Earn 50 Percent More Bonus Points Winter 2020 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 Thursday, April 30, 2020…

Earn 50 Percent More Bonus Points Winter 2020 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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 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:

Holiday Inn Edmonton South – Evario Events
950 Parsons Road SW
Edmonton, Alberta T6X 0J4

avid hotel Tulsa South – Medical District
8007 S Mingo Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133

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

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center
6750 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77030

EVEN Hotel Miami – Airport
3499 N.W. 25 Street
Miami, Florida 33142

Holiday Inn Detroit Northwest – Livonia
17123 N. Laurel Park Drive N
Livonia, Michigan 48152

Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown
104 West 4 Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Hotel Indigo Madison Downtown
901 East Washington
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Holiday Inn Express Boston – Quincy
1 Arlington Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02171

Participating Featured Hotel Properties

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

EVEN Hotel New York – Midtown East
221 East 44 Street
New York New York 10017

Holiday Inn & Suites McKinney – Fairview
3220 Craig Drive
Mckinney, Texas 75070

Holiday Inn Newport News – Hampton
980 Omni Boulevard
Newport News, Virginia 23606

Staybridge Suites Baltimore – Inner Harbor
17 Commerce Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Crowne Plaza Puebla
Boulevard Hermanos Serdan : 794, Col. El Riego Sur
Puebla, Puebla, 72020 Mexico

InterContinental San Diego
901 Bayfront Court
San Diego, California 92101

Crowne Plaza Miami Airport
950 NW 42 Avenue (LeJeune Road)
Miami, Florida 33126

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria
220 South Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
220 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1T8

The Actual Deal

As a random example which I demonstrated in this article pertaining to the Spring 2019 version of this offer, 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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