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New InterContinental Promotion: ‘At Least’ 65,000 Bonus Points

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InterContinental Hotel Group’s next points promotion, Share Forever, begins next month and features bonuses for both the member’s own IHG Rewards account and to share with other program members.

Offer Details

Between May 1 and September 5, IHG Rewards members can earn “at least 65,000 bonus points – plus a free night to share.”

This is another personalized promotion, with various different offers available to program members with different profiles and stay histories. As an IHG Rewards member with very little activity, my offer was as follows:

  • 4,000 bonus points after the first night stayed by May 31; 1,000 bonus points for the first night between June 1 and September 5
  • 1,200 additional bonus points for completing two nights
  • 2,800 additional bonus points after four nights
  • 20,000 additional bonus points after nine nights
  • 40,000 additional bonus points after 34 nights

That’s a total of 68,000 bonus points, after 34 paid nights. In addition, I was offered 1,000 bonus points to share with another member after one night, and a free night to share after 15 nights.

As discussed on FlyerTalk, more active program members are receiving more lucrative offers. To determine your personalized offer, log onto the IHG website with your Rewards membership credentials.

Registration is required.

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Deal or No Deal

For me, the outsize payoff comes early (4,000 bonus points after the first night) and late (68,000 bonus points after 34 nights). With the exception of the free night after 15 nights, the in-between bonuses are less than compelling.

But that’s my offer; yours may be quite different.

One definite upside to the promotion is its duration, at more than four months. That at least gives travelers a fighting chance of achieving some of the higher bonus thresholds.

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