IHG Rewards started to roll out a new offer for the select accounts back in December 2020 (read more here) called Milestone Bonus (which sounds a lot like what Hilton has had for years).
Eligible members earn 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights consumed and 30,000 bonus points when reaching 40 nights in 2021.
Nothing Exciting In On My Offers:
Then I clicked the “messages” tab that is not prominently displayed, and what did I find!
My account was targeted for Milestone Bonuses in 2021, and IHG has not communicated about this.
IHG Rewards Milestone Bonus
You get 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights (only paid count per the T&Cs) and 30,000 bonus points when reaching 40 nights.
There is no cap on the number of points you earn from this offer (only limited by the number of nights in 2021).
Why IHG Rewards has not sent out any communication that my account is eligible for this promotion, and it doesn’t show up under the Offers-tab either?
You need to click through to “Messages,” which usually doesn’t contain anything of value.
Had I known about my eligibility earlier, it may have affected the choice of hotels where I have spent most of the 1st quarter (Hyatt and Hilton).
At least, I have the rest of 2021 to take advantage of this offer. It is combinable with all other IHG Rewards offers, such as the current global one.
Here are the terms and conditions of Milestone Bonuses:
*Must be an IHG® Rewards member and invited to participate in the Milestone Bonus offer (“Offer”). 10,000 bonus points will be deposited into your account every 10 qualifying night(s) stayed between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021 (“Offer Period”), at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, EVEN®, avid™, voco™, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Principal® Hotels, or HUALUXE™ hotels worldwide. An additional 20,000 bonus points, on top of the 10,000 bonus points, will be deposited once you stay 40 qualifying nights within the Offer Period.
Members who are invited to participate in this Offer may also participate in other IHG point offers.
IHG® Army Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith properties, and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are excluded from this Offer.
A Qualifying night is defined as a minimum 1-night stay booked under a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding $30 per night. Qualified nights do not include any promotional qualifying night bonuses or rollover qualifying nights. If a member’s stay starts before January 1, 2021 or extends beyond December 31, 2021, member will only receive the points for nights stayed during the Offer Period. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be eligible. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible for the Offer. If a member books more than one room on the same night, they will only receive Offer points on one room and points will be based off the room with the higher average room night rate over the Offer Period. No retroactive credit will be awarded for Stays prior to enrollment. This Offer is subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained here. Please allow up to 4 to 6 weeks for bonus points to be posted onto your account. Any misuse of such rates is considered a fraud activity subject to IHG Rewards Club Membership terms and conditions. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points award or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. This exclusive Offer is valid and applies to the original recipient only. Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the campaign period.
The bonus points awarded through this Offer are not Elite status qualifying. A maximum of 380,000 bonus points can be achieved from this Offer in 2021. IHG reserves the right to recoup any points incorrectly awarded.
**Points do not expire for all current Elite members. Once an account moves from Elite to Club, the point expiration policy of current Club members applies: Points expire, but only after 12 months of the account having no earn or redeem activity.
***Subject to availability. May not be available in all regions.