for Spring 2015

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Following the success of its ‘Into The Nights’ promotion, which appears – at least anecdotally – to have succeeded in driving a lot of incremental business this Autumn, IHG Rewards Club is following up with ‘Set Your Sights’.

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, InterContinental etc.  ‘Set Your Sights’ will run January 1st to April 30th 2015 so you will have plenty of time to hit your target.

To find out your personalised target, you need to visit the ‘Set Your Sights’ website here and log in.  This is what I was offered:

Set Your Sights screenshot

Effectively, I need to stay eight nights.  I must include two countries outside the UK and at least four different IHG brands.

In return I will receive 105,700 bonus points which I would value at £500.

At the moment this does not seem credible, albeit the deal does represent a good return on my spending.  I have three Holiday Inn nights booked for January through the ‘Flash Sale’ last month – if they happen to post as qualifying nights, which I doubt, then I will look at this again.

For comparison, this is what my wife got:

Set Your Sights 3

It is not easier or harder …. it is just different.

Her target is 53,800 points for five nights.  This is a lower ‘per night’ average than I got.  However, there is no requirement to stay outside the UK and no requirement to stay at a specific number of brands.  Five cheap weekend nights at a Holiday Inn Express would do it.

However, with a bonus worth no more than £250, the numbers don’t make sense unless I actually need those nights.  I can pick off three of these bonuses with just one night though – 5000 points for one stay, 1500 points for using my IHG Visa to pay for it and 2000 points if I book a Bonus Points package.  This is 8,500 bonus points for one night – I will definitely try to hit that with a stay we would need to make anyway.

It is worth noting that if you are not already an IHG Rewards Club member, you can join up via their site and then immediately go over to the ‘Set Your Sights’ site and see what target you have.  It will be a very easy one – probably even more generous than the one given to my wife.

You can look up your own target at the ‘Set Your Sights’ website.

IHG Rewards update – September 2021:

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Comments (69)

  • skins says:

    I’m new to IHG. Can anyone advise me on how long it takes for points to post? One of my targets was to download and log into the app which I did on 22nd December. I also completed a HI stay on 28th December. Still on zero points and no targets achieved though.

    • Rob says:

      Your stay won’t post to your IHG account for 5 days after checkout. You will need another 2 weeks, max, for it to update on Into The Nights.

  • BA-Flyer says:

    I have ‘download the app’ as a Set Your Sights offer, but I also had this for ITN. Anyone else have a similar experience? Do I just delete the app and download it again?

  • Darren Taylor says:

    The app isn’t working for bookings for me either which makes the whole ‘Set your sights’ promo a complete and utter fraud when this is the one that I will need to trigger the final bonus.
    Really annoyed as I’ve just spent £99 on the Visa card for a year.

    • Alan says:

      Worth contacting IHG by email and/or Twitter about this – in most cases I’ve read about they’ve credited the missing points. Certainly when the IT was similarly poor for the ‘Big Win’ a year ago I received a retrocredit for the correct number of points after complaining.

  • What's the Point says:

    Sadly my 2015 challenges are too challenging!
    Although I am pleased to say with 2 cheap mattress runs+some mediocre work stays I have earned 2 free nights and 43,700 IHG points out of the Into the Nights promo.
    IT terrible at the start, but towards the end it got a lot better.

  • OttoMH says:

    I have a 50k points offer, which is a bit meager considering the last one 🙁

    However, the 2 free nights one played out nicely. I had to include three mattress runs for a total of £120 but I just exchanged my 2 free nights for the Intercontinental Park Lane in Feb for a city break we wanted to do anyway. Fantastic ROI and I have 50k points in the bank.

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