IHG Promotions: Unlimited 2x Points, Plus Targeted Offers up to 15k Points

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IHG is offering a few promotions. You can earn unlimited 2x points with a public offer, plus targeted offers could net you up to 15,000 bonus points. All of these are straightforward, simple ways to add extra points to your IHG Rewards stash. Here are the details plus how to register (which is required).

Stay 2 Nights, Earn 5,000 Bonus Points (Targeted)

Not everyone is targeted for this offer, but you can try enrolling at the link for this IHG promotion here. Select members can receive 5,000 bonus points after staying two nights from January 1-31, 2022.

  • In order to participate in this promotion, you will need to register for this promotion.
  • You must stay two nights between January 1-31, 2022.
  • Any two nights will qualify, whether they are together, part of a longer stay, or separate stays of one night each.
  • Offer available at participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts, Mr and Mrs Smith properties, or participating Six Senses properties.
  • Bonus points may take up to 6 weeks to post to your account.
  • Qualifying nights in this promotion must be on a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding $30 USD (or local equivalent) per night.

Terms and Conditions

  • A “stay” must be at least $30 per night to qualify.
  • Award point nights and cash+points nights are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Bonus points earned through this promotion are not elite qualifying.
  • Bonus points may take up to 6 weeks to post in your IHG account.

Unlimited 2x Earning in February and March

Promotion header for IHG Rewards promotion in January 2022 for 2x earning

Registration is now open for this promotion, but stays are only counted in February and March 2022.

  • In order to participate in this promotion, you will need to register for this promotion.
  • Registration is open as of January 19, 2022, and you must register before your first stay.
  • Eligible stays are February 1-March 31, 2022.
  • No earning cap or hotel brand / location restrictions.
  • Earn 2x points on all eligible stays during the promotion period.

Terms and Conditions

  • A “stay” must be at least $30 per night to qualify.
  • Award point nights and cash+points nights are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Bonus points earned through this promotion are not elite qualifying.
  • Bonus points may take up to 6 weeks to post in your IHG account.

Stay Twice, Earn 10,000 Bonus Points (Targeted)

This targeted offer gives members the chance to earn 10,000 bonus points for staying twice within 60 days of registration.

  • Only available to targeted members.
  • Stay twice earn 10,000 bonus points.
  • Must complete both stays within 60 days of registration.
  • A “stay” must be at least $30 per night to qualify.

Double Points at New Hotels in Asia & Oceania

This IHG promotion offers 2x points earning if you stay at new properties in Asia and Oceania within 6 months of opening. You must reserve through the promotion page and stay at new properties within 6 months of opening date to be eligible. You must book the “Double Bonus Package for Any Stay” rate.

Earn Even More Points

The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is offering 125,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.. Cardholders get IHG Platinum Elite status, a free night 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$89
Welcome Bonus Earn 125,000 bonus points + a Free Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
  • Earn 125,000 bonus points + a Free Night after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from 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 80,000 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 free night 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 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
The IHG Rewards Traveler Card features a great welcome bonus of 80,000 bonus points, no foreign transaction fees, fourth night free on award bookings, and no annual fee.
  • Earn 80,000 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)

[Booking Window Closed] IHG Rewards 25% Off Points+Cash Promotion

Astute readers will know that IHG does not really have a points+cash booking rate, so how does this promotion work? IHG will basically sell you the points needed for a redemption, done in one transaction that looks like points+cash.

How much does it cost? From some test bookings, I found that not all properties offer this points+cash discount option. For those offering the promotion, you can buy blocks of 10,000 points for $59-66 on average. Typically, you can buy IHG points for cheaper than this, via promotions. However, if you've bought the maximum number of points per year, then this can be a workable solution.

If you want to take advantage of this promotion, you need to book at least 3 days in advance. Book by December 3, 2021 for stays through September 4, 2022.

[Booking closed] Save 25% in Europe

IHG Rewards members can save up to 25% on bookings in Europe with this promotion.

  • Book an Advance Saver rate for up to 25% off.
  • Reservations must be made by January 12, 2022.
  • Cancel without penalties up to 7 days before arrival.
  • You must book a minimum of 3 nights and make a 1-night deposit (refundable).
  • Applies at select hotels in Europe (including the UK).
  • Eligible stays are January 2-September 4, 2022.

Our Take

IHG promotions make it quite worthwhile to book a few stays at IHG properties before the end of the year. Don't forget to use an IHG co-branded credit card — such as the IHG Rewards Premier Card — to maximize your bonuses.

