News in brief:
Last chance for 80% bonus buying IHG Rewards points
Until 4th January, so you have just two days left, you can buy IHG Rewards – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 80%.
The page to buy points is here – log in and see what is available.
This is not the most generous offer IHG has had, and it is also staggered which is unusual:
- Buy 7,000-19,000 points, get a 40% bonus
- Buy 20,000-29,000 points, get a 60% bonus
- Buy 30,000+ points, get an 80% bonus
I wouldn’t buy speculatively with an 80% bonus as I am fairly sure that a 100% bonus for everyone will be along in a few months. If you need to top up your account in advance of a planned short-term redemption, however, you might as well do it whilst the bonus is on.
What are the best hotel promotions for January 2022?
At the start of each month, we usually run a summary of all of the hotel promotions from the big six chains.
This month, there is no need.
The only offer currently running is Hilton’s ‘Points Unlimited’. This will be joined in two weeks by a new Hyatt offer. There are no global promotions from Accor, IHG, Marriott or Radisson.
Register for Hilton’s ‘Points Unlimited’ promotion
As a quick summary, ‘Points Unlimited’ gets you 2,500 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay you do from 1st January to 1st May 2022.
We value a Hilton Honors point at 0.33p, so this is basically an extra £8.33 return per stay. This is good news for cheap one night stays and bad news if you’re spending a week in a Conrad.
Hyatt’s new offer starts soon
On 15th January, World of Hyatt is launchng a new promotion – ‘Bonus Journeys’.
It’s a simple one. For every two nights (not necessarily consecutive) that you stay by 20th April 2022, you will receive 2,022 bonus points. We value Hyatt points at 1.1p, so this is effectively a rebate of £11 per night. It’s a strong offer if you are staying at cheaper Hyatt Place properties.
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