UPDATE – JANUARY 2023: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
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.
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?
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
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.
The IHG home page is here.
IHG One Rewards update – January 2023:
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG One 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.