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REGISTER NOW: IHG One Rewards launches its new promotion – for January only

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IHG One Rewards has announced a new global promotion which will launch on 1st January, immediately after the current deal ends.

IHG One Rewards is the loyalty scheme covering InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo among other brands.

There’s a quirk though – this new promotion will only last for a month.

You need to register here. If you are asked for a promo code add 23421.

IHG One Rewards launches its new promotion for January

You can learn more about IHG One Rewards in our overview article here.

How does IHG’s new bonus points promotion work?

The offer runs from 1st January to 31st January 2024.

You must register in advance via this link. Registration is now open.

What will you earn?

As you can see:

IHG One Rewards launches its new promotion for January

…. you will earn double base points on every stay during the offer period.

Reward stays DO NOT count which is unusual. I would have expected incidental spend on a reward stay to earn double base points, but the rules say that you won’t.

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.

NOTE: The deal is different for anyone based in the United States. American members earn double base points PLUS 2,000 points for every two different brands visited during January.

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%.

Double base points pushes up your earning to just under 10% of your pre-tax spend.

This means that the offer is geared towards people doing high value stays although no-one is going to complain about getting 10% of their pre-tax spending back in points.

IHG One Rewards launches its new promotion for January

Of course, most HfP readers will have some sort of IHG One Rewards status.  This comes with a status bonus (applies to standard base points only) on top:

  • 20% bonus for Silver Elite
  • 40% bonus for Gold Elite
  • 60% bonus for Platinum Elite
  • 100% bonus for Diamond Elite

Conclusion

I’m not sure why IHG is launching a promotion for just a single month. Perhaps all will become clear on 1st February ….

Click here to register – it’s best to do it now before you forget.

The offer kicks in for stays from 1st January but you can register now.


IHG One Rewards update – February 2024:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not running a global promotion at the moment, but some members were sent targeted offers for their stays in February and March

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 March 2024. 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.

Comments (27)

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  • Robert says:

    Rob the link now takes me to the offers but instead of showing me the X2 points for stays in January I now have ‘Appy stays’ offer giving me the 5th night free for any 5 night stay! Is it a simple case of me being too slow to register and it’s no longer available? Shame as I would’ve put some chunky 3 night bookings their way for Jan24.

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      go to offers page in your account and it should be there for you to register

      You can register anytime during the offer period but only stays taken afer you’ve registered qualify

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