IHG Rewards Club “Into The Nights” Promotion Base Offer For New Members: 50,000 Points, 2 Free Nights Or 10,000 Airline Miles

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When I yesterday posted about the personalized Into The Nights-offers and asked readers to post theirs (read more and post yours here), I couldn’t reveal what the base line offer for new accounts is as the registration system was down.

Remember to post your personalized offer and check what others have received here: IHG Rewards Club “Into The Nights” Promo Registration Now Open & Post Your Personalized Offers

IHG Rewards Club Into The Nights Base Offer

The headline for this promotion is that you can get 50,000 bonus points, 2 free nights or 10,000 airline miles and the base offer confirms this.

You can register for this offer and check your personalized offer here

IHG Rewards Club Into The Nights Base Offer New Accounts

So, you can complete the promotion after having just 3 stays with IHG of which 2 must be at different Holiday Inn hotels, the stays must include two Saturdays and you must book at least 2 stays at IHG’s websites or mobile apps. You also must also log into the Android or iPhone app at least once.

Taking these actions would earn you 4,500 bonus points from this offer in addition to the points that you earn from the stays. Then you can choose between 50,000 bonus points OR 2 free nights that are valid at all IHG hotels (theoretically up to 100,000 bonus points value if used at 50,000 points per night properties).

Remember that you can exchange IHG Rewards Club points to airline miles at 5:1 ratio, so 50,000 bonus points converts to 10,000 airline miles.

Conclusion

This is a fantastic offer for those that want to get started with the IHG Rewards Club. You can get two free nights that you can use at any IHG property worldwide by just having 3 stays. These free nights are in addition to the Into The Nights hurdle bonus points, other bonuses and base points that you would earn.

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  • Danny

    I have to laugh. My offer was just atrocious (it would have required something like 10-15 stays to accomplish for a total of 3 free nights). Then I saw what they were offering as the base offer referenced in this post and I was beyond angry. I get that the purpose of these promos is to incentivize stays at the margin, but given that they wanted me to make 3 times more IHG stays in a quarter than I’d ever done before just to fulfill the bonuses, they clearly missed the mark. So instead I just canceled all of my existing Q3 IHG stays and moved them over to a variety of other chains. Dear IHG: if the message you want to send to your members is “don’t stay with us or we’ll make it impossible for you to benefit from future promos” then this is one member who got the message loud and clear.

    • Melissa

      Agreed! Mine was even more ridiculous, I would have to stay 42 nights – just for 1 of the tasks! Thinking of leaving IHG.

  • Mark Flynn

    John – Do you know what the last section could be about “unlock bonus offers” ?

    • DK

      Got same message…called customer service and they mentioned its an issue and will be fixed soon.

      • Jenni

        Neither I nor my husband can get to our offers, although he did get an email a couple days ago with his offer, and I was actually able to access my offer on the website once – and only once – a couple days ago. But since then we can’t see the offers. We just have the “0 of 1 offers complete” thing showing. Annoying. I hope they get this fixed soon!!!

        • adz

          having problems with the app issue…

          i dont have a web downloadable phone(living in the darkages!) is there any way round this?
          also,does it have to be downloaded to a us registered mobile phone?

          thanks…

          ps in the terms it says you have to book on the app-doesnt actually say about staying..
          can you book and cancel?

    • DK

      Got same message…called customer service and they mentioned its an issue and will be fixed soon.

  • Mark Flynn

    John – Do you know what the last section could be about “unlock bonus offers” ?

  • Ben

    This promo sucks for platinum members. My personalized offer was 55,000 points. 4 of the tasks give 1000 points, a fifth task to stay 60 nights for 50,000 points and a 1000 point bonus for doing 4 out of 5. So basically i can only get 5k points, because there is no way i will be able to stay 60 nights. I got platinum status by signing up for the ihg mastercard. So basically my punishment for signing up for the card is that i only get impossible offers without any higher rewards than someone who just signed up.

    • Ben

      oh I get it. 1000 points or 2 free nights for completing 4/5.
      Why even give me the option of 1000 points? It just distracts people from the legit prize. Fail at marketing.

      • They have so many different goals for various members and some of them make no sense at all such as booking one stay using an app and getting 30K+ points.

  • Ben

    This promo sucks for platinum members. My personalized offer was 55,000 points. 4 of the tasks give 1000 points, a fifth task to stay 60 nights for 50,000 points and a 1000 point bonus for doing 4 out of 5. So basically i can only get 5k points, because there is no way i will be able to stay 60 nights. I got platinum status by signing up for the ihg mastercard. So basically my punishment for signing up for the card is that i only get impossible offers without any higher rewards than someone who just signed up.

