Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Get 20% off Manchester stays at IHG hotels

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

On Monday we are launching a competition with IHG Rewards Club to promote their newly launched Manchester sale.

For bookings made by 7th September, for stays until the year end, IHG Reward Club members can book weekend stays at Manchester hotels at 20% off the standard rates.

The offer is valid at the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza hotels in Manchester.

A brand new combined Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza is due to open near Oxford Road on 9th September and is well worth considering – rates should be low for the first few months and obviously everything inside will be clean and fresh.  Whilst not bookable under this offer, you can also look forward to Manchester’s first Hotel Indigo near Victoria Station next April.

Stays must be completed by 30th December 2018.  Full details can be found on this special Manchester sale page of the IHG website.

If you are travelling to Manchester by train, you can also get 20% off your ticket. As Virgin Trains is offering 20% off advance off-peak fares to and from Manchester Piccadilly.

IHG One Rewards update – December 2022:

Get bonus points: You will earn bonus IHG One Rewards points on stays between 13th October 2022 and 31st December 2022. You can choose between 2,000 points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights (not cumulative). Read this article for full details. You can register here.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

You will receive a 100% bonus if you buy IHG One Rewards points by 29th December 2022.

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.

Comments (69)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • ChrisC says:

    Floodgates?? Good grief. I’d have expected a comment like that on flyer talk BA board but you should be aiming for better than that sort of hyperbole.

    In the scheme of things GGL has very few members so the impact in practical terms will be marginal

    • Stu287 says:

      It would be interesting to know how many GGL’s there are in the world…

      OT the cheeky !@# at hilton sent me a reminder for the hilton cc survey so i thought id do it, then when i got to the end they said there was already the required number of reaponses received and the survey could not be completed…

    • Fadi says:

      You’re clearly not a morning person.

      • ChrisC says:

        I just hate it when emotive language like ‘floodgates’ is used when it it totally unnecessary on what is supposed to be a professional travel blog.

  • Daniel says:

    At the first wing this morning and there was a passenger in front showing the email from BA around GGL lounge guesting to the staff member, but the staff member (who also consulted someone who looked like a supervisor) said that they had not been made aware of this … (the passenger and his guests were allowed through)

  • Roger says:

    OT_ Does BAPP have a fixed date for ALL cardholders (towards end of month) when points posts to the account?

    • Paul says:

      No. The avios transfer across each month approximately 6 days before your statement date

  • paulm says:

    Hi Rob, not sure if just me but only had 2 emails per day last few days. Checked junk/spam folder and not going in there either.

    • Mike L says:

      Glad you mentioned this, same here for the past couple of days. Spam folder clear.

    • KevMc says:

      Same for me. I mentioned it in the comments yesterday but assumed it was just me.

      • Rob says:

        Yes, that is a mistake of ours. Now fixed. Normal service resumes tomorrow.

        • Alex Sm says:

          Can you just send out an extra issue with all the missing stories as the whole thing becomes too confuding?

    • Lady London says:

      Mine stopped coming altogether about 3 weeks ago I think. With no action from me.

      Come to think of it, there’s another WordPress site that regularly used to stop sending the emails I’d signed up for. In that case I really needed the emails to get the news and remind me to look at the site. After several year s of realising I’d stopped receiving their emails, then signing up again, then at shorter and shorter intervals getting chucked off their mailing list again (I suspect WordPress is more likely to drop you if you’re a recent subscriber which of course you would look like if you keep having to re-sign up) I gave up on that site. Its a shame cos its a very good one. Rob I hope one day you will get an alternative to WordPress because this is all a bit deja vu. If I have to sign up again to receive HfP emails then this would be 3rd or 4th time.

      • Rob says:

        We’re not using WP. We use MailChimp which is the global No 1 in bulk emailing. No system is perfect but if they stop it is ALWAYS down to your ISP starting to block them. We can not control that.

        • Lady London says:

          In neither case have missed emails landed in my spam folder and my ISP is yahoo so very doubtful on this. Lots of US spam senders I had to unsubscribe from have used mailchimp though. I’ll check if the other site i eventually gave up had also switched to mailchimp.

        • the real harry1 says:

          just start up a new contact a/c with HFP? different email address

        • Doug M says:

          “We use MailChimp which is the global No 1 in bulk emailing. No system is perfect but if they stop it is ALWAYS down to your ISP starting to block them.”

          The later being a result of the former.

          • Rob says:

            It is almost impossible to use MailChimp for spam. For a start it costs so much that spam would become unviable! Most ISPs are given MailChimp routing codes so they can allow their stuff through unchecked.

        • Lady London says:

          Thanks Harry I’ll give that a try.

