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IHG runs 4X bonus points promotion for stays

Earn up to 301,000 bonus IHG points on stays between 15 February and 15 May 2020

IHG has launched another bonus points promotion, offering up to 4 times the base points you normally earn.

The mechanism

Upon registration, you will start earning bonus points on your stays during the promotion period between 15 Feb and 15 May 2020. The first stay will see you net an additional 1,000 points, while subsequent stays will depend on the number of nights you clocked, as well as the base rates.

The table of points earned is as below:

NightsBase points earnedBonus points earned
1st night10 points per USD on base rate1000 points
2nd to 5th night10 points per USD on base rate100% bonus*
6th to 14th night10 points per USD on base rate200% bonus*
15th night onwards10 points per USD on base rate300% bonus*

*You can only earn up to 100,000 bonus points under each category, for a total of 301,000 bonus points for the entire promotion period.

While the headline number is 4X bonus points, note that it is probably more accurate to say that it is the usual number of points, plus up to three times (or 300%) of that base number of points, to make the ‘4X’.

How much are IHG reward points worth?

This is the existential question of all miles & points collector, and as the saying goes, YMMV (your mileage may vary).

I value IHG Reward Club points at about 0.7 Singapore cents (US$0.05) per point, so as a base member you get essentially a $7 bonus on your first stay, and then a 5% rebate on your 2nd to 5th night, 10% for 6th to 14th night and 15% thereafter. This is a rather good value, given that other hotel chains almost don’t offer as much a point.

For the purpose of illustrations, these are the number of points you will need for an award booking in some of the Singapore IHG properties:

  • Six Senses Duxton, Superior Shophouse – 55,000 points
  • InterContinental Singapore, Deluxe Room – 50,000 points
  • Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Deluxe Room – 40,000 points
  • Hotel Indigo Katong, Deluxe Room – 35,000 points
Hotel Indigo Katong, Deluxe Room

The fine print

Note that you will need to register for the promotion here first before you can earn the bonus points. Needless to say, this promotion cannot be applied retrospectively. All stays must be booked by 15th April and consumed by 15th May.

If the booking is more than one night, the average nightly rate will be used in calculating the bonus points. This is a crucial point if your stay cuts across the tresholds (e.g. from 2x bonus to 3x bonus).

The full terms and conditions of the offer can be found here.

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