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Registration has just opened for IHG’s 2016 Share Forever promotion, which is valid for stays between May 1 and September 5, 2016. The promotion is available exclusively to IHG Rewards Club members with accounts registered in North America or South America.
The promotion is being offered in conjunction with Coca Cola, and each member is given a customized offer, as is the norm with IHG promotions nowadays. The reason the promotion is called “Share Forever” is because you’re given rewards for yourself, but can also share certain rewards with others, as I’ll explain below.
I’m really starting to like IHG’s targeted promotions, which are consistently quite generous for those who don’t really frequent IHG properties. For example, with the Accelerate promotion earlier in the year, I could earn 45,000 bonus points after just a single stay. That promotion was enough for me to switch a stay to an IHG property — specifically the not-so-glamorous Holiday Inn Helsinki Airport.
While the Share Forever promotion isn’t quite as generous, my version of the offer is still very good. Through this promotion I can earn:
- 7,000 bonus points after 1 night by May 31, 2016 (only 1,000 points if it’s completed between June 1 and September 5, 2016)
- 1,400 bonus points after 2 nights
- 3,000 bonus points after 4 nights
- 20,000 bonus points after 9 nights
- 40,000 bonus points after 20 nights
Then on top of that there are rewards I can share (or I can keep them for myself), as follows:
- 1,000 bonus points to share after 1 night
- 1 free night to share after 15 nights (valid for redemptions in the Americas region by February 28, 2017)
If I were to stay a total of 24 nights during the promotion period I’d earn a total of 72,400 IHG Rewards Club bonus points, plus one free night at any IHG property in the Americas. It’s nearly certain I won’t be making that many stays with IHG during the promotion period, though promotionally there’s more value with fewer stays anyway.
For example, just for making one IHG stay by May 31 I’d earn a total of 8,000 bonus points (7,000 for myself, and 1,000 which I can share). I value 8,000 IHG points at ~$40, so while that’s not a reason in and of itself to mattress run, it nicely lowers the cost of an IHG stay during the promotion period.
So for my purposes the promotion works out quite well.
You can find the full IHG Share Forever promotion terms & conditions here.
IHG Share Forever bottom line
Assuming you have an IHG account with an address in the Americas, be sure to register for the Share Forever promotion so you can see what version of the offer you’re eligible for. Even though I make virtually no revenue IHG stays nowadays (I usually make one stay per year using the annual free night certificate offered with the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card), this is a nice bonus for any additional stays I may end up making.
What kind of Share Forever offer are you eligible for, and will it cause you to switch any stays to IHG?