      • Peter K says:

        My wife doesn’t get emails from eBay now and she uses yahoo.

  • KevMc says:

    IHG are also doing a ‘mystery bonus’ promotion on the purchase of points between now and 22nd August. You just need to login to see what bonus (up to 100%) you are personally offered.

  • Mr(s) Entitled says:

    IHG sponsoring comeptitions. 20% off weekend rates until year end. New hotel worth trying. HfP Xmas do in Manchester this year?

  • Paul says:

    BA again devaluing their own product particularly using galleries club as a dumping ground. My family and I 3 silver and 1 gold travelled club world with BA at May half term and arrived in Galleries club around 2pm. It was a horrible experience, slop was the only way you could describe the contents of the serving trays and you would have required a sieve to get any solid food out of what was laughingly called a Thai curry! Not that it mattered there were no plates and no cutlery. Every seat was occupied either by an unfortunate fellow traveller or the detritus of previous occupants. There were not enough staff and absolutely no management presence or oversight.
    Club world is a poor product in the air and on the ground. I truly don’t understand BAs rationale as beyond it being consistent the product hasn’t a single redeeming feature. The White stuff bedding so extensively promoted is nothing more than lipstick on a pig! And don’t get me started on attentive intuitive crew. Serve clear and clear out is the sertvicecstandard.
    I am very much a supporter of improving access to lounge for card holders and can even accept that this will make the busier at holiday periods. The problem is that despite all of the data BA has on who is travelling, when and in what class, they simply are incapable of using it to resource the lounges correctly preferring instead for then to become dirty waiting rooms. To many quality airlines cope with lounges which are constantly busy much of the time such as Qatar’s exception business class lounge and AA flagship lounge at JFK.
    Frankly this is another reason for avoiding BA.

    • Lady London says:

      +100. That’s a key reason why I let my Gold lapse. The slop, overcrowding and filth, plus tacky shower rooms and loos in Heathrow lounges in Terminal 5, speaks volumes about the attitude British Airways has to its customers. It’s ‘we own this Terminal and we don’t have to compete’. I’ve spent serious money happily in Gordon Ramsay’s in T5 to avoid both Club and Galleries lounges.

      I’d rate conditions in British Airways Galleries lounge as about equivalent to Pret a Manger in T5 airside. Except Pret has got it just right – tables are cleared immediately someone leaves without the person feeling they have been pushed to leave either.

      Personally if I was BA I’d introduce a small charge for all the lounges except Concorde.

      • ChrisC says:

        I already pay a ‘small’ charge to use BA Lounges – it’s called buying a ticket.

  • Rio says:

    OT. Is anyone still waiting for Iberia avios? I opened Iberia account on 23/06 then bought 10 flights. On 5/07 got an email to send a passport copy and tickets whichi did an then 2 days ago got another email apologisig dor delay.
    Any advise what to do and where to chase/complain? I have seen some people mentioning that people who had to send passport didn’t receive points.

    • the real harry1 says:

      They have got 25,000 new a/c IDs to check (apparently).

      ON FT IB forums, people are speeding up the award of points by emailing the 3 email-able IB execs direct.

      Whatever you do, don’t accept the ‘inconsistencies, we’re refunding your tickets, no points’ scenario if yours was a legitimate a/c with genuine passport details.

      • the real harry1 says:

        Datapoint from today, showing it pays to go mental:
        HT FT “-Created a new account for this promo
        -Booked 10 one way flights
        -Submitted passport and flight info as instructed
        -Received ‘inconsistency’ email;
        -Emailed back, no reply
        -Emailed execs and posted on social media

        This morning, received the following email:
        Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences we may have caused you for not being able to respond until today the e-mail you sent us regarding our 9,000 Avios promotion.
        In relation with the 9,000 Avios campaign for flights booked on iberia.cXm we have reviewed your request and the information you supplied. We have sent the information to the relevant department for the awarding of the promotional Avios, if the information in your booking is correct, you should see these credit in your account during the following week.”
        Kind regards
        Your Iberia Plus Service Center.” “

    • Sam G says:

      One of us got an email saying they were verified and they had forwarded the bookings to another dept for verification for the promo, the other nothing! Bit of a pain as I have flights I wanted to use them for. There is a long thread on Flyertalk – some new accounts are getting the points but seems like they are totally overwhelmed

      • Claire says:

        This is promising! I’ve had exactly the same scenario (x2 for partner), sent the stuff off but apart from one standard acknowledgement followed by being able to access the account again, nothing else.
        Finally got through to IB+ phone line today and she said my email is still pending, so fingers crossed.

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.