New IHG Promo: 2X Points on Every Stay, 10k Bonus Points for IHG Cardholders

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‘Tis the season of fall hotel promotions and IHG is at it again. For a limited time, IHG Rewards Club members can earn double points on every stay. Plus, if you hold an IHG co-branded credit card, you can receive 10,000 bonus points after just one stay!

IHG Double Points Promo Key Terms

  • Members can access the landing page for this promo here and register for the promo here.
  • If you are asked for a registration code, enter 58031.
  • You must register for this promotion before completing a qualifying stay.
  • The promotional period runs from October 1, 2020 through December 15, 2020
  • A “stay” must be at least one night long and cost at least $30 to qualify.
  • There is no cap on the number of points you can earn.
  • This promotion is not available to residents of the Greater China region.
  • Bonus points earned through this promotion are not elite qualifying.

IHG Credit Card Bonus Terms

  • After registering, eligible IHG co-branded credit cardholders will receive a one-time, 10,000-point bonus after completing one qualifying stay.
  • This promotion is subject to the same promotional period: October 1, 2020 through December 15, 2020.
  • Bonus points may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to post in your IHG account.
  • New IHG Rewards Club credit card holders (accounts opened during the promotional period) will need to wait up to 4–6 weeks after the promotional period to receive their bonus points.

How Valuable is this Promotion?

I'll just say it: I love IHG points. I don't always think of them first. Yet somehow, I always manage to redeem them for incredibly outsized value.

With that said, it's important to recognize that IHG points aren't necessarily the most valuable currency in the world. In fact, in most situations, IHG points are worth around 0.5¢ per point. That means a 10,000-point bonus translates into around $50 in value. Of course, you could also use 10,000 IHG points for a free night at the Crown Plaza Vientiane.

Crowne Plaza Vientiane, Laos

As for earning double points on every stay, that could be very lucrative. At most IHG properties, Rewards Club members earn ten points per dollar spent. Doubling this means earning 20 points per dollar—and that's before you include any other bonus earnings from IHG elite status or co-branded credit card earnings.

As an example, let's say you book a $300 night at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa as your first stay during this promotion. (For simplicity's sake, let's pretend that there's no taxes/fees to include in the calculation.) The $300 cost will earn you 3,000 base points plus 3,000 bonus points through this promotion.

If you hold the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, you'll receive another 10X points on all IHG purchases on the card. That's 3,000 points on the purchase plus 10,000 bonus points from the promotion. Moreover, the card grants cardholders complimentary Platinum Elite status. That entitles you to another 50% bonus on base points earned. That's another 1,500 points on this stay.

Add it all up, and your $300 stay would net a total of 20,500 IHG points. That's enough for a free night at one of my favorite IHG properties, the Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake!

Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, Vietnam

Earn Even More Points

The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is offering 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Cardholders get IHG Platinum Elite status, a fourth night free on reward stays of 4+ nights, and a free Reward Night after each account anniversary year.

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
Annual Fee$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $89
Welcome Bonus Earn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Earn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Enjoy a Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, enjoy a reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Earn up to 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✔® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®
  • Earn 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • 2X points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
  • 1X point per $1 spent on all other purchases

The earning for spending at IHG hotels breaks down as follows:
  • Earn 10X points for being a IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Cardmember
  • Earn 5X points from IHG® with Platinum Elite Status, a benefit of having this card
  • Earn 10X points from IHG® for being an IHG® Rewards Club Member (Being a cardholder is not required to earn this bonus for participating in the IHG® loyalty program)

Meanwhile, the $0 annual fee IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card is offering new cardholders an all-time-high 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Despite having no annual fee, this card has valuable benefits like a fourth night free on reward stays of 4+ nights and no foreign transaction fees.

IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
Annual Fee$0
Welcome Bonus Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
The IHG Rewards Traveler Card features a high-value welcome bonus of 100,000 bonus points, no foreign transaction fees, fourth night free on award bookings, and no annual fee.
  • Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • No Annual Fee
  • Earn up to 15 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Fourth Reward Night Free
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®
  • 15x points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • 2X points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants.
  • 1X point per $1 spent on all other purchases

The earning for spending at IHG hotels breaks down as follows:
  • Earn 5X points for being a IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Cardmember
  • Earn 10X points from IHG® for being an IHG® Rewards Club Member (Being a cardholder is not required to earn this bonus for participating in the IHG® loyalty program)

Our Take

Overall, I think this is a solid promotion worth registering for. If you're traveling anyways, it has the potential to deliver a lot of points. But, it probably won't be enough to convince anyone to book who otherwise weren't going to travel anyway.

