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:
- receive £50 back when you spend £200 (cumulative)
- spend must be made by 15th June
- only valid at European hotels on this list (PDF)
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 ….
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.