1,000 FREE IHG Points

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According to the AwardWallet blog, you can get 1,000 free IHG Points each year simply by adding your birthday to your account profile.


The Points supposedly get posted as a gift on your birthday, which is very kind of IHG! I haven’t had a chance to test this personally yet, but there’s a Reddit thread here that seems to confirm that it works.

1,000 Points obviously isn’t a huge amount, but they’re free and it all adds up – 1,000 Points is 20% of your way to a free Pointbreaks night!

If you’re playing along with the current IHG Calendar / ‘Wheres Iggy’ game, and don’t mind filling in a survey too then you’ll almost have the full 5,000 Points needed for a Pointbreaks hotel.


I can’t guarantee it works and it’s only 1,000 free IHG Points – BUT it only takes 30 seconds to add the information to your IHG account, so it seems worth trying to me.


  1. Rob Rixon says

    Thanks James. I already thought they had my DOB on file, but clearly not! Filled in (shows as an optional field in your account).

  2. MAHOMED says

    Hi James . I did mine a few months ago and it did post . Please note that you can enter your birthday only once. If you need to amend it you have to call the call centre . I guess it’s to avoid one from trying to get multiples of 1000 points by continuously changing the dates.

  3. Andrew Tucker says

    It’s worth mentioning that I haven’t stayed with ihg for years (although manage to keep my account active). I entered my DOB and didn’t receive any bonus

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