LAST CHANCE: Our IHG Rewards Club ‘double points’ offer ends 1st January

EDIT:  This offer ended on 1st January 2017

For the last six months or so, Head for Points has been running a ‘world exclusive’ (seriously!) promotion with IHG Rewards Club.

Head for Points readers have received DOUBLE IHG Rewards Club base points when they book their stays via this special page of!

All good things must come to an end, however.

The last day to book an IHG stay under this offer is 1st January 2017.  You can book for a future date and will still receive double base points, but no new bookings will be possible after 1st January.

How does the offer work?

You will receive an extra bonus on every future stay at an InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, EVEN, Hualuxe, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites property when booked at a public rate.

Under this promotion you will receive an additional 10 IHG Rewards Club base points for every $1 you spend (an additional 5 points at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites).

Head for Points is the only site in the world to feature this offer which is the result of the strong relationship that HFP and IHG have built up over the last four years.

IHG Rewards Club double points

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 this special Head for Points landing page on

Please note this very important rule – you MUST click through from this page of Head for Points to the booking page.  Bookmark THIS page – do NOT bookmark the landing page.  IHG will not award double points if they do not see that you clicked through directly from Head for Points.

This is how the promotion works:

You must click through from this link to the special HFP booking page on to book your stay.  IHG will NOT award double base points if the previous click did not originate at HFP or if the booking was not made via the special HFP landing page.

This offer is not valid if you book using a negotiated corporate rate.

IHG will add the double base points as an account adjustment within two months of your stay.  They will NOT appear at the same time as the standard points from your stay.  (The speed of awarding of double points will slow down a bit after 1st January but they WILL turn up!)

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

The bonus base points will only be given on one room per booking.  You will not receive a bonus on a second room even if it qualifies for base points.

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

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.

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

Double IHG Rewards Club points Head for Points

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

Remember to click here to book your next stay via the special Head for Points landing page on and receive double base points!  The last day to book is 1st January 2017.

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  1. Actually, had a problem with this offer, the offer page inserted some IATA travel agency link which IHG Customer Services in Philippines did not recognise and deemed this a travel agency booking.

    Points didn’t credit.

    CS on the phone were only able to remove the IATA code and credit IHG points as normal, but no double points.

    • Travel Yoda says:

      Always worked fine for me. No issues on 7-8 bookings. All posted. First took a 3-4 weeks but all subsequent only a week give or take a day or two.

    • The IATA number is what triggers the double points. Don’t listen to the call centre! For a start, agency bookings do qualify for points – just not wholesalers like Expedia.

  2. Thank you for this great promotion. It worked fine with me several times this year. I hope you can bring it back to HFP sometime soon!!!

  3. mark1980 says:

    Do these bookings count for your accelerate target?

  4. I hope that IHG bring this offer back for HFP readers in 2017. It has been a motivator to use IHG rather than their competitors.

  5. I have booked four stays under this offer in the last few months and none of them have been credited with bonus points. I only noticed the other day and have contacted IHG so hopefully they will get credited. I assumed it was the IATA code that triggered it and I’m fairly certain that was present every time.

    Hope so, because I’ve got several nights at IC in LA coming up which would be useful for double points.

  6. I will mourn the loss of the double points, I did quite well out of the £2k I spent in thailand last month!

  7. Great shame, but grateful while it lasted. I only had a couple of IHG stays, and I would have booked them without the double points, so I can’t complain!

  8. Neil Mac says:

    This has been a great offer and I have managed to get huge value from it. I’ll be very sorry to see it go, but let’s not forget what a massive deal this is for HFP and all respect due.

    FYI I am posting this from my holiday hotel paid for with points awarded under this offer.

  9. Lewis Watson says:

    Any chance of it being renewed?

    • It won’t be rolled over immediately. We are looking at potentially bringing it back for limited periods. The problem is that the double points are added manually by IHG’s UK office and this offer has been so successful that it is creating a lot of work.

  10. Kimberly says:

    I loved this offer and didn’t have any problems with it. Though my stay at the beginning of December didn’t post yet but I’m hopeful that it is just the holidays getting in the way.

    Thanks so much for helping us all maximise our points and get the most out of our IHG stays!

  11. I got 5 stays credited in good time, a great promotion. My last one hasn’t, the base points hit on 2nd Dec and it got me 53,800 in accelerate, maybe they thought that I had enough? What info do you need Rob to e-mail you to follow up, I probably wouldn’t have bothered but they short changed me on one of my earlier booking due to a 1.07 exchange rate from Stg to US$ meaning I missed out on gold bonus on this trip, although the double points credited correctly at the proper rate, good old Uk IHG.

    • IHG number, confirmation number, your name, hotel name, stay dates. However, it may still be in the system so I’d prefer it if you’d give it another week – most of the team have been on holiday – and then chase it up.

  12. lgflyer says:

    I clicked through the link and made a booking, but I was on my phone and I was redirected to instead of your landing page. Will the extra points get credited?

    • You should have been taken to a mobile page which says, at the top, ‘Earn extra points when you book through Head for Points’. If you got that page, you’re fine (I just tried it and it works fine). If for some reason it sent you to the normal mobile home page then you won’t.

      • Shame it can’t be combined with app bookings, but that’s why IHG & Hilton are trying to drive more of those, to reduce affiliate costs 🙁

      • lgflyer says:

        I used Google Chrome on Android and it takes me to the normal mobile home page. It’s a shame because I thought I was getting some extra points 🙁

  13. Andrew Sheppard says:

    Hi! I’ve been an occasional lurker on here for a while but only just spotted this one so sad I’ve missed the party! However, I did out of curiosity click through and the landing page still appears to be active – just thought you should know in case people use it and are disappointed!

    Finally, just a word of thanks to you and others like you on these websites and forums like Flyer talk – I am much greater aware these days! Keep up the good work!

    • The landing page is still there …. no promises that IHG will honour double points on bookings made today or days after today, but nothing to lose.

  14. thanks buddy. booked the last family vacation and the one coming up for lunar new year in japan. the bonus was all very helpful! could have hoped for more nonetheless!