IHG Rewards Club promotes a bonus miles offer for American Airlines frequent flyer program member stays through March 15, 2021.
AAdvantage members can earn 1,000 bonus miles on stays of two nights or longer booked using this rate plane.
\You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that you must elect to earn partner miles/points instead of IHG Rewards Club ones and select American Airlines AAdvantage as you preferred one.
The relevant part of the rate rules:
1,000 Bonus Miles per Stay
- FREE Cancellation until 6:00 PM local hotel time on Wed 13 Jan 2021
- No Deposit Required
Exclusive to IHG® Rewards Club members. Earn 1,000 bonus miles* per stay when you book this rate. Membership in IHG Rewards Club is free! Book now to take advantage of this special offer!
AIR MILES members will earn 100 bonus miles.
Air New Zealand’s Airpoints™ members will earn 60 Airpoints Dollars™.
It appears that despite IHG promoting this as a special offer to American Airlines AAdvantage members, it is a generic bonus miles offer that is valid with all partners.
Rate search for Kimpton Los Angeles Downtown:
The problem is that you need to pay the BEST FLEXIBLE RATE for each night of your stay (two nights minimum), and yet you only earn 1,000 bonus miles. Here you would pay $30 extra per night ($60 for two nights) before taxes/fees for merely 1,000 bonus miles.
This offer makes absolutely no sense at all (it does for IHG but not for consumers), as there are always other rate plans available than the best flexible.
You will do a lot better by booking the cheapest rate available and buying the miles from the airline using the money you saved in case you need some.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
IHG® Rewards Club | American Airlines
Terms and conditions:
This campaign is eligible for common members of IHG® Rewards Club and American Airline AAdvantage（the “Eligible Member”).
American Airline AAdvantage members need to register as an IHG® Rewards Club member, and select Miles as their earning preference located in their IHG® Rewards Club My Account prior to check-in.
Eligible bookings must be made through official American Airline channel via the following link https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/deals/member-offers/winter-travel at participating IHG® Hotels and Resorts.
Eligible bookings are made between December 15, 2020 and March 31, 2021 with a check-in date on or after December 15, 2020 and check-out on or before March 31, 2021.
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.
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.
A stay is one or more consecutive nights at the same hotel regardless of frequency of check-in/checkout.
In case that two or more than two Eligible Members check-in the same one room at the same time, Base Miles and Bonus Miles will only be credited to the same account of one of such members who made the booking.
Eligible base and Bonus Miles will be deposited to the Eligible Member’s American Airline AAdvantage account in 4-6 weeks.
Eligible Members can earn 1,000 Bonus Miles per stay (2 night minimum stay required) 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 to the standard Base Miles offer. Maximum bonus award is 15,000 Bonus Miles during this campaign.
If any Eligible Member is found conducting fraud or misusing 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.
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.
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.
Subject to standard IHG® Rewards Club program terms and conditions.