To redeem IHG® One Rewards points, log in to your online IHG® One Rewards account, call 888-211-9874, or use the IHG mobile app. Points are worth an average of 0.78 cents each when redeemed for IHG hotel stays, which is the best redemption option.
How to Redeem IHG® One Rewards Rewards Online
Log in to your IHG® One Rewards account.
Click on “IHG Rewards”.
Browse the list of redemption options. For example, you can redeem for reward nights, shopping and more.
Choose the redemption option you want.
Click “Submit” to finalize your points redemption.
IHG® One Rewards points Redemption Options
Use your points to stay at any of IHG hotels worldwide—with no blackout dates.
Shopping and more
Shop the online catalog of brand name products, jewelry, electronics, or gift cards from your favorite retailer and restaurants.
IHG Rewards Access
Get member-only access to amazing concerts, unforgettable sporting events, or even dream vacations.
Get magazine subscriptions and see what’s new in food, health, travel, fashion, business and more.
Turn your points into instant entertainment - redeem and download eBooks, games, music, movies, and more.
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
IHG points are worth 0.78 cents each, on average. That means 10,000 IHG points have a value of about $78. Plus, IHG points are worth about the same as the average hotel points, which are worth roughly 0.95 cents each.
It's also important to remember that the value of IHG points depends on how they are redeemed. They have the most value when used for IHG Rewards Club hotel reservations.… read full answer
How to Earn More IHG Points
One of the best ways to increase the number of IHG points that you earn is to apply for a IHG credit card. That can also help you reach a higher status tier in the IHG Rewards Club, further boosting your earning potential.
The easiest way to calculate the value of IHG points is to determine the dollar value of what you're redeeming for, minus any taxes and fees that you'll still have to pay, and then divide that amount by the number of points you're required to redeem. For your convenience, here's the formula:
Dollar Value of Redemption Item / Number of IHG Points Needed = IHG Point Value
IHG points expire after 12 months with no account activity as well as when you close your account with unused rewards. To prevent IHG points from expiring, redeem your points on a regular basis and make sure to cash in any unredeemed rewards before closing your account.
Even though IHG points expire only in these select situations, it’s still a good idea to avoid building up a big IHG rewards balance because that would make you more vulnerable to rewards devaluation.
If you’re trying to choose a hotel rewards program and are concerned about rewards expiration policies, you can see how the IHG points expiration policy compares to other popular companies’ policies in the table below.
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