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IHG Rewards Launches “The Big Win” Promo – September 1-December 31

by on August 24, 2013 · 13 comments

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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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  • Eugene

    I am plat with IHG and this is my offer:

    -Try one and done: Stay at any IHG hotel and receive 1,000 Points

    -Stay more and earn: Stay a total of 5 nights and receive 10,100 Points

    -Explore more brands: Stay at 3 different IHG brands and receive 21,000 Points

    -Book with us: Book 2 separate stays through an IHG hotel website or mobile device to get our best price guarantee and receive 3,600 Points

    -Survey the Win: Complete a simple survey and receive 100 Points

    -Live the city life: Stay at 2 of the following locations below and receive 18,000 Points. And the list is pretty large (Brazil, US, Cananda and Mexico hotels)

    Win big: Complete all of your offers and receive 54,000 Points
    Definitely better than the regular offers

  • Ngoc

    The only promo where the terms and conditions mention the amount of miles earn instead of points is the “book one and done” promo. Do you know for sure the “big win” amount of miles is 25,000? Or is that just points?

  • Raul

    Below are my (Plat) offers

    1.Stay at any IHG® hotel and receive 1,000 Points.
    2.Stay a total of 6 nights and receive 10,600 Points
    3.Stay at 4 different IHG brands and receive 36,000 Points
    4.Book 2 separate stays through an IHG® hotel website or mobile device to get our best price guarantee and receive 6,000 Points
    5.Complete a simple survey and receive 100 Points
    6.Stay at 2 of the following locations below and receive 10,800 Points
    7.Stay 2 Saturday nights and receive 12,000 Points.
    8.Complete all of your offers and receive 77,000 Points

  • S

    just want to ask is it additional 25000 points, or basically 1-5 offer add total equal to 25000 points

  • zz

    hi, will my stays booked before this promotion but stays happen during the period count?

  • Joeheg

    I just got the Priority Club Visa and have two stays booked for upcoming travel using those points. Only recent stay at a Holiday Inn Express.

    Here are my (Plat) offers.
    1.Stay at any IHG® hotel and receive 1,000 Points.
    2.Stay a total of 5 nights and receive 6,700 Points
    3.Stay at 3 different IHG brands and receive 22,000 Points
    4.Book 2 separate stays through an IHG® hotel website or mobile device to get our best price guarantee and receive 4,000 Points
    5.Complete a simple survey and receive 100 Points
    6.Stay at 2 of the following locations below and receive 12,000 Points
    7.Stay 2 Saturday nights and receive 8,000 Points.
    8. Book and pay for 1 stay with Priority Club Visa and receive 1,500 points
    9.Complete all of your offers and receive 55,000 Points
    110,300 Possible points total

  • Confucius Jackson

    So I got 7 nights, 3 brands, 2 saturdays for 60k. I’m going to need 4 stays because one of my stays is a conference where I can’t book online. So it looks like the 2-day conference, two Fri/Sat stays, and crashing at a Candlewood at some point.

  • al zhou

    I was offered the following:

    (1) 1 stay – 1000 points
    (2) 8 nights – 11500 points
    (3) 3 different brands – 21000 points
    (4) select any 2 of 5 properties – 18000 points
    (5) 2 Saturdays – 7200
    (6) win big – 59000

    Total 117800

    My question is: Are those offers concurrent? If so, I suppose I could accomplish (1) thru (5) with minimum 8 nights and 3 stays, thus receiving 117000 points. My 8 nights would include 3 different brands, 2 Saturdays and 2 of the specific properties.

    Am I interpreting this promotion correctly? Or do I need to complete the 5 offers sequentially?

  • Evan

    Yes, IHG confirmed previous bookings will count as long as the actual stay falls within the promotion timeframe.

  • BigAl

    How much are these points worth and what is best way to maximize them?

  • Jerome C

    -Survey the Win: Complete a simple survey and receive 100 Points

    How do you complete this?

  • cindy

    long time IHG customer. cancelled reservation with points and cash. They refunded points but not cash and will not make any exceptions. I will never stay at another holiday inn property (except to use up remaining points. Very disappointed. I travel for a living and have even convinced my other employees to use holiday inn and their properties. I cancelled 2 months in advance and the reservation did not separate the points from cash but when I asked they emailed me the policy from the priority club website not the reservation site. Please beware. I was supposed to stay 9 days and have stayed at that same property twice in the last 12 months and paid cash in full. Can’t believe they are that strict.

  • CJ

    I did it by going to the track your progress website and clicking on the link

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