IHG Rewards Club launched in July a promotion to get new members to sign up or existing ones to renew the Ambassador-membership that has now been extended until Decembver 31, 2020 (was supposed to expire on November 15)
Invitation emails have gone out to select members. However, this offer is open for EVERYONE, giving you an additional free night certificate capped at 40,000 points after staying at InterContinental, Kimpton, or Regent hotels once by January 31, 2021.
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:
Note that the signup date has changed.
Recap of the Ambassador benefits:
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 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.
I am glad that IHG has extended this offer until the end of 2020 so that more members can take advantage of it.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
InterContinental® Ambassadors who enrol in the programme or renew their programme membership between 30 July 2020 – 31 December 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.
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).