IHG Rewards 2022 Promo: Earn Double Points

IHG Rewards 2022 Promo: Earn Double Points

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IHG Rewards has just revealed the details of its first global promotion of 2022, which will be launching at the start of February.

2x points with IHG Rewards global promo

With IHG Rewards’ upcoming global promotion, members can earn 2x IHG Rewards points on all stays. Here are the details to be aware of:

  • The promotion is valid for stays between February 1 and March 31, 2022
  • Registration is required between January 19 and March 31, 2022, 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)
  • You earn bonus points starting with your first stay, and there’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn
  • Bonus points will post up to six weeks after an eligible stay

How lucrative is this IHG Rewards promo?

I’d say this is a fairly decent promotion. For what it’s worth, I value IHG Rewards points at ~0.5 cents each, and ordinarily IHG Rewards members earn the following number of points for stays:

  • IHG Rewards offers 10 points per dollar spent at most brands, and five points per dollar spent at Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites
  • IHG Rewards members receive bonus points — Gold members receive a 10% bonus, Platinum members receive a 50% bonus, and Spire members receive a 100% bonus
  • If you pay with the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (review) you earn 10 IHG bonus points per dollar spent

With this new promotion, you’re earning 10 additional bonus points per dollar spent at most brands, so that’s an incremental 5% return, by my valuation. If you have the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card (which automatically comes with Platinum status) you’d be earning 35 IHG Rewards points per dollar spent with no caps, which I value at a 17.5% return on hotel spending.

While we’ve seen IHG offer 3x points promotions in the past, there were typically bonus caps, and you often didn’t start earning any bonus points until your second stay. So this offer is good in the sense that you earn a bonus starting with your first stay, and there’s no cap on how many points you can earn.

IHG is offering double points for stays this spring

Bottom line

IHG Rewards has revealed the details of its first global promotion of 2022, offering 2x points for all stays, with no cap on how many bonus points you can earn. Based on my valuation of 0.5 cents per IHG point, that’s like an incremental 5% return on IHG spending.

While this offer probably isn’t a reason to switch any stays to IHG, it’s definitely worth registering for.

What do you make of IHG Rewards’ new promotion?

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  1. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    Interesting to see this coming the same day IHG leaked to The Points Guy that the elite status tiers were being rebranded and relaunched WITHOUT any concrete benefits. IHG was my first hotel program back in 2002 when it was called Priority Club. I was an Intercontinental ambassador for years until I switched to Marriott around 2012-2013. The $250 for ambassador is probably worth it, but the program is a joke. I can’t justify staying...

    Interesting to see this coming the same day IHG leaked to The Points Guy that the elite status tiers were being rebranded and relaunched WITHOUT any concrete benefits. IHG was my first hotel program back in 2002 when it was called Priority Club. I was an Intercontinental ambassador for years until I switched to Marriott around 2012-2013. The $250 for ambassador is probably worth it, but the program is a joke. I can’t justify staying at a hotel that won’t give me free breakfast, especially when a Holiday Inn paid breakfast is generally worse and of cheaper quality than the free breakfast for all guests at the Holiday Inn Express.

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FNT Delta Diamond Guest

Interesting to see this coming the same day IHG leaked to The Points Guy that the elite status tiers were being rebranded and relaunched WITHOUT any concrete benefits. IHG was my first hotel program back in 2002 when it was called Priority Club. I was an Intercontinental ambassador for years until I switched to Marriott around 2012-2013. The $250 for ambassador is probably worth it, but the program is a joke. I can’t justify staying at a hotel that won’t give me free breakfast, especially when a Holiday Inn paid breakfast is generally worse and of cheaper quality than the free breakfast for all guests at the Holiday Inn Express.

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