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This series will serve as a complete guide to getting the most from IHG’s Rewards Club loyalty program. Each part will cover an in-depth topic on how to maximize its benefits and help you get more free hotel stays and rewards. In this post I will briefly go over some of the biggest perks of the program. In the past few weeks I’ve already written about the IHG credit card and Best Price Guarantee, so you can find links to those articles already in this post. The rest of the series will be soon to come.

  1. Intro: Series Index
  2. IHG Rewards Club Select MasterCard – 80k Points Bonus
  3. Best Price Guarantee
  4. Points & Cash Trick: Buy IHG Points for 0.7 Cents Each
  5. IHG Promo Codes
  6. Point Breaks
  7. Elite Status
  8. Best Use of Points
  9. Other Promotions & Ways to Earn Lots of IHG Points

IHG Promo Codes

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program of InterContinental Hotels. They have a handful of hotel brands that include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, InterContinental, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites. It’s also known to have some of the best promotions, one being the simple-to-use 4 digit bonus codes which are an easy way to earn a couple thousand extra points. Most of the codes pop up on this Flyertalk thread and the blog Travel.Bart.La has been covering which 2014 codes have worked and proven that they are a great way to earn lots of extra IHG points.

There are often new promo codes that get posted to the Flyertalk thread, and the best part is that people report back whether or not they work.

Each of the promo codes are a 4-digit promotion code that you can enter when you book a reservation. Some of the codes require you to be a US resident, so if you live abroad you can do this by keeping your street address, but changing your state to California and using 90042 (or any variation).

All the promo codes are linked through the code number in the table or you can manually enter them through this page: https://www.ihg.com/rewardsclub/us/en/offers/promoreg/

4 DIGIT CODEPROMO NAMEBONUS POINTSCONFIRMED WORKING
10361000 POINTS PER STAY UNTIL MAY 31, 20141000 POINTS
1878AMBASSADOR ACCELERATOR BONUSX
2408THE BIG WINX
2656WELCOME BACK BONUS1500 POINTSX
26701000 POINT GOLD BONUS1000 POINTSX
2785ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS3000 POINTSX
3006ELITE MEMBER WINBACK BONUSX
3007ELITE MEMBER WINBACK BONUS
3050ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUSX
3157NEW STAY BONUSX
3825ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS3000 POINTSX
4040NEW STAY BONUS1500 POINTS
4047ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS5000 POINTS
43261000 POINT GOLD BONUSX
4644ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFER1000 POINTS PER STAYX
4648NEW MEMBER BONUS1500 POINTSX
47091,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS1000 POINTS PER STAYX
47775000 POINT PLATINUM BONUS5000 POINTSX
4996WELCOME BACK BONUSX
50001,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS1000 POINTSX
51374000 POINT BOOK WITH USX
63195000 POINT PLATINUM BONUS5000 POINTSX
6788WEEKEND STAY BONUSX
7637WEEKEND STAY BONUSX
7641NEXT STAY BONUS1500 POINTSX
7999ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFERX
8000ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFER1000 POINTS
8994WELCOME BACK BONUS3000 POINTS
9942NEW MEMBER BONUSX
9944NEW MEMBER BONUS2000 POINTS PER STAY
99902,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS2000 POINTS
[expired]5,000 POINTS BACK FOR POINTS & CASH NIGHT5000 POINTS

Important point to mention: Because these codes are often sent out in targeted emails and are a gray area for IHG, any members who aggressively use the codes should not call IHG if the points don’t post for what they thought was a valid promo code. None of these codes are 100% certain to work. Look at it this way, if the points post, then it’s a bonus, if not, better luck next time. There have been reports of IHG flagging and monitoring people’s accounts who have drawn attention or aggressively abused the codes.

The Bottom Line

These codes are stackable and an easy way to earn extra points during IHG stays, so you can enter as many codes as you want. If one doesn’t work, just move onto the next one. You can easily earn 20,000+ points on your first stay using these codes, but don’t expect to earn as much on following stays after that. It seems some of these codes are one time use per account. Best of luck and happy stays!

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