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[Expired] IHG One Rewards: Earn up to 8,000 Points With 2 App Bookings

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Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

If you’re a member of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ new IHG One Rewards program, you can earn up to 8,000 IHG One Rewards points by booking through the IHG One Rewards app and staying up to 2 separate stays through August 16, 2022.

8k IHG App Offer

While this offer is targeted, it does appear that anyone can try to register, so it’s definitely worth heading over to IHG One Rewards’ promotion page and plugging in your information.

8K IHG App Offer
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Here are the specifics of the offer:

  • First, you need to be an IHG One Rewards member (it’s free to join online!).
  • You need to register for the offer before August 16, 2022.
  • The stays for this promotion need to be booked via the IHG One Rewards app and completed between June 16, 2022, and August 16, 2022.
  • Earning the 8,000 points total is broken into 2 parts. When you complete your first stay (which can be any length of stay and at any property), you’ll earn 2,000 IHG One Rewards points. After completing your second stay within the promotion period, you’ll get an additional 6,000 IHG One Rewards points deposited into your account, for a total of 8,000 points.

While only stays booked within the promotion period count, you can cancel previously booked stays and then rebook them again so it counts under the offer. Obviously, you’d only want to do this if you can cancel without penalty and the rate is the same (or cheaper).

What Does 8,000 Points Get You?

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Tulsa
Earn up to 8,000 points with IHG One Rewards’ latest promotion. Holiday Inn & Suites Tulsa South. Image Credit: IHG

What does 8,000 points get you? Turns out, not much. 8,000 points in the grand scheme of things will not get you very far towards a redemption, though if you’ve got IHG stays planned and are willing to book within the promotion’s terms, you can pick up these 8,000 points for little to no work.

Looking at a random date this summer for Tulsa, OK, a city that usually has great redemption rates amongst all the major hotel chains, you can find the cheapest room for 15,000 points a night. Even maximizing the offer to earn 8,000 points will only get you just above halfway there to stay in a Holiday Inn in Tulsa, though you could also consider using Points + Cash to reduce your out-of-pocket spend.

Final Thoughts

While not a lot of points, any amount of free points can be a great deal. It’s not worth going out of your way to stay these 2 separate stays, but if you’re planning to visit a city where there are IHG hotels, consider registering for this promotion and booking 2 separate stays via the app so you can add 8,000 points to your account.

Fortunately, IHG is also offering several concurrent promotions that can help you maximize your cash stays this summer, including a new Amex Offer where you can spend $200 at IHG hotels and get $40 back, as well as IHG One Rewards’ Stay Your Way to 4X Points​ promotion.

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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