IHG Rewards is free to join, but spending money at their properties is required to reach the highest status levels. To join IHG Rewards, create an account on the IHG Rewards website. You will need to provide your name, email and home address to sign up.
Joining IHG Rewards with a free basic membership will get you benefits like exclusive rates, dedicated customer service by phone, free internet and no blackout dates for reward nights.
You can reach the lowest elite membership status level – Gold Elite – by staying just 2 nights at any IHG properties within 90 days of registration. This will give you access to perks like custom stay preferences, 10% more points, extended check-out and priority check-in. Each elite status tier offers additional savings and benefits.
If you have any questions about joining or IHG Rewards membership in general, contact IHG Rewards customer service.
You can check if you are an IHG Rewards member by calling IHG Rewards customer care at (877) 424-2449. You’ll have to provide your name, address and the email associated with your IHG Rewards account.
You could also try entering your email in the "Reset password" form on the IHG Rewards website. If you receive an email with password reset instructions from IHG Rewards, it means you are an IHG Rewards member. In that case, you can simply follow the directions from the email to successfully reset your password.… read full answer
The best IHG credit card bonus is 140,000 points for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, offered by the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card. This is one of the biggest bonuses available from any hotel credit card right now, and it’s worth $1,092 when used for IHG hotel reservations. Plus, the IHG Premier also offers 3 - 10 points per $1 spent on purchases.
The IHG Premier bonus should post to your account within 6-8 weeks after you meet the spending requirement. Just keep in mind that this offer is only available for new cardholders. You’re not eligible for this bonus if you are a current cardholder of any of the IHG credit cards or have received a similar bonus within the past 24 months.… read full answer
Initial Bonus: 80,000 points for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
Ongoing Rewards: 5 points per $1 spent at IHG hotels, 3 points per $1 at gas stations and restaurants, utilities internet, cable, phone services, select streaming services, as well as 2 points per $1 on all other purchases
Other Perks: 4th night free when booking with points.
Initial Bonus: 140,000 points for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months
Ongoing Rewards: 10 points per $1 spent at IHG hotels, 5 points per $1 at gas stations, restaurants, on travel, select advertising and office supply stores, as well as 3 points per $1 on all other purchases
Other Perks: Free nights, complimentary Platinum Elite status, and a credit of up to $100 every four years to cover the application fee for Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS.
Annual fee: $99
Finally, it’s useful to note that you don’t have to spend all your bonus rewards at IHG-branded properties. You can also spend them at one of the many other chains IHG owns, like Holiday Inn or Crowne Plaza. Plus, you can redeem your points for digital products, online shopping, and charitable donations, among other things.
To book a room for someone else using IHG Rewards points, simply book the reservation from your IHG Rewards account using the other person's name and travel dates. IHG allows you to make a reservation for someone else, whether you're paying with points or a normal purchase.
If you don't want to make the reservation yourself, you can also just transfer the points to any other IHG Rewards account. There's no point transfer limit but there is a charge, $5 per 1,000 points.… read full answer
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