Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
The revamped IHG One Rewards program has announced its summer promotion that could earn members up to 4x points, up to a total of 100,000 bonus points.
This is a pretty solid promotion and a good way to boost your balance if you have some IHG stays planned this summer, plus, there are some extra bonuses if you have an IHG credit card.
Let’s take a closer look at this new promotion.
Stay Your Way to 4X Points Promotion
IHG One Rewards is running a promotion that will allow members to earn between 2x to 4x points starting with their second night. The more you stay, the more you can earn.
During the promotion period, guests can earn points according to the structure setup below:
- 2x points on nights 2 to 5
- 3x points on 6 to 14
- 4x points on nights 15+
Cardholders of the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card, IHG® Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, and IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card can earn 3,000 additional points every 3 nights, up to 6,000 extra points.
To qualify for these bonus points, you must:
What You Need To Know
This is a pretty straightforward promotion, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, IHG One Rewards members normally earn 10 base points per dollar at most IHG brands, so the bonus points would be awarded to the remainder — plus any elite bonuses.
IHG One Rewards elite bonuses are:
- Silver Elite: 20%
- Gold Elite: 40%
- Platinum Elite: 60%
- Diamond Elite: 100%
However, this promotion is capped at 100,000 points or 106,000 points for IHG cardholders. So despite becoming quite lucrative after 15 nights, it won’t last long for whoever hits the threshold.
This is all in addition to what you would earn by paying with your credit card.
Finally, award nights don’t count — only qualifying stays of at least 1 night with a rate of at least $30.
Best Ways To Redeem IHG Rewards One Points
It is clear that with this IHG One Rewards promotion, the more that you spend, the more points you will earn. However, after that, it’s time to use them!
IHG One Rewards points don’t always get a lot of love, but they can be quite valuable when used properly.
Here are some great properties where your points will provide excellent value.
If you are looking for a budget hotel in Cape Town but don’t want to sacrifice quality, Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre is a great option.
With rates starting at 7,000 points per night that include breakfast, it may be worth the 20-minute walk to the waterfront.
It might be hard to believe that you can get a family-friendly, 5-star resort with your IHG One Rewards points, but it is possible at the InterContinental Pattaya Resort in Thailand.
Starting at 15,000 points per night, you can enjoy a private beach, 3 pools, a spa, and more!
Paris with free breakfast, anyone? At the modern and easily accessible Holiday Inn Express Paris – Canal de la Villette it is possible.
Starting at just 17,500 points per night, you may be looking at a summer trip sooner than later.
Mauritius is a dream vacation for many people, but with not many points it can become a reality at InterContinental Mauritius.
From just 30,000 points per night, this beautiful beachfront resort should be on your to-do list.
Port wine and arguably the best hotel in town? That is what you will get at the InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas.
From just 32,500 points per night, you can stay at this stunning and historic hotel on your next trip to Portugal.
We couldn’t talk about a points hotel without somehow mentioning an over-the-water villa, right? Enter the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa.
For as few as 70,000 points per night, you can stay at one of the most expensive IHG properties in the world in your own post villa overlooking a lagoon.
Hot Tip: If you are looking for a resort a little closer to home, don’t miss our review of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman.
IHG has been making some moves lately, first with the revamp of the now-called IHG One Rewards program, and now with its first promotion of the summer.
While this promo certainly won’t be lucrative for everyone, make sure to register. Many members will be able to max this promo out and cash in on up to 100k bonus points for stays they already have planned this summer.
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