IHG Rewards Club British Airways 200 Bonus Avios Per Night Through March 31, 2021

British Airways is promoting an IHG Hotels offer to its Executive Club members that makes absolutely no sense at all under any circumstance.

You can get 200 bonus Avios for each night consumed at IHG hotels through March 31, 2021. They don’t disclose, however, that this required you to book a specific rate plan.

You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Note that you also must change your IHG Rewards Club earning preference from points to miles and designate British Airways as your preferred partner. All future stays are then converted from points to miles.

Here’s the rate display for Kimpton London:

To get 200 “free” Avios per night, you must pay an extra 85 GBP per night!


There are genuine airline bonus miles offers from IHG for a double, triple, or fixed number of miles available on all eligible rate plans.

This BA one is not one of them. You have to book the Best Flexible Rate plan when there are 35% to 50% discounted rates available, making these Avios extremely expensive.

If you have too much cash, take a stack of notes and light them on fire. Almost the same effect as paying these Best Flexible Rates and getting 200 Avios per night as a bonus (worth perhaps $2).

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  1. This campaign is eligible for common members of IHG® Rewards Club and British Airways(the “Eligible Member”).

  2. British Airways Executive Club members need to register as an IHG® Rewards Club member, and select British Airways as their earning preference located in their IHG® Rewards Club My Account prior to check-in.

  3. Eligible bookings must be made through official British Airways channel via the following link http://www.ihg.com/BAbonus at participating IHG® Hotels and Resorts.

  4. Eligible bookings are made from November 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021 with a check-in date on or after November 30, 2020 and check-out on or before March 31, 2021.

  5. Rooms are available at participating InterContinental Hotels Group hotels in select destinations around the world. Rates are limited and subject to availability. Promotion available at participating hotels only.

  6. Rate details may vary by region and by hotel. Any unused components of the rate are non-refundable. No retroactive base miles or bonus miles will be awarded for nights stayed prior to IHG® Rewards Club enrollment or promotion enrollment. Blackout dates may apply. Rates are per room, per night, and extra person charges and rollaway bed charges may apply. Other restrictions may apply. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, or incidental charges, including food and beverages.

  7. In case that two or more than two Eligible Members check-in the same one room at the same time, base Avios and bonus Avios will only be credited to the same account of one of such members who made the booking.

  8. Eligible base and bonus Avios will be deposited to the Eligible Member’s British Airways Executive Club account in 4-6 weeks.

  9. Eligible Members can earn 200 bonus Avios per Qualifying Night at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations® and Holiday Inn Resort®, EVEN®, voco™, avid™, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels in addition the standard Base Miles offer.

  10. Maximum bonus award is 15,000 bonus Avios during this campaign.

  11. If any Eligible Member is found conducting fraud or misusing regarding this promotion, IHG® Rewards Club has the full right and discretion to withdraw the rewards to such Eligible Member or even close the IHG® Rewards Club account of such Eligible Member.

  12. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to, at any time, and with or without the prior notification, cancel, terminate or amend the promotion terms or exclusive task for such Eligible Member.

  13. This offer qualifies for IHG Rewards Club rewards but cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion and has no cash value.

  14. Subject to standard IHG® Rewards Club program terms and conditions.