(EXPIRED) SimplyMiles: Spend $100+ at Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express & earn 930 AAdvantage miles & Loyalty Points

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There are new card-linked offers for Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express with SimplyMiles which, when stacked with other offers, can make for a very rewarding stay.

SimplyMiles IHG Holiday Inn Express

The Deal

  • Spend $100+ at the following IHG brands and get 930 American Airlines AAdvantage miles + 930 Loyalty Points when paying with a linked Mastercard via SimplyMiles
    • Holiday Inn
    • Holiday Inn Express
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • Expires February 29, 2024.
  • Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
  • Only U.S.-issued Citi Mastercard Credit Cards are eligible.
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card and 1 redemption per Card Member.
  • Offer valid at properties in the US.
  • Reservations must be made directly with IHG Hotels & Resorts via ihg.com.
  • Offer only valid on room rate and room charges until 02/29/24.

Quick Thoughts

If you have a cheap one night stay at a Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express property that costs $100 or just over, earning 930 AAdvantage miles as well as 930 Loyalty Points is great return.

This offer will definitely stack with cashback from a shopping portal. Beyond that, it might be possible to stack this with a couple of other earning opportunities, but the terms suggest that’s not guaranteed.

One possible opportunity is the set of Chase Offers for IHG brands which includes Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. If you get those on an IHG card, you’ll be able to link that payment card to SimplyMiles as those are Mastercards unlike most of Chase’s other credit cards.

IHG cards also earn 5x or 10x IHG One Rewards points per dollar when paying for stays at IHG properties depending on which IHG card(s) you have.

These latter two earning opportunities aren’t guaranteed though due to some wording in the terms for the SimplyMiles offer. One line states that “Only U.S.-issued Citi Mastercard Credit Cards are eligible.” If that’s actually enforced, IHG credit cards and/or Chase Offers won’t be eligible seeing as those aren’t Citi cards. I know there’s been this Citi-specific wording on at least some SimplyMiles offers recently, but I haven’t had a chance to test out whether or not it’s being enforced. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any experience with this.

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Dave Hanson

Not showing up on my SM profile; looks like targeted.


I really have to learn to read the small print. I thought I was being a smarty pants using my IHG card with this offer.


is there any way this could stack with a stayed booked through AA hotels?


The cost on the hotel I booked was about $50 more expensive with AA hotels than with the Simply Miles link or the hotel app.


Presumably you’d need to find an AA hotels rate that is post-stay pay, i.e., where you pay the hotel. Otherwise the charge will be from AA Hotels/Rocket Hotels.