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After changing its name from Priority Club in July, IHG Rewards has launched a series of summer promotions and their latest begins Monday for stays from September 1-December 31, 2013. However, you can already register for The Big Win today to find out what your special offers are.

Big Win aims to be a customized rewards promo and offers will differ among members to give personalized benefits, with a minimum of 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 airline miles available to each member over the course of the promotion. The first night stayed earns 1,000 points or 500 miles, and then the offers vary in terms of stays, brands or number of nights.

IHG The Big Win

Register here to enter the promotion to begin earning with the following select offers (this is a sample offering for an IHG member without elite status, though if you have been a long-time IHG Rewards member or have elite status, your offers could be more lucrative):

  • Try one and done: Stay at any IHG hotel and receive 1,000 Points
  • Stay more and earn: Stay a total of 4 nights and receive 4,000 Points
  • Explore more brands: Stay at 3 different IHG brands and receive 10,000 Points
  • Book with us: Book 2 separate stays through an IHG hotel website or mobile device to get our best price guarantee and receive 2,000 Points
  • Win in a weekend: Stay 2 Saturday nights and receive 8,000 Points
Earn 25,000 bonus miles once you complete all your offers by December 31, 2013.
Earn 25,000 bonus miles once you complete all your offers by December 31, 2013.

If you complete all your offers before December 31, 2013, you will earn an additional 25,000 bonus miles. You must be an IHG Rewards Club member and must register member number in advance, for full terms and conditions, click here. At the end of the promotion the member can choose to have the points converted into miles with the following participating airlines:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Aeromexico
  • Lanchile
  • AIR MILES®† Rewards Program
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Iberia
The Big Win awards badges for attaining certain levels of stay or social media promotion.
The Big Win awards badges for attaining certain levels of stay or social media promotion.

The fun but somewhat gimmicky interactive program also  allows you to earn badges such as Nimble Navigator, Crowne Plaza Brand Badge, Adept Adventurer (for completing two offers in one stay) or Social Influencer (sharing on Facebook or Twitter multiple times).

Though it’s good that IHG is offering members over 50,000 points, I’d still say all the hoops you have to jump through to earn the full bonus leave me feeling like this promo could be better and more lucrative, though I do appreciate some of the easy ways to earn bonus points like simply booking through the mobile app.

For more information on the IHG Rewards program, check out my previous posts:

Priority Club Changing Name to IHG Rewards – New Benefits But Questions Remain
Targeted Offer: 100% Bonus on Buying IHG Rewards Points – Worth It?

IHG Launches Summer Promos: Double Points, $50 Gift Cards, Scratch Offs and More

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Enjoy an Anniversary Free Night each year of card membership at over 5,000 hotels worldwide
  • Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
  • Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
  • Automatic 10% points rebate on redemptions
  • $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49
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16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49
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