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This week IHG is running a great competition with us to promote their current special weekend offer at hotels in Manchester.

One lucky Head for Points reader will win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points.

100,000 IHG Rewards Club points could get you:

between 7 and 20 PointBreaks nights if you save them for the next round of heavily-discounted redemptions

six free 15,000 point nights at a mid range property, such as a regional Holiday Inn

one (and a half!) free nights at a top-end IHG property such as the luxurious InterContinental Amstel in Amsterdam, or one of the InterContinental hotels in Paris, New York, London etc

20,000 Avios points – or 20,000 miles in most other major airline schemes – if you don’t want a hotel stay

You can find out more about IHG Rewards Club at their website here.

The reason for IHG’s generosity is their current 20% off Manchester weekends promotion, which is running until 7th September for stays until 31st December.

Save 20% on weekend stays at IHG hotels in Manchester

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.  The hotel site says it opens in August but you can’t actually book until 9th September.  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 31st 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 rail ticket.  IHG has teamed up with Virgin Trains who are offering 20% off advance off-peak fares to and from Manchester Piccadilly.  You will need to show your IHG hotel confirmation to the conductor on the train.

What you can win

There is one prizes of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points to be won.

IHG Rewards Club points do not expire as long as you have some activity on your account (earning or spending) every 12 months, so you don’t need to worry about spending them in a hurry.

The prize is non-transferable to another person, non-exchangeable and cannot be converted to a cash alternative.

How to enter

To enter, you need to answer a multiple choice question about the brand new Staybridge Suites in Manchester, opening on 9th September.

The answer can be found on the Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road website here!

We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for competitions in the past.  Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or click through to the Gleam website) and leave your multiple choice answer, your name and email address.  That’s it.

The rules

Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK

Entries are limited to one per person

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Sunday 22nd July 2018

The winner will be selected automatically by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 3 days.

IHG Rewards Club points are not transferable and will only be deposited into an account in the name of the winner

Your details remain confidential and will not be passed to IHG (unless you win!).  Head for Points will not use your email address for any other purpose.

You do not need to have an IHG Rewards Club account in order to enter, although obviously the winner will have to open one!

The full list of rules is in the Gleam entry widget below.

If you cannot see the entry widget below – which is likely if you are reading this via email – please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.  The answer to the multiple choice question is on the Staybridge Suites Manchester website here.

Good luck.


IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August.  You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.

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.

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 (34)

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  • Lewis says:

    How does a combined hotel work? Just a bigger selection of room types? Or completely separated entrance reception and other facilities?

    • BJ says:

      As an example, in a high rise property, you may enter reception for an HIE on 1st floor and find their rooms through floors 2-15. For Staybridge you proceed to reception on floor 16 where they will have all their usual amenities and then proceed to rooms on floors above. I think multiple brands in single buildings will become increasingly common in the future. One place I find a little odd is Aberdeen Airport where they have the recently build HIE and CP as separate hotels adjacent to each other. Despite being separate hotels they are very similar, even down to room dimensions. The only major difference is the furnishings in the CP are obviously nicer. Pricing is very similar on weekends and at reception in HIE they have encouraged me to use facilities at CP, it all just feels q bit odd. The HIE there is different from, and nicer than typical UK HIE.

      • john says:

        The CP and HIX in manchester are the same. Recently built and are buildings next door to each other. I’ve only stayed at the CP so can’t comment on the HIX

      • Michael Jennings says:

        Accor seem to do a lot of combined hotels. Often if you arrive late it night, the reception desk in the cheaper hotel will be closed and there will be a sign saying to go to the reception desk in the more expensive hotel to check in (or the door in the wall separating the two reception areas will be open). In such circumstances, there area normally lots of signs in the cheaper hotel inviting you to use the bar/restaurant in the fancier hotel, and even offering a discount if you show your room key.

        I stayed in the Crowne Plaza at Aberdeen airport on a weekend last year. The HIX and CP both had exactly the same room rate the night I was there, so I stayed in the CP. (The HIX included breakfast in the base rate whereas the CP didn’t, so I suppose the HIX was cheaper if you were comparing bed and breakfast rates). th

        As well as the CP/HIX pairing, Marriott have a Courtyard next to a Moxy right next door, and then there is a Premier Inn. All five hotels have the same size and shape, and look like they have been built using the same airport hotel sausage machine, really.

        • Doug M says:

          Accor. Yes what you describe is exactly what I found in Caen a few years back. Ibis half and half with I think Novotel. Two branded hotels sharing reception and bar.

  • Crafty says:

    I may have entered twice in error (poor reception on phone) – please delete one if so.

    Also, the link to the hotel website does not work on my phone, as it force-opens the app which then returns an error page.

    • Lumma says:

      It opens the app on my phone but it takes me to the hotel and I found the answer in the description

    • Alan says:

      Yep – if you long-press and select open in incognito tab then this gets round the IHG app jumping in 🙂 (at least it does with Chrome on Android).

  • Jack says:

    Am i the only one who think the HFP site’s logo is a bit blurry or do I need glasses? It’s been bothering me for years!! haha

    • Rob says:

      The tag line is a bit blurry, it was designed like that and we kind of liked it. There is a revamp on the way which will change it.

  • JohnT says:

    Where is box for the Multi choice answer? Doesn’t appear on my view?

    • JohnT says:

      On Next page! Sorry…..

    • Rob says:

      Pop in your email address and the options (5/10/15/20 minutes) should appear.

      This multi-choice format is an experiment, we need to see if it works OK across mobile, tablet, desktops etc.

  • TripRep says:

    Nice promo Rob thanks, took me less than 10 minutes to complete for me & Mrs TR 🙂

  • Dave Barron says:

    Entered – thanks Rob!

  • Bee says:

    OT: If one books a BA domestic flight with Avios and needs to cancel the day before or the morning of the flight, do you get a complete refund?

    • Rob says:

      Must be 24 hours. BMI used to be 1 hour back in the day ..,. was good if you needed a back-up plan.

  • Frankie McPolin says:

    I am on a laptop and when I select the correct answer and click continue I am getting a message that says ‘Verification Needed. Sorry! We need you to verify that you are a real person. Please login with any of these social networks to get started’

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