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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.

Our full article on IHG’s ‘Triple Points’ offer is here.  You can register on the IHG site here.


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 – September 2021:

Get bonus points: IHG Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

You will receive a mystery bonus, usually 100%, when you buy IHG Rewards points by 8th October 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.

Comments (36)

  • paul says:

    Great deal for new customer but buyer beware.
    I have weekend free night as an Spire Ambassador and due to use it at the O2 Intercon. They have cancelled the booking as they are a quarantine hotel but the shameful bit is they are offering nothing to support customers. They will not re-book for either the Park Lane or Kimpton nor will they extend the voucher. Its a shoddy way to treat customers

    • Anna says:

      Email Ambassdor and mither them till they give in, I can confirm this works!

    • Dominic says:

      To be fair, you booked a £100 a night hotel and are asking them to re-book you into a £250-350 a night hotel?

      There are tons of IHGs in London in the price range for which I (presume) you have booked; surely you can go for one of those?

      • Ryan Gill says:

        But the Ambassador weekend free night is available only at 3 premium brands.

    • Jordan D says:

      How did you find out they were a quarantine hotel? Was tempted to book there but won’t if they are …

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    Will wife get a second night from the Just for You: Stay Twice deal, because she got a second email?

    Signed up after the first email and stayed on May 21st and 22nd and got the free night credited.

    But she got a second email on 27th May, inviting her to Stay Twice.

  • Charlie says:

    Struggling to sign up, keeps giving error message on the email address box, regardless of what I put in! Anybody else have similar issues?

  • Harrier25 says:

    Surely IHG have picked up on the current long standing hatred for their awful rewards scheme which seems stuck in the 1990’s and are planning to do something about it in the near future to limit the brand damage. I, like many others, now only choose to stay at an IHG branded hotel if there are no Hilton branded hotels in the area.

  • Olly says:

    I’ve just logged into my IHG account to see about my Ambassador free night and it’s available till end of August so might be able to use it -albeit in the UK only me thinks however…… on my offers page I’ve got an offer of free 25,000 points or gift Platinum Elite to an IHG member. Any ideas why?

    • Harrier25 says:

      Qualifying for the generous Spire Elite tier for another year. Congratulations! 🙄

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