IHG Rewards Club is running a very low key promotion for Mastercard holders.
You will receive a 50% discount on the Best Flexible Rate for European stays this Winter.
You need to stay for a minimum of two nights and book at least five nights in advance. The offer is described as being for ‘weekend’ stays but the rules do not specify that, so you may find the rate showing for midweek nights too.
The offer only works at participating European hotels listed here. Brands included are InterContinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
You must book by 30th November for stays before 4th March 2018.
You need to access the deal via the Mastercard Priceless Cities website here.
However, there is one snag.
These stays do NOT earn IHG Rewards Club points. This is made clear in the Terms & Conditions which you can read here.
This also means that:
your stay will NOT earn night credit or base points towards status requalification, which may be important as we approach the year end
your stay will NOT count towards the current generous Accelerate bonus points promotion (click here for details)
That said ….. the maths should still work in your favour. A 50% discount should make up for any lost points, unless a stay is key to triggering a large Accelerate bonus, and cash should always trump points.
One unknown is that, if you book now for a stay in 2018, you won’t know what sort of promotion IHG will be running in the Spring. Whatever it is, any stays booked via this deal won’t count.
You can find more details on the Mastercard Priceless Cities website here.
IHG Rewards update – June 2021:
Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards 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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.