I finally was able to register and see my IHG Rewards Club Into the Nights promotion offer. This post is titled My IHG Rewards Club Into the Nights offer since this is a targeted promotion and your offer is likely something different.
After difficulty all day yesterday accessing the offer, the promotion tasks I received look easily doable for a bonus potentially worth more than double my estimated cost to fulfill the promotion offer.
Five tasks for 10,500 bonus points.
1. Download IHG mobile app and book one stay = 500 points.
2. Stay 3 nights at any IHG properties during Sep 1-Dec 31 = 2,000 points.
3. Book 2 stays at IHG website or mobile site = 2,000 points.
4. Stay 2 Saturdays at any IHG hotel = 4,000 points.
5. Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotels = 2,000 points.
- Complete 3 tasks and earn additional 25,000 bonus points or one free night.
This can be done with 2 one-night Saturday stays at any IHG brand booked over my phone.
- Complete 5 tasks and earn another 25,000 bonus points or one free night.
I can complete all five tasks with 2 stays and 3 nights at Holiday Inn. I normally book Saturday stays anyway.
The deal with targeted promotions is the best offers often go to the members who stay infrequently. That is my case this time around.
The Big Win promotion last year in fall 2013 was useless to me since I had to stay in Europe to earn the big bonus and I had no plans to be in Europe during that time period. My offer was based on having stayed at a Holiday Inn in Berlin in March 2013. Another family member with no IHG hotel stays had a better offer for 2013 The Big Win promotion.
Lucky at One Mile at a Time has an offer with one task to complete hotel stays in three countries outside the USA and another task to stay at three InterContinental Hotels. He can earn 81,300 points with a minimum six nights. That should be no problem with his travel lifestyle.
There was one FlyerTalk member who needs 17 nights to complete one task.
My offer allows hotel stays anywhere and I can complete all five tasks with three nights and earn 60,500 bonus points or 10,500 bonus points and two free nights. I assume the free night is valid at any hotel worldwide.
The reason I can see why someone would choose 50,000 bonus points over two free nights is a member who would rather have points to stay more nights at lower category hotels or points for items besides hotel nights. 50,000 points can buy ten nights with PointBreaks and IHG Rewards Club has frequent 50% off special rates for reward nights. I have met people who are very frequent IHG guests who actually use points for merchandise instead of hotels. I would rather have two free IHG nights that I can use somewhere like InterContinental Amstel in Amsterdam, a place I can’t normally afford.
I have only had one IHG hotel stay so far in 2014 and my offer is a great bonus opportunity. My estimate is $300 max to complete all five tasks and potentially under $250 for three weekend nights at Holiday Inn.
Seems illogical that better promotion offers come to members who stay less frequently.
One FlyerTalk member reported IHG Rewards Club customer service responded to his email that there are technical problems with the promotion registration. Several FlyerTalk members stated the original offer seen during registration changed to one with more difficult tasks in an IHG email announcing the Into the Nights promotion.
Hopefully my offer does not change. I like the idea of two free nights after three paid nights.
Hopefully you received an offer that is good value for your travels.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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