This previous week IHG despatched out focused emails to IHG One Rewards members providing bonus factors when staying a sure variety of nights.
- IHG is providing focused promotions together with:
- Earn 8,000 bonus factors for each 4 nights you keep
- Earn 2,000 bonus factors for each two nights you keep
- Phrases beneath are for the 8k factors/4 nights promo
- To take part within the “8,000 factors each 4 nights” Promotion (the “Promotion”), a person will need to have an energetic, legitimate IHG One Rewards member account and should register for the Promotion.
- Members can pre-register for this Promotion beginning January 19, 2024 by way of January 31, 2024 (the “Pre-Registration Interval”).
- Members will have the ability to keep and earn IHG One Rewards bonus factors underneath this Promotion starting February 1, 2024 and ending on March 31, 2024 (the “Promotion Interval”).
- Members who didn’t register through the Pre-Registration Interval could register for the Promotion through the Promotion Interval.
- A member can solely register as soon as.
- After registering for the Promotion, a member can earn 8,000 bonus factors each 4 (4) qualifying room night time stays through the Promotion Interval. The factors earned through the 8,000 factors each 4 nights Promotion can be utilized towards Reward Nights, may be redeemed for merchandise, or can be utilized for different redemption alternatives, as permitted underneath the IHG One Rewards program.
- The time wanted for awarding factors can range with every promotion, so please permit as much as 6 weeks for any earned bonus factors to be posted to the recipient’s account.
- To be a qualifying room night time underneath the Promotion, the room night time should fall inside the Promotion Interval and should be a part of a Promotion Eligible Qualifying Keep. As said, the “Promotion Interval” is from February 1, 2024 by way of March 31, 2024.
- Room nights exterior of the Promotion Interval will not be included, and room nights which can be a part of a keep that was accomplished previous to registration for the Promotion additionally will not be included.
- For functions of this Promotion, a “Promotion Eligible Qualifying Keep” is outlined at the least one (1) night time keep at a taking part resort booked underneath a Qualifying Price, with complete spend exceeding US $30 (or native forex equal) for every night time.
- Stays booked utilizing Rewards Nights or Factors & Money will not be Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stays for functions of this Promotion.
- Bookings made by way of on-line journey companies or different reservation websites similar to reserving.com or expedia.com additionally don’t qualify underneath this Promotion. (For extra particulars on Qualifying Charges, please see the total IHG One Rewards Membership Phrases and Circumstances .)
- If a couple of member who registered for the Promotion checks into the identical room, just one member is eligible to earn factors underneath the Promotion for these nights that qualify.
- If a member books a couple of room on the identical night time, the member will obtain credit score in the direction of this Promotion for less than one of many rooms that additionally meets the necessities of a qualifying room night time underneath the Promotion.
I used to be focused for the supply giving 8,000 bonus factors for each 4 nights we keep, whereas my spouse bought the supply for two,000 bonus factors for each two nights we keep. The emails we acquired had a button to click on for one-click registration, so it’s price checking your inbox to see in the event you bought considered one of these presents or one thing higher. The e-mail topic traces have been “Invite solely: Register to earn 8K factors each 4 nights” and “Invite solely: Register to earn 2K factors each 2 nights”, so doing a seek for “Invite solely” will hopefully show your supply in the event you have been focused.
Observe that these presents aren’t eligible on award stays and Factors & Money stays – solely common paid stays.
These promotions can stack with a number of different incomes alternatives. For starters, you’ll be able to earn by way of a procuring portal – listed here are the present charges. On the time of publishing this, TopCashback is providing 9% cashback and Swagbucks is at 10%. It’s additionally price checking Capital One Purchasing – significantly the ‘Your Customized Offers’ on the house web page of that portal as they usually give notably excessive focused cashback charges. If you happen to’re not planning on making an instantaneous reservation, do a dummy reserving (the place you faux such as you’re making a reservation, however don’t really submit on the ultimate reserving display screen). In case you have the Capital One Purchasing extension put in and wait a few days, I’ve usually discovered that’s once I’ll get an e-mail from them providing one thing like 15% cashback for IHG.
Different stacking choices embody the focused Chase Presents for choose IHG manufacturers. These embody Vacation Inn, Crowne Plaza, Vacation Inn Categorical, Kimpton and extra. These appear to be short-dated as their expiry date is often inside the subsequent week. Nonetheless, they appear to get perpetually prolonged and so in case your keep isn’t till greater than per week away, it’s price maintaining a tally of your Chase playing cards in case they turn into out there to load once more.
There’s then the Vacation Inn and Vacation Inn Categorical presents from SimplyMiles. These are giving 930 American Airways AAdvantage miles + 930 Loyalty Factors when spending solely $100.
To offer a greater concept of how rewarding these stacking alternatives may very well be, let’s say you’re focused for the promotion giving 8,000 bonus factors for each 4 nights you keep and also you e book a 4 night time keep costing $125 per night time at a Vacation Inn or Vacation Inn Categorical. You then pay for the keep utilizing an IHG Premier card which is focused for one of many 10% Chase Presents. You’d be spending a complete of $500 and would earn the next:
- 8,000 IHG bonus factors (from the keep 4 nights promotion)
- 5,000 IHG base factors (10x on $500 spend)
- 3,000 IHG bonus factors (60% bonus factors for having Platinum standing (an IHG Premier profit)
- 5,000 IHG bonus factors (10x earnings on the IHG bank card on $500 spend)
- $50 cashback (from the Chase Supply)
- $50 cashback (from 10% earnings through a procuring portal)
- 930 American Airways AAdvantage miles
- 930 American Airways Loyalty Factors
That’s a complete of 21,000 IHG One Rewards factors, $100 cashback, 930 AA miles and 930 Loyalty Factors – a wonderful return on solely $500 of spend.
There are a few caveats with this. First, IHG base and bonus factors earnings are based mostly in your spend earlier than taxes and costs, so if $125 was your all-in fee, you’d earn fewer factors than that (bonus factors earned from the IHG bank card are based mostly on the all-in fee although). There’s additionally no assure that paying with an IHG card will subsequently monitor with SimplyMiles; these SimplyMiles presents have a line within the phrases stating “Solely U.S.-issued Citi Mastercard Credit score Playing cards are eligible”; if that’s enforced, IHG playing cards that are issued by Chase wouldn’t be eligible.
It’s additionally price checking whether or not it will be higher worth to e book your stick with IHG factors. IHG factors steadily go on sale for 0.5cpp (cents per level) and you may get each 4th night time free on award stays and/or a ten% factors rebate with sure IHG bank cards. As luck would have it given the promo I used to be focused for, I have to e book a 4 night time keep for subsequent month. I can make the most of each the 4th night time free and 10% rebate, so my web price for the keep can be 45,900 factors, or a complete of $229.50 in factors when bought at 0.5cpp which equates to $57.38 per night time.
The money fee for that keep is $109.35 per night time together with tax, so the worth I’d have to get from the bonus factors, portal cashback, and so forth. would wish to complete virtually 50% to be able to make it worthwhile to pay the money fee over redeeming factors. Even with the right stack, it looks as if redeeming factors nonetheless works out to be the higher choice for my situation.
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