Until Tuesday 20th October, IHG Rewards Club is offering a 20% discount when you book a ‘points and cash’ redemption.
The discount only applies to the ‘cash’ portion of a redemption.
The key dates are:
- Book by 20th October
- Stay by 3rd January
If a hotel is offering reward nights, it will be taking part in this offer.
Here is a pricing example for the InterContinental Park Lane in London for 7th November. Note that you MUST log in to see the discounted rates. For a reward night, you can pay either:
If you get your calculator out, you will see that you are ‘paying’ 0.46p per IHG Rewards Club point. For example, in the first example you are spending £23 to reduce the points needed by 5,000.
I value IHG Rewards Club points at 0.4p. This means, arguably, that if you have enough points to book a room outright then that is a better deal. However, using ‘points and cash’ IS a better deal than buying the extra points you need directly from IHG.
There is one quirk with ‘points and cash’ you must remember. If you cancel your booking, you don’t get your cash back. You get the original points value instead.
In my example above, cancelling would lead to 62,500 points being dropped back into your account. You would NOT receive 57,500 points plus the £23 you spent.
You can learn more about the ‘points and cash’ flash sale on ihg.com here. You must book by Tuesday night.
IHG Rewards update – February 2021:
Get bonus points: IHG Rewards is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay from 20th January to 31st March 2021. The bonus points will count towards status. Our main article is here. You can register here using promo code 42050.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here. You will get a 75% bonus if you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards points by 25th February 2021.
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.