IHG Rewards Club has its own Best Rate Guarantee program that promises a free night if you can find a lower price on a third party site and can meet the T&C requirements (tough).
Now IHG has updated the Terms & Conditions on September 29, 2015, although the last revision date shown on their website is September 28.
You can access IHG Rewards Club BRG here.
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Here’s the change:
Additional Free Night Restrictions. Once a valid claim has been made and approved by IHG for a specific date, no further claims by the same person or anyone in the same household will be accepted for the same date. If an individual or members of the same household make multiple claims for two or more nights in the same fourteen (14) day period at the same IHG hotel or at different IHG hotels within fifty (50) miles of each other, the claims will be treated as, and limited to, one claim for one stay, even if booked through more than one reservation, and only the Best Price Guarantee claim for the first night will be honored.
You can now only file successful Best Rate Guarantee for a property within 50 miles every 14 days instead of 7.
So, you can now file for a BRG within the same city area every other week where it was previously possible weekly.
I have done quite a few successful BRGs over the years, but none this year. Considering the hooplas that you need to go through to have a successful claim are not worth the potential savings for me anymore.