Category Archives: Chase IHG Rewards

Spring and Summer Travel: Earn Bonus Points With New IHG Accelerate Promotion

Good news for folks who like earning IHG points!  Via View From the Wing, you can now register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing stays and certain tasks between May 15, 2017, and August 31, 2017.

Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this offer!  That’s enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental London Park Lane, which costs 60,000 IHG points per night.

You Might Be Able to Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental London Park Lane!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.

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“Buy” IHG Points for the Lowest Price Ever and Save on IHG Stays!

Great news for folks looking for more IHG points or discounted IHG hotel stays!  With IHG’s Sunshine Sale, you can save up to 30% at certain hotels, save 20% on points & cash bookings, or earn more bonus points for paid nights.

I’m most excited about the ability to get a 20% discount on the cash portion of a Cash & Points booking, because you can use this discount to “buy” points at the cheapest price ever!

IHG Sale Spring 2017

With IHG’s Latest Promotion, You Can Save Up to 30% Off Stays at Hotels Like the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii!

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it!

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Don’t Let Your Hotel Card’s Free Anniversary Night Go to Waste!

Million Mile Secrets reader, W, commented:

Is there an expiration date for the free weekend anniversary night you get with the limited-time AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass offer?

The free weekend night you earn with the current Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express offer must be redeemed for stays within 12 months after the date it’s issued.

This expiration policy is similar for other hotel cards with a free anniversary night, like the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and Chase Hyatt.

So to make the most of the free night benefit, it’s important to book a stay before it expires.  Otherwise, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to save money!

Hotel Card Free Night Expiration

You Have 12 Months to Redeem the AMEX Hilton Surpass Free Weekend Night for a Stay at Hotels Like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

I’ll share some tips for using your card’s free anniversary night!

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Do IHG Cardholders Get Executive Lounge Access?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jonathan, commented:

I received a postcard from IHG saying I can get Executive Lounge access because I have Platinum elite status with the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card.  Is this true?

Great question, Jonathan!  Several folks on FlyerTalk received a similar mailer.

Unfortunately, after calling IHG, it seems this perk was mistakenly listed on the postcard.

Do IHG Cardholders Get Executive Lounge Access

Executive Lounge Access Is NOT a Perk of IHG Platinum Status. This Was a Mistake Listed on a Recent IHG Postcard

I’ll explain how you get executive lounge access at IHG hotels.  And remind y’all about the benefits of IHG Platinum status!

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This Family of 4 Got a 2-Week Adventure Across 6 European Countries With Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Julie is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Family Of 4 Got A 2 Week Adventure Across 6 European Countries With Miles Points

Our Family Loved Seeing the Swiss Alps From the Mountaintops

A big thank you to Julie for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Today Only: Save on IHG Points for Cheap Hotel Stays!

Today, April 12, 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy discounted IHG points through Daily Getaways!

You can use the points for award stays at any IHG hotel.  Depending on how you redeem them, you could save a lot of money!

Great deals like these usually sell out quickly.  So set a reminder if you’re interested in the offer!

IHG Daily Getaways 2017

You Can Use IHG Points to Save Money on an Expensive Hotel Stay in Pricey Cities Like Miami!

I’ll help you decide if this deal makes sense for you!

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Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened a world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

Making Moms Paris Dreams Come True Part 1 Introduction Planning

I Had a Great Time Traveling With My Mom to Europe!

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

My mom, Connie:   Emily asked me if I would like to visit Paris. I said, “Oh yes, of course!” but did not realize that it would be a dream come true.  I was excited beyond measure, me going to Paris and with my daughter.  It just could not get any better.  Paris?  Really?  The food, the shopping, the sites to see truly was a dream come true.

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Register Your IHG Account for New Spring Promotion and Earn Bonus Points

Here’s another new hotel promotion to sign-up for today!

With IHG’s Spring Bonus promotion, you’ll earn bonus IHG points when you register, then book direct and stay 2 nights from April 16, 2017, to May 15, 2017.  Each IHG member (free to join) will get their own customized offer.

Plus, if you pay for your stay with the Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, you’ll earn an additional 5,000 IHG points.  That’s enough for a free night at IHG PointBreaks hotels.

IHG Spring Promotion 2017

Have IHG Stays Coming Up? Be Sure to Register for Their Latest Promotion to Earn Bonus Points!

I’ll share the details!

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One of These (Many!) Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights

Yesterday I told you about a few targeted spending bonuses that were being offered on various Barclaycard cards, like the Arrival Plus and JetBlue Plus cards.

And now, folks have reported receiving offers on other cards too!  Including cards issued by Chase, like the Chase IHG and Chase Hyatt card.  And a different (but great!) offer on the Barclaycard JetBlue Plus card.

So it’s worth checking your email, spam, and snail mail to see if you qualify for any of these deals.

Most of these offers are 2nd quarter promotions, so the spending requirement will likely run from April 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017.  And most of the offers require activating your card, but there are a few exceptions!

Targeted Bonus Spending Offers

The 10,000 JetBlue Points You Can Earn With One of These Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll share more about these targeted offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you.

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Will You Lose Free Nights If You Cancel a Hotel Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Carberrie, commented:

I have the Citi Hilton Reserve card, which comes with an annual free weekend night at certain Hilton hotels after spending $10,000 in a membership year.  I met the spending requirement and have 1 year to use the free night.  If I cancel the card to avoid paying the annual fee, will I lose my free night?

The good news is after you earn the free night, you will NOT lose it.  Even if you cancel the card.

This policy is similar for other hotel credit cards that come with a free annual night, including some that don’t have a spending requirement, like the Chase IHG card.

Hotel Cards With Free Annual Nights

Emily and I Used a Free Night From the Citi Hilton Reserve Card to Stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice, Where Rooms Can Cost $500+ per Night During Peak Months

I’ll remind you which cards come with a free hotel night each year.  And why it might be worth it to pay the annual fees to keep these cards open!

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