Earn Bonus Points or a Free Night Via Three New IHG Rewards Offers

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IHG members will want to check your inbox or log into your IHG Rewards Club account. The IHG Rewards Club is currently offering three targeted promotions. These promotions give members the opportunity to earn bonus points or a free night after qualifying nights/stays. All three targeted promotions run through the end of the year.

Even better, these 3 IHG Rewards Club offers are running at the same time as the existing double points promotion. Here's what you need to know about each targeted promotion and how to register before your next stay.

register for IHG rewards offers
For all three targeted offers, you will need to register to qualify for bonus offers.

Earn 5,000 Bonus Points After Completing 1 Qualifying Stay

The first of the three targeted promotions allows select IHG Rewards Members to earn an additional 5,000 bonus points after completing just one qualifying stay. IHG Rewards Club members eligible for this offer must first register for the promotion to earn additional bonus points.

To see if you're targeted for this promotion:

  1. Log into your IHG Rewards account
  2. Browse to this promotion registration page
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Click “Register Now”

If aren't targeted, you'll receive an error message. If you are targeted, you'll receive a confirmation:

Targeted IHG Promotion for 5,000 bonus points for one stay

Earn 10,000 Bonus Points After Completing 3 Qualifying Nights

The second targeted offer allows eligible IHG Rewards Club members to earn 10,000 bonus points after completing three qualifying nights by 12/31/2020. Again, targeted members must register before booking their stay. The three nights can be spaced out over multiple stays or three consecutive nights.

Here's the promotion registration page to try to register for this targeted promotion.

Earn a Free Night Certificate After Completing 2 Qualifying Stays

The final targeted IHG Rewards Club promotion allows eligible members to earn a free night after two qualifying stays. As with the other two promotions, targeted members must register for the promotion first. To earn a free night certificate, eligible members must complete the two qualifying stays before the end of the year.

Note that the free night certificate must be redeemed by May 31, 2021, and the certificate is capped at 40,000 IHG points. Here's the promotion registration page to try to register for this targeted promotion.

Redeem free IHG nights at hotels like the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood
Redeem points and free nights at hotels like the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. (Image courtesy of La Peer Hotel)

Qualifying Stays Versus Qualifying Nights

To clear up any confusion, qualifying nights and stays are not the same. A qualifying night is just that — a night spent at an eligible IHG property. However, a stay is any number of consecutive nights at an eligible property.

Unfortunately, members cannot circumvent the night-stay distinction by booking two separate reservations for two consecutive nights at the same property. If you were to check-in into a property on the same day as check out, these two separate reservations would still count as just one qualifying stay.

IHG Fall 2020 Promotions: The Fine Print

As noted above, all three promotions included in this post are targeted. Only select IHG Rewards Club members are eligible for these promotional offers. Additionally, all three offers are available to targeted members through December 31, 2020.

Aside from the requirements associated with each promotion, the terms and conditions are generally the same. For all three of these promotions, a stay will only count as a qualifying stay if the minimum rate is $30 or more each night. Additionally, stays at IHG Army Hotels, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Six Senses properties do not count as eligible stays. Finally, stays booked using IHG Rewards Points or IHG Points & Cash are also ineligible and will not be counted toward any of the three promotions listed above.

Other IHG Rewards Club Offers

While these three offers are targeted, IHG is currently running a promotion that is available to all IHG Rewards Club members. Now through December 15, IHG Rewards Club members can earn double points with each stay. There is no cap on the number of double points you can earn. Plus, IHG credit card members will earn 10,000 bonus points on their first stay during the promotion.

IHG Rewards Club Double Points Fall Winter 2020 Promotion
Earn unlimited double IHG Rewards points now through December 15

Additionally, the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is currently offering a lucrative welcome bonus of 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. IHG award redemptions start at just 10,000 points per night, so you can rack up quite a few free nights from this one sign-up bonus.

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)

Related Post: Transfer IHG Rewards Points to AAdvantage and Earn 25% Bonus

The Bottom Line

Unfortunately, I'm not targeted for any of these offers. However, these three promotions are a fantastic way to earn points they might have missed out on due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The requirements to earn the bonuses associated with each promotion are very reasonable. Plus, with nightly rates at most hotels significantly discounted at the moment, these targeted offers are an affordable way to earn bonus points or a free night.

Are you targeted for any of these offers? If so, do you plan on going out of your way to complete your targeted offer?

H/T: LoyaltyLobby

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    I got the free night offer, but unless IHG extends existing free nights, we may not get to use our 2 existing free nights and do 2 paid nights.

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    IHG has promos a lot. I love that but I don’t think I’ll be going out of my way to stay with them. I will take advantage of the Marriott bonus instead. IHG has a of good things in hotels but looking for Marriott right now.

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    Pablo Quilis says:

    I don´t think this is a good promotion. I need low prices first

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    I was only offered 10,000 points for a first stay paid with my IHG credit card as an addition to my double points offer how can I get the 5,000? (:-)

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    Easy way to earn an extra free night. What more brands should be doing during the pandemic unlike delta devaluing their award charts!

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    I registered for the 2nd promo. Nice.

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    What are the protocols for the pandemic that this chain uses? Is there breakfast or access to the pool?

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      It really depends on the hotel. IHG corporate only says: “For the health and safety of guests and hotel colleagues, and in line with local legislation and current health authority guidance, some hotels are also operating with modified or reduced services (e.g. reduction in restaurant and bar service, alternative guest room furnishings and/or amenities). These changes are temporary and normal amenity and service levels will be reinstated as soon as possible.​”

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    IHG has been having quite a few good promotions

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    I was not targetted for any of these offers either. Maybe I can still get it later.

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    Any $35 hotels to recommend? 🙂

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    The IHG credit card offer is REALLY tempting.