IHG Rewards, the loyalty programme for Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Hotel Indigo etc, has launched a generous promotion for new members.
The snag, of course, is that you are highly likely to already be a member of IHG Rewards as a Head for Points reader. It is possible that your regular travel partner is not, however, and it may be worth signing them up and booking in their name.
You can register for this offer here.
How do I get my IHG Rewards free night?
It is a simple deal.
Sign up as a new member of IHG Rewards by 31st July via this link, complete two stays by 6th September and receive a free night voucher good at any hotel charging up to 40,000 points.
40,000 points should be enough to get you a night at a hotel selling for around £150.
If you triggered the voucher via two £30 nights at a regional Holiday Inn Express then you are clearly getting a good deal. Even if your two stays are at expensive hotels, it is still a very attractive rebate on your spending.
It isn’t quite that simple though:
- with IHG Rewards now using revenue-based redemption pricing, you can’t be sure if a particular hotel will be under 40,000 points on the day you want to book it – and points pricing is moving around from day to day even when cash rates are remaining the same
- you only have 120 days to use your free night voucher from the date you receive it (this is the stay deadline, not the booking deadline)
- you can’t top up the voucher to book a more expensive hotel – it must cost 40,000 points or less
You (or your travel partner, or whoever is signing up) MUST use this link here. If you sign up via the standard IHG Rewards home page it won’t count.
If you joined IHG Rewards in the last 30 days you can also register for the offer via the link above, although any stays during that period will not count towards the two required. Use promo code 25472 if requested.
This offer is restricted to new members in the UK and USA.
This offer will double-up with the current IHG Rewards promotion
The current IHG Rewards promotion runs until 16th August.
It is a little weak but, hey, if you’re doing two stays anyway to trigger your free night voucher you would be foolish not to register.
You earn no bonus on your first qualifying stay after registration, double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays.
This is a strong offer from IHG Rewards if you can find a way of qualifying for it. If you need a couple of hotel nights between now and 6th September it is worth moving them to IHG.
It is also worth thinking about if you know you will need a hotel room in a fairly expensive city later in the year. Instead of paying £150 for a room in the Autumn, you could do two cheap stays this Summer – even if they weren’t already part of your plans – knowing that the voucher will get you a good saving on your Autumn stay.
The deadline to register is 31st July, the last day to do your two qualifying stays is 6th September and you must use the voucher within 120 days of it hitting your IHG Rewards account.
You must join IHG Rewards via this page of their website to qualify for the offer.
IHG Rewards update – June 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.