  • Ry Wong

    I am a Platinum too. I don’t know how to comment on my offers. This seems they want me to make IHG hotels home… though if they run this campaign earlier, my past reservations can really score all..

    22,200 points: Stay 21 nights at any of IHG’s 4,700 hotels worldwide
    19,200 points: Stay at 4 brands
    8,400 points: Stay 7 Saturdays at any of our IHG hotel brands
    3,600 points: Stay at 3 Holiday Inn® Express hotels
    19,200 points:Travel 4 times internationally
    100 points:Take our survey. We want to hear what you think. Thank you.

  • Tze Wei

    Hi John / friends on loyalty lobby

    Would anyone happen to help me with a query. I read somewhere in the T&Cs that my 2 free nights stay must be claimable by 60 days from the end of the campaign promo i.e Feb 2015. Does this mean actual stay or will that include claiming via advance booking?

    I have an upcoming trip to the maldives only in Mar 2015 and the free nights would really help. Thanks!

    (Mine is an easy offer this time). Completed Big Win in 2013/2014

    • I have requested clarification from IHG about the expiry of these free nights and should hear back on Monday.

      • richard

        Best guess, 60 days to choose points or free nights. The free nights are of interest to me.

      • Tze Wei

        thanks John, and all for these article writeups.

      • Souren

        Any word on those 2 nights yet? I’m not sure if I should be even trying…If it’s just 60 days, no way.

      • Souren

        Any word on those 2 nights yet? I’m not sure if I should be even trying…If it’s just 60 days, no way.

  • BenniHK

    Both accounts bumped out “We are sorry, but there was an error. Please try again later.” while logging in, and unable to register a new account through the link provided due to no choice for country pull-down menu.
    Anyone facing the same problems as me?

    • The country pull down menu worked for me at the time I wrote this piece. You should be able to register on ihg.com and then go to this intothenights.ihg.com to register for the promo.

  • John, in your experience are those free nights certs easy to use? I have a trip planned to western Europe in January and would like to use them at an expensive IC. I’ve redeemed points for free nights hundreds of times in the last few years but have never used a IHG free night cert.

    • I have requested clarification from IHG regarding the expiry of these free night certificates and whether they book the same award inventory as points nights. Last year, IHG had China Dream promo for free night certs, but the award inventory for these free nights was very limited (not the same as points one).

    • Ben

      Others are saying these are the same as the credit card free night: good for 12 months and will book out of award inventory. If you see an award night available, the free night cert should book into it.

    • Jon H

      Simon, they are easy to use. I’ve had them as part of the Ambassador package, free weekend night, and as a ‘thank you’ after complaining. I always found it best to book over the phone with these certs, as the customer service ladies, in general, will get you an excellent room, and apportion the free cert to the most expensive night, if you are there for more than one. And then you just take it along with you at check in.

  • digo

    Offer Terms and Conditions

    Stay 21 night(s) at any of IHG’s 4,700 hotels worldwide
    Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register
    your member number in advance to participate in this Offer
    (“Registration”). Number of bonus points or bonus miles listed above
    will be awarded after your first Qualifying Stay at IHG brand hotels,

    Can anyone explain what they mean by “will be awarded after your first Qualifying Stay” or it is a mistake as points will be awarded after staying the whole 21 nights.

  • Yossi

    Are Holiday Inn Expresses kosher?

  • hclee01

    Status: RA
    Qualified Stay for current membership year: 14 nights

  • hclee01

    One of my task entails staying at IHG Resort. Any idea which are the participating resorts in Asia Pacific as the T&C link is not working? Thanks.

  • Mike Dos Santos

    Well, I am not so sure what this is about… o.O

    • Good question!

      • tyoko

        Mine is this too. What is this about????

        • Mike Dos Santos

          Hi Tyoko!

          Try to see my reply to John, just down. And check into your promotion page if something changed there.

          Hugs,
          Mike

      • Mike Dos Santos

        John, after some long eMail discussion with IHG they have changed something in my case. I still don’t believe that it is really that, because all other things remain the same way, with all ZERO’s and no OFFER points, only BONUS points.

        They in eMail said to me it is everything ok and asked me to check again tonight, so I found this now, I am attaching.

        Senseless, you know… but well, if they want it that way, I will find a very cheap IHG one to stay there 4 seperate times.

        I am CLUB member, never was elite, account some 10 – 12 years now. Last transaction of hotel stay: 2010.

