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Redeem your IHG Rewards Club points for a night at a West End theatre

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You can now redeem IHG Rewards Club points for a night in the West End!

We cover Marriott Moments and Hilton Auctions regularly on Head for Points.  These sites allow you to redeem your points for unique experiences via an auction or outright purchase.  We also cover Emirates sports tickets as they offer seats for Arsenal games – you will find me and my son in the Emirates Box for the Wolves game this Sunday.

IHG Rewards Club has a similar scheme called IHG Rewards Club AccessThe website is here.

We have never mentioned it before because I have never seen anything on it for the UK.  This has now changed and there are some good options for theatre fans.

Here is what you can bid on or buy:

Two premium tickets to see Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in Antony & Cleopatra at the National Theatre on 30th November (no bids so far)

Same as above, but for 8th December with a ‘buy it now’ price of 35,000 IHG points

Two VIP packages for 17th January, one with two tickets and one with four tickets, to include dinner and a Q&A with the cast after the show (auction)

Two tickets for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child on 8th December, for both Part 1 (afternoon) and Part 2 (evening) (auction, highest bid so far is 26,000 points)

If you’re interested you can bid or buy by clicking here.  Hopefully we will see more interesting IHG Rewards Club Access events in the UK in 2019.


IHG One Rewards update – February 2023:

Get bonus points: Click here for our article on IHG’s ‘2k Every 2 Nights’ promotion, which runs from 9th February 2023 to 14th April 2023. 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.

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 (162)

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  • Crafty says:

    Are you only applying on the condition you get to meet her?

  • Charlie says:

    Sorry for the O/T (I just know the advice here is generally very sound).

    I have one Lloyd’s Avios voucher and should hopefully get a second in the next week. I would like to get three adults and a baby away using Avios and the voucher.

    Q1. If my wife and I use the voucher(s) for a CE return do I need another Avios seat to be available for the baby (will be three months old)?
    Q2. Dependent on Q1 will I be able to book three adults and a baby on the same Avios booking and does that require three or four Avios seats in CE?

    Thank you.

    • Louise says:

      Under 2 infants are free, and you get free seat selection

      • Louise says:

        Not free sorry you need 10% Avios for them and 10% tax (I think!)

        • Charlie says:

          Thanks. I think that should mean I need 3 Avios seats available? Then I can use full Avios for one adult return (assuming dad wants to come back – haven’t asked him) and two Lloyd’s vouchers for me and the wife.

    • Alex W says:

      Lap infants under 2 years old don’t need a redemption seat. You pay 10% of the Avios and fees. Not sure if it can all be done in one booking but even if not you should be able to get the bookings linked.

      • Charlie says:

        Thank you.

      • Anna says:

        It used to really annoy me that they charge anything at all for an infant which doesn’t get a seat, baggage allowance or food!

        • Nick M says:

          I think infants get normal baggage allowance + hand luggage + 2 items of specialist equipment (buggy, carseat, etc)

        • Obi says:

          Fact check: They get one checked bag plus car seat & pushchair. Also there’s the cost of fuel to you know actually get them from A to B.

        • Shoestring says:

          Just checked the APD rules: Children under 2 years old without a seat are exempt from Air Passenger Duty, it does not matter what class they travel in. However, if a seat is purchased for an infant, they will only by exempt from Air Passenger Duty if they’re in the lowest class of travel.

          Children under 16 years old on the date of the flight, and in the lowest class of travel, are exempt. If children under 16 years old are travelling in any other class or in business jets, they are not exempt.

        • simon says:

          BA are very generous with infants , we return after my daughter is 2 , BA have provided a seat for her at no extra cost or miles in First from Singapore , all airlines charge 10% for infants BTW

  • Graeme says:

    OT – does anyone know of an Avios-earning code/link for a Sunday Times Travel Magazine subscription?

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think they’re doing it at the moment or it would have been featured here more recently!

      • Rob says:

        When The Sunday Times did that article recently on easy ways to earn Avios, I wanted them to include the story of how their own travel magazine gave away 4,500 points for £30 in a badly thought through offer, but oddly it never made it into the final version 🙂

      • Graeme says:

        I assumed as much, but thought there might be something offering a handful. Oh well.

        Sounds like there won’t be another offer soon then, Rob!

  • S**mo says:

    OT Marriott promo/

    Won 2,000 points today!

    Upto 3,750 now…. not too bad!

    • Leo says:

      A new low – “An Error Occurred” followed by “You already played today”. So I have now managed to not even win an entry into the prize draw.

      • Alex Sm says:

        My partner had this message once but then he received an email informing him that he had won 50p

        • Russ says:

          Only 50pts for me but can’t complain as we’ve done better than with the NFL promotion. Interestingly two of the Sheratons were properties we’d previously booked then later cancelled.

      • Nick_C says:

        Log out. Clear cookies. Try again.

    • Ooof says:

      Lucky you. I played both for wife and myself, never won more than 50 points.

  • BJ says:

    OT: Launch event Radisson Collection Royal Mile 22 November 6-9pm; any other Edinburgh/Scotland based readers got an invitation to this? Perhaps some of us could troop along to this in lieu of HFP Christmas party, probably free drinks and snacks of some description on offer.

    • Alan says:

      Oooh good plan – yes I got an invite. Am hoping to attend. I checked and they said a guest was allowed too if I wanted, have offered it to a colleague but they might not be able to make it so could potentially take another HfPer if they wanted. Definitely meant to have free drinks and snacks according to their advert!

  • Robman says:

    Off-topic, recently there was an Amex offer to earn 1000MR for an online spend with Curry’s, boots and some other retailers. We purchased something from Curry’s online, but we were not given any opportunity to pay online, being instructed to pick up and pay for the reserved product at a local Curry’s store, which we did. I assumed this would trigger the awarded points, but a week later, still nothing.

    I contacted Amex last night who said the purchase didn’t qualify because it was paid by chip and pin and not online. While I understand that is correct, I feel a little cheated that they have not awarded the points when I had no other online payment option offered on the site. In peoples’ experience, is this fair or am I able to present an argument that may get Amex to award the points. The web chat representative and their supervisor were adamant that they could not give me the points. Any advice appreciated.

    • the_real_a says:

      I think AMEX is right here I’m afraid. The offer was to incentivise people to buy online at the retailer. You bought a product that was not available for an online purchase so didn’t meet the criteria. Saying that, I would have thought AMEX would have bunged you 1000 as its not worth the hassle, did you try calling Brighton?

    • Mark2 says:

      seems fair to me.

    • matt340 says:

      Currys/ PC World offer a “collect in store” option, so if the item is not available to buy online and be delivered (i.e. they don’t have any stock in their online warehouse, but they do have stock in their stores), the website will only offer the “collect in store”, which is what happened in your case. Therefore you’re technically not buying online, which is what the promo was for, you’re reserving an item to buy in store.

      • Lady London says:

        The problem seems to arise because the online sales arm is usually a different business unit with its own targets measured separately for so many business. It does not make sense but so many organise that way. Leading to situations like this where you were given no choice to take the only channel that was paying the incentive.

  • Steve says:

    O/T has anyone had their £30 credit posted following £100 spend at Selfridges, on gift cards? Its been 7 working days for me, I know it can take up to 90 days to post. I had an email to say “You have used your Selfridges offer…..If your transaction meets the offer terms, your credit should appear on your statement within 5 business days (however it can take up to 90 days from the offer end date).“

  • fahad says:

    hi rob,

    is it compulsory that you have to work from london?

    Regards

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