IHG has been revamping and refreshing its guest loyalty program this spring by renaming it from IHG Rewards to IHG One Rewards with enhanced guest benefits (read more here).
The new program provides better benefits for those who stay at their hotels and spend money by having both Milestone Rewards (number of nights based) and better elite tiers (base points).
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
READ MORE: IHG One Rewards Rate & Bonus Points Offers
IHG has allowed for years members to purchase bonus points with their stays that are also elite qualifying (a unique feature for IHG).
Buying only points using Bonus Points Packages makes practically no sense, as you can often buy them cheaper through frequent sales, but they often work for members with expense accounts (someone else picks up the bill).
However, these Bonus Points Packages do make sense for some IHG One Rewards members who would like to qualify for a higher tier faster or who need an extra push to get to Platinum or Diamond.
There can be offers for 1,000 to 5,000 bonus points PER NIGHT or a set number of points that you earn from the stay regardless of its length.
Bonus points packages that don’t show up on the usual rate search, but are offered by the individual properties, are NOT elite qualifying.
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The Bonus Points Packages are only available at the most expensive rate (I guess that IHG understands that members who buy these are NOT price sensitive) and go for up to 5,000 bonus points per night.
Considering the daily rate, you would earn more than 32,000 elite qualifying points on just one stay.
Exclusive to IHG® One Rewards members. Membership in IHG One Rewards is free! Points can be redeemed at any time for a variety of rewards, including hotel reward nights starting at 10,000 points. Additionally, these bonus points count towards earning and maintaining Elite status. Book now to take advantage of this special offer!
IHG One Rewards Elite Tiers & Requirements:
- Silver = 10 Nights
- Gold = 20 nights or 40,000 base points
- Platinum = 40 nights or 60,000 base points
- Diamond = 70 nights or 120,000 base points
IHG One Rewards Launch:
I am sure that more members are now interested in these Bonus Points Packages that are elite qualifying after the program refresh and better elite benefits. You can reach Diamond status in just one expensive stay with a bonus points package attached.
Remember that you also need at least 40 nights within a calendar year to be able to choose the Club Access as one of the Milestone Rewards
IHG knows very well what they are doing here. If you are eager to get IHG One Rewards status, you can essentially buy it!
Terms & Conditions of this offer:
Must be an IHG® One Rewards member or enroll prior to stay. 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.
Bonus points will be awarded upon the terms of the Bonus Points Package and completion of stay. Only one member per room will be awarded the applicable bonus points. Package components may vary by region and by hotel. Any unused components of the package are nonrefundable. No retroactive points or bonus points will be awarded for nights stayed prior to 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. Subject to standard IHG® One Rewards program terms and conditions.