Getting a free stay out of an IHG stay!

With my personal travel patterns, I don’t have much in way of loyalty to a particular hotel chain these days. Yet, I try and concentrate my stays between the IHG hotels, Starwood and Hilton HHonors due to applicable status benefits there, and also because I have reasonably large balances in these programs.

Just this past weekend, I was in Vienna for about 36 hours, and I found a reasonably priced Holiday Inn property which was walking distance from the city centre. I decided to throw in the towel to participate in the IHG Big Win promotion, and this sounded like a good deal to participate and get some inroad into cracking my personal promotion.

However, there was also more possible. IHG is very well known to send out promotions to various members, which can be registered here. These promocodes invariably find their way to FlyerTalk, and I picked all that I could register for from this thread. Some of them work out, some of them don’t. I followed the list in this post, and some of them worked out for me:

1012 ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS (Worked)
1023 WELCOME BACK BONUS (Worked)
1027 NEW MEMBER BONUS (Worked)
1037 ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS (Worked)
1038 HP Gold Upgrade
1041 2,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS (Worked)
1332 The Big Win (Will post)
1881 AMBASSADOR ACCELERATOR BONUS (Did not work)
2169 HCV Fall Rental Giveback
2369 Aeroplan Fall Fun
2619 Book Direct 2013 (Did not work)
2656 WELCOME BACK BONUS (Worked)
2670 1000 POINT GOLD BONUS (Did not work)
2785 ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS (Worked)
2954 BUSINESS TRANSIENT OFFER
3241 HI Resort – Shop, Dine, Entertain
3825 ELITE MEMBER NEXT STAY BONUS (Worked)
4041 NEXT STAY BONUS (Worked)
4648 NEW MEMBER BONUS
4644 ANNIVERSARY BONUS OFFER 
4709 1,000 BONUS POINTS FOR 60 DAYS
4777 5000 POINT PLATINUM BONUS 
7637 WEEKEND STAY BONUS
7641 NEXT STAY BONUS

Here is how the post looked. I got about 28000 IHG points post for this 2 night stay worth 180 Euros, and still, the points from IHG Big Win and some other promos have to post here. Good for almost a Category 5 stay.

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Therefore, always check to sign up for the various promotions you can sign up before you go and stay at an IHG property. You definitely will luck out with the little bit of time you’ll spend on the Internet about this.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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Comments

  1. I did this at the beginning of the Big Win promo in September. I got about 18000 points for my first stay. Used those points for a night at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove to attend the Chicago seminar as when I tried to book a room the rate was $299.00.

  2. I have tried all the codes above and was able to register for 6 of them sucessfully. I have 2 one night stays about one week apart. Will I receive the bonus points for EACH of my stay? If so, do I need to re-register after the completion of my first stay?

  3. Add 8108 – 1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days. This is usually repeated with a different code. If you keep an eye a number of the promos recycle with different code after they expire.

    Most are one shot, but others keep giving,

    Between the stackable promotions, and taking advantage of 5K bonuses (extra $10 or so), I consistently get about 13K points for every one night stay.

    Big Win promo and one shot promos are NOT included in the 13K.

  4. Thanks for the codes. I signed up successfully for all except for the 2954 Business Transiet. I suspect that you need to have Platinum Status to be able to register for all offers which I fortunately have through status matching my Hilton Gold to IHG.

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