IHG Rewards Club Share Forever promotion launched this week with what seems to be the customary IHG Rewards Club promotion enrollment hiccups. I finally got through to the registration page late Tuesday night to see my offer, after several attempts to login on IHG’s Share Forever page.
IHG Share Forever promotion is for hotel stays from May 1 through September 7, 2015 giving members 129 days to reach Share Forever goals and earn targeted bonuses.
Look beyond the videos and Coca Cola sponsorship and here is the meat of my promotion. Your promotion may have different goal posts.
IHG Points Offered at Each Goal Post
1 night = 1,000 bonus points.
4 nights = 5,000 bonus points.
- Promotion bonus total = 6,000 points.
7 nights = 4,000 bonus points.
- Promotion bonus total = 10,000 points.
10 nights = 8,000 bonus points.
- Promotion bonus total = 18,000 points and the ability to gift IHG Rewards Club Gold elite to another person.
14 nights = 50,000 bonus points or two free nights.
- Promotion bonus total = 68,000 points or 2 free nights + 18,000 points.
24 nights = 60,000 bonus points.
- Promotion bonus total = 128,000 points or 2 free nights + 78,000 points.
Overall, this is a decent promotion considering the length of time over summer to stay 14 nights and earn 2 free nights + 18,000 points. This offer can be knocked out with one or two extended stays and there are no hotel brand specific requirements like the last two promotions from IHG. A two-week stay in Candlewood Suites works. Sounds like a good promotion if you are in the need for some home remodeling or home relocation or an extended road trip.
Free Night is valid at hotels in the IHG® Rewards Club Family of Brands in the Americas region only and must be redeemed (and stay must be completed) by June 30, 2016. Free Night is valid for one standard room night rate and applicable taxes only. Rooms are limited, subject to prior sale and availability of allocated resources and may be unavailable during high demand periods. Free Night may not be transferred, extended beyond the expiration date, redeemed for cash, or re-credited for points. Individual hotel’s cancellation policy applies to the use of the Free Night. Cancellation fees apply if cancellation is made outside of the hotel’s cancellation time period. Free Night rules and regulations are subject to change.
Combining all the share points to evaluate the total points earned from this offer reveals that I will likely sit this one out as far as chasing the Share Forever goals. The offer is a reasonable bonus at the 14 nights and 24 nights level, but that is a lot of discretionary nights and spend. The offer is not lucrative enough to divert my other hotel plans for summer.
The issue for my travels this summer is I’ll be in heavy redemption mode burning Club Carlson points to take advantage of the free night offer on reward stays for Club Carlson Visa members.
Kelley and I already have four free IHG nights from the Fall 2014 Into the Nights offer to burn before the end of 2015.
Looks like I’ll probably sit this IHG promotion out.
How does your IHG Share Rewards offer appeal to you?