IHG has launched a new hotel cashback deal with American Express.
If you targetted, you will see this deal under the ‘Offers’ tab for one or more of your cards on the statement page. You need to opt-in.
Here is the deal:
- receive £50 back when you spend £200 (presumably cumulative)
- spend must be made by 30th September
- only valid at European hotels on this list (PDF)
IMPORTANT: For the UK hotels, the list is in postcode order. This means that the London hotels are scattered around under E, N, S and W rather than lumped together.
Participating brands include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, voco and Staybridge Suites.
voco St David’s Cardiff is pictured below. The slightly less enticing Holiday Inn Express London Wandsworth is NOT included but I like the image – whoever took that photograph deserves an award for making it look good ….
Want to stay in a posher IHG hotel?
IHG has already launched a similar cashback deal for its premium brands.
This deal is worth £100 cashback on a £350+ spend at participating InterContinental, Regent and Kimpton hotels in Europe.
The deadline for spending for the premium brands deal is 31st August.
This offer was restricted to the first 10,000 people to register, so if you didn’t save it when it first appeared you may be too late.
The cashback will double up with IHG’s current sale
As we covered yesterday, IHG has launched a sale covering its European hotels. This includes InterContinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo, amongst other brands.
You can book between now and 2nd August.
All stays must be completed by 30th January 2022.
Pricing is based on a 30% discount to the Best Flexible Rate. You need to be an IHG Rewards member to get this price – everyone else receives a smaller 20% discount.
Important, whilst you must pay a one night deposit when you book, your room can be cancelled without charge, and your deposit refunded, up to seven nights before arrival.
Because the hotel is meant to take a one night deposit when you book, this could be a way of triggering the cashback even if your stay will be after the closing date of 30th September if your hotel was £200+ per night. (EDIT: comments below suggest that the chance of the hotel actually charging you the deposit in advance is slim, so this is potentially not a good idea.)
Full details of the sale are on this special page of the IHG website.
Don’t forget to register for IHG’s Summer bonus points offer
If you stay before 16th August, you can also take part in IHG’s Summer bonus points promotion.
It is a little weak but clearly better than nothing. You get no bonus on your first qualifying stay after registration, double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third stay.
Existing bookings count and all IHG hotels are taking part.
IHG Rewards update – August 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.