Is IHG's fall promotion enticing enough to earn your business?

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    30 dollars minimum included taxes,or just based rate?

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      The T&C state: “a minimum 1-night stay booked under a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding US $30”. I’d assume that “total spend” doesn’t include taxes, but it would include resort/destination fees.

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    That 10k for one stay harkens back to the days when IHG promos were crazy stackable!

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    Pablo Quilis says:

    I want the 100% bonus promotion when you buy points again, please!

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    Thank you for this info! I will be using our IHG Premier card for this promotion. We like IHG as their hotels are always reliable quality and we never need anything fancy. We get a lot of value out of the points.

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    I’m pretty sure I have already signed up but when I went to your link (to double check) it asked me for a code. I definitely want to sign up despite it not being a particularly good deal compared to what other hotels are offering. I’m going to sign up for Intercontinental Ambassador and need to make one stay at an Intercontinental or a Kimpton. (To get the extra free night bonus) May as well get an extra 10K points for that stay. One thing that is not clear however, do we need to use the IHG credit card for the extra points or is just being a credit card holder enough to get the bonus?

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      The terms and conditions are unclear. I’ll probably use my IHG Premier for my stay anyways for the 10X points on spending. However, it seems that you don’t have to use the card for the stay.

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        I completed my stay at the Kimpton and paid with my Amex card to take advantage of that offer. I did get the 2x points of course. This morning I was surprised to see that I also got the 10 000 points from this promotion for being a cardmember! Even though I did not use the card, it kicked in anyway. I find that the IHG program is quite generous with their points…I just wish their elite benefits were better.

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          Nice! This cardholder offer was directly from IHG. We noticed that it didn’t explicitly state that you needed to use your card. So, it’s good to have confirmation of that!

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    Does a cardholder have to actually charge the stay on the card to get the 10,000 point bonus?

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      It doesn’t seem so. But the T&C gives IHG the “right of final interpretation of this Offer”, which isn’t an interesting catch-all.

      Here’s the full T&C on this offer:
      “For cardmembers using an IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card from Chase, an additional 10,000 Bonus Points will be awarded on your first qualifying stay during the promotional period at any IHG® Hotel and Resort worldwide. Please allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for Promotion bonus points to be credited. For new Chase IHG Rewards Club Credit Card accounts opened during the promotional period, please allow 4 to 6 weeks after the promotional period for bonus points to be credited. The 10,000 Bonus Points cardmembers earn from this promotion are separate from points earned from credit card spend on IHG transactions. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. This offer is not from Chase. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits and services. Bonus points will post directly to your IHG® Rewards Club account and will not appear on your credit card statement.”

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    When I try to register, It asks me for a promo code. Did I miss that somewhere?

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    Steven William Van Meter says:

    I have IHG and I really like the convenience. It’s nice to be able to cancel all your reservations with only one phone call. Good deal.

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    Just signed up. Sometimes have to stay in a hotel for work now, build points now and hope to travel later.

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    More than promos to earn I would prefer promos to spend.
    This is even more true after the end of the PointBreaks promo.

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    I won’t be able to pad my balance with this offer, but I finally dipped below 5/24 and picked up the Premier card, so I should be flush with points by the time travel gets close to normal again. Thanks!

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    I really wonder who is actually able to take advantage of these amazing offers?

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      I definitely understand your envy and share it, but consider the fact that many of the folks taking advantage of these offers are likely being forced to travel for one reason or another – they’re essential workers; it’s an emergency; or they feel compelled to maintain job security, etc. – in what many consider somewhat unsafe conditions.

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      Someone like me who lives in an IHG hotel.

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    Hope I feel comfortable traveling soon so I can utilize this bonus.

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    Maria Gabriela Yaben Bruno says:

    Its only foe US residents? What happens with foreigner residents?

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      We tried looking for a while for offers available to non-US residents and couldn’t find anything currently available. Let us know if you see something on your account though!

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    This is a really good offer for those that are eligible. It is a shame it is restricted and not worldwide.

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    Does this apply to all brands and countries?

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    Americans can earn more IHG points from vacationing in the USA this summer since the borders are pretty much closed.

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    Bonus points get multiplied as well. Or only stayed poitns.

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    Always sign up. You never know when travel plans will be needed.

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    I realy love IHG over other Hotel brands, thanks

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    Thank you IHG, I will start making bookings at your properties