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UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.  We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above. 

Click here for our article on IHG’s current ‘2x’ double points promotion which runs until 15th December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here and adding promo code 44480.

IHG is also offering a 40% discount when you buy points until 13th November 2020. The website to buy points, and find out more, is here.

IHG Rewards Club has launched a new promotion, Home With IHG, which will earn you 5,000 points simply for sharing a photo on social media.

I value an IHG Rewards Club point at 0.4p so this is effectively £20-worth of free hotel nights.

The offer is restricted to the first 10,000 people to take part.  It launched last night and, whilst it is scheduled to run until the end of the year, I’m pretty sure that the 10,000 person target will be hit very quickly.  This article alone will generate a large % of that.

Take a look at this page of the IHG website.

5000 free IHG Rewards Club points with Home With IHG

This is what you need to do:

You need to tweet or put on Instagram a photograph of yourself at home or at any IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) property

You CANNOT post to a ‘private’ account – it must be public so that IHG can verify your entry

You MUST include the following tags, which you can cut and paste from here:  #HomeWithIHG #ad #Rewardsoffer @IHGRewardsClub

Once your post is up, you need to visit this ‘claim my points’ page of the IHG site and log in using your Twitter or Instagram account – in theory you are asked to wait 15 minutes although I didn’t and my post had still been found.  Some readers, in our comments below, are having issues with certain browsers so if it fails try a different one.

You will be asked for your name and IHG Rewards Club number.  A confirmation reference number will be given.  Points will post within two weeks.

In theory, the small print says that “[you] must follow @ihgrewardsclub …. to participate and maintain such non-private account for at least thirty (30) days after the Offer Period ends to be eligible”.  I am not convinced this is correct, partly because you are told that the points will arrive in 1-2 weeks after you submit and your number and partly because this clause is not mentioned in the main body text.  It is up to you whether you do this.

This is one of those promotions where having a ‘spare’ Twitter or Instagram account is handy, if you don’t want to spam your friends with your photo.

IHG cannot validate who owns any particular social media page, so if you have both a Twitter and Instagram account you could do this for two people without actually having to nag your partner for their log-in details!

In terms of geography, the promo is open to residents of “Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia”.

I do not think that these points are elite qualifying.  However, it is a VERY easy opportunity to pick up a meaningful chunk of points (I’m looking at you, Marriott, giving away 50 points for playing your recent quiz!) and I would do it if you can.

IHG Rewards Club update – November 2020:

Get bonus points: IHG’s current promotion is ‘2x’, which runs until 15th December 2020. You can learn more in our article here. You can register here using promo code 44480.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club 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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (110)

  • Zoe says:

    Are all of you okay with the let IHG use your Twitter stuff? A step to far for my other half.
    Authorise pl11664 Home with IHG to use your account?
    pl11664 Home with IHG
    pl11664 Home with IHG

    Remember me · Forgotten your password?

    This application will be able to:
    Read Tweets from your timeline.
    See who you follow, and follow new people.
    Update your profile.
    Post Tweets for you.
    Will not be able to:
    Access your direct messages.
    See your email address.
    See your Twitter password.

  • BJ says:

    Seriously doubt HFP will account for a large %, it has be up for hours and already publicised widely.

  • LEE says:

    Managed to do this thanks will wait and see if its posts .

    One note in the terms is that you must follow IHG rewards on insta for at least 30 days .

  • tartan says:

    Rob – looking at the T&C’s it appears that you must also ensure that the twitter/instagram account you use is following @ihgrewardsclub

    “NOTE: A participant must follow @ihgrewardsclub and have a non-private Twitter/Instagram account to participate and maintain such non-private account for at least thirty (30) days after the Offer Period ends to be eligible.”

    • Alan says:

      Good point, just did a quick follow!

    • Rob says:

      Sounds unlikely, given the main text, the fact that you are told the points arrive in 2 weeks and the fact you even get a confirmation number for the points deposit!

  • BillyK says:

    Thanks Rob just done my first ever tweet

  • Chris says:

    Well if nothing else logging into my IHG account for the first time on a PC for a long time made me spot the 2 years worth of Spire benefits I hadn’t selected – so 2x 25k gained!

  • Dave Barron says:

    Cheers Rob 🙂

  • Liz says:

    I’ve managed to get mine registered but can’t get hubby’s to work. keeps telling me it can’t find a valid post even though I’ve done one and tells me to try again in 15 mins which I’ve been trying for the past couple of hours – it’s doing my head in!!!

    • Liz says:

      Given up – I’ve logged out of twitter and back in – posted it about 4 times – quadruple checked all the tags and spelling and still says they can’t find a valid post so won’t let me through to fill in the form. 😤