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Earn bonus points on paid stays with IHG's Cyber Monday promotion

Nov. 28, 2022
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Many loyalty programs are launching deals and promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. IHG One Rewards joined the fun last Tuesday as it announced its “biggest member event.”

These promotions have been slowly unveiled over the past week, and include discounts on select bookings and bonus points earning opportunities. Here’s a look at some of the offerings you might consider.

Earn 10,000 points per 2-night stay

IHG's biggest offer comes in the form of bonus points on paid stays. Through the end of the day Nov. 29, you can earn 10,000 bonus points per two-night stay completed by Dec. 31. TPG values IHG points at 0.5 cents apiece, making the bonus worth $50. You can register for this promotion on this landing page.

You'll earn 10,000 points for every two nights you stay so long as you book and stay within the promotion period. So, if you book six nights by Nov. 29 and complete them by Dec. 31, you'll earn 30,000 bonus IHG points in addition to standard earnings.

Note that this is only valid on paid bookings. Award nights and Points & Cash redemptions are not eligible for the promotion. Additionally, your stay must cost at least $30 per night in order to qualify for this promotion.

If you have upcoming nights with flexible cancellation policies, you may want to see if you can cancel and rebook them at a similar rate. This way, you can earn bonus points during this promotion by rebooking within the promotional period.

Even better, this promotion should stack with IHG's ongoing global promotion that offers up to 10,000 bonus points on stays of four nights or more.

25% off Points & Cash bookings

IHG is also offering a 25% discount on Points & Cash bookings made by Dec. 2. This is valid on stays completed between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2023. The discount only applies to the cash portion of the booking, so points prices do not change.

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Run the numbers and see if it makes sense for you to book a Points & Cash redemption during this promotion. It can sometimes present a good value if cash prices are high, but this varies by property and when you stay.

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Finally, IHG launched two promotions Nov. 22 which will continue through Dec. 2. With these promotions, you can:

  • Save 10% on Advance Saver and Book Early and Save rates for stays through Feb. 28, 2023, at participating IHG hotels and resorts.
  • Get 1,000 points when you download the IHG mobile app for the first time and sign in.

Plus, there’s a Kimpton sale for bookings between Nov. 22 and Dec. 5 for stays at U.S. Kimpton properties between Nov. 25, 2022, and April 30, 2023. You can get 20% off the Best Flexible Rate for eligible bookings, and Kimpton will donate $5 per night to No Kid Hungry.

You’ll see the discounted rates when you search for stays on IHG’s website or mobile app, so it’s worth checking your upcoming stays to see if you can cancel and rebook at a lower rate. However, note that many discounted rates aren’t freely cancelable or refundable.

If you’ve never downloaded the IHG mobile app before, it’s worth doing so before Dec. 2. One thousand IHG points are worth about $5 based on TPG’s valuations. IHG says it may take up to six weeks for the points to appear in your account.

Finally, IHG is also offering a 25% discount on merchandise purchased through the IHG One Rewards catalog by Dec. 2. In short, the catalog lets you redeem IHG points for gift cards, electronics and other things. However, even with the discount, we recommend you steer clear of these redemptions as it generally provides a poor value when compared to booking travel.

Related: The incredibly easy way of redeeming IHG’s 4th-night reward

Bottom line

If you enjoy staying at IHG properties and getting value from the IHG One Rewards program, you’ve likely already installed the IHG mobile app. But if not, go ahead and do so, log in to your account and snag an easy 1,000 bonus points.

But for the rest of us, the most interesting promotion is 10,000 bonus points per two nights booked. If you can book a stay by Nov. 29 and stay by Dec. 31, this can be a great way to rack up bonus points on your year-end travel.

Additional reporting by Andrew Kunesh.

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Rewards

2 - 10X points
10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day

Intro offer

75,000 bonus miles
Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

Annual Fee

$395

Recommended Credit

740-850
Excellent
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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023
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TPG Editor‘s Rating
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4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

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  • Annual Fee

    $395
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023