1,000 Free IHG Rewards Points! – and Opportunity to Earn More Bonus Points

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You can currently snag 1,000 free IHG Rewards Points in one minute by signing up to IHG Business Rewards and then opting into a promotion.

To get the Points there are just two things you need to do:

First, head to this page here, sign into your existing IHG account, and click to complete your Business Rewards enrolment:

You should then see a screen with the following welcome:

Next, go to this promo page here and click on the first option in order to register for the 1,000 Points offer:

Click on “Register Now”

and you should then get a confirmation message straight away, as below:

The Points should then be awarded within 30 days.

Signing up takes literally 60 seconds and seems to be open to everyone (I’ve tried a few different family members’ accounts).

What is IHG Business Rewards?

Business Rewards allows you to earn IHG Points on your account when booking rooms, meetings or events for other people.

The earning rate is a modest 3 Points per $1 USD, but they all add up!

According to the terms, “Qualifying Spend on guest rooms only includes guest rooms which a Member books for others. It excludes spend on Member’s own guest room”. I’m interested to see how that actually works out in practice – I wouldn’t be surprised to see the bonus Points posting on all stays.

Points earned through Business Rewards do count towards elite status.

Bottom line

1,000 free IHG Rewards Points and the opportunity to earn a few more from future stays – sounds good to me!

Hat-tip: LiveFromALounge


In order to participate in the promotion you must be an IHG® Business Rewards Member, have accepted the IHG Business Rewards programme terms and conditions
(www.ihg.com/businessrewards), and registered your membership number to this Promotion (“Registration”).

Through Registration, you agree to receive monthly newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you and in return you will receive 1,000 IHG Rewards Club points (“Promotion”). The 1,000 points earned through the Promotion will be credited to your IHG Rewards Club account within 30 days of registration.

Through subscribing to the IHG Business Rewards monthly newsletter, you will receive:

1. a regular email communication containing free information from IHG Business Rewards Club about activities and venues in various cities around Asia, Middle East and Africa as well as meeting productivity tips; and
2. information about IHG special promotions and various hotels around the region.

You are free to unsubscribe anytime from the IHG newsletter service by choosing the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of all email newsletters. IHG will not sell, rent or lease your personal details to other third parties. IHG reserves the right to suspend, cancel or deny your subscription to the newsletter service anytime without assigning any cause or reason for it. IHG can temporarily discontinue or permanently cancel its newsletter service anytime without assigning sufficient cause or reason for it.

Please visit www.ihg.com/rewardsclub to see all redemption options available in your country as redemption options vary by country. Points are not redeemable for cash or any other form of credit and have no value until presented for redemption in accordance with the IHG Business Rewards Membership terms and conditions and the IHG® Rewards Club terms and conditions.

This Promotion is subject to the standard IHG Business Rewards membership terms and conditions, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihg.com/businessrewards. Any capitalised terms used herein and not specifically defined shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the IHG Rewards Club membership terms and conditions.

This exclusive Promotion is valid and applies to the original recipient only. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s Promotion points if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG Business Rewards reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of these terms and conditions.

You hereby consent to and agree that any and all personal data about you that IHG collects, including names, may be used and disclosed for purposes relating to providing further IHG marketing or promotional material and to such persons as may be involved including employees, agents, and sub-contractors of IHG.


  1. Graham B says

    I had the same problem. I seem to have ended up with an extra account and no bonus points. It asked for a promo code which I didn’t have.

    • Joe Deeney says

      Hmmm, not sure whats going on there. I’ll sign up another family member and stick some screenshots into the article now to show exactly what I clicked on.

  2. Relaxo says

    You have left out an important detail in your article. i.e. This will create a NEW account for you. You do not get 1000 points added onto your existing account. Not much you can do with 1K on its own & I imagine the proportion of people making bookings for other people is relatively low. Hence, rather pointless article but thanks for bringing to attention anyways.

    • Joe Deeney says

      Strange – worked absolutely fine for me (as I say, tested on a few accounts…). No Points credited yet, but terms say it can take up to 30 days.

      • Joe Deeney says

        To clarify – no second account was set up (which I agree would be pretty pointless!). Instead the existing accounts now say “IHG Business Rewards” under the Points balance and status level on the main “my account” page when signed in.

  3. Beppo says

    We encountered a system problem while processing your request. Please try again or contact the IHG Rewards Club Customer Care Centre for assistance.

    also asked for a Promo code which I obviously don’t have.

    Not the first time I land on this page on IHG, I must say.

  4. John says

    Registered ok but now have a question. As others have said, my account now shows as IHG business rewards. As the promotion says you earn 3 points per $ for bookings, does that mean we now earn less than the previous 10 points per $ for “non business rewards membership?

    • John says

      I have answered my own question after a quick check of the terms. 3 points per $ is for booking on behalf of others. 10 points per $ still applies to any bookings for myself.

  5. Andrew H says

    OK, followed your new guide, it has worked this time. Now I’ll try and get IHG to shut down the new account as I don’t want a second load of IHG emails.

  6. Jon says

    I seem to have successfully added Business Rewards to my account but it has posted as 0pts on my account. Will it change to 1,000pts later?

    • John says

      Mine also shows zero. Baffled but not contacted them yet. Maybe there was something we missed in the small print?

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