UPDATE: IHG Rewards Club “Stay In AMEA For Up To 71K Points” Promotion Including 1,000 Points Just For Registering For Stays Through December 31, 2018 (More Troubles!)

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Last month, I wrote twice about a promotion (read more here and here) from IHG that allows members to earn up to 71,000 bonus points and noted that there were some issues with similar promo last year. IHG has now retroactively amended the T&Cs of this offer.

IHG Rewards Club Stay With Us Again 71,000 Bonus Points

Members that live in Asia-Pacific (excluding Greater China), Middle East & Africa can earn up to 71,000 bonus points for just three stays in the same area through December 31, 2018, including 1,000 bonus points just for registration!

You can access and sign up for this offer on IHG’s website here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Here’s the Terms and Conditions update:

Previously:

when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Kimpton®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, of not less than USD$50.

Updated:

when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Kimpton®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, of not less than USD$100.

Here’s what I wrote earlier about this promotion:

Here’s how the bonus points add up:

IHG Rewards Club Stay With Us Again 71,000 Bonus Points Schedule

You get 1,000 bonus points for signing up, 10,000 bonus points after your first stay and 30,000 bonus points after two additional stays. You will get 10,000 bonus points for each stay that is at InterContinental hotel.

Registration confirmation:

IHG Rewards Club Stay With Us Again 71,000 Bonus Points Registration Confirmation

Email Confirmation:

IHG Rewards Club Stay With Us Again 71,000 Bonus Points Email Confirmation

My Offers (access here):

IHG Rewards Club Stay With Us Again 71,000 Bonus Points My Offers

For some reason the offer tracks twice on my offers?

Conclusion

I don’t like when companies try to sneak T&Cs changed after the fact or even crawl back points that they have already done for this promotion. Plan the offer properly (too much asked from IHG I know) and there is no need for this nonsense afterwards.

 

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion. Members will receive bonus points upon registration and on completion of each of the first three Qualifying Stays booked directly on any IHG website or mobile site at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Staybridge Suites®  hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific (excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), the Middle East and Africa between 19 February 2018 and 31 December 2018 (“Registration”). The bonus points will be provided as follows: 1,000 points for registration; 10,000 points for the first Qualifying Stay; and 30,000 points after the third Qualifying Stay. For every stay at an InterContinental Hotel, an additional 10,000 bonus points will be awarded after the first Qualifying Stay and after the third Qualifying Stay. A stay is defined per IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”). A Stay is constituted a “Qualifying Stay” when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Kimpton®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, of not less than USD$50. Bonus points are not issued for Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. “Non-Qualifying Room Rates” or “Non-Qualifying Stay” 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, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points. All bookings and stays are to be completed during promotion period between 19 February 2018 and 31 December 2018. No retroactive points will be awarded for stays prior to Registration. Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Blackout dates apply.  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. Other promotional terms and conditions apply. This exclusive offer is valid for original recipient only and cannot be combined with other promotions. Except as otherwise stated in the terms and conditions, please allow up to 2 to 3 weeks for bonus points to be credited after checkout. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion at any time with or without notice. Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.

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