IHG One Rewards has announced a new global promotion following a fallow few weeks.
IHG One Rewards is the loyalty scheme covering InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo among other brands.
How does IHG’s new bonus points promotion work?
The offer runs from 12th October to 31st December.
You must register in advance via this link. Registration is now open.
What will you earn?
As you can see:
…. you will earn 2,000 bonus points for every two cash nights you stay during the offer period.
Reward stays do not count.
Existing bookings DO count so there is no need to rebook anything. Only one room per stay counts towards the offer, so if you are booking multiple rooms you should put each in a different name.
What is the bonus worth?
The standard earning rate in IHG One Rewards is 10 points per US$1 (83p) excluding taxes. I value an IHG One Rewards point at 0.4p although you can often do better, which means your base return is 4p per 83p spent, ie just under 5.0%.
Of course, most HfP readers will have some sort of IHG One Rewards status. This comes with a status bonus (applies to base points only):
- 20% bonus for Silver Elite
- 40% bonus for Gold Elite
- 60% bonus for Platinum Elite
- 100% bonus for Diamond Elite
Under this offer, and assuming you do an exact multiple of two nights, you get an extra 1,000 points (£4) per night.
This means that the offer is heavily geared towards people doing low value stays at, say, Holiday Inn Express-style hotels. There isn’t much here for anyone planning a week at InterContinental Maldives.
£4 of bonus points per night is unlikely to move your needle much, even if they are all at a Holiday Inn Express.
That said, clearly you’d be silly not to register – click here to register – if you will do the nights anyway.
The offer kicks in for stays from 12th October but you can register today.
IHG One Rewards update – December 2023:
Get bonus points: Our article on IHG’s current bonus promotion is here. You will receive 2,000 bonus points for every two cash nights you stay until 31st December. Nights do not need to be consecutive. 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.
IHG is offering a 100% bonus (some members may be offered less) when you buy points by 30th December 2023. Click here to buy.
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.