Oct242019

IHG Rewards Club 4x points to Jan 31, book by Dec 15

IHG Rewards Club opens a new global promotion today for up to 4x points on stays to January 31. Registration is required. Must book stay by December 15 to be eligible.

  • Stay 1 = 1,000 points.
  • Stay 2 = 2x points (20 points/$1).
  • Stay 3 = 3x points (30 points/$1).
  • Stay 4 and more stays = 4x points (40 points/$1).

This can be a good value promotion if you have IHG stays planned for the holiday season or January travel. Hotel rates in January tend to be near the lowest of the year in many places.

Assume you spend $100 per night for 6 nights on 6 stays during the promotion with total eligible spend $600.

  • Stay 1 earns 1,000 base points + 1,000 bonus points = 2,000 points.
  • Stay 2 earns 1,000 base points + 2,000 bonus points = 3,000 points.
  • Stay 3 earns 1,000 base points + 3,000 bonus points = 4,000 points.
  • Stay 4 earns 1,000 base points + 4,000 bonus points = 5,000 points.
  • Stay 5 earns 1,000 base points + 4,000 bonus points = 5,000 points.
  • Stay 6 earns 1,000 base points + 4,000 bonus points = 5,000 points.

$600 in spend earns 24,000 points. This is a 25% rebate on spend, given IHG sells points for $5 per 1,000 points several times during the year.

Personally, I would have likely booked IHG hotels for my December-January trip to Europe if this offer had come around a month ago. This promotion provides a far better earning opportunity than my IHG Rewards Club Accelerate offer. Instead, I booked $600 for 6 nights in nonrefundable rates with Accor Hotels for about the same rebate value in Le Club Accorhotels.

Good to see a better offer from IHG Rewards Club than the current Accelerate offer. Perhaps this IHG deal is one that will benefit you.

About Ric Garrido

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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  1. Stays are not limited to the Dec 15-Jan 31 period. You just need to book before Dec 15, and stay before Jan 31. Upcoming stays throughout November, December and January should all receive bonus points. Per the registration page: “…Register and book your stay by December 15, 2019. Stay at any IHG® hotel around the world from now until January 31, 2020. “

  2. @Craig – thanks for the correction. Been traveling on an IHG InterContinental Monterey staycation and have not looked at my blog over the weekend.

    Obviously I missed one of the key promotion page sentences.

    “Stay at any IHG® hotel around the world from now until January 31, 2020.”

    Makes this promotion an even better offer.

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