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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 Amex cards on the statement page. You need to opt-in.

Here is the deal:

Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth cashback offer
  • receive £50 back when you spend £200 (cumulative)
  • spend must be made by 15th June

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. IHG did this for a similar offer last year and apparently no-one told them that it was a bad idea.

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 pictured above and is included – whoever took that photograph deserves an award for making it look good ….

IHG launches a new hotel cashback deal with American Express

Don’t forget to register for IHG’s Spring bonus points offer

If you stay before 31st March, you can also take part in IHG’s Spring bonus points promotion.

IHG Rewards is offering double base points on stays this month. Importantly, the bonus points are elite qualifying. This is very rare in a hotel promotion, with bonus points usually separated from status-earning base points.

Registration is required which you can do here. Existing bookings DO count.

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 after deducting tax (so £112.50 total cost in the UK)
  • …. which is equivalent to $135
  • You earn 10 base points per $1 at most brands, x2 as part of this offer, plus a 100% Spire Elite bonus on top
  • You therefore receive 30 points per $1
  • You receive 4,050 points for your stay ($135 x 30)
  • At 0.4p, the points are worth £16.20
  • You receive points worth 16% of your ex-VAT spending

Throw in £50 of American Express cashback on top and you have a decent deal.

Our full article on the Spring IHG Rewards offer is here. You can register here – remember that the double points offer ends on 31st March. The IHG home page for bookings is here.

The American Express cashback offer runs until 15th June and is valid for the first 25,000 people to register via the American Express website, if you are targetted.


IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August.  You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.

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.

Comments (46)

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  • Harry T says:

    Shame it doesn’t include any Kimpton or IC hotels.

  • NorthernLass says:

    Has anyone stayed at the CP Solihull recently? I’ve booked a night in April to break up our journey to the SE in an exec room. The lounge wasn’t even mentioned so I added breakfast on as it was only £14 extra, but recent pics on Tripadvisor refer to the lounge so I’ve no idea whether it’s open or not now. I know a few haven’t re-opened yet.
    Just FYI, it was a very reasonable option even on a bank holiday weekend, some HI’s are double the price on that date!

    • Optimus Prime says:

      Visiting Creation offices? 😉

    • David says:

      You need to break a journey up from Greater Manchester to the south east. Are you travelling by horse and cart?

      • Anna says:

        It’s going to be nearly 4 hours’ drive which would lose us a big chunk of Saturday. Doing half the journey on the Friday night means we’ll be able to have a full day in Bath. Not sure why you wouldn’t want to maximise the time at destination on a weekend break?

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Voco is far better. Just pop to
          Boston tea party for breakfast.

        • David says:

          Also, Bath in the West of England. Definitely not the south east! So even closer to GM.

          • Mike says:

            To us in the North the south of England ( inc London) is really just one big, busy, amorphous overly expensive mass

          • JerrySignfield says:

            Who called the geography police…

          • Lady London says:

            Nah, the secret way to the South East from Manchester or near, can easily go close enough to Bath

          • NorthernLass says:

            Lol, in my defence S, W and E are next to each other on the keyboard so I wasn’t looking too closely! But yes, all those southern places are the same to us up here.
            We did like the Voco but wanted to try the CP. Don’t mind going a bit out of the way when HIs next to the motorway are £170!

          • TGLoyalty says:

            CP isn’t worth bothering. Already it wasn’t in 2019 and it’s only got older.

        • Andrew. says:

          Depends where you are in Manchester of course.

          Isn’t Solihull on the wrong side of Brum for a break though? You’ll end up paying the tolls on the bypass and make the journey about 30 minutes longer.

  • Wally1976 says:

    There’s nothing wrong with the HIE Wandsworth! Wife and I had a very pleasant stay there in September.

    • sloth says:

      its a hotel in a good location (for easy travel into central). its just somewhere to sleep, not stare at the recycling centre…also got numerous decent pubs along the riverside walk to putney, and beyond

    • Andrew. says:

      Better a recycling centre opposite than in the bedroom above the Hotel’s 5am Biffa Glass collection.

      • Rob says:

        Outside the front door is a BP garage with an M&S mini market, with a McDonalds behind that. Outside the back of the hotel it is a construction site, with a huge housing development going up. The recycling centre is off to the side.

        Oddly there is a hugely expensive Roche Bobois furniture store about 60 seconds from the entrance once the petrol station gets boring 🙂

        Wandsworth Town national rail station is only a few minutes walk away, to be fair, and given how quickly you can get into Central London from there it is decent value for money.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Used to be an amazing Indian restaurant just pretty well where that photo must have been taken from but was gone last time I stayed there. Nice Chinese place though.

      It’s in a decent location and it’s super near the river which makes for a nice stroll..

  • Andrew. says:

    If you are swiping, tapping or inserting your card at the hotel reception it’ll trigger for the value processed at the hotel.

  • Lynx says:

    I agree, I’ve stayed there a few times and it’s been consistently good. In my opinion it’s the best HI in London, and the price is often surprisingly reasonable.

  • Barnaby100 says:

    The Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth is actually one of the best UK budget Hampton/HI Express type hotels I have stayed in (done 15 odd nights in past 6 months there)

    Great transport links into London, parking on site and a large paid car park opposite. Busy social area, always immaculately cleaned , nice staff

    Can often get it last minute for less than £80 a night – bargain for the location. Lovely restaurants etc on the high street 2 minutes walk way.

    It is at the same level as the Hampton Inn Corby- both are gems in what is often an inconsistent offer in hotels at this price range

  • Rob says:

    It is almost certain to trigger on prepaid bookings, because the hotels process them directly. What you can’t do is guarantee that, if your stay is after the end date, that the hotel charges your card in time.

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