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INSIDER SECRET: If you have the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and the older IHG Rewards Club Select version of the card (no longer available to new applicants) you can stack the cards’ perks. So you can get your 4th night free on points bookings and a 10% rebate (up to 100,000 points per year).
The newest IHG promotion is for double IHG points for stays at EVEN hotels from August 1 to October 31, 2019. You can earn up to 15,000 bonus points from the promotion.
Double Points at EVEN Hotels
Register By: October 31, 2019
Travel Dates: August 1 to October 31, 2019
- Must register before your stay to qualify
- “Double points will be awarded on all Qualifying Stays starting from your second night stay when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates”
- Only one room per member per stay will earn points
Promotion Link: You can register here.
Since this promotion is only for EVEN Hotels it will be of limited use to most people because there are only 13 of them in the world. But it only takes a minute to register and you never know when you’ll need to make an emergency stop in Syracuse or Omaha.
The terms are confusing but it looks like you’ll only earn double points on stays of 2+ nights.
2019 Summer Accelerate
Register By: August 17, 2019 (June 18, 2019, for the earlier targeted offer)
Travel Dates: July 1 to October 31, 2019 (May 1 to August 31, 2019, for the earlier targeted offer)
- Certain rates such as nights booked through online 3rd-party websites and reward nights won’t qualify
- No bonus points will be awarded for stays prior to registration
Promotion Link: IHG Accelerate 2019
The promotion is valid for stays at these hotels:
- Crowne Plaza
- Hotel Indigo
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Staybridge Suites
- Candlewood Suites
- Regent Hotels & Resorts
- HUALUXE hotels
I don’t know what the new round of targeted offers look like because I was eligible for the previous deal. If you were included in this round let me know what your offer is in the comments.
Here is what I am eligible for:
Granted I’d have to do a bit of planning to make it work, but staying at 2 different IHG brands on 2 weekends is pretty realistic. If I completed my offers in only 4 nights I’d be earning an extra 13,300 IHG points per night.
My wife’s offer has a bunch more hurdles to jump through. To earn the full 75,400 bonus IHG points, she’d have to stay a minimum of 5 nights at 3 different IHG brands and 2 of those stays would have to be 2-night weekend stays. Also, at least one of those nights would need to happen in June and she’d have to pay for at least one stay with her IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card (no longer available to new applicants).
If she earned the full bonus by staying only 5 nights, she’d be earning an extra 15,080 IHG points per night. That’s a solid return, but you’d have to do some dancing to get it to work out that well.
What offer were you targeted for this time around?
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