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Well, spring hotel promotion season is now in full swing, as we’ve learned about the promotions being offered by Club Carlson, Hilton Honors, and World of Hyatt. IHG Rewards Club has just opened registration for their latest promotion. Like their past several promotions, this one also has customized offers, so different members will be targeted for different offers.
IHG’s newest promotion is valid for stays between April 16 and May 15, 2017, and is valid for IHG Rewards Club members with accounts registered in the Americas. Furthermore, those with the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card are eligible to earn 5,000 additional bonus points through this offer. You can visit this link to see your offer and register.
My version of the offer is for 8,000 bonus points (3,000 points, plus 5,000 points for using the IHG Card) after staying two nights during the promotion period. Here’s how it’s described:
- Register now
- Book direct and stay 2 nights from April 16–May 15 to receive 3,000 bonus points*
- Pay for those nights with your IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and receive an additional 5,000 bonus points
In the case of my offer, the two nights don’t have to be consecutive, and the bonus points should post within 4-6 weeks.
Personally I value IHG Rewards Club points at ~0.5 cents each, so 8,000 points are worth ~$40 to me. That’s not a bad bonus for staying two nights, though also doesn’t do much to encourage incremental stays beyond those two nights.
This offer seems really simple. In the past, IHG’s targeted promotions (called “Accelerate” offers) had all kinds of tasks you could complete in order to earn tiered bonuses. It was valuable whether you stayed just a few nights or a couple dozen nights.
However, for my version of the promotion, there’s no incremental bonus after the first couple of nights. I guess that’s fair enough, since I haven’t made a revenue IHG stay in over a year, so I guess they’d be happy to see me staying two nights.
I suspect IHG loyalists will have different offers, where they have to stay more nights, but can also earn more bonus points.
The InterContinntal Hong Kong, which is the last IHG property I stayed at
IHG’s spring promotion is now open for registration, though is only valid for stays stating in a couple of weeks. Be sure to log into your IHG account to see what version of the offer you’re eligible for. If IHG is a convenient option on an upcoming stay then I’ll gladly take 8,000 bonus points for a two night stay. But I’m also not going to go out of my way to take advantage of this offer.
What kind of an offer did you get for the IHG Spring Bonus?