Earn 50 Percent More Bonus Points Spring 2019 at New and Featured IHG Rewards Club Hotel Properties — But…

As a member of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program, you can 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…

Earn 50 Percent More Bonus Points Spring 2019 at New and Featured IHG Rewards Club 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 Sunday, March 31, 2019. You will automatically receive 50 percent more IHG Rewards Club bonus points when you check out of any of the 18 participating 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.

Promotional 50 percent bonus points are not elite qualifying, which means that they do not count toward earning IHG Rewards Club elite status level for the next year.

Participating New Hotel Properties

The nine different new hotel properties which are participating in this promotion include:

Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S – UAB
1023 20th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Holiday Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center
6638 South Nome Street
Centennial, Colorado 80111

Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport
3651 NW 25th Street
Miami, Florida 33142

Crowne Plaza Baltimore Downtown Inner Harbor
105 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Holiday Inn & Suites Mount Pleasant
5278 East Pickard Street
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

Holiday Inn Bloomington W – MSP Airport Area
5120 American Blvd West
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

Intercontinental Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport
5005 Glumack Drive
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450

Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City – Downtown
120 South Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh – Technology Center
329 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Participating Featured Hotel Properties

The nine different featured hotel properties which are participating in this promotion include:

Holiday Inn Los Angeles – LAX Airport
9901 S La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045

Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District
201 West Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Holiday Inn & Suites Joliet Southwest
1471 Rock Creek Boulevard
Joliet, Illinois 60431

Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills – Novi
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335

Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
75 North Street
Auburn, New York 13021

Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
1 Resort Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226

The Actual Deal

As a random example, the Holiday Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center was chosen for a stay of one night, checking in on Monday, February 18, 2019 and checking out on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the best flexible rate of $132.00 for the night without tax — or $140.96 when tax is included — which includes a member discount of seven dollars.

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

In this example, three choices are given — all of which equate to 0.317 cents per IHG Rewards Club point before tax is added, as the points are indeed taxed; and 0.338 cents per IHG Rewards Club point with tax included — as you can purchase:

  • 1,000 points — plus 500 bonus points from the promotion — for an additional $4.75 per night plus 32 cents with tax
  • 2,000 points — plus 1,000 bonus points from the promotion — for an additional $9.50 per night plus 64 cents with tax
  • 3,000 points — plus 1,500 bonus points from the promotion — for an additional $14.25 per night plus 96 cents with tax

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

At first, 0.338 cents per IHG Rewards Club point with tax included initially sounds like a good deal. However, if you are the type of person who is comfortable with paying special rates — some of which may not be refundable — you are actually paying more for those points. In this particular example, you could also pay $112.24 for the night without tax — or $119.82 when tax is included.

This means that you are paying an extra $21.14 due to the difference between the advance purchase rate and the best flexible rate — meaning that the actual premium for which you are paying for each point when purchasing 1,000 points plus 500 bonus points is approximately 1.41 cents per point, for a grand total of sightly greater than 1.747 cents per point.

Select Terms and Conditions

After qualifying for this promotion, please allow up to four weeks for bonus points to post to your account. 50 percent bonus points are based on bonus points member earns from Bonus Points Package rate only and are not Elite Qualifying. To be eligible for this bonus offer, 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 InterContinental Hotels Group hotels in select destinations around the world. Rates are limited and subject to availability. The Venetian Las Vegas, the Palazzo Las Vegas, Regent hotels, Principle hotels, 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. Points earned from promotions are not Elite Qualifying. Package components may vary by region and by hotel. 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 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

Considering 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, this offer is no bargain. 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…

…but if you are simply looking for an easy way to purchase some IHG Rewards Club points — perhaps to top off your membership account, for example — then this offer may suffice for you.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


 

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