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The Quidco cashback is straightforward, simply sign up to Quidco and then use their dedicated IHG page to book your IHG stays. While the 11% cashback was originally time-limited, it now appears to be indefinite.
But that’s not where it ends…
Use the MasterCard Partner Booking Page instead to save even more. There are no date restrictions apart from the requirement that the reservation be made a minimum of 21 days before a stay, plus you don’t need to pay with MasterCard. While the rate is available to everyone, I would still print out and fill in the voucher (put MasterCard as the company), because although the vast majority of hotels do not ask for it, we have found one or two that do.
The MasterCard rate claims to save 30%, but that is derived from the best flexible rate and MasterCard rate bookings are actually non-refundable – so the real saving is less than advertised, but still substantial.
Given that an IHG Reward point is worth around 0.4-0.5p, it’s worth doing the maths on whether you’re better off getting double base points or going with the 11% rebate or 30% discount.
Irrespective of the appeal of extra base points, using the MasterCard booking page is consistently the best value way to book IHG hotels in Europe.