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IHG extends booking period for its generous 4x promo by a month – jump in!

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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!

IHG 4x promotion

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.

IHG Rewards Club 4x bonus

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.

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Comments

  1. All a bit of a yawn considering £100 spend at Hilton thus month got me over 29k honors points, 700 avios (still go come), £20 amex credit, 4x free breakfast, 2x free dinner, 2x free drinks, 4x free water, 2x lounge access, car park fee waived, and unlimited telephone calls…way to go 🙂

    • That’s amazing! May I ask how?!

      • 2x 1 night stays, myway bonuses plus x3 one night and x2 one night via power up promotion. Media promotion 7.5k, targeted offer 5k, 40 night 10k milestone bonus. £20 from the £50/£250 amex offer, 6 avio/£ via AerClub, 125 avios BA blue amex. Breakfast, water, lounge, and drinks were Diamond benefits. Car park fee was waived as I complained it was free at the adjacent hotel. Telephone calls were free because it seems their building us blocking vodafone signals! Free dinner for 2 was because of a lot of dogs (don’t ask lol).

        • Harry T says:

          Nice work, @BJ! Thankfully it looks like I’ll be well rewarded by IHG for choosing the Amstel in Amsterdam and the IC Sydney this year – decided to base my hotel choice on where I most wanted to stay. Seemed logical to buy Ambassador after choosing these two!

          • I’m doing the same for Amstel next summer. It is a bit cheap at around £450/night considering the WA is about £300 more. Amsterdam is weird for hotels, best to push the boat out considering basic places are sky high too.

          • Harry T says:

            Yeah, I did a single night at the W in Amsterdam with 60000 Bonvoy when cash prices were something like £500! The Spa was great and staff were friendly but wasn’t otherwise massively impressed – small room and noisy bar.

        • wow good strategising! Wish i could work up a good strategy like that! Well done 🙂

          • Not really much strategy Zara, the mobile and dog problems were just ‘good luck’ while the benefits and promotions were standard to Hilton.

  2. Anyone else having recent issues with 4X points posting? My stays up until mid December have all come through with the 2x to 4X points, but since the ‘book by’ period was extended to 15th Jan, my stays booked and stayed past 15th December have not attracted the 4X points, only standard points (for status). Any ideas?

  3. Hardpack says:

    I’ve been getting my 4x and IC bonuses no problem, but I’ve since ha a couple of Crowne Plaza stays that meet my accelerate requirements. They have posted just with the accelerate bonus but no 4x. Booked after 4x registration as well. Can you not get both sets of bonus points/

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