Yesterday we wrote about (read more here) the instant Spire Elite offer that the IHG Rewards Club had extended to select members with a fast track to keep it through 2020.
A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded us an offer that was received from IHG for an instant Platinum (and this time we have the required promo code).
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that the link above includes the promotional code. The T&Cs say that this offer is extended to select companies but they are not disclosed anywhere. Reader who forwarded this to us works for IBM.
Here’s the text of the email:
Considering that this offer was sent to IBM employees, I would assume that all large accounts are included such as Accenture and Siemens.
IHG must be doing the employee “authentication” based on the email address you have on file with them.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
The Instant Platinum Elite offer (“Offer”) allows full time employees of an Eligible Company to experience Platinum Elite membership benefits for 90 days upon joining IHG® Rewards Club or registering for the offer as an existing IHG® Rewards Club member. Upon registering for the offer the member will be upgraded within 5 to 10 business days upon verifying they are employed by an ‘eligible company’. The Offer is valid between February 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019 and the member will have 90 days from the day of registration to consume the designated number of nights required to retain elite status for the calendar year of 2020. This offer is limited to the first 5,000 registrants.
All full-time employees of an Eligible Company, who register in advance, stay at any IHG hotel between February 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019 and book through ihg.com or an eligible company booking tool will retain Platinum Elite status after five (5) qualifying nights and Gold Elite status after two (2) qualifying nights during the Offer period. If the member does not make the designated nights during the 90 day offer period, then they will be downgraded to their previous membership level 90 days from the date of registration. Members must book their stay using the corresponding IHG corporate travel booking codes through the Eligible Company corporate booking tool or booking direct at ihg.com with an ADR of $35. IHG reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Offer if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper administration of the Offer. Offer and members are subject to the IHG® Rewards Club membership terms and conditions found at ihgrewardsclub.com The Offer is valid on reservations consumed during the Offer period, but all stays must be consumed by July 30, 2019. Reservations consumed prior to registration or outside the Offer period will not be eligible for the Offer. This Offer is only available for each new booking/Stay during the Offer Period.