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  • johnny5a 14 posts

    Hi all,
    I’m £75 short of getting £75 back.
    I’m going to struggle to stay anywhere.
    Could I eat at the restaurant of my local Crowne Plaza (yes it’s on the list of participating locations), I assume this would count towards the spend?

    Thanks

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    Food purchase needs to with a room booking to be qualifying spend

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    is there not a HIX near you for a quick bed run?

    johnny5a 14 posts

    Thanks. I don’t see this mentioned in the T&Cs of the offer.

    Save to Card to get a £75 statement credit when you make one or more transactions up to £300+ at IHG Hotels & Resorts by 9/6/2023.

    I look at the rest of the terms, no mention of it.

    OFFER TERMS
    These Offer Terms (including the offer description above) set out the key terms of our IHG Hotels & Resorts offer. Please make sure you read these together with our General Offer Terms, which contain important additional terms, including information about when statement credits or points can be reversed or lost.
    Statement credits will be awarded for eligible transactions using your Card during the offer period, as explained above and within these Offer Terms and General Terms. A statement credit should appear on your Card Account statement within 30 days from the date you made an eligible transaction but may take up to 90 days from the Offer End Date.
    Offer only applies to spend settled in Great British Pound (GBP) on the Card to which the offer is saved.
    By saving the Offer to your Card, you agree to all our Offer Terms.
    Offer valid on checkout spend only at participating locations.
    Book and pay by the offer end date.
    Offer excludes payments made at the hotel on a hotel provided tablet.
    Statement credit will only be rewarded if the spend threshold is met. Should the amount charged not meet the spend threshold due to a fluctuation in the exchange rate the statement credit will not be rewarded.
    Spend must be billed to your Card account by 9/6/2023 ,to be eligible for this offer. If IHG Hotels & Resorts does not charge your Card during this period, you may not be eligible for this offer.
    Available .
    Only one credit per UK Card.
    This offer only applies to purchases on the Card to which the offer is saved (including where the Card has been added to a mobile wallet). If we send you a replacement Card following any fraud [or fraudulent activity] on your Card, and if the offer is still available, you may need to save the offer again to your replacement Card for you to be enrolled.
    Purchases made through “payment facilitators” are not eligible and will not count towards your spend for the purposes of the offer. A payment facilitator is an intermediary that accepts payments on behalf of the seller of the goods/services. Payment facilitators can include some online payment platforms/ marketplaces, and entities that provide certain card acceptance products (such as mobile card readers) to sellers of goods/services;
    Transactions that are subsequently cancelled or refunded will not count towards your spend for the purposes of the offer.
    By enrolling and making a qualifying purchase, you acknowledge that to enable you to redeem the offer, American Express may share certain transaction data and the first digits of your Account number with the merchant to reconcile and assess the offer. For more information about how we share your information with the merchant, please review our Cardmember Privacy Statement.
    We will use your personal information such as name, email address, Account number and transaction information to manage your participation in the offer and to track your spend. Please see our Cardmember Privacy Statement for details of how we use your personal information.

    johnny5a 14 posts

    is there not a HIX near you for a quick bed run?

    not sure it’s worth it, I’ll get very little points and I’m not collecting nights towards any status. But thanks for the suggestion.
    No HIX in Reading.

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    You may be OK but last time albeit not with this offer reception advised that not possible!

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,194 posts

    ‘It depends’ is the boring answer.

    If the restaurant uses the same credit card account as the hotel then it WILL count. If the restaurant is set up with its own card account then it won’t count.

    If your credit card payment slip says ‘InterContinental Park Lane’ and not ‘Theo Randall’ at the top then it should be OK, and if it doesn’t, it won’t.

    This recently worked in my favour at Renaissance St Pancras where the deposit for the HfP party triggered the 7,500 points bonus for eating in the hotel restaurant.

    johnny5a 14 posts

    Thanks Rob/Richard.

    I’m going to my local Crowne Plaza for a coffee to test the water 😀

    johnny5a 14 posts

    All looks good, just purchased a coffee. The card receipt was headed “Crowne Plaza Reading” 🎉

    johnny5a 14 posts

    Just an update, we had lunch on Saturday at CP Reading, spent just over the required amount, received an email this morning to say I’ve triggered the cashback.

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    Excellent news 🙂

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