IHG launches new promotion offering up to 4x bonus points on stays

Jun 12, 2020

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest IHG promotion.

IHG Rewards just launched a new promotion, offering up to 4x bonus points for stays with the hotel program from June 12 to Sept. 8, 2020. Members must register for this promotion before staying.

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Promotion details

To encourage members to book incremental stays with IHG, this promotion is set up as a progressive offer. After registering, members will earn:

  • 2x bonus points for the first and second stays
  • 3x bonus points for the third stay
  • 4x bonus points for the fourth stay and beyond
(Image courtesy of IHG)
(Image courtesy of IHG)

However, there are some important terms and conditions to keep in mind. For a stay to qualify for this promotion, the “total spend” for the stay must be at least $30. Also, you can’t check out and check back in to the same hotel to earn another stay as a stay is defined as “one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out.” You must be a U.S. resident to take part in this promotion.

Several types of bookings are considered to be non-qualifying rates — and hence don’t qualify for this promotion — including:

Net wholesale individual and group rates paid for by a master account/folio, certain package rates, the employee discount rate, the friends and family rate, the crew rate, special discounted contract rates, the seasonal worker/crew rate, the 50% travel club discount rate, the distressed passenger rate, IHG Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, most rates booked through most third-party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays, and any other rates not defined as Qualifying Rates

Related reading: Booking direct: How much value does IHG status provide?

How to register

To register for the promotion, visit this page on IHG’s website. You’ll need to enter your email address or IHG Rewards club number to register.

(Image courtesy of IHG)
(Image courtesy of IHG)

Once you register, you should see a confirmation message:

(Image courtesy of IHG)
(Image courtesy of IHG)

After registering, you should also see the offer listed when you visit your Offers page.

Related reading: Battle of the Hotels: Why I stay most often with IHG

Earnings from this promotion

Unfortunately, the multiplier will only be on the base earnings from the stay. IHG Rewards elites — who earn up to 100% bonus points — will not have their elite bonuses multiplied. That means that for the fourth stay and beyond, this is the earning chart for each elite tier, based on TPG’s current valuation of IHG points at 0.5 cents each:

per dollar spent
Base Bonus Elite Total TPG
Club 10 30 0 40 $0.20
Gold elite 10 30 1 41 $0.21
Platinum elite 10 30 5 45 $0.23
Spire elite 10 30 10 50 $0.25

Per the terms and conditions, the maximum number of points that you can earn per stay is 100,000 points. And, the maximum number of bonus points that a member can earn through this promotion, for all stays combined, is 400,000 points.

Related reading: The best ways to earn points with the IHG Rewards program

Other current IHG promotions

IHG is also currently offering a Stay Longer and Save promotion that provides a 15% discount off the Book Now Pay Later Rate at select properties in select markets. This promotion may be available for bookings made between June 5 and Sept. 30, 2020 for stays through the end of 2020. However, note that this promotional rate requires a three-night minimum stay and a non-refundable, full pre-payment for one night of the stay at the time of booking.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to earn IHG points quickly, now is a good time to consider the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. It’s currently offering a welcome bonus of 125,000 IHG points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. Plus, when you use the card to pay for a stay you’ll earn an additional 10x IHG points per dollar, on top of the elite bonus you’ll earn with the Platinum Elite status that automatically comes with the card.

Related reading: Your complete guide to all current hotel promotions

Additional reporting by Katie Genter and Carissa Rawson.

Featured image of the InterContinental Tahiti by Summer Hull/The Points Guy.

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