IHG’s ‘Food & Beverage’ rewards are now live globally
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When IHG One Rewards launched last year, it introduced Milestone Rewards. Starting at 20 nights per calendar year, you unlock your choice of additional bonuses for each 10 nights you stay.
Our overview of IHG Milestone Rewards is here.
One option is a ‘Food & Beverage’ award. You can choose two or five of these at various milestones and each is worth £15 or equivalent.
Until yesterday you could only redeem these in North America. IHG has now fully rolled them out.
‘Food & Beverage’ rewards can now be redeemed globally at 12 IHG brands – see here. They cannot (yet) be used for purchases at markets, pantries, and cupboards at Holiday Inn Express, avid Hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites hotels.
IHG has done a good job of keeping admin to a minimum. To redeem one, you need to go into the ‘Reward Wallet’ section of the IHG app or website BEFORE checking out and apply one or more ‘Food & Beverage’ rewards towards charges which have already posted to your bill. When you do check out, the discount will already have been applied and it shouldn’t slow down your departure.
The only bit of small print to note is that you won’t earn IHG One Rewards points on the value of your saving. If you have a £50 F&B charge which you reduce by £30 by redeeming two of your ‘Food & Beverage’ Milestone Rewards, you will only earn points on the remaining £20.
Because the discount comes off your hotel bill, you can’t use your F&B credits in a hotel bar or restaurant if you are not a registered guest.
You can find out more on the IHG website here.
IHG One Rewards update – June 2023:
Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is currently running a special bonus points promotion. It is worth either 2,000 points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights – you choose! Our full article is here and you can register here.
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.
IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th June.
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.