IHG Rewards Club launched back in July an exciting offer (read more here and here) to get new members to sign up or renew their InterContinental Ambassador membership between July 30 – November 15, 2020.
A reader dropped us a note to find out if this offer has been quietly removed as there is no information about it on the InterContinental Ambassador sign up page?
You can access and sign up or renew InterContinental Ambassador here.
The offer has not been recalled. Weirdly, there is no word about it on the InterContinental Ambassador sign up page, but you can access the program T&Cs here where it is listed.
Here’ what we wrote about this offer earlier:
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.
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:
It is weird that IHG doesn’t push this offer on its website, but has buried the information of it on the program T&Cs that hardly anybody ever reads (besides us).
IHG can always retire the offer by changing the T&Cs, but they did send out mass email blasts with the November signup deadline that could make it complicated.
The InterContinental Ambassador program is worthy of sign up if you spend a few nights with them yearly due to guaranteed upgrade and late checkout benefits.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
42. 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 Reward Night will be deposited into the Free Nights section of the member’s account within 72 hours after check-out from the qualifying, paid stay and will be valid until 30 April 2021. This Reward Night is in addition to the complimentary weekend night that is already included as an InterContinental Ambassador member benefit. Ambassador benefits are not honored at Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants globally or at Regent® Hotels & Resorts in Greater China.
The Reward Night must be consumed by 30 April 2021 and cannot be extended or transferred. The number of points required for a Reward Night at IHG hotels varies by date, brand and individual hotel and is subject to availability. Taxes and fees apply and the member may be required to pay such taxes and fees even for a Reward Night. IHG® Army Hotels, Mrs and Mrs Smith properties, and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are excluded from this Offer.
This Offer is not valid for InterContinental® Ambassador membership enrolments or renewals obtained on a complimentary basis or using the IHG Employee discount. Ambassador members must be within their standard renewal window in order to take advantage of this Offer. A Qualifying Stay is defined as a paid, minimum 1-night stay booked under a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding US $30 per night. Reward Nights do not count as Qualifying Stays. 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. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be eligible to earn the member a Reward Night under this Offer. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member may use it as his or her Qualifying Stay for this Offer. No credit will be awarded for Stays completed prior to the member’s enrollment or renewal.
This Offer is subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained here, as well as the InterContinental Ambassador Membership Terms and Conditions. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s free night award or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of this Offer is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Offer at any time with or without notice, and IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. Members must make any inquiries relating to this Offer by 60 days from the last date on which the Reward Night can be consumed (30 April 2021).