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Get IHG Gold Status and Multiple Bonus Point Promotions With A Single Stay

by on October 4, 2013 · 11 comments

in Elite Status, IHG Rewards

IHG Rewards, formerly Priority Club, is notorious (in a good way!) for having a lot of live, targeted promo codes going on at once – anything from bonus points for a single stay or a series of stays to anniversary bonuses and even elite status for just a few stays.

Belgian points blogger Bart has a great post on all the current promo codes he could find, and he actually registered for all of them to earn nearly 23,000 IHG Rewards points on a single night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport last week, but more interestingly, one of the codes he had was for instant Gold status after a single stay.

When you register for this promo code (ID # 1038), you get Gold status after a single night or stay which usually takes either 15 qualifying nights, or 10 qualifying nights at at least 3 of IHG’s brands, or earning 20,000 qualifying points. Don’t get too excited because Gold status won’t give you the world (or even free breakfast), but includes benefits such as late check-out, complimentary newspaper, free internet (starting in 2014, all members will have free internet), priority check-in and a 10% points-earning bonus.

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Ostensibly, this is an offer for HP employees, but it looks like anyone is able to register and Bart actually earned it on his stay last week, so it can’t hurt to register. You just have to complete a stay by December 31, 2013.

“The Big Win” Promo

Also remember that IHG is currently offering its fall promo, “The Big Win,” for stays from September 1-December 31, 2013.  The bonuses are customized rewards, 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 Launched 'The Big Win' promotion on Monday.

IHG Launched ‘The Big Win’ promotion on Monday.

You can register here to enter the promotion to begin earning with the following 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

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.

All in all, with the Win Big promo, all the various promo codes and the HP employee gold status, you could really end up raking in the points here, and since some IHG stays start at just 5,000 points thanks to its discount PointBreaks awards, you could end up earning a lot of stays if you maximize these promos.

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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  • Ben Price

    Or, get Platinum w/ a single CC app.

  • Daxhund

    I guess the status would then be valid until the end of next year? Does it make sense to register for this promo while currently being Platinum but not able to requalify for Platinum this year? Will my account then be set to gold next year or to the base membership? Thanks

  • Victor

    My offer from IHG forThe Big Win is for 135000 points after completing all of the goals. The hard one is going to be the staying a night in two different city areas (LA, SF, NY, DC, etc). All in all, my offer can be completed in 5 total nights so I think it might be worth it. Especially considering I have European travel coming up next year and the Intercontinentals sound quite nice.

  • Cody

    I read your blog faithfully, and providing the list of codes occasionally is a tremendous help. Thanks!

  • Angela

    This is totally awesome. Thanks for sharing the info.

  • Mike

    23,000 IHG points? Weak. I stayed 1 night at IC San Juan and received 20,500 AA miles and 20,000 IHG points. Decent haul for $119 rate

  • Anne

    I was wondering how I received Gold status after two nights. I was offered a complimentary breakfast and a happy hour with $1 drinks.

  • Big Alpo

    wow, thanks. I just signed up for all those bonuses and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express which gave me 1,197 points. But the bonuses added on 24,500 points!!!!!!

  • Noah Rosenbaum

    Thanks this was great!

  • tu11

    Care your share how? Nice job!!

  • peachgirl

    Yea! I just earned 27,580 points on a single HIE stay….thanks for the heads up!

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