(EDIT: despite how this promo is described, both on the IHG and Virgin sites, the small print says that you must sign up AND stay to get the 500 miles. I assume that is correct and that the main pages on the offer, which I based this article on, are badly written.)
I know what you’re thinking ….. a month ago I ran an offer whereby you could get 1,000 Avios points just for joining Marriott Rewards – no stay required. And, a day later, Marriott pulled the offer.
(Don’t ask me if you will eventually get the points for that or not. Marriott has told some people by email that the 1,000 Avios will be sent by the end of July, but that date is getting very close.)
IHG Rewards Club is now running a similar offer, although you only have 2 days left to take part.
If you join IHG Rewards Club via this special link (click), and do it before 31st July, you will receive 500 Virgin Flying Club miles.
To be honest, I doubt there are many HFP readers who are not already members, but if you’re not this is your chance. Virgin Flying Club does not have household accounts, so there is no benefit is signing up additional family members unless they already have an active Virgin account.
There is also a ‘fast track to Gold’ offer. If you complete three nights at IHG hotels before 30th October, you will be upgraded. Gold would usually require 10 nights.
This isn’t hugely beneficial, since you can get free Gold status by getting the free IHG Rewards Club credit card – no spending required. There are not many benefits to being Gold, although you will get a few hundred bonus points and usually a free drink or snack on every stay.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)