IHG’s Priceless Experiences Promotion Returns For 2017

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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.

Bottom line

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?

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  1. Do stays booked prior to the promotion count if the stay is within the promo period? How about if the booking was prepaid advance purchase and the charge has already been applied to the Mastercard, but the stay is for during the promotion period?

  2. @lucky: How about a points and cash stay and using Mastercard to pay for the cash portion of it. Will that qualify?

  3. IHG is getting more and more US focused with promotions. So many are just for the US members. They are starting to turn off their international members who rarely get promotions anymore.

  4. @Erik: IHG posts “points and cash” stays as points stays for which you purchased extra points at the time of booking. They never count for paid stays.

  5. @LarryInNYC: Thanks for the clarification! Never redeemed a points/cash stay before. Good to know for future promotions.

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