IHG Rewards has launched a very interesting Cyber Monday deal. Members can earn 5x the usual points when:
- You BOOK your IHG stays before 23:59 EST on November 30, 2021
- You STAY before December 31, 2021
If you are already registered for IHG’s 3x promotion, you do not have register again.
If you never bothered to register for the 3x promotion (or simply want to re-confirm your registration), you must register before booking. Here is the link you will require. The offer code is 92609.
A 5x bonus works out to 50 points per US dollar spent. At InsideFlyer’s valuation of 0.5 cents per point, that becomes a “rebate” of 25%.
A few things are worth keeping in mind:
- There is a cap of 70,000 bonus points, including any bonus points you might have already earned from the 3x promo
- You earn the 5x bonus starting with your first stay, unlike the 3x promotion
- Your room rate must be $30 or higher
- Points (or Points + Cash) stays do NOT qualify
I will do some math for you, if you have not previously had any 3x bonus point stays with IHG, the 70,000 point cap is equivalent to $1,750 spend pre-tax. That should give you enough headroom for several hotel nights, but not a very long or expensive stay.
Don’t Forget to Stack with Cashback
When making any paid bookings for this promotion, don’t forget about cashback. My personal favourite is Topcashback, which is paying 6% cashback at the moment.
If you are not yet a member of Topcashback, you can earn an additional $15. Simply sign up using this referral link – http://www.topcashback.com/join-us/inside-flyer/ref/craigsowerby – and earn $10 of cashback.
You will easily pick up $10 of cashback by booking one or two IHG nights for this promotion, adding a minimum of $25 to your “rebate”. Pretty good deal…