IHG Rewards Club Gold Status After One Stay (2014)

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The popular offer for IHG Rewards Club Gold status after one paid stay by the end of 2014 has returned. This is targeted for HP employees, but it works like any other one time bonus offer.

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IHG Rewards Club Gold status normally requires 20,000 base points or 15 nights. There is a fast track offer for Gold for 10 nights + 3 different IHG brands.

If you want to take advantage of this offer, you can sign up for it here or use promotional code 1039 here.

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As is the case with many of the promotions this year, this offer doesn’t track in “My Offer Status” page. You do receive a confirmation email, however. The picture above is from a similar offer in 2013.

There are benefits for being Gold member with IHG Rewards Club such as bonus points and late check outs. There are also bonus points promotions that require you to have elite status before the work. You can access all IHG Rewards Club promotions here.

IHG Rewards Club benefits chart

IHG Rewards Club Elite Benefits

You can access IHG Rewards Club’s web page for elite status here.

You can also consider doing a status match with IHG Rewards Club:

IHG Rewards Club Gold & Platinum Status Match (2014)

Or you can always buy Bonus Points Packages to accelerate your base points earnings:

IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points Packages On Steroids (+ Fast Track To Gold / Platinum Status)

HP employees are also eligible for instant Gold status with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Complimentary Gold Status Until 03/2015 (Requires HP Email Address)

Conclusion

It is common for hotel loyalty programs to offer instant status or extend a fast track offers for employees from large organizations such as HP or IBM. Sometimes you maybe able to piggyback on them.

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  • If I am a Platinum now, will I be able to use this to get Gold for the next year?

    • This is only valid for 2014 or until IHG withdraws the offer. There could be something similar in 2015.

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  • Hilde

    Does the one stay HAVE to be a PAID stay, ie not booked with points?

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  • Aaron

    I registered for this offer months ago and have had 4 paid stays since, but no luck getting gold status.

  • Adolf

    Same issue as Aaron above, I had a paid stay one week after registering, but no luck getting status. It’s been a week since the stay and all the other bonus points have posted (except for the Big Win points which still haven’t).

    • Could be that the offer is restricted to certain country and/or region. Difficult to tell.

  • cc

    Anybody got Gold status for just 1 paid stay?

  • Dan S

    I queried this with IHG and there are some important T&Cs not listed in this post, which will explain why the upgrade won’t go through:

    1. Registration is required. HP Employees must register through their
    IHG® Business Choice™ website.

    2. To become eligible, he/she must be a current employee and their HP
    corporate ID must be added into their IHG® Rewards Club
    profile via the “Room/Rate Preferences” page of their account online.

    3. To earn the status, the employee must book a qualifying rate and
    stay at any IHG® hotel worldwide between 20 February 2014 and 31
    December 2014.

    4. The status will be valid through 31 December 2015 after which the
    member must re-earn Elite status.

    5. This exclusive offer is valid for original recipient only.