IHG has launched a bonus miles offer for American Airlines frequent flier member stays through September 30, 2022.
AAdvantage members can earn 1,000 bonus miles for booking a specific, not very well disclosed rate plan. They also must change the earning from points to partner miles and have American Airlines chosen as the preferred one.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
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The terms and conditions don’t indicate that you need to book a specific rate to earn the bonus miles. There is, however, a note on the promo page box that makes this “promotion” a no go for most:
You need to book an inflated rate plan that qualifies for 1,000 bonus miles with IHG’s all airline partners and not just with AA.
IHG has had similar offers with other airlines with an embedded rate code that essentially yielded Best Flexible-type rates eligible for the bonus miles.
These rarely make any sense and are likely the most expensive miles you buy. So yes. You buy them by paying an inflated rate.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The American Airlines AAdvantage® 1,000 Bonus Miles (June 2022) promotion (“Promotion”) is available to individuals who are members of both the IHG One Rewards program and the American Airlines AAdvantage® program (“Eligible Member”). Under the Promotion, 1,000 American AAdvantage® bonus miles are awarded to Eligible Members for each Qualifying Stay at participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts during the Promotion Period where the stay was reserved through an eligible booking and consists of at least two (2) consecutive nights. An Eligible Member may earn up to a maximum of 15,000 bonus miles in connection with this Promotion. The time needed for awarding miles can vary with each miles promotion, so please allow up to 6 weeks for the bonus miles to be posted to the designated account.
Eligible bookings are those made at participating IHG® Hotels and Resorts through the official American Airlines | AAdvantage® booking page, which may be accessed using the following link: https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/deals/partner-offers/aabonus2022. Only bookings made between June 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022 for Qualifying Stays of at least two (2) consecutive nights, with a check-in date on or after June 1, 2022 and check-out on or before September 30, 2022 (“Promotion Period”), qualify as an eligible booking under the Promotion. American Airlines AAdvantage® members need to be registered as an IHG One Rewards member, and select American Airlines | AAdvantage® as their earning preference located in their IHG One Rewards My Account, prior to check-in.
Qualifying Stays are stays booked under a qualifying rate. Note that multiple checkouts for consecutive nights at the same hotel will count as one (1) Qualifying Stay; non-consecutive qualifying nights at the same hotel may count as separate Qualifying Stays. In the event that two or more Eligible Members check-in to the same room, base miles and any bonus miles under this Promotion will only be credited to the account of the Eligible Member who made the booking. If an Eligible Member books more than one room at a hotel for the same or overlapping nights, they will receive bonus miles for this Promotion on only one of the bookings that qualify. No bonus miles will be awarded under this Promotion based on nights stayed prior to or after the Promotion Period.
Room types and rates may vary by region and by hotel and are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Any unused components of a rate are non-refundable. Rates are per room, per night, and extra person charges and rollaway bed charges may apply. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, or incidental charges, including food and beverages. The use of certain rates may be subject to applicable agreements(s). Any misuse of such rates is considered a fraud activity under the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply.
This Promotion is subject to the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. IHG One Rewards reserves the right and discretion to withdraw any bonus miles awarded to an Eligible Member in connection with this Promotion, and to close the IHG One Rewards account of such Eligible Member, if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. Any fraudulent activity relating to an IHG One Rewards member’s account or this Promotion is subject to the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions, including any of the identified actions that may be taken in response to such activity.
Participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts are those operating under the following brands at the time of the qualifying stay: 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®, Holiday Inn Resort®, EVEN® Hotels, voco™ Hotels, Vignette™ Collection, Atwell Suites™, avid® Hotels, Staybridge Suites®, and Candlewood Suites®.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG One Rewards reserves the right to, at any time, and with or without prior notification, cancel, terminate, or amend the Promotion terms. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG One Rewards also reserves the right of final interpretation of this Promotion. Eligible Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the Promotion Period. This offer qualifies for IHG One Rewards rewards but cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion and has no cash value.