IHG Rewards Club launched in early September a bonus offer to drive Ambassador sign-ups and stays at InterContinental hotels (read more here).
Members can earn 10,000 bonus points for a new Ambassador membership and up to 30,000 bonus points for InterContinental stays between September 26 – November 30, 2019. The bonus points have finally started to post.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Here’s what just posted to my account:
I am still missing at least one 3,000 bonus.
Here’s what we wrote earlier:
Existing members earn 3,000 bonus points for each InterContinental stay (max 5) during the offer period (no Ambassador membership requirement).
New Ambassador members earn one-time 10,000 bonus points and an additional 3,000 bonus points per InterContinental stay (max 5).
Here’s how the bonus points add up:
- InterContinental 3,000 bonus points per stay max 5 (up to 15,000 bonus)
- Ambassador sign up 10,000 bonus points
- Additional InterContinental stay bonus for new Ambassador members 3,000 bonus points per stay max 5 (up to 15,000)
Successfully signed up for this promotion
IHG My Offers (access here):
It also tracks on IHG’s My Offers.
When these bonus points didn’t post with the consumed stays as they usually do, I thought that perhaps this offer was somehow targeted at the end. The offer is open to everyone.
Here are the terms and conditions of these offers:
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Promotion Terms and Conditions
Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register their member number in advance to participate in the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Promotion (“Promotion”). The Promotion stay period is between September 26, 2019 and November 30, 2019 (both dates inclusive) (“Promotion Period”) with the registration period beginning on September 11, 2019 (“Registration”). Three Thousand (3,000) bonus points will be awarded on every InterContinental Hotels & Resorts stay during the Promotion Period following Promotion registration.
Maximum bonus points awarded are 15,000 bonus points during this Promotion Period for each registered member (on top of base points earned). A Qualifying Stay is defined as 1 or more consecutive nights at an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property. A stay constitutes a Qualifying Stay when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts worldwide. Three Thousand (3,000) bonus points are not issued for stays booked through an Online Travel Agency or for Non-Qualifying Room Rates and Non-Qualifying Stays. Non-Qualifying Room Rates and Non-Qualifying Stays are subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and 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 web sites, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable points. No retroactive points will be awarded for stays prior to registration. At the end of the promotion the member can choose to have the bonus points converted into miles by calling the service center as per the IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions.
Please allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for points to be credited after checkout. 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. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s points if fraudulent use of the offer is detected. IHG Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Campaign any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. Members must make any promotional inquiries within 60 days of the end of the campaign, after which Members will no longer be able inquire about discrepancies in points received.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Ambassador Enrollment & 6,000 bonus points per stay offer:
Ambassador Enrollment and stay bonus points may require up to 6 weeks to be deposited into your account. Only valid for Ambassador program members enrolled during the Promotion Period. Must sign up and pay for Ambassador membership between September 11, 2019 and November 30, 2019 to qualify for the 10,000 bonus points. These points are not Elite qualifying and will not count towards status in IHG® Rewards Club.
As a newly enrolled InterContinental Ambassador member you are eligible to receive the additional 3,000 bonus points per stay. (3,000 bonus points per stay upon Promotion Offer registration + an additional 3,000 bonus points per stay after joining the Ambassador program = 6,000 bonus points per stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts for newly enrolled Ambassador members.)
Maximum bonus points awarded for stays under the Ambassador Enrollment bonus is 15,000 (on top of 15,000 stay bonus points for Promotion offer) for the entire Offer period.
InterContinental Hotels Stay Bonus max earning = 15,000 bonus points
Ambassador Enrollment Bonus max earning = 10,000 bonus points
New Ambassador Stay Bonus max earning = 15,000 bonus points
*Complimentary Weekend Night: The complimentary weekend night may only be redeemed via intercontinental.com/ambweekend. It is valid on the second night of a paid weekend stay on the Ambassador Complimentary Weekend Night Rate. Weekends may vary by region. Must present ID & member number at check-in. Reservations must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the day of check-in in order to avoid a cancellation fee. Complimentary Weekend Night is valid at all InterContinental Hotels & Resorts globally, excluding InterContinental Alliance Resorts. Advance reservations are required and when joining the Ambassador program in hotel; the Weekend Night cannot be redeemed for the current stay.