IHG One Rewards has just revealed the details of its first global promotion of 2023. While registration is now open, you can only start earning bonus points for stays as of February 9. Let’s go over the details.
IHG One Rewards global winter 2023 promo
IHG One Rewards’ new global promotion is pretty straightforward, and allows members to earn 2,000 bonus points for every two nights stayed during the offer period.
As you’d expect, there are some details to be aware of:
- The promotion is valid for stays between February 9 and April 14, 2023
- Registration is required between January 23 and April 14, 2023, and prior to an eligible stay
- There is no booking deadline, so nights consumed anytime during the promotion period would be eligible, as long as you register in time
- All paid nights booked directly with IHG qualify for this promotion, as long as the nightly rate is at least $30 (award nights don’t qualify)
- There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn with this promotion
- Bonus points will post up to six weeks after an eligible stay
How lucrative is this IHG One Rewards promo?
While IHG’s new promotion is better than nothing, I can’t imagine this will do much to influence where people stay. You can earn 2,000 bonus points for every two nights stayed during the offer period, meaning you can earn up to 1,000 bonus points per night.
For what it’s worth, I value IHG points at ~0.5 cents each, so 1,000 points per night are worth an incremental $5 to me. I suppose that’s not bad if you typically make longer stays at inexpensive properties, but if you don’t stay at inexpensive properties, then the return here is truly minimal.
This bonus is in addition to the standard points earning rates with IHG One Rewards, which are as follows:
- IHG offers 10x points per dollar spent at most brands, and 5x points per dollar spent at Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites
- IHG members receive bonus points — Silver members receive a 20% bonus, Gold members receive a 40% bonus, Platinum members receive a 60% bonus, and Diamond members receive a 100% bonus
- If you pay with the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card (review) or IHG® Rewards Premier Business Credit Card (review), you earn 10x IHG bonus points per dollar spent
IHG One Rewards has today opened registration for its winter 2023 promotion. With this offer, you can earn 2,000 bonus points after every two nights you stay, which comes out to a bonus of up to 1,000 points per night in the right increments.
If you’re like me and value IHG points at 0.5 cents each, that’s like a return of $5 per night with IHG. While I think the new IHG One Rewards program is a huge improvement, I can’t say I’m that excited about this new offer.
What do you make of IHG One Rewards’ new promotion?