IHG Rewards Club has launched bunch of offers with Alitalia, Lufthansa, Iberia and Finnair (we have previously covered the British Airways and Aeroflot ones) for bonus miles.
Members that don’t collect airline miles will earn one time bonus of 1,500 points for a stay consumed between April 1 – June 30, 2018.
Note that this offer requires member’s address to be in UK, Ireland, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey or Ukraine.
The T&Cs also state that this bonus points opportunity would be only open for the first 1,000 members who register and there is a minimum spend requirement of $30 (difficult to find daily rates that low!).
IHG Rewards Club has now advertised bonus miles opportunities few times with number of partners that are in fact bonus points that they just convert to miles when the stay posts. Why make it so difficult?
I would register for this offer and hope for the best. I would not make an assumption that these promo points would post due to the 1,000 maximum participants (or 500 in case of Finnair) limitation.
Here are the terms and conditions of the BA versions of this promotion (all identical):
Offer is available to IHG Rewards Club members in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe (Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine)
The 10% saving is applied to Best Flexible Rate and is the best rate available when you book between 3 and 21 days in advance (this time period may vary between hotels), in European hotels only.
Register from April 1st until April 30th 2018, book and stay from April 1st until June 30th, 2018 to receive 500 British Airways Executive Club Avios. The offer applies only to qualifying stays. “Qualifying Rates” include most business and leisure rates, booked directly on the IHG website or through the call center, such as Advanced Purchase rates, Best Flexible rates, worldwide sales negotiated rates (including but not limited to Corporate Gold rates), national/regional/local government rates, and specified leisure rates as confirmed by SCH’s reservation systems.
You must be a member of British Airways Executive Club and IHG Rewards Club to earn the promotional 500 bonus miles. You must select British Airways Executive Club – Avios as your earning preference in your IHG Rewards Club Account profile to collect Avios otherwise you will be awarded 1500 IHG Rewards Club bonus points. Your IHG Rewards Club account must be open until 21st July 2018 to be able to receive bonus miles. Bonus miles will be awarded after the check out and by 20th July 2018. Airmiles will only be awarded for one (1) hotel stay. Must be over 18 years old to participate. Blackout dates (when rate is not available) may apply.
The offer is only available for the first one thousand (1,000) members who register for the offer. Only one registration per person. Should IHG discover any members with a duplicate account, IHG shall withdraw that member’s awarded bonus airmiles. Minimum spend of US$30 applies.
This exclusive offer is valid for original recipient only and cannot be combined with other promotions.
General Promotion Terms and standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com .
The Promoter is IHG Hotels Limited and British Airways Executive Club (the “Promoters”). Promoters have the right to withdraw this offer at any time without notice.