IHG Rewards Club allows hotels to make Bonus Points Packages available for each and every stay they sell to program members. These points from Bonus Points Packages are elite qualifying.
Bonus points packages are anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 bonus points per stay (capping at 5,000 points for a one night stay).
You can access IHG’s web page for booking Bonus Points Packages here.
Bonus Points Packages:
IHG has made it easy to properties upload the rate code for the above mentioned options. There are, however, few hotels that offer even greater ones.
The Bonus Points Package points count towards elite status:
Points for Elite Status – For purposes of determining Elite status, IHG® Rewards Club points are classified as either Qualifying Points or Non-Qualifying Points. Points earned from Qualifying Rates paid for hotel stays, spend on IHG® Rewards Club credit cards, select partner activity, IHG® Rewards Club Bonus Points Packages, and Qualified Spend through IHG® Business Rewards are considered Qualifying Points and are counted towards Elite status.
Example search for Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre:
This hotel has quite a few Bonus Points Packages loaded.
These bonus points packages come at a price. Most of the time they only make sense if someone else is paying for the stay OR if you need the base points boost for higher elite status level.
You also must make sure that when the points post these Bonus Points Package points are correctly applied to the base points. Sometimes they are not and you need to contact IHG Rewards Club customer service to fix the issue.
IHG Rewards Club used to have specific web pages spelling out what Bonus Points Packages each and every property had made available for booking. These are long gone, however. Would have made it too easy to book them?
Here are the terms and conditions:
Bonus Point Packages: Rates are limited and subject to availability. Bonus points or miles will be awarded upon the terms of the Bonus Points Package and completion of stay. A stay is one or more consecutive nights at the same hotel regardless of frequency of check-in/checkout. Only one member per room will be awarded the applicable bonus points or miles. You must be a miles collector with a preferred earning alliance within your IHG® Rewards Club member account in order to collect miles for staying at hotels in the InterContinental Hotels Group system. If you are a miles collector, please see chart below for mile conversions*. All airline programme terms and conditions apply. Package components may vary by region and by hotel. Any unused components of the package are non refundable. No retroactive points or miles will be awarded for nights stayed prior to enrolment. Blackout dates may apply. Rates are per room, per night, and extra person charges and rollaway bed charges may apply. Other restrictions may apply. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, or incidental charges, including food and beverages. Chase Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for offer fulfilment.