Which IHG promotion do you like better?

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  • ROBERTO MAURO says:

    Muy buenas promociones de IHG, las estoy analizando seriamente, gracias por la informacion.

  • Unfortunately not for non US residents.

  • Thanks for this. Very much looking forward to resuming travel.

  • I hope they’ll extend the date by which free anniversary nights must be used, for those of us uncomfortable traveling during the pandemic.

  • Javier Pojaghi says:

    Buenos días, lamentablemente en la Argentina por el momento las tarjetas tienen suspendidas la suma de millas, espero que se soluciones prontamente.

  • The IHG card is one of my faves – love the free annual night and also that it cover Global Entry/Pre-check renewal once every 4 years…I’ve enjoyed staying at Intercontinentals in Paris & Bangkok with the free nite benefit as well as the beach in SC.

  • Pleasantly surprised with my recent stay at an intercontinental hotel. will choose them again.

  • Amazing offer from IHG here for the holidays. Great job to the Marketing team.

  • Always worth signing up. Even thought this is not my preferred program, you never know when you need a last minute hotel stay at an airport. IHG is great for those times.

  • Now it is the time for redeeming the IHG points, it is a good idscount

  • Now that I have their IHG credit card, will definitely be taking advantage of these promotions, good timing.

  • This offer is good through Sept 2022 at some but not all properties. At kimpton properties it is only good through April 2022. I haven’t looked at the other high end IHG properties. Here is the link to the kimpton offer page

    https://www.ihg.com/kimptonhotels/content/us/en/stay/special-offers#exclusive=memberexclusive

  • The 25% isn’t always offered through Sept 2022. The Kimpton properties, for instance, only offer it through April 30. Here’s a link to the policy
    https://www.ihg.com/kimptonhotels/content/us/en/stay/special-offers#exclusive=memberexclusive

  • Well this is a welcome surprise for us folks using IHG… They are my go to for business stays for sure.

  • Actually not a bad promo, especially when comparing to Marriott.

  • I’m not an IHG member so joining and getting a credit card sounds like the first priority, but the promos sound worthwhile. The Premier card sounds good since it gives elite status. I am not sure how valuable IHG points are so don’t know which current award promotion is best, but the one that ends in September seems like it’ll be too short a period for me to attempt to earn the necessary stays so I would have to opt for the up to 3x bonus points as the promotion I prefer.

  • 6000 puntos me parece muy poco. Creo que ha habido mejores promociones para aprovechar. Tendremos que seguir esperando y estar atentos

  • Better than nothing…

  • Super easy to see if you qualify and sign up.

  • Not sure I’ll take advantage of this, but it doesn’t take much time to register. Thanks.

  • This promo is nice but it wont make me change any hotel reservations. 6000 points does not really get you anything.

  • IHG has devalued redemption so much that 6000 points is worth like 3 bucks

  • A lot of nights for just a 6k bonus but a promotion never the less, more than what Marriott seems to be offering right now

  • The promotino of 3K points($15 value) for two nights ($7.5 per night) is not very appealing.

  • The bonus offer is hard to pass up when even stays at Holiday Express properties will net many points.

  • Yes. I was targeted. Perhaps a weekend getaway is in order now.

  • Not enough for a free night, but I’ll take free points.

  • Just checked and it said I don’t get the offer.I’m a platinum elite so figured I would… wrong. Oh well…

  • 6000 points are all good and dandy, but redemption value is crap with IHG.

    • Depends on the type of property! I just stayed at a Holiday Inn in the Financial District of NYC for just 18k points per night (after 4th night free). But yeah, for InterCons, IHG redemption rates can be astronomical.

  • Great info and nice opportunity to earn some bonus points!

  • Thanks for the heads up. I have to use my anniversary nights (and am contemplating giving them as a gift, since I’m not keen to travel right now), so this promo dovetails nicely.

  • Good bonus offered. Hope to be able to travel soon.

  • 30 dollars minimum included taxes,or just based rate?

    • 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.

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

  • Pablo Quilis says:

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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!

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

    • 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.”

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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!

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

    • 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.

    • Someone like me who lives in an IHG hotel.

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

  • Maria Gabriela Yaben Bruno says:

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

    • 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!

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

  • Does this apply to all brands and countries?

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

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

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

  • I realy love IHG over other Hotel brands, thanks

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