In December, we reported that some people had seen ‘milestone bonuses’ popping up in the ‘My Offers’ section of their IHG Rewards account.
It appeared to be based on Hilton’s milestone bonuses scheme:
- Earn 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights in 2021, with no cap
- Earn an additional 20,000 bonus points for achieving 40 nights in 2021
We assumed that this would be rolled out to everyone by the New Year. However, January came and went and we all forgot about it. No-one else heard a peep from IHG.
And yet ….. you ARE enrolled in milestone bonuses, it seems. Or, at least, most people are – there are a handful of people in our comments section who don’t seem to be able to find it.
Go to your IHG Rewards account home page. On the left hand side, under your points total, is a button called ‘Messages’. You have probably never clicked it before.
Click on it now.
You will see this:
…. and when you click through:
…. you see full details of the milestone bonus. No registration is required.
The IHG milestone bonus is a decent deal as it is incremental to other promotions. For completing 40 nights, you would receive 60,000 bonus points which I value at (0.4p each) £240. This is an additional £6 rebate per night. It is obviously less valuable if you don’t manage 40 nights.
There is no counter to show how many nights you have done so far. Rollover nights from 2020 do not count.
This isn’t a bad deal on its own for people who stay in cheaper IHG brands such as Holiday Inn Express. As it stacks with other quarterly promotions, it could turn out to be lucrative if travel restarts in earnest later in the year.
IHG Rewards update – May 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.
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.