IHG award sale: 15% off stays of 1-3 nights for cardholders or Platinum/Diamond status

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IHG has returned with its somewhat frequent promotion giving 15% off award stays lasting 1-3 nights. This is initially available for cardholders and is now open to those with IHG Platinum or Diamond status as well.

IHG One Rewards award sale 15% off

The Deal

  • Get 15% off IHG award stays lasting 1-3 nights if you hold one of their credit cards or have Platinum or Diamond status.

Key Terms

  • Chase cardholders
    • This discount offer (“Offer”) is available to those IHG One Rewards members who have a Chase IHG One Rewards Credit Card credit card and who have been granted access to the discount when booking a Reward Night at a participating hotel through an official IHG online reservations site while signed into their IHG One Rewards account. The Offer is for a 15% discount off the number of points needed to book a stay using points only. If using Points & Cash, the 15% discount will be applied to the cash portion of each available option. Only those Reward Nights booked by September 16, 2023 for stays during the period from September 12, 2023 through October 26, 2023 qualify for the Offer. Dates are based on the hotel’s time zone as identified on the participating hotel’s booking page at the time of booking. The Offer is not available to use along with the “Fourth Reward Night Free” cardmember benefit when booking a stay of four (4) or more consecutive Reward Nights. The Offer will be applied for eligible cardmembers booking three (3) or fewer consecutive Reward Nights. This Offer is not from Chase. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits and services.
  • Platinum/Diamond members
    • This discount offer (“Offer”) is available to those IHG One Rewards members granted access to the discount when booking a Reward Night at a participating hotel through an official IHG online reservations site while signed into their IHG One Rewards account. The Offer is for a 15% discount off the number of points needed to book a stay using points only. If using Points & Cash, the 15% discount will be applied to the cash portion only for each available option. Only those Reward Nights booked by September 16, 2023 for stays during the period from September 14, 2023 through October 26, 2023 qualify for the Offer. Dates are based on the hotel’s time zone as identified on the participating hotel’s booking page at the time of booking.

Quick Thoughts

IHG seems to run this promotion 2-3 times per year and it offers some good savings on short award stays. It’s particularly useful for people who have one of the 40k free night certificates from the old IHG Select credit card. That’s because, unlike certificates from the IHG Premier card, they can’t be topped up with points which means that the hotel you want to book has to charge less than 40,000 points.

This 15% award sale therefore opens up more opportunities to use those certificates as it reduces the number of points required in the first place. For example, the Holiday Inn Express Boston-Quincy was previously charging 47,000 points for a one night stay there next week. Now that there’s a 15% discount, they’re only charging 39,950 points which makes the award pricing just low enough for you to be able to redeem a 40k free night certificate there.

IHG One Rewards award sale 15% off HIX example

Note that in order to see the discounted pricing you have to be logged in to your account. That’s because the ability to get the discount depends on your cardholder status or elite status. Also note that the booking dates are different depending on those statuses; cardholders have access to this award sale from September 12-16, while Platinum and Diamond members don’t gain access until September 14.

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Jason Lee

I am experiencing a strange phenomenon. I am trying to book with the Premier Credit Card Free Night Flex certificate. If the room is 40k or less, it won’t work. But if it is over 40k, it works just fine. No such issue with the Select Credit Card Free Night certificate. A call to the help center hasn’t resolved anything yet.

Billy Bob

To exchange your expiring certificate in for the full value of points, find a hotel that will take 40000 points but will not take a certificate according to the website (can’t book it with the cert, in other words). Then, call in and tell them your story: you were trying to use the certificate but cannot. This has worked for me a few times in truthful situations.