Leveraging Hotels.com Rewards Instead of Hotel Loyalty Programs 
Hotel loyalty programs such as Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club are a fantastic way of leveraging hotel stays, and everyday spend for free nights, upgrades, free meals, and rockstar treatment. But hotel chains aren’t the only providers to offer bonus nights and elite status. Hotels.com offers a simple, easy reward structure that is especially useful when booking stays with independent and botique properties.
IHG Publishes List of Hotels Excluded from the Free Night Certificate
Following the disappointing recent news that IHG was devaluing the free night certificate earned with the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, IHG has formalized the devaluation, a published a list of hotels that you cannot use your free night certificate at. The list consists of IHG hotels which have a base redemption rate over 40,000 points per night.
Understanding Rewards Credit Card Application Rules and Restrictions 
Along with keeping track of rewards card applications and managing your credit score, it’s essential to understand the credit card application rules for each credit provider. There is a lot of incomplete and misinformation about what you can and cannot do, we wanted to provide a resource that shares information available from both financial institutions and those that share their personal experiences in one place.
IHG Accelerate Winter 2018 Promotion (Jan 1 to Apr 30, 2018)
IHG has released its Accelerate promotion for the first quarter of 2018. Like every other Accelerate promo, it is a tiered like game, with several tasks you need to complete to receive the maximum number of points.
Chase Cards Not Affected by Tighter Application Restrictions
Chase has strict rules for new credit cards and their associated bonuses, however, there are a few that are exceptions to those rules.
IHG PointBreaks – 5k Points per Night Through January 31, 2018
The IHG PointBreaks quarterly promotion is back, for stays between October 30, 2017, and January 31, 2018. Stays at PointBreaks properties will set you back 5,000 points per night, which can be a huge saving on the more expensive properties which could set you back more than 50,000 points per night.
IHG PointBreaks – 5,000 Points Per Night July 31 through October 31, 2017
The IHG PointBreaks list will be fully published on Monday, July 31st; however, you will have to be quick since award nights are limited and the best ones will get snapped up pretty quickly. The promotion is valid for stays between July 31 and October 31, 2017.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card Review
One of the best hotel rewards cards on the market, the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card offers a substantial signup bonus, a stellar list of perks, and a relatively tiny annual fee. Highlights of the card include an anniversary free-night certificate valid at any IHG property worldwide, complimentary Platinum Elite status with IHG Rewards Club, and you’ll earn points redeemable at over 5,200 hotels across the globe.