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Get £50 cashback with a new IHG and American Express hotel promotion

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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:

IHG launches a new hotel cashback deal with American Express
  • receive £50 back when you spend £200 (presumably cumulative)
  • spend must be made by 30th September

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.

IHG launches a new hotel cashback deal with American Express

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.

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


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.

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 (29)

  • Aston100 says:

    Since this is a relevant article, thought I’d mention again that an Indigo I’m staying at allowed me to pay yesterday rather than at checkout later in the week.
    They allowed the spend to be split across two cards to use the IHG promo from both cards.
    The spend also triggered shop small on both cards.

    2 * £50 + 2 * £5 statement credits completely out of the blue.

  • RussellH says:

    The Voco in Solihull is on the list for this offer, but is not taking bookings before 1 November…

    • Sal says:

      Yes I stayed there on the 12th and they informed us they were turning into a quarantine hotel the next day so closed to the public… presumably they’re keeping dates closed to see how long contract with gov stays.

  • Yuff says:

    Does anyone know if the lounge at the IC park lane is open yet?

  • Rob says:

    The rules are untrue though.

    As long as it is the hotels which process the advance payment, it will count.

  • Matthew Goode says:

    I don’t see anywhere in the T&C’s that this is cumulative. Has anyone managed to trigger this with cumulative spend?

    • Rob says:

      It nevers says it is cumulative, but it almost always is with the hotels.

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