It was way back on 12 March that IHG Rewards was the first major loyalty program (from the hotel or airline industry) to take measures to make it easier for its members to earn/retain status this year but that appears to have been the end of the program's interest in looking after its members and guests.
It's been a while since we've seen any great cashback deals for hotel bookings but TopCashback is doing its best to get ouR attention by offering 8% cashback on most IHG properties worldwide. Also, unlike some hotel cashback deals that are doing the rounds, this offer doesn't reduce the cashback on offer if you hold elite status.
IHG has launched another "City Lights Sale" covering properties in most regions of the world, and guests are being offered discounts of "at least 15%" for stays made by 30 April 2020.
IHG is currently running a promotion it's calling "Stretch the holiday further" in which it's offering a free fourth night at select properties in Europe, the Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Australasia/Oceania, and Africa.
Rakuten (formerly eBates) is back with another great offer with up to 15% cash back (or 15 Membership Rewards points per dollar) available for spending at over 600 stores and, unlike the last offer we saw where the cash back/number of points on offer was this high, IHG properties are included this time around.
This is one of those deals that appears for 24 hours (or a few days), disappears, and then reappears again a few days or weeks later. To ensure that I can get the information out in a timely manner I'm going to write a standard blog post (this one) to cover all the information you'll need and then republish it every time the promotion reappears - if you think you've seen some of the information below before you're not imagining things.
IHG Rewards has just announced a partnership with "Mr & Mrs Smith" which will see IHG Rewards members able to earn and burn their points at over 500 new properties across the world.
There are two InterContinental properties in Sydney but with the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay being the less central of the two properties, it was a straightforward decision to choose the InterContinental Sydney as our second hotel on this visit to the city (the first was the Sydney Harbour Marriott).
IHG has launched a very interesting (and possibly money-saving) offer for Rewards Club members looking to make a booking at a number of its properties in Southeast Asia, Korea, and the Maldives.
If you happen to be visiting a city in the Middle East, Africa, India, Greater China or parts of the Asia-Pacific region IHG has an offer that may be a nice money saver - you can save up to 30% on dining at IHG properties even if you're not a guest of the property in question.