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The rumours were correct. IHG Rewards is running a huge ‘5x’ bonus promotion today and tomorrow.

The rules have been published here (click here).

Full details of the offer, and registration, are on this page here.

Anyone who is registered for IHG’s current ‘3x’ Autumn offer – you can register now via this link – is automatically opted in.

IHG Rewards 5x

You will receive 5x base points for all IHG stays booked on Monday and Tuesday.

Stays must be completed by 31st December.

You will need to have registered via the link here before booking.

The number of bonus points you can earn is capped at 70,000. This includes bonus points earned during the current ‘3x’ promotion.

70,000 isn’t that much. You will be earning a bonus 40 points per $1 under this offer, so you will hit the cap if you book more than $1,750 of stays pre-tax.

How valuable is this offer?

Very valuable.

Let’s assume that an IHG Rewards point is worth 0.4p (which we usually say it is) and that you have Spire Elite status and earn a 100% elite bonus.

  • You spend £100 in a UK hotel …..
  • …. which is £88.89 before VAT
  • …. which is equivalent to $118.48
  • You earn 10 base points per $1 at most brands, x5 as part of this offer, plus a 100% Spire Elite bonus on top
  • You therefore receive 60 points per $1
  • You receive 7,108 points for your stay ($118.48 x 60)
  • At 0.4p, the points are worth £28.43
  • You receive points worth 28.4% of the post-tax amount you paid
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Conclusion

This is a very generous offer, and it may be worth rebooking any stays you have coming up if the price hasn’t moved.

Details of the offer are available via this page of the IHG site by the time you read this.

You can:

The IHG home page is here.


IHG Rewards update – January 2022:

Get bonus points: IHG Rewards will be running a ‘Double Points’ promotion from 1st February to 31st March 2022. You can register here.

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 (49)

  • Dace says:

    To stay by the end of Dec kills this promotion. One month of availability really isn’t great.

  • Chris H says:

    I recently applied for the IHG Rewards Card and am still waiting to activate my Gold Elite status – if I make a hotel booking today or tomorrow now to take advantage of the 5x points offer, will my status still be applied to the same booking after? (I’m aware Gold Elite doesn’t give much but still want my extended checkout & freebie!)

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      Normally goes on what status you are on arrival so should be fine, but extended checkout not guaranteed (and conversely may be available to anyone of zero status by asking nicely anyway); so you’re literally worrying about a KitKat.

      • Chris H says:

        Ah I wasn’t aware about that regarding extended checkout appreciate the tip as the IHG site has it down as a marked benefit. I’ll have you know KitKats are serious business in this household! In all seriousness…will go ahead and claim the extra points straight away, thanks.

  • The Savage Squirrel says:

    So, 3 weeks really, (as Xmas plans will already be solidified for 99% of people). That’s VERY tight. Some may rebook existing stays where rates are comparable, but how many new bookings will that really drive?

    • The Original David says:

      I must be in the 1%… Is there even such a thing as “solidified plans” in covid times? Don’t think I’ve booked anything in the last 18 months more than 2 weeks in advance…

    • Bagoly says:

      We may think rebooking is a good thing about a promotion.
      The hotel chains don’t !

  • Scott says:

    I’ve got one stay I’m going to rebook.
    Others stays they’ve taken one night for already, and I’m not messing around too much there.
    Got a reward night at JFK for 29k points Vs. £167 cash, that could be changed, but need to do the sums, and with an early departure, I’m not going to benefit from much.
    A Hilton night at SFO as well, but that has a shuttle whereas the IHG hotels don’t seem to have one.

    What with PCR tests being needed, and BA flight uncertainty, I’m not really looking at adding any additional nights.

  • s says:

    This offer works well for me.. I’ll be hitting the full 70k limit

    • S says:

      Do I read correctly that you earn 5x from the first stay onwards as long as it’s booked today/tomorrow? I.e. 5x doesn’t kick in on 2nd or 3rd stay?

  • James says:

    Hi, is the 5x regardless of how many stays you’ve had during the promo period ?

    To get 3x it had to be your 3rd stay, is that the same with the 5x ?

    Or is it just every stay booked will earn 5x, even if it’s your first or second stay during the promo period ?

    Cheers

  • James says:

    Ah, question answered in the post above 😆😆
    Sorry.

  • James says:

    I’m one of the poor suckers who is having their ING credit card cancelled despite never breaking any rules or ever abusing the curve card to manufacture spending.

    If I have two IHG stays booked on it will I get the bonus 11k offer or will Creation just not give me the points ?
    They don’t seem to be giving any points which were earned over the past couple of months 🙁

    • Anna says:

      This offer isn’t related to the cc (unless I’ve missed something) so points would be awarded by IHG, not Creation. Whether your IHG account will survive long enough to enjoy them, remains to be seen!

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