As part of the current IHG Rewards Club sale, IHG is offering a 25% bonus when you book a ‘bonus points’ package.
At this time of year, IHG’s ‘bonus points’ packages can look very interesting.
Many IHG hotels load additional cash rates which come with additional IHG Rewards Club points, albeit you pay more. The bonus is often a flat amount per stay, so the deal works out better on a one-night rather than a five-night booking.
The key is that the bonus points you receive via these packages count towards elite status. This is not an error – it is a stated feature of the programme.
Do note, however, that the 25% bonus points are NOT elite qualifying.
If it looks like you may be short of requalifying for Spire Elite or Platinum Elite status for 2020, it may be worth booking a bonus points package on your next stay. The extra 1,000 to 5,000+ points you get could make all the difference.
Full details of how bonus points packages work can be found on this page of ihg.com.
To get the 25% bonus on the ‘bonus points’, you must book a ‘bonus points’ rate by 17th December and stay by 31st March. The 25% bonus will post in arrears, up to four weeks after your stay.
As the 25% element is NOT elite qualifying, it doesn’t make any difference whether or not it arrives before the cut-off for status requalification on 31st December.
IHG Rewards update – August 2021:
Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.
There is a 75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards points by 13th August.
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.