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Earn up to 30,000 bonus IHG points in September with this targeted promotion

Aug. 19, 2022
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If you are an IHG Rewards One member, be sure to check your email to see if you've received a new targeted offer.

IHG Hotels and Resorts just released a new promotion for its One Rewards members. For stays in IHG hotels during the month of September, members can earn up to 30,000 bonus points. If you're planning a fall getaway, or think you might be on the road for business in September, then be sure to register for this program before booking your reservations.

TPG values IHG One Rewards points at 0.5 cents per point. At the highest bonus level, you can earn the equivalent of $150 with this promotion, not to mention the regular accumulation of points and Elite status qualifiers during your stay.

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Read further to find out more details about the offer and other ways you can earn IHG points.

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Deal details and limitations

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To take advantage of this targeted offer, IHG Rewards One members must register after receiving an invitation. (It's as simple as entering your email address or member number plus password.) Note that this offer may be unavailable to members who did not receive a communication from IHG.

The number of bonus points earned depends on the number of nights you stay at IHG properties in September. Once you reach five nights of stays, you will have earned 10,000 points. If you stay 10 nights, you will receive 20,000 bonus points. If you spend half of September in IHG hotels, you'll receive 30,000 points for 15 nights of visits.

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The points awards levels are not cumulative. In other words, you'd just receive the 30,000 points for 15 nights of stays (not 30,000+20,000+10,000 for reaching each level). Additionally, the bonus points do not count toward earning elite status, although the regular points earned during your stay will register.

Qualifying nights are for stays at participating IHG Hotels and Resorts, Mr & Mrs Smith properties or Six Senses properties. Information about whether a particular property is participating in the program can be found on the hotel booking page. The total spend for a booked stay must be at least $30, so you can't take advantage of this offer while cashing in free award-based stays.

The offer can only be redeemed once in September for a maximum of 30,000 points, even if you stay in two 15-day chunks. Only one awards member per room can take advantage of the offer for that night's stay.

Points awarded should show up in your account within six weeks.

Related: IHG Rewards Club program guide and news

Leveraging your IHG points

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This targeted promotion is not the only way to earn additional IHG rewards points. Leveraging an IHG credit card is a great way to earn points, not only with stays but with purchases of everyday items such as gas and groceries.

If you do stay at an IHG hotel in September as part of this program, you can earn an additional five rewards points per dollar by using the no-fee IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card and many of the other branded cards in their program.

If you don't have an IHG card already, now might be a good time to sign up for one. You could even earn the minimum spend to achieve their bonus offers by staying at IHG hotels for your September bonus trips.

TPG reviewed different types of IHG cards to highlight their signup bonuses, benefits, and annual fees.

Related: IHG credit card bonus deal

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards

1 - 3X points
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Intro offer

Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points60,000 points
For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

Annual Fee

$95

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
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.

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • 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.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases