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UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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)

  • Mark2 says:

    I am very happy to do this and similar Marriott stuff and get lots of points.
    But can someone please explain to me what they hope to gain by this.

    • meta says:

      Rights to use your photo in their ads.

    • Henry says:

      Presumably would allow linking real world identity from your ihg account (real name, address etc) with a social media identity which may be obscure. Those databases are worth something (the book Chaos Monkeys by a guy who worked for Facebook was interesting re how they linked Facebook profiles to real world identities). Have they said if/how the info can be used or sold on?

  • Jo says:

    Done. Thx!

  • Steve says:

    Failing to log in to either Twitter or Instagram for me

  • Charlie says:

    Is anyone else having difficulties with this? Can’t log in through the webpage with either instagram or twitter, getting errors in multiple browsers – am I too late?

    • Alan says:

      Have you tried going direct from IHG site rather than clicking through here? I did that and incognito mode and that seemed to do the trick.

      • Charlie says:

        thanks, yep went directly to the IHG site and clicked the claim link from there and it worked. Fingers crossed we’ll all get some free points.

        On a related note, I’ve done very well buying IHG points in their 100% bonus promotion and using them for low end redemption in the US for an upcoming ski trip. Worked out about 1/2 the price of booking the rooms for cash!

  • Jimbob says:

    Rob’s link seems to give an error now. Best post your pick to Twitter, then google “home with ihg”
    And go directly to the official web page and click the link there.
    Worked for me

  • sneydpotter says:

    All done, decent promotion.

  • Bob says:

    I missed out on this one. I don’t think the IHG powers that be appreciated the pic of my penis jammed inside the trouser press in my room at the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh. Either that or the A4 piece of paper covering my penis saying ‘only 15,000 points’.

  • Leo says:

    “Thanks to everyone for sharing your posts!
    The entry period is now closed. If you submitted a post, claim your points at by December 31, 2018.”

    Right well that’s my insta post deleted then!