Gone are the times when points earned from all sources counted towards elite status with IHG Rewards Club.
There is still some activity that earns Elite Qualifying Points in addition to the base points including Bonus Points Packages!
You can access IHG’s web page for Bonus Points Packages here.
Note that if you have chosen to earn miles instead of points, these bonus points packages will be converted to airline miles.
Bonus Points Packages Table:
Properties can offer above the mentioned Bonus Points Packages but are free to offer others as well. There have been packages that give more than 10,000 points for a one night stay. Those are rare, however, and can usually be found at brand new hotels that may have trouble filling their rooms.
You have to bear in mind that these Bonus Points Packages are usually available at the Best Flexible rate, although IHG has now made them available at this slightly discounted Your Rate as well. Bonus Points Package options if available are shown during the booking process. There could be a lower sales rate available that are not Bonus Points Package eligible.
The larger packages that are offered by some properties are manually credited by the hotel after the stay and won’t post with the regular points. You have to make sure that these points correctly post as Elite Qualifying. These bigger packages are usually offered at a significant premium compared to the best flexible and discounted rates but can make sense if you are close to Platinum or Spire Elite status.
Of course these can be a bonus points bonanza for those that have someone else paying for their stay or can expense them!
Here are the terms and conditions of bonus points packages:
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.