IHG Rewards Club yesterday launched the promotion that we wrote about earlier this week (read more here) to get new members to sign up or existing Ambassadors to renew between July 30 – November 15, 2020.
These emails have gone out to select members. However, this offer is open for EVERYONE, offering an additional free night certificate capped at 40,000 points after staying at InterContinental, Kimpton, or Regent hotels once by January 31.
You can access and sign up or renew InterContinental Ambassador here.
Note that the free night certificate can be used at all IHG hotels when the maximum points rate is 40,000 or lower (remember that the point required for award nights now greatly fluctuates with IHG).
Here’s the short introductory text on the email:
And a recap of the Ambassador benefits:
New members (no previous IHG accounts) can earn TWO free night certificates if they fulfill the requirements of two separate free night certificate offers:
1. Ambassador one requires buying the Ambassador membership for $200 or 40,000 points
2. New member IHG Rewards Club promotion for sign-ups in the United States that offers a free night certificate after two stays also capped at 40,000 points.
Here’s more information about the new member offer:
A reader just dropped us an email that he had tried to sign up today, but none of the phone associates were aware of this offer (not surprised – unfortunately). There is no need to do anything else than to buy or renew the membership.
You will automatically earn the free night after one stay at one of the eligible three brands. If it doesn’t post automatically, then you need to contact the customer service to fix the issue.
The Ambassador program is worthwhile for those that stay at InterContinental (now also at Kimpton and Regent) hotels but don’t stay at hotels enough to get a top tier status with Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott or Accor for better benefits without having to pay a yearly fee.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
1 Reward Night Offer: InterContinental® Ambassadors who enrol in the programme or renew their programme membership between 30 July 2020 – 15 November 2020 and then complete one qualifying stay at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, or Regent® Hotels by 31 January 2021 will be awarded a Reward Night redeemable for a Reward Night priced at 40,000 points or less. The free night will be deposited into the member’s account within 72 hours after check-out from a qualifying, paid stay and is valid until 30 April 2021. The night is subject to all terms and conditions as outlined here.
2 Participating Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants and Regent Hotels & Resorts will accept redemption of the InterContinental® Ambassador Complimentary Weekend Night from 30 July 2020 – 31 December 2021, excluding properties in Greater China. The Complimentary Weekend Night is valid on the second night of a paid stay on the “Ambassador Complimentary Weekend Night Rate” and is subject to the standard rules and restrictions as outlined here . Identification and member number must be presented upon check-in. The member must have an un-redeemed and valid Complimentary Weekend Night available within their IHG Rewards Club account. Weekend is defined to include Friday, Saturday and Sunday, except in the Middle East where properties may define the weekend as Thursday, Friday and Saturday. At Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants the Ambassador Complimentary Weekend Night is defined as Any Day. Advance reservations are required and when joining the Ambassador programme in hotel, the weekend night cannot be redeemed for the current stay. Ambassador benefits are not honored at Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, including the room upgrade. Regent® Hotels will recognise InterContinental Ambassador on-property benefits from 30 July 2020 – 31 December 2021, excluding properties in Greater China. All Ambassador benefits are subject to the standard rules and restrictions for the InterContinental® Ambassador programme, as outlined here.