    • James

      Same offer too. How to play?

      • Mike Dos Santos

        Hi James!

        Try to see my reply to John, just below. And check into your promotion page if something changed there.

        Hugs,
        Mike

  • Cynthia L Millard

    What does this mean?

  • MJ

    Impossible.

  • Don

    Well, I had a friend join up to rewards club today – he gets 2 free nights for only 3 stays (multiple requirements, but all encompassed in 3 Saturday night stays)- we’ve already booked his stays – £135, and he gets 2 IC free nights!!! For me, Platinum for 15 years and RA for 3, and I can’t fit in the requirements.
    Any other loyal IHG members think this is ridiculous??

    • hw

      yes same problem. look at mine; I need 43 nights to complete all!

      • Don

        Wow, you have been shafted. It’s poor that the most loyal of members are pushed to the limit, yet newbies who have signed up today could pick up 2 IC nights for an outlay of less than $200.

  • notme

    My so and I both got an offer that is essentially stay 3 nights booked by app and IHG.com and then get 2 free nights each. I want to use these free nights at the Intercontinental Hong Kong, do you think that would be possible? I guess that by not staying lately at IHG hotels, has worked to our favor.

  • Ameer Zachery

    Platinum status.

    Offered 43500 + 44000 = 87500 bonus points. 14 nights/5 stays might do the trick.

  • Jon H

    Platinum Ambassador. 45 night this year. 63000 points possible…or rather, not. And as I’ve already booked my long haul overseas hotels….I’m always dubious if IHG will allow them to count. The big win was a better bundle option, this seems a bit complex, in too short a time line.

  • AlesW

    Platinum AMB, Europe, my offer is so so…
    9 nights, 2 IC, 4 saturdays, 4 stays via IHG App, survey, 2 Bonus point package reward, 3 extend your weekend.. 39.700 points… I have prevoiusly booked some IC, but with points on high rate dates.. it seems that IHG want me to have some rest… (4 saturdays… 3 weekends), I think I will manage it, but it will be easy to enroll my girlfriend, buy her AMB status and the get 4 nights for the price of 1 😉

  • Nathan Ramsay

    I’m a Platinum Ambassador with 109 qualifying nights this year so far.
    I’m supposed to stay at IHG 90 days in the 121 calendar nights possible, to get my possible 110k points + 3 nights.
    Apparently my loyalty so far has caused me to receive an impossible target.

    • Mark

      But you can think yourself lucky in one way – you get THREE free nights if you manage it !!!!

  • joe

    Platinum. 0 qualifying nights (several award nights)

  • Tony

    Hi John – the offer I received in my email is different from the one I received when I registered. Even though I’ve been platinum for 3 years now, for some reason I received the new member offer of 50K or 2 free nights. Hopefully I will still be able to get 5/5 if one of my benchmarks is to ‘download and book one qualifying night through the app’…

  • Wolfgang

    John, is the base offer claim “stay 2 Saturdays” fulfilled for FRI/SAT as well as for a SAT/SUN night?

    • Larry

      “A Saturday stay is defined as any stay with an unlimited number of
      nights having a Saturday night included within the stay period.”

  • Ed

    Dear All,

    Just a question on this promotion

    If the requirement is to
    “Stay at 3 Crowne Plaza hotel(s)”

    Does this mean i need to stay at 3 separate and distinct Crowne plazas?
    or can i fulfill this requirement by staying at the same Crowne Plaza 3 times?

    Thanks in advance for your responses

    • Henrik Johansson

      “Visit 3 states”

      Would you think Conneticut, Conneticut and Conneticut would be valid? 😉

      It means 3 different Crowne Plaza hotels.

  • Mark

    Advice please…
    I have just persuaded a relative to sign up for IHG Rewards and this particular promo, as she will be staying at an IC hotel next month.
    Are there any of the on-going promo codes she can safely sign up for (new member bonus, etc)? Or are they all targeted now, and too much of a risk of account wipe-out if she adds them to a new account? What do you suggest?

  • Kevin James

    Hello! Does anyone have a timeframe as to how it takes for IHG to post the tracking of your “hurdles?” I’ve already hit some, but have yet to see them postedon my dashboard.

  • Guest

    Here goes mine!!

  • @bujanoon

    Here is mine!!

  • studd

    Somebody called the latest moves by IHG as the STAY AWAY promotion, I believe it, I am afraid of getting involved in a program that makes such bad offers to its best customers and then holds the threat of stealing points and closing accounts if they don’t like you. Yeah, I would call that a STAY AWAY program promotion.

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