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IHG Rewards has brought back an appealing promotion that is only open to new members – who must sign up before 30th November, 2021.
I imagine that most InsideFlyer readers are already a member of IHG Rewards, however I also know that some of you might be willing to ignore the rules against duplicate accounts… 😉
What’s the deal?
- Join IHG Rewards between 4 October – 30 November, 2021
- If you are asked for a promotion code, it should be 85106
- Complete two Qualifying Stays between 4 October – 26 December, 2021, to receive a Reward Night (worth up to 40,000 points)
- Only stays made AFTER registration will qualify
- The Reward Night will be deposited into the member’s account 2-6 weeks after completing two qualifying stays and is valid for 120 days from deposit.
- This offer is valid for US and UK residents only.
- Stays at Mr & Mrs Smith properties don’t count, and a Qualifying Stay must cost at least $30 (£22) per night
- It’s always worth repeating the definition of a “Stay”, which is one or more consecutive nights in the same hotel. So, you need to something more than just stay two consecutive nights at a cheap hotel – you need to move from one hotel to another or leave a day’s gap in between “stays”
The Bottom Line
If you aren’t already a member of IHG Rewards, this is a very good incentive to join. IHG regulars might complain that it is hard to spend a 40,000 point free night certificate because, anecdotally at least, IHG’s new dynamic pricing system leads to many hotels costing 41,000 points per night or more…
Because a 40,000 point free night is potentially worth £150 – the cost of buying those 40k points during a promo – the key element of making this into a lucrative “travel hack” is to find one or more hotels that cost far less than £75… and stay twice.
Terms & Conditions
You must be a new IHG® Rewards member and must register for this promotion in order to participate in the “Join IHG Rewards, Stay Twice & Earn Reward Night” (“Offer”). New members who join IHG Rewards and register for the promotion between October 4 and November 30, 2021 (“Registration Period”), and then complete two qualified stays at IHG brand hotels between October 4, 2021, and December 26, 2021 (“Stay Period”), will be awarded a free night (Reward Night) redeemable for nights available at 40,000 points or less. If enrolling in-hotel, the enrolling stay does not count toward the 2-stay requirement. The free night (Reward Night) will be deposited into the member’s account 2-6 weeks after completing two qualifying stays and is valid for 120 days from deposit. This offer is valid for U.S. and UK residents only.
All non-members who are residents of the U.S. and UK may enroll & register for this campaign during the Registration Period, at an IHG property or via web. If enrolling on-property, you will be auto-registered in the promotion but your enrolling stay does not count towards the two-stay requirement. Enrollment in this offer is not available at Mr and Mrs Smith properties. If you enroll via web, you must also register for the campaign via the campaign landing page. Additionally, if a new member has enrolled within the last 30 days, you will be eligible to register online via our campaign landing page to take advantage of the offer while the campaign is live. However, any stays prior to registration will not count towards the two-stay requirement.
Offer available at participating Six Senses properties, as identified on each hotel’s booking page. IHG Rewards is not applicable at all Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, which will be progressively included at a future date.
The free night (Reward Night) must be consumed by the expiration date listed (120 days from the date of deposit) and is nontransferable. The number of points required for a free night (Reward Night) at IHG hotels varies by date, brand and individual hotel and subject to availability. Additional fees may apply to the free night (Reward Night) (e.g. resort fees, parking and amenities).
The Offer can only be redeemed once per member and a maximum of one free night (Reward Night), redeemable for nights available at 40,000 points or less, can be achieved. The free night (Reward Night) is not redeemable at IHG® Army hotels.
A Qualifying Stay is defined as a minimum 1-night stay booked under a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding US $30 per night. A Stay is defined per IHG Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. Qualifying Rates include most business and leisure rates. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be eligible. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible for the Offer. No retroactive credit will be awarded for Stays prior to enrollment. This Offer is subject to standard IHG Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained here. The use of certain rates may be subject to applicable agreement(s). Any misuse of such rates is considered a fraud activity subject to IHG Rewards Membership terms and conditions. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s free night (Reward Night) award or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG Rewards reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Offer at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. Members must make any inquiries regarding this Offer by 60 days from the end of their free night (Reward Night) redemption period (120 days from free night deposit) and absolutely no later than June 6, 2022. No extension will be given on an unused free night (Reward Night).