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.
- Intro: Series Index
- IHG Rewards Club Select MasterCard - 80k Points Bonus
- Best Price Guarantee
- Points & Cash Trick: Buy IHG Points for 0.7 Cents Each
- IHG Promo Codes
- Point Breaks
- Elite Status
- Best Use of Points
- 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 CODE||PROMO NAME||BONUS POINTS||CONFIRMED WORKING|
|1036||1000 POINTS PER STAY UNTIL MAY 31, 2014||1000 POINTS|
|1878||AMBASSADOR ACCELERATOR BONUS||X|
|2408||THE BIG WIN||X|
|2656||WELCOME BACK BONUS||1500 POINTS||X|
|2670||1000 POINT GOLD BONUS||1000 POINTS||X|
|2785||ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS||3000 POINTS||X|
|3006||ELITE MEMBER WINBACK BONUS||X|
|3007||ELITE MEMBER WINBACK BONUS|
|3050||ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS||X|
|3157||NEW STAY BONUS||X|
|3825||ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS||3000 POINTS||X|
|4040||NEW STAY BONUS||1500 POINTS|
|4047||ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS||5000 POINTS|
|4326||1000 POINT GOLD BONUS||X|
|4644||ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFER||1000 POINTS PER STAY||X|
|4648||NEW MEMBER BONUS||1500 POINTS||X|
|4709||1,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS||1000 POINTS PER STAY||X|
|4777||5000 POINT PLATINUM BONUS||5000 POINTS||X|
|4996||WELCOME BACK BONUS||X|
|5000||1,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS||1000 POINTS||X|
|5137||4000 POINT BOOK WITH US||X|
|6319||5000 POINT PLATINUM BONUS||5000 POINTS||X|
|6788||WEEKEND STAY BONUS||X|
|7637||WEEKEND STAY BONUS||X|
|7641||NEXT STAY BONUS||1500 POINTS||X|
|7999||ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFER||X|
|8000||ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFER||1000 POINTS|
|8994||WELCOME BACK BONUS||3000 POINTS|
|9942||NEW MEMBER BONUS||X|
|9944||NEW MEMBER BONUS||2000 POINTS PER STAY|
|9990||2,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS||2000 POINTS|
|[expired]||5,000 POINTS BACK FOR POINTS & CASH NIGHT||5000 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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