IHG Rewards Club has now launched a separate promotion for those members that prefer to collect airline miles over points.
You can earn double airline miles after your first stay between January 1 – April 30, 2016, for maximum of 10,000 bonus miles.
You can access and register for this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that you must change your IHG Rewards Club earning preference to airline miles over points and request miles to be credited to one of the participating airlines of this offer.
Here are the participating airlines:
Here’s how you earn miles for your IHG stays:
Depending of the airline in question, you earn either fixed number (usually 500 per stay) or based on the qualifying folio spend (2 to 1 airline mile per USD based on the IHG brand).
I would earn points over airline miles, but this offer can make sense for those having cheapish stays and crediting to airline programs that would allow earning 1,000 miles per stay under this offer.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member with miles as the chosen earning preference and must register their member number in advance to participate in “Double Up” miles campaign. Double miles will be awarded on all Qualifying Stays after completing 1st Qualifying Stay, between 1 January 2016 and 30 April 2016 (both dates inclusive) (“Registration”). Maximum bonus award is 10,000 bonus miles or 1,250 AIR MILES®† reward miles during this campaign (on top of base miles earned). A Qualifying Stay is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. A stay constitutes a Qualifying Stay when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, EVENTM, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® or HUALUXE® hotels worldwide. Double miles are not issued for stays for Non-Qualifying Room Rates and Non-Qualifying Stays. Non-Qualifying Room Rates and Non-Qualifying Stays are subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and include the following: 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, most rates booked through most third party web sites, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable miles. No retroactive miles will be awarded for stays prior to registration. You must be a miles collector with a preferred alliance in order to collect miles. Frequency/ partner credits may be issued in currencies other than miles. Click here for a list of all participating airlines. Those members who collect airline miles from airlines not participating in this promotion will collect the equivalent conversion amount of points as their bonus for this promotion. At the end of the promotion the member can choose to have the bonus points converted into miles by calling the service center as per the IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions.
All airline program terms and conditions apply. Please allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for miles to be credited after checkout. The length of time required to credit miles after check out varies by airline. 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. This exclusive offer is valid and applies to the original recipient only. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s miles if fraudulent use of the offer is detected. IHG Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Campaign any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. Members must make any promotional inquiries within 60 days from the end of the campaign, after which Member’s will no longer be able inquire about discrepancies in miles received. © 2015 InterContinental® Hotels Group, Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30346-2121 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and operated.