IHG Rewards Club Book Direct 30,000 Bonus Points For Three Stays March 15 – August 31, 2016


IHG Rewards Club has launched a new promotion to drive more direct bookings (not OTA) from members residing on Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa between March 15 – August 31, 2016.

IHG Rewards Club 30,000 Bonus Asia Middle East Africa

You can get 1,000 free points merely for registering and an additional 29,000 points for the next three stays in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa.

You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Note that for some reason the promo page above shows the old promo from last year. When I use the link from the email that IHG sent, it shows the promo below. You can register for this offer using direct promo link (access here).

This offer is not valid for stays in China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.

Here’s the email that IHG sent out:

IHG Rewards Club 30,000 Bonus Email Text

Here’s the web page:

IHG Rewards Club 30,000 Bonus Website

Here’s how the bonus promos add up:

IHG Rewards Club 30,000 Bonus Points

Here’s the promo registration:

IHG Rewards Club 30,000 Bonus Points Confirmation

Here’s how the promo tracks on My Offer Status (access here).

IHG Rewards Club 30,000 Bonus Points My Offer Status


I had moved my address to the States to take advantage of some promo last year and the registration didn’t work before I changed it back to Asia.

This should be very easy 30,000 bonus points for those that can have the address and the required three stays in the participating countries.

I have two stays coming up in the next 7 days in Osaka and Kyoto that should be valid for this promo.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion. Upon registration, member will receive 1,000 bonus points and listed on the first three Qualifying Stays booked on any IHG website or mobile site at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific (excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), the Middle East and Africa between 15 March and 31 August 2016 (“Registration”). A stay is defined per IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”). A Stay is constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN® or HUALUXE™ hotels worldwide. Bonus points are not issued Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. “Non-Qualifying Room Rates” or “Non-Qualifying Stay” include the following: any stay at a Kimpton Hotel, net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points. All bookings and stays are to be completed by 31 August 2016. No retroactive points will be awarded for stays prior to Registration. Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Must book at least 7 days in advance. All Advance Purchased reservations are final and require full payment for the entire stay at time of booking. Tax and service charges apply. Final bill will be presented in local currency. Full prepayment is required at time of booking, cannot be amended and is non-refundable. Credit card surcharges apply. Blackout dates apply. Rates qualify for IHG® Rewards Club Points. This Promotion is subject to standard IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. Other terms and conditions apply. This exclusive offer is valid for original recipient only and cannot be combined with other promotions. Except as otherwise stated in the terms and conditions, please allow up to 2 to 3 weeks for bonus points to be credited after checkout . IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.

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  • Laurel

    Does Australia count as Asia Pacific?

  • Sergey Fedorov

    The code you entered is invalid for your membership. Please check the qualification requirements for your country, region or program. For further assistance please visit the IHG® Rewards Club Customer Care Center page.

    • Where’s your account address? Should be valid in Asia, Middle East & Africa? Mine was in the US and moved it to Asia.

      • Alexander Yu

        Address in Taiwan and it’s not working for me either.

      • Sergey Fedorov

        Address in Taiwan.

        • This promo excludes Greater China that includes Taiwan.

          • Sergey Fedorov

            In T&C I don’t see anything about members with address in Greater China being ineligible, only stays in hotels in Greater China. Obviously, while I may live in Taiwan, my stays may be elsewhere.

          • True. They didn’t list the countries where member address must be for successful registration but assumed it to be be the same as where stays would apply.

      • Laurel

        If I were to do the same, would I have to wait until the points post to move my address back to the US or could I do it immediately after registration?

    • Shyao Tseng

      I got the same advice. I bet it’s because of you had registered Accelerate 2016. So you’re not qualified to register another promo. I had checked with their customer service fo similar promo packages I couldn’t register before. They always tell me so…

  • cherry

    same invald message and my address is in Asia..

  • Singapore address, success.

    • zeroff

      I have registered for Accelerate 2016 and this 30k bonus points offer. From where do I see my list of registered offers?

      • Under My Account > My Offer Status

        This promotion is called “OTA Book Direct 2016”

    • zeroff

      Do the bonus points count towards points earned for next membership level?

  • clem

    Not working with an address in HK also…

    • Shyao Tseng

      Read an article mentioned that IHG excludes resident address in China, Hong Kong & Taiwan. FYI

  • Ramitran

    So it’s safe to just move your address to Thailand while doing this promo? No need for permanent moving? Should be no problem as I might be living in Thailand for one month during promo period. Or should I wait for Accelerate 2016 points to post first?

    • Won’t have any affect on the Accelerate promo. I have been moving my address between US, Greater China and Asia for the past five years depending on the promo. Note that I can receive mail at all the addresses used.

  • Adam

    Managed to register but I did not get any points for registering…?

  • Filio

    Hong Kong address, failed.

  • Aris Triprasetyo

    Indonesian address, success.

  • James Chia

    Registered with Singapore address while still doing Accelerate 2016. No 1000 bonus points given for registering though.

  • adam

    does this work for points stays?

  • Eroul Ismail

    I manage to get all the points for OTA Book Direct 2016 (30,000 points). Thank you so much John….