IHG runs separate IHG Business Rewards program (bit confusing but part of IHG Rewards Club) for meeting planners and those booking behalf of others.
There is now 50% to 100% Booker Bonus for bookings made between September 1 – November 30, 2017, and consumed by February 28, 2018.
You can access and register for this bonus on IHG’s website here.
The 100% bonus is applicable for events held in December 2017. You will also earn 35,000 bonus points if the event brings in more than $20,000 in revenue (not specific to December – valid in any month).
All the hotel chains run these promotions to win business from meeting planners that bring in some serious volume.
December is slower months due to year in holidays so I guess that IHG tries to sway meeting planners to held events then?
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
General Promotion Terms: These “General Promotion Terms” shall govern this Promotion. This IHG® Business Rewards Booker Bonus promotion (“Promotion”) is subject to the standard IHG Business Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihg.com/businessrewards. Any capitalized terms used herein and not specifically defined shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions.
To participate in the Promotion, you must be an IHG® Business Rewards Member, have accepted the IHG Business Rewards Program Terms and Conditions (www.ihg.com/businessrewards), and registered your Membership number for this Promotion (“Registration”). Upon registration Members will, subject to these Terms and Conditions, earn 50% extra Points (4.5 Points for every US $1 Spent instead of 3 Points) on Qualifying Spend consumed from September 1 to November 30, 2017 and January 1 to February 28, 2018 (“Booster 1”) and earn 100% extra Points (6 Points for every US $1 Spend instead of 3 Points) on Qualifying Spend consumed in December 2017 (“Booster 2”) (Booster 1 and Booster 2 collectively referred to as “Boosters”). This Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. Qualifying Spend can be made up of multiple events and/or a single event up to the value of US $20,000 during the entire Promotion Period. Booster 1 and Booster 2 Points will stop once members have reached US 20,000 in Qualifying Spend.
For this Promotion to apply, Bookings must be made between September 1 and November 30, 2017 (“Booking Period”) for Qualifying Stays between September 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 (“Stay Period”). Spend for Events booked outside of the Booking Period will not qualify for Booster Points. Members will need to Register before the Event start date to qualify for Booster Points. Spend for Events booked prior to Registration will not qualify for Booster Points.
Points earning examples:
If a Registered Member has a Qualifying Spend of US $10,000 during the Booster 1 Period and Qualifying Spend of US $15,000 during the Booster 2 Period, then the Member will earn:
- 4.5 Points (50% extra) for every US $1 on US $10,000 (45,000 points) and
- 6 Points (100% extra) for every US $1 on the outstanding US $10,000 (60,000), and
- 3 Points (Base Points) for every US $1 on the remaining US $5,000 (15,000) totaling 120,000 Points.
If a Registered Member has a Qualifying Spend of US$15,000 during the Booster 1 period and qualifying Spend of US$5,000 during the Booster 2 period, then the Member will earn:
- 4.5 Points (50% extra) for every US$1 on US$15,000 (67,500 points); and
- 6 Points (100% extra) for every US$1 on US$5,000 (30,000) totaling 97,500 Points.
As the Member’s total Qualifying Spend has reached US$20,000, no further Promotion Points will be awarded to this member. However, the member will continue to earn Base Points (3 points for every US$1) for any further Qualifying Spend.
Supplementary Points available for Qualifying Individual Large bookings of US$20,000 or more:
In addition to the Promotion Points for Qualifying Spend as outlined above, if the Member spends US$20,000 or more on a Qualifying Individual Large booking they will receive 35,000 Supplementary Points.
For example: If a Member has a Qualifying Spend on individual bookings of US$20,000 or more they will receive a further 35,000 supplementary Points in addition to the Promotion Points outlined above.
Please note, if the Member has reached the threshold of US$20,000 for Qualifying Spend and received the Booster Points, then ONLY supplementary Points for Qualifying Individual Large bookings will be available and no further Booster Points will be awarded. There is no limit on the number of Large bookings that may be made, and Supplementary Points will be received for each individual Large booking.
Promotion Points can be achieved by booking Qualifying Room Rates for Accommodation and Meeting Bookings when booking on behalf of others in accordance with IHG Business Rewards Program Terms and Conditions (www.ihg.com/businessrewards)
Qualifying Spend is defined per IHG Business Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions (Clause 1) at Participating InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVENTM or HUALUXETM hotels worldwide. Bonus points are not issued on Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays 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 websites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion.
Points earned through this Promotion can be used for redemption opportunities toward Reward Nights, merchandise and other redemption opportunities. Redemption options listed in Promotion materials are examples of redemptions only and availability and points to redeem varies by country. Other redemption opportunities are available in the IHG Rewards Club catalog. Please visit www.ihg.com/rewardsclub to see all redemption options available in your country.
Meeting Credits Prepaid MasterCard® is available to redeem in certain countries. Card terms and conditions apply, see https://www.myprepaidcenter.com/site/ihg-meetingcredits/standard/prohibited-countries for prohibited countries.
Points earned through the Promotion will be awarded up to 60 days after the end of the Stay Period. This exclusive Promotion is valid and applies to the original recipient only. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s Booster Points if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG Business Rewards reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. Members must make any Promotion inquiries within 60 days of the end of the campaign Booking Period.