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You will earn bonus IHG One Rewards points on stays between 13th October 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.
IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty scheme covering InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc, has launched its new Spring promotion.
It is fundamentally another version of the long-running Accelerate offer, although this time it is called “Reward Nights. Faster.”
You can find out your targets, and register, on the IHG website here.
It is valid for stays between 15th January and 30th April. The closing date for registration is 15th March – this is the first time I can remember that IHG has closed registrations early.
Once I had registered, I got the following targets:
10,000 bonus points for staying five nights
19,200 bonus points for staying at three different IHG brands
5,600 bonus points for 2 x 2-night weekend stays (Saturday plus another night)
8,000 bonus points for four stays booked on the corporate rate of the company I haven’t worked for since 2011, and which has special rates at very few properties anyway ….
3,000 bonus points for one stay in February
42,800 bonus points for completing four of the five targets above
This is fairly useless to me, frankly. It is virtually impossible to hit the weekends target and I can’t see any scenario under which I could hit the ‘corporate rate’ target.
The 19,200 points bonus for staying at three different brands is an interesting one, however. If I value an IHG point at 0.4p then I’m getting almost £80 of points back from those three stays – plus my standard points and the 3,000 points for a February stay – which is a good deal.
Realistically, I might be able to achieve 32,200 bonus points. This would involve staying five nights over the next four months, taking in three different brands and ensuring one stay is in February.
My wife got the following targets:
10,000 bonus points for staying five nights
28,800 bonus points for staying at three different IHG brands
8,400 bonus points for two Holiday Inn stays
10,800 bonus points for 3 x 2-night weekend stays (Saturday plus another night)
6,600 bonus points for booking two ‘Bonus Point Packages’ (this is when the reservation system offers you additional points on your stay in return for paying a slightly higher rate)
This is VERY interesting:
she could earn 35,400 bonus points from just three nights, as long as each was at a different brand and two were ‘Bonus Point Packages’
she could earn 58,000 bonus points (worth £232 based on my 0.4p valuation) from just five nights, as long as they included two Holiday Inn nights, three different brands in total and two of the bookings were for ‘Bonus Point Packages’
The new IHG Rewards Club promotion is, at least in my house, surprisingly generous.
We don’t know what Marriott Rewards will do when MegaBonus ends on 31st January (MegaBonus details are here). However, IHG’s ‘Rewards Nights. Faster.’ offer is looking a lot more generous for us (your position may be different) than Hilton’s new ‘2,000 bonus points per stay’ offer which I wrote about here.
I strongly recommend signing up now, especially as IHG is closing registrations early on 15th March, even though stays until 30th April count. Remember that only stays from 15th January count – existing bookings are OK and do not need to be rebooked.
IHG One Rewards update – October 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.
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