The link to the next IHG promotion is now active. This is a targeted promotion so each IHG member will receive a different set of tasks to complete. To some degree they will reflect your previous stay pattern but they can be quite different for each individual. Some people will get an easy set of tasks and others will get a difficult set. It’s certainly worth checking to see if yours line up with any Autumn travel you have planned. And it’s a good idea to register just in case you have an unexpected hotel night so you can get some extra points. Below are my offers along with a few tips and reminders.
Stay once get 5000
Stay 5 nights get 10,000
Stay at 2 Holiday Inns get 6400
Stay in 1 of these cities (NYC, Chicago, Washington, LA, Houston or Las Vegas) get 3600
Complete 3 of the 4 offers get 15,000
Stay once in September get 5000
A few things to remember:
These offers are stackable so you can complete more than one at once.
A Holiday Inn Express is not a Holiday Inn. They are 2 separate brands so if you have a task like mine – stay at 2 Holiday Inns – a Holiday Inn Express won’t do.
A “stay” means a qualifying stay that earns IHG points so it must be booked via the IHG website or app. It won’t count if booked through an OTA like Expedia. Likewise, stays booked with points or points+cash will not count unless it’s specified as one of your tasks and only for that purpose and not as a qualifying stay.
If you have a task that requires 2 stays (as opposed to nights) they cannot be booked consecutively at the same hotel as they will be considered one stay.
Consider how you intend to use the points. If you’re close to completing the promotion but have no travel planned it might make sense to look for a cheap stay to get the completion bonus if those extra points will save you more on a future trip. However, be aware that in the past it has taken varying amounts of time for the points to post.
This promotion is for stays beginning September 6. If you want to wait to see what other hotel loyalty programs are going to offer in the way of promotions you should perhaps hold off on booking any advance purchase rates. (Note, the Wyndham Rewards Visa Checkout promo has been extended to the end of September.)
One last thing, there is currently another IHG points purchase promotion – 80% bonus until September 9.