UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
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:
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:
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.
IHG Rewards update – September 2021:
Get bonus points: IHG Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.
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