Earn 25 Percent More Bonus Points Winter 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Properties — But…

As a member of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program, you can earn 25 percent more bonus points when you stay at participating Crowne Plaza hotel properties worldwide through Wednesday, March 6, 2019…

Earn 25 Percent More Bonus Points Winter 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Properties — But…

…but you must book your reservations with any best flexible rate or member rate — and add the IHG Rewards Club Bonus Point Package — by Wednesday, March 6, 2019. You will automatically receive 25 percent more IHG Rewards Club bonus points when you check out of any of the participating Crowne Plaza hotel properties at which you stay.

If you are not already a member of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program, you can enroll as a member prior to your qualifying stay.

For this promotion, the 25 percent bonus points are elite qualifying, which means that they do count toward earning IHG Rewards Club elite level status for the next year.

The Actual Deal

I used a random example for another promotion through which you could earn 50 percent earn 50 percent more bonus points when you stay at any of 18 select participating hotel properties in the United States through Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — but you would be paying a premium for those bonus points…

…but through this promotion, I decided to randomly select the Crowne Plaza Vilnius hotel property for a stay of one night — checking in on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and checking out on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: IHG Rewards Club.

I wanted to see how much more expensive the rate would have been had I selected the 5,000 Bonus Points Package…

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: IHG Rewards Club.

…but it was unavailable for this particular stay. When booking your reservation, ensure that you carefully inspect the top of the area which displays the room rate to find out whether or not you are indeed booking a Bonus Points rate — otherwise, your stay will not qualify for this promotion.

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: IHG Rewards Club.

I then checked the box next to the 1,000 Bonus Points Package offer…

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: IHG Rewards Club.

…and not only did this choice qualify for this promotion — note the text at the bottom stating the 1,000 Bonus Point Package: 1,000 Bonus Points for Every Night Available — but no extra charge was added for the bonus points during the process of booking this reservation. Combined with the room rate of 65.52 euros for the night — plus one euro, which is added prior to completion of booking the reservation — this is actually a great deal…

…especially when you consider that the bonus points count towards earning elite level status for the next year.

Select Terms and Conditions

After qualifying for this promotion, please allow up to four weeks for bonus points to post to your account. 25 percent bonus points are based on bonus points member earns from Bonus Points Package rate only. To be eligible for this bonus offer, the membership account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment.

Members of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program with a preference for earning frequent flier loyalty program miles will earn points and not miles for this offer.

Only one room per member per qualifying stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points, or other benefits — if any — available under the applicable offer. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible for the applicable bonus points, or other benefits — if any — available under the applicable offer.

No retroactive bonus points will be awarded for stays prior to registration or enrollment.

Rooms are available at participating Crowne Plaza hotel properties in select destinations around the world. Rates are limited and subject to availability. The Venetian Las Vegas, the Palazzo Las Vegas, Regent hotel and resort properties, Principle hotel and resort properties, and IHG Army Hotels are excluded from the promotion.

Bonus points will be awarded upon the terms of the Bonus Points Rate and completion of stay. Base points and Bonus Points are Elite Qualifying. Package components may vary by region and by hotel property. Any unused components of the package are nonrefundable. Blackout dates may apply. Rates are per room, per night, and extra person charges and rollaway bed charges may apply. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, or incidental charges, including food and beverages. Miles earners will earn points and not miles for this offer. A stay is one or more consecutive nights at the same hotel regardless of frequency of check-in/checkout.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions — including those of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program — apply.

Summary

Apparently, not all hotel properties will charge you extra for certain Bonus Point Package rates — and if you are fortunate enough to find one, consider taking advantage of this offer, as you may be getting a great deal. Do not forget that the bonus points count towards earning elite level status for the next year.

Remember that an ongoing way exists through which you can pay as little as 0.48875 cents per IHG Rewards Club point at any time of the year without the help of a promotion — so this offer is not as much of a bargain if you are being charged extra for a Bonus Point Package rate. If you are only interested in earning extra points and the hotel property is charging you more for choosing a Bonus Point Package rate, please see section 2 of this article pertaining to the Points & Cash Option of Purchasing Points for further details on how you can purchase points for the least amount of money, which may vary from hotel property to hotel property.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


 

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One thought on “Earn 25 Percent More Bonus Points Winter 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Properties — But…”

  1. Kevin says:

    How did you get those points packages to show up under rate preference? I used the same criteria in your screenshot and couldn’t see it. I tried looking at other cities for Crown Plazas and can’t find it.

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