Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

  • Hbommie 212 posts

    At check in at Stratford upon Avon Indigo the lady at reception asked if I would like breakfast included or points?
    Being an IHG virgin but also taking advantage of the recent Diamond elite offer (mixup) I thought that I would get both free bf and the eligible points? Is this not correct?

    jj 528 posts

    I think you just misunderstood the offer. Assuming you booked through IHG and are paying cash (ie not a reward night or free-night voucher stay), you will earn points for you stay in the way you expected. She was offering you a choice between either breakfast or some additional points as an alternative. You don’t get many points (I think it’s 600 point worth about £2.50), but it’s better than nothing if you definitely don’t want breakfast.

    Enjoy the hotel, btw. I was there recently and was very impressed by the building, the service and the food. It’s a fabulous place.

    Andrew J 771 posts

    And unless you really don’t want a free drink, it’s better to take the free drink voucher than the points as 99/100 times they will add the points overnight anyway.

    NorthernLass 7,996 posts

    Have you given them your decision? I think breakfast was £12.50 when I was there so you’d get similar value from a cocktail if you didn’t want the food!

    It is a delightful property, the little window in the bedroom overlooking the street made me laugh as it reminded me of Edmund’s house in Blackadder II. We had a fantastic meal in the restaurant as well, they had some incredibly fancy steak knives!

    Hbommie 212 posts

    Thanks, it was cash via IHG.

    Free drink and breakfast taken, it’s not my first stay here and yes it’s very nice.

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