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REMINDER: HFP EXCLUSIVE – double IHG Rewards Club base points on ALL of your bookings!

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UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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. 

Click here for our article on IHG’s current ‘2x’ double points promotion which runs until 15th December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here and adding promo code 44480.

IHG is also offering a 40% discount when you buy points until 13th November 2020. The website to buy points, and find out more, is here.

Back in June, we launched an EXCLUSIVE exciting new promotion with IHG Rewards Club.

Head for Points readers will receive DOUBLE IHG Rewards Club base points when they book their stays on ihg.com via the link on this page.

The offer has been very well received, and over 99% of completed bookings have tracked correctly and received their double points automatically.  I thought it was worth a reminder of the deal, and to introduce it to new readers for the first time.

This offer is, to be honest, quite a coup for a little site like this one – albeit a little site with 1 million page views per month! It is testament to the strong relationship that HFP has built up with IHG and its readership over the last four years.

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You will receive an additional 10 IHG Rewards Club base points for every $1 you spend at an InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, EVEN or Hualuxe hotel. You will receive an additional 5 points at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

The great thing is that this offer will double up with any other IHG Rewards Club promotion, such as the current Accelerate offer. Accelerate is already, for most people, the most generous hotel offer on the market this Summer and this exclusive Head for Points deal makes it even more generous.

How do I earn my double IHG Rewards Club base points?

It is very easy. All you need to do in ensure that you book your future IHG stays via the link on this page of Head for Points.

You may want to bookmark this page for future use. When you click through you will be taken to a special Head for Points landing page on ihg.com.

Please note this very important rule – you MUST click through from the link on this page of HFP to ihg.com. Do NOT bookmark the ihg.com page. IHG will not award double points if they do not see that you clicked through directly from Head for Points.

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This is how the promotion will work:

You must click through from this page on Head for Points to the special HFP landing page on ihg.com to make your booking. IHG will NOT award double base points if the original click did not originate at HFP or if the booking was not made via the special HFP landing page.

Rooms booked under a negotiated corporate rate deal will not qualify for double points.

IHG will add the double base points as an account adjustment within 28 days of your stay. They will NOT appear at the same time as the standard points from your stay.

The bonus base points only apply to your accommodation and not to incidental spend such as food and beverage.

The bonus base points will not count for elite qualifying purposes.

You will only receive double base points on one room per booking.  Bear this in mind if you are booking two or more rooms on the same confirmation number.

The bonus base points will be based on the standard earning rate of 5 or 10 points per $1. Any elite status bonus will not be doubled.

This offer may be withdrawn by IHG Rewards Club at any time. However, bonus points on existing bookings will be honoured.

The decision of IHG over whether or not to award double base points on any particular booking is final.

I am very grateful to IHG Rewards Club for choosing to make this exclusive offer available to Head for Points readers.

Click here to visit the dedicated Head for Points page for this offer and to click through to the special booking page on ihg.com.


IHG Rewards Club update – November 2020:

Get bonus points: IHG’s current promotion is ‘2x’, which runs until 15th December 2020. You can learn more in our article here. You can register here using promo code 44480.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club 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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (25)

  • Mr Dee says:

    Used the double points several times now and no problems.

    Would be good for them to add in free breakfast with their status benefits

  • Alan says:

    Presumably, if I do at least one of these surveys a year this would class as account activity and keep my points from expiring?

    • Alan says:

      D’oh! commented on the wrong article (but correct points program). Meant to comment on the IHG Opinion bonus post.

  • Philip says:

    Used the link twice & both times points arrived about 3 weeks later, great facility, many thanks Raffles. I am still waiting for my 500 points for installing the IHG app & an extra 16,000 points for completing tasks from the last accelerate promotion, almost 8 weeks and still nothing.

  • Neil Mac says:

    Is this offer still on? I thought it finished at the end of August ?

  • Neil Mac says:

    And… How do you combine this with Accelerate if you need to book through the app?

  • ThePenguin says:

    Hi – just checked – my stay at the end of July hasn’t triggered the 100% points bonus 🙁