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Holiday Inn Express 2x/3x points on 3+ night stays Aug 1-Sep 30

Holiday Inn Express stays of 3 nights or more earn triple points for Fri-Sat-Sun nights and double points for Mon-Thu nights for stays August 1 to September 30, 2017.

Promotion registration required. Only available for IHG Rewards Club members in Americas.

Members may earn a maximum 25,000 bonus points with this offer.

IHG HIX 3x points Aug1-Sep30

Example Qualifying Stay with Bonus Points Awarded:

Dates: Thursday, August 10, 2017 – Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Thursday Night Rate: $100
  • Friday Night Rate: $150
  • Saturday Night Rate: $150
  • 3 Nights Total Rate: $400.00
  • Average Daily Rate: $133.33

Total Base Points Earned on Qualifying Stay = 4,000 points. ($400 x 10 points/$1)

  • Double Bonus Points Awarded for Thursday Night = 1,330 bonus points 
  • Triple Bonus Points Awarded for Friday Night = 2,660 bonus points
  • Triple Bonus Points Awarded for Saturday Night = 2,660 bonus points 

Total Bonus Points Awarded = 6,650 bonus points

Total Points Earned = 10,650 points.

 

Loyalty Traveler note on IHG’s weird calculation of 2x/3x points:

Example points calculation above is from IHG Rewards Club T&C. This is not the way I would have expected the math to be calculated by using an average nightly rate to determine double and triple bonus points.

The lower Thursday night rate of $100, combined with an average rate for all three nights at $133 used to calculate bonus, results in an overall lower amount for weekend night triple bonus points earned.

This is how I would have calculated earning for the room nights listed above, if there were not an IHG Rewards Club example contradicting the logical math.

  • Thursday Night Rate: $100
  • Friday Night Rate: $150
  • Saturday Night Rate: $150
  • 3 Nights Total Rate: $400.00

Total Base Points Earned on Qualifying Stay = 4,000 points. ($400 x 10 points/$1)

Double Bonus Points Awarded for Thursday Night = 1,000 bonus points 

  • (Double bonus points = $100 x 10 points/$1)

Triple Bonus Points Awarded for Friday Night = 3,000 bonus points

  • (Triple bonus points = $150 x 20 points/$1)

Triple Bonus Points Awarded for Saturday Night = 3,000 bonus points.

  • (Triple bonus points = $150 x 20 points/$1)

Total Bonus Points Awarded = 7,000 bonus points

Total Points Earned = 11,000 points.

The overall difference in points is relatively minor when using a 3-nights average room rate at 10,650 points (IHG math) vs. 11,000 points based on each separate night’s rate (logical math).

But, if the IHG Rewards Club T&C example is the way bonus points will be calculated, then it favors a 3-night hotel stay at a Holiday Inn Express with high weekday rates and low weekend rates.

The weird IHG math will be irrelevant if your 3-night stay does not combine weekday double points and weekend triple points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Soooo. It’s asking for a promotion code at registration. Any ideas on that code? I’m in the America’s. Is it maybe targeted?

  2. Code 40546.

    I edited the promotion link to include the code.

    I don’t think it is targeted. I saw the promotion on the home page when I loaded IHG.com website without being logged into my account.

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