UPDATE – JANUARY 2023: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
There’s some good news. If you’ve been cashing in on the generous new IHG Rewards Club promotion, you have an extra month to book.
The promotion is called ‘4x’ and you can register here.
You originally had to book your stays by 15th December, and stay by 31st January. This has now changed. You can now register and book your stays until 15th January although the ‘last day to stay’ remains 31st January.
This promotion doubles up with Accelerate
I know what you’re thinking – IHG is already running an Autumn promotion! The latest version of Accelerate gave everyone a set of personalised targets and until 31st December to achieve them. You can read our full article on Accelerate here and register by clicking here.
Get your Accelerate offer going at the same time as ‘4x’ and you’re in for some very generous earning indeed!
What is IHG’s ‘4x’ promotion about?
A lot of people were unexcited by their Accelerate targets this Autumn. It is possible that IHG Rewards Club had already seen this flowing through to lower booking numbers which led them to launch this offer.
‘4x’ encourages you to compete four or more stays by 31st January:
Your first stay earns 1,000 bonus points
Your second stay earns DOUBLE base points
Your third stay earns TRIPLE base points
Your fourth stay and subsequent stays earn QUADRUPLE base points
The key is that ALL stays from your fourth stay earn quadruple base points. Anyone who has done a couple of IHG stays per week over the promotional period will be positively swimming in bonus IHG Rewards Club points by 31st January.
What is the new booking date?
Following the extension, you need to register by 15th January and, more importantly, book by 15th January
The link to register is here.
The final stay date is 31st January.
A bit of cunning thinking may be required …..
Because of the way the bonuses increase, it may be worth pushing more stays towards IHG if you know you will have an expensive stay coming up.
Let’s imagine that you have an IHG stay coming up which you know will cost £1,000 excluding VAT. At 10 base points per $1, you would be earning around 13,000 points (+ status bonuses) from that stay.
However, if you could slip in three other stays before that one, your £1,000 stay would earn quadruple base points – 52,000 points in total!
How to register
You should register for ‘4x’ if you may have an IHG booking coming up – the link is here.
With registration now closing only two weeks before the end date (it was previously six weeks) there is less chance of you getting caught out because you didn’t register in time. However, I still recommend you do it now – if you haven’t done it already – and get it out of the way.
This is certainly a generous offer – especially if you can make those third, fourth and subsequent stays into expensive ones.
IHG One Rewards update – January 2023:
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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