New IHG Promo: Earn Up To 4x Points On Stays (Register Now)

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Yesterday IHG Rewards Club revealed the details of their next global promotion, and today registration has opened for the promotion, so see below for all the details on that.

This follows IHG’s previous promotion, which ended on January 31, 2020. Much like the last promotion, this one also lets you earn up to 4x points, though the method by which you can earn those bonus points is totally different.

Let’s take a look at the details.

Earn Up To 4x Points With IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club has just opened registration for their next global promotion, offering up to 4x points on stays.

This will be valid for stays between February 15 and May 15, 2020. Registration is required by April 15, 2020 (the promotion code is 63881, in the event that you’re asked).

The way the promotion is structured, you earn:

  • 1,000 bonus points for your first night
  • 2x bonus points for nights 2-5 (up to 100,000 points)
  • 3x bonus points for nights 6-14 (up to 100,000 points)
  • 4x bonus points starting with night 15 (up to 100,000 points)

There is no booking deadline this time around, so nights consumed anytime during the promotion period would be eligible, as long as you register in time. All nights booked directly with IHG qualify for this promotion, as long as the nightly rate is at least $30.

With IHG Rewards Club you earn 10x points per dollar spent at most brands (5x points per dollar at Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites). That means you’re looking at earning:

  • 10-30x bonus points per dollar spent at most brands
  • 5-15x bonus points at Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites

These bonuses don’t include:

IHG Rewards Club Platinum members could be earning up to 55x IHG points per dollar spent, which is pretty awesome.

Bottom Line

IHG’s upcoming promotion for up to 4x points is a solid one. However, to really get the most value out of the promo you’ll need to stay 15 nights, and on top of that the bonus points thresholds are fairly low, at 100,000 bonus points per tier.

Nonetheless, I’d say this is an all-around solid promotion.

What do you make of IHG’s new 4x bonus points promotion?

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  1. FYI points aren’t applying correctly for their current promo. Take a peak at flyertalk. Has been incredibly frustrating to get them to apply the bonus points.

    Promos are fun but I miss accelerate big time.

  2. So, essentially the same promo as last Fall, which was really popular, except they’ve changed it from stays to nights. Great change for those of us with longer stays. Last Fall I booked a one night stay at the cheapest Holiday Inn around just to get the promo to kick in.

    I see that this time the suits at IHG fixed the 100,000 point limit. Last time there was a lot of confusion as to whether the 100,000 point limit applied to each level or the whole promo. Now it’s clear, 100,000 total is the limit.

    Marriott, what’s your response? Last year I went from 120 Marriott nights and a dozen IHG nights to the exact reverse. No mystery why. It’s Marriott’s declining value proposition.

  3. Does no one read?

    Lucky says the promo isn’t live yet!

    And he said he’ll post an updated link and the code with it is.

    I had a couple of issues with the last promo but son sorted them out with a phone call today. Agent said it’s best to call up if you have missing points during the promo period as it’s easier for them to sort out rather than once it ends.

    It was 9k points for me so well worth the call which was a bit complicated as one hotel messed up the booking and turned a qualifying rate to a non qualifying rate but that was sorted out quickly by the phone agent.

  4. @ ChrisC — Since the promo isn’t live, maybe there shouldn’t be a link to a registration page? Seems obvious to me.

  5. @ChrisC, I was thinking the same thing! XD

    My issue with the IHG promos is that award/cash & point stays don’t count. Not for the first night bonus (IIRC, it was 1k points with the last promo), and not for incidental spend. It’s not a big deal, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind. I’m used to Hilton promos where almost all stays count. 🙁

  6. I find it odd that IHG has a gap in their promos. Last one ended on 01/31 and next beings on 02/15? I am traveling this week, and have no incentive to stay at an IHG hotel now.

  7. Weak-sauce compared to Accelerate IMO. It feels like IHG is going one big A-B test, but with their entire user-base, and after they realize that everyone jumped ship, they will revert. Thats a costly experiment they are doing. I am curious if IHG laid off the Department of Common Sense.

    Same promo as last quarter, gap in window of promotions, not as good. This is just lazy marketing.

  8. I am confused why folks are saying this is weak due to accelerate… Accelerate often capped out at 45-60K total bonus points and usually required long stays or weekend stays. This caps at over 100K and does not require you to stay any nights beyond what you would like….

  9. I was just able to register in the app under ‘available offers’. T&Cs say the total maximum is 301,000 points (100,000 for each stage plus the 1,000 for the first night). Sweet offer, looking forward to this.

  10. Over on the Asian side of the world hotel-promotions and discounts are coming thick and fast. Millions of Chinese tourists just cancelled their bookings. Keep your options open and you’ll get the best promotion of all – cheaper prices.

  11. If you go into your offers after logging in to IHG. The promo is there and I didn’t need a promo code to register.

  12. Hey Lucky,

    Thank you very much for the article! We were looking at the terms and it looks like there is in fact a booking deadline “Nights must be booked before 15 April, 2020 and consumed between 15 February, 2020 and 15 May, 2020.”

    Have a great weekend and thanks again!

  13. Okay, so I am a spire elite member and I have the premier ihg card. With all of the different ways to get points, how many points should I get when I stay at a Candlewood Suites from February 15-May 15? Thank you.

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