Register now to earn bonus points with IHG One Rewards’ new promotion
If you plan to stay at IHG hotels this spring, you'll be happy to know that IHG One Rewards just opened registration for a new bonus points promotion.
With this promotion, IHG members can earn 2,000 points for every two nights of eligible paid stays completed between Feb. 9 and April 14. You must register for this promotion before your first night; here's what you need to know.
This IHG One Rewards promotion is relatively straightforward. In short, you can earn 2,000 bonus points for every two eligible nights you stay between Feb. 9 and April 14. The two nights do not have to be part of the same stay to count.
You can pre-register for this promotion until Feb. 8, although registration will remain open throughout the promotion period. You must register before your first eligible stay. So, I recommend registering now even if you don't have any eligible IHG stays planned between Feb. 9 and April 14. Here's the link to register.
You might wonder which stays with IHG between Feb. 9 and April 14 are eligible. The terms and conditions for this promotion define an eligible stay as "a minimum of 1-night stay at a participating hotel booked under a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding US $30 (or local currency equivalent) for each night."
However, if you redeem IHG points, use an IHG anniversary night or book a points and cash stay, you won't benefit from this promotion. The promotion's terms and conditions note that "bookings made through on-line travel agencies or other reservation sites such as booking.com or expedia.com also do not qualify." And if you book more than one room on the same night, you'll only receive bonus points for the room with the higher rate.
Almost all IHG hotels participate, including Mr. and Mrs. Smith properties you can book through IHG. However, the terms and conditions specifically exclude Six Senses properties that don't participate in IHG One Rewards and Iberostar Beachfront resorts that aren't yet integrated into IHG One Rewards.
When paying for your stay, consider using an IHG credit card, like the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card or IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card, to earn more IHG points. But, if you value transferable points highly, you may prefer to use a card like the Citi Premier® Card or Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card to pay for your stay.
Related: What credit card should you use for IHG stays?
Combining this promotion with bonuses from elite status and an IHG credit card is a great way to earn IHG points on paid stays. Typically, IHG members earn 10 base points per dollar spent at most IHG brands. And IHG elite members get bonus points based on their status tier.
Go ahead and register for this promotion now. Then, consider whether this promotion can help you earn more IHG points this spring. This promotion might sometimes encourage you to book an eligible paid rate instead of redeeming IHG points for your stay.
Additional reporting by Ariana Arghandewal and JT Genter.