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At the moment IHG Rewards Club is running their Accelerate promotion, where different members are targeted for different offers based on their stay patterns. That promotion is valid through December 31, 2017, and you’ll want to log into your IHG Rewards Club account to see what kind of an offer you’re targeted for.
However, on top of that, IHG Rewards Club is bringing back their Priceless Experiences promotion, in conjunction with Mastercard.
Registration for IHG’s Priceless Experiences promotion is now open, and the promotion is valid for stays between November 1, 2017, and February 1, 2018. The promotion is only valid for US-based IHG Rewards Club members who book directly with IHG and pay for their stay with a Mastercard (including the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, which is a Mastercard).
There are two aspects of this promotion:
Receive a Mastercard Reward Card of up to $100
You can receive a Mastercard Reward Card of up to $100 when you complete two separate stays at any IHG hotels, where at least one stay is for two or more nights. Again, you have to book direct and pay with a Mastercard. The amount of the reward you get depends on the brand you stay at, as follows:
- If at least one stay is completed at an InterContinental Hotel: $100
- If at least one stay is completed at a Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, or Even Hotel: $75
- If at least one stay is completed at a Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites or Hualuxe Hotel: $50
After you’ve completed your two eligible stays you should receive an email at the email address associated with your IHG Rewards Club account where you can redeem for your reward card. You must make your redemption through the portal by March 31, 2018, or else you forfeit your reward.
Earn an additional 4,000 IHG Rewards Club points
Once you’ve earned your Mastercard Reward Card, you can earn a further 4,000 IHG Rewards Club bonus points after staying two or more nights at any IHG hotel. Again, you have to book direct and pay with any Mastercard to qualify.
I value IHG Rewards Club points at ~0.5 cents each, so to me that’s like a return of $20.
This is a very nice promotion, especially given that it can be stacked with most other IHG promotions, including the Accelerate promotion. For the full terms of the promotion, see here. This is a solid promotion, though not quite like the 2015 version, where we saw a lot of people sending in postcards to earn bonus points.
Do you plan on taking advantage of IHG’s Priceless Experiences promotion?