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IHG Rewards Club is offering 10,000 bonus points when booking stays of 2+ nights at their new properties.
- Earn 10,000 bonus points when booking a stay of 2+ nights at new IHG hotels.
- Direct link to promotion.
- Book from July 11, 2018 to September 30, 2018 and stay from July 11, 2018 to October 31, 2018.
- Minimum 2 night stay.
The terms of this promotion are fairly vague, as the email from IHG only mentioned the 10,000 bonus points and the dates of the promotion. The landing page for the 10,000 bonus points rate doesn’t provide a link to any terms and conditions either.
The minimum stay of two nights is my belief of how the promotion works. That’s because when doing numerous searches for one-night stays, this was the message displayed every time:
Add on a second night though and success – the 10,000 bonus points nights show up:
A nice feature of this promotion is that the special rate to get the 10,000 bonus points doesn’t increase prices. When doing a search for identical dates but with the Best Available Rate, the nightly rate is exactly the same:
From what I can tell, this promotion is available at new IHG hotels only, rather than also being available at new to IHG hotels (i.e. properties that have rebranded from other chains). Having said that, they seem to be playing it fast and loose (in a good way) in terms of what they class as a new hotel. The screenshots above are from the Holiday Inn Bellingham WA which opened in March 2017, so it’s been open 16 months. It’d therefore be worth checking this rate before making a reservation, even if you’re not looking to stay at a hotel which only opened in the last few months.
Seeing as you’d be booking a paid rate to earn these bonus points, use a cashback portal to earn up to 8% on the reservation. Once you’ve clicked through from the portal, copy and paste the link to the promotion page in order to bring up the 10,000 bonus points rate.
This special rate will also stack with IHG’s current promo so long as your stay dates line up and you have two stays within that promotion period.