It left it VERY late in the day, but IHG Rewards Club has decided to do the decent thing to credit card holders who have unused free night vouchers.
The IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card, sadly no longer available to new applicants, gives a free night voucher when you spend £10,000 per card year.
If you have a certificate due to expire next week, it has now been extended to 31st August 2021.
Except ….. it’s better than that
It seems that IHG’s IT cannot cope with extending existing vouchers. This means that everyone has been given a SECOND voucher, valid for stays completed by 31st August 2021.
Note the wording here. The new voucher requires you to STAY by 31st August. Your existing voucher only requires you to BOOK by 31st December.
IHG has confirmed to us that BOTH vouchers can be used. In effect, everyone with an outstanding credit card free night due to expire in 2020 now has TWO free nights to use.
IHG is happy for you to use both of them together for a two night break.
Some people have lost out …..
Unfortunately some people have lost out here. Fearing that IHG was not going to extend their certificates, some readers have used them for poor value stays in recent weeks. After all, it is worth using a free night voucher even if the cash alternative is only £40 if you believe your voucher will expire. It would have been better if IHG could have moved more quickly on this.
IHG Rewards update – July 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.