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IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza)

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.


I published an extensive two-part review of IHG Rewards Club which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Bits: see the new (old) Heathrow Express trains, see Simple Minds with IHG points, new Avios CEO announced

News in brief: Heathrow Express unveils a sneak peak of its new (old ) trains Heathrow Express has released a few pictures of its new rolling stock which after delays is now due for launch in the Summer. Despite their impeccable interiors, the existing Heathrow […]

Bits: Last day for 75% bonus buying IHG points, save £29 on Virgin Economy, 5000 points for new Hilton Honors members

News in brief: Last day to get a 75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points Until tonight, 27th February you can buy IHG Rewards Club points with a bonus of up to 75%. The page to buy points is here. This is not […]

Bits: get a 50% bonus buying Marriott points, see The Who with IHG, Etihad’s new money-making idea

News in brief: Get a 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points Marriott Bonvoy is running another deal when you buy points. Via this page of the website, you will get a 50% bonus on all points purchases until 25th March. This is, I […]

What are the best hotel promos for February?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. We normally run this article early in the month.  However, as two important offers only started on the 15th, it made more sense to hold it back. All of the information in this […]

Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel closed – to be used as a coronavirus quarantine centre!

If you were planning a stay at the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel, you will need to change your plans! The Department of Health has taken over the hotel to use it as a coronavirus quarantine centre. It is believed that it will be used to […]

Bits: 100% Hilton ‘buy points’ bonus (plus IHG and Hyatt), BA slot sitting, direct Eurostar trains from Netherlands launching

News in brief: Last call for Hilton’s 100% ‘buy points’ bonus … which I took up There are a few hotel programme ‘buy points’ bonuses running at the moment. The one finishing soon is Hilton Honors, which ends on Wednesday 19th. You get a 100% […]

Bits: Win an AMAZING £4,000+ prize on HFP on Friday, IHG 4th night free offer, Frankfurt Airport gets a Marriott

News in brief: Win a FANTASTIC prize on Head for Points on Friday! Tomorrow morning we are launching a great new competition on Head for Points. Thanks to our friends at Qatar Airways, we are giving away TWO Business Class seats to (virtually) anywhere on […]

NEW: Get a VERY rare increased bonus on the free IHG Rewards Club Mastercard!

For the first time in a long time (ever?) IHG Rewards Club is running an enhanced bonus on the FREE IHG Rewards Club Mastercard. Until 31st March, you will receive 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points for signing up and spending £500 within three months. The […]

Bits: IHG Spring promo link now working, £80 Amex cashback with Qatar, BA leaving Tokyo Narita

News in brief: IHG Spring promotion now open for registration Yesterday, we ran a preview of the IHG Spring ‘4x’ promotion which would (very theoretically) let you earn up to 301,000 IHG Rewards Club points. Unfortunately, yesterday morning the registration link was not yet working […]

REGISTER NOW: Earn up to 301,000 bonus IHG points in the new Spring promotion!

IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty scheme for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc, is about to launch its Spring promotion. You can see full details and register on here. What is the new IHG promotion? This is a version of the ‘4x’ offer that […]

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios?

The general consensus about hotel loyalty programmes is that Marriott Bonvoy is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for most […]

Bits: Amex Plat insurance and coronavirus, Kimpton Barcelona opening, 25% off Hyatt points

News in brief: Amex says they will cover Platinum cardholders for coronavirus There was some discussion in our comments yesterday about insurance coverage for the coronavirus outbreak. A reader had contacted American Express Platinum and been told that, basically, he was stuffed.  Amex said that […]

IHG bits: Has IHG killed PointBreaks?, Six Senses Istanbul bookable on points, 75% bonus buying points

Three bits of IHG news in brief: Has IHG killed PointBreaks? Monday should have been the day that IHG Rewards Club unveiled its latest list of PointBreaks redemptions. PointBreaks – website here – is a quarterly promotion which offers around 100 to 150 IHG hotels […]

Bits: Finnair restricts Avios reward bookings, a (pricey) Hilton / McLaren factory visit, see Morrissey with IHG

News in brief: Finnair restricts Avios business class availability One Mile at a Time is reporting that Finnair has started to block its business class availability for partner airline award redemptions beyond 60 days in advance. This means you will no longer be able to […]

What is the best replacement for your Starwood American Express card?

As we covered last week, American Express has written to holders of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card telling them that the benefits package is changing on 26th February. The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express on that date.  Here […]

Which sorts of IHG Rewards Club points count for status, and which don’t?

It’s January, and your hotel status points will have reset to zero.  Qualification, or requalification, for a higher status tier feels a long way away.  Luckily, for IHG Rewards Club members there are ways of earning STATUS points without staying in their hotels. IHG Rewards […]

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