Now live: Earn up to quadruple base points with IHG One Rewards’ new promotion

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest IHG One Rewards promotions.


IHG changed its elite status tiers earlier this year, including requirements and bonus earnings. And last month, IHG unveiled its new IHG One Rewards program and announced new elite perks that will start in early June.

Additionally, IHG One Rewards recently opened registration for a new bonus points promotion that’s now live. With this promotion, IHG members can earn up to quadruple base points on stays with IHG between today, May 18, 2022, and Aug. 31, 2022. And select IHG credit cardholders can earn up to 6,000 additional bonus points during this promotion.

You must register for this promotion before your first stay.

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Promotion details

Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell restaurant
Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

The promotion is straightforward. Once you register, you’ll earn bonus points as follows when you stay between May 18, 2022, and Aug. 31, 2022:

  • Double base points on your second through fifth qualifying nights.
  • Triple base points on your sixth through 14th qualifying nights.
  • Quadruple base points on your 15th qualifying night and all subsequent qualifying nights.

You can earn up to 100,000 bonus points through this promotion.

Plus, U.S. residents with an eligible IHG credit card — including the IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card and IHG  Rewards Premier Business Credit Card — will earn 3,000 additional points every three nights (up to 6,000 additional points). As such, eligible IHG credit card members can earn up to 106,000 bonus points through this promotion.

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(Screenshot from ihg.com)

Of course, you must pay a qualifying rate to earn bonus points through this promotion. Most rates you’ll see when booking directly with IHG will count. You must stay for at least one night on each stay and your total spending on each stay must be $30 or higher for each night.

Related: IHG One Rewards’ status tracker is now live; Here’s my plan for IHG status and nights in 2022

Understanding how you’ll earn with this promotion

Combining this promotion with bonuses from elite status and an IHG credit card is a great way to earn lots of IHG points.

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. Specifically, Silver Elite members get a 20% bonus, Gold Elite members get a 40% bonus, Platinum Elite members get a 60% bonus and Diamond Elite members get a 100% bonus.

However, this promotion only awards bonus points on the base points earned with each qualifying stay. You won’t earn double, triple or quadruple points on elite bonuses. This can be confusing, so take a look at the following table to see earning rates during this promotion.

Elite status level Base points earned per dollar spent Promotional bonus points earned per dollar spent Elite bonus per dollar spent Earnings per dollar spent
Club 10. Qualifying nights 2-5: 10.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 20.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 30.

0. Qualifying nights 2-5: 20.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 30.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 40.

Silver Elite 10. Qualifying nights 2-5: 10.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 20.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 30.

2. Qualifying nights 2-5: 22.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 32.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 42.

Gold Elite 10. Qualifying nights 2-5: 10.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 20.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 30.

4. Qualifying nights 2-5: 24.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 34.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 44.

Platinum Elite 10. Qualifying nights 2-5: 10.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 20.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 30.

6. Qualifying nights 2-5: 26.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 36.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 46.

Diamond Elite 10. Qualifying nights 2-5: 10.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 20.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 30.

10. Qualifying nights 2-5: 30.

Qualifying nights 6-14: 40.

Qualifying nights 15 and beyond: 50.

Of course, the above table doesn’t include the earnings you’d get from using your credit card to pay for your stay. And it doesn’t include any bonus earnings you’d get by clicking through an online shopping portal before booking. So, you’ll likely earn even more than the above table indicates on your stays.

Related: Why I’m happy to pay the annual fee on the IHG Premier Card

Bottom line

This promotion gets to be rather lucrative once you start earning quadruple base points. As such, it’s worth registering now, even if you don’t currently have any upcoming IHG stays.

However, before booking a paid rate to earn double, triple or quadruple base points, check how much award nights cost. Especially if you have an IHG credit card that provides a fourth-night reward when you redeem IHG points for award stays of four nights or longer, you may find that redeeming points offers a better value.

Additional reporting by Ariana Arghandewal and JT Genter.

Featured photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy.

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