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The InterContinental Ambassador program is offering a free night stay for new member enrollments or renewals made between now and December 31, 2020. If you are considering a stay at an InterContinental, Kimpton, or Regent property before January 31, 2021, this offer is probably one to take a closer look at.
InterContinental Ambassador Program
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has a unique membership system. There is a free-to-join IHG Rewards Program. Once enrolled in the IHG Rewards program, members can purchase a membership in the InterContinental Ambassador program. For $200 per year (or 40,000 points) IHG Rewards members can purchase an InterContinental Ambassador membership for one year.
The Ambassador membership comes with benefits that include guaranteed room upgrades, Platinum Elite status, late checkout, a $20 credit for use at the bar/restaurant, and a free weekend night at one of over 200 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts—among other perks. In addition, Ambassador members can redeem their free weekend night at Kimpton properties for stays completed through the end of 2021.
Benefits for New Ambassador Program Members and Renewals
IHG is sweetening the deal for anyone considering whether to purchase or renew an InterContinental Ambassador membership. New member enrollments and renewals made before December 31, 2020 will receive a free night certificate after one qualifying paid stay.
Guests must complete one qualifying stay at an InterContinental, Kimpton, or Regent property. This stay can be as short as one night! Once the qualifying stay is complete, Ambassador members will receive the award night in their account. Members can redeem this award night anytime before April 30, 2021.
- The award night can only be redeemed at properties that are priced at 40,000 points per night (or less).
- Existing Ambassador members can only renew if their membership is up for renewal between July 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
- The qualifying stay must be complete by January 31, 2021.
- The free night must be redeemed by April 30, 2021.
- IHG Army Hotels, Mr and Mrs Smith properties, and Six Senses Hotels are excluded from this offer
Do you have even an inkling that you might have two stays at qualifying IHG properties before April 2021? If so, I would certainly take a close look at the math on this offer. IHG points are generally valued at around 0.5 cents per point. If you have 40,000 IHG points lying around (or $200) and can find a qualifying redemption that is worth at least $200 then this offer ends up break even. This doesn't take into account the other benefits that IHG Ambassador membership offers.
Many of us may feel grounded right now. So, this offer isn't for everyone. However, those who can travel—or anticipate being free to travel soon—can find some real value in this offer.
Is this offer strong enough to tip the scales in favor of purchasing an IHG Ambassador membership?
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