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IHG Rewards has brought a new version of a fun hotel promo for fall 2014 travel called “Into the Nights“. In a time when many hotel promos are weak, targeted, watered down, or non-existent, IHG has made things a bit more interesting with offering at least 50,000 IHG points, two free nights, or 10,000 airline miles if you complete a series of tasks and stays. How good your offer is will depend on what IHG has bestowed to your account – some have to jump through more hoops than others to earn the points/nights. You can log-on here to find out what your offer is.
In my case it seems that five IHG nights by December 31st will get me two free nights to use at any IHG property.
My specific offer is:
- Stay 5 night(s) at any of IHG’s 4,700 hotels worldwide – 8,400 points
- Take survey – 100 points
- Stay two Saturdays – 8,000 points
- Download and sign in to the IHG App and book a stay – 1,900 points
- Complete all activities for 31,600 bonus points for a total of 50,000 points or two free nights.
Since two of the nights could be on Saturdays it seems that I could complete all four tasks assigned to me with just five total nights. Of course I also have to take the survey and use the app to book a stay, but those are easy (and free) tasks. If I have even a couple of actual IHG stays by the end of the year it would make sense to push to get the rest of the way there with cheap “mattress runs” if I had a good use for the two free nights that the promo would award.
I’m having a hard time figuring out exactly how the two free nights or points situations works so have reached out to IHG for a little clarification on that, but on the surface this looks like a very solid promo, at least in my account. If I could earn two nights to use somewhere like InterContinental Paris – Le Grand, InterContinental : London Park Lane, InterContinental : Sydney, InterContinental : Hong Kong, or Intercontinental Times Square (that I personally enjoyed in June), then that is worth a lot to me since those properties go for up to 50,000 points each.
Remember you can “unofficially” buy IHG points for .7 cents each, so don’t over spend trying to earn points via this promo.
What was the offer you were given? Do you think you will be participating in this promotion?