2000 Free IHG Rewards Club Qualifying Points

A couple of months ago, IHG announced a new tie-up, with Uber, that offered members of the IHG Rewards Club to get their first ride up to $20 free of cost, and while at it, get 2,000 IHG Rewards Club points.

While you can apply the IHG Promo Code and get the discount applied automatically on your first ride in the US, your IHG Rewards Club points come via a voucher which needs to be applied to your account via the IHG website. These vouchers arrive within 6-8 weeks after the first ride is taken into your email account registered with Uber. On the #redcarpettrip, we introduced a friend who had recently moved to the USA to this promotion. He signed up and took his first ride within a few days.

It turns out, the voucher just arrived in the email, and on applying it on the IHG account, it shows up as 2000 Qualifying points as well.


For the uninitiated, while you can use the 2000 points towards a redemption, you can also use these points to come closer to your qualification for IHG Rewards Club. I know some care a lot about IHG points and the program, and others don’t care at all, but this is free qualifying points and a free ride, so anyone who still isn’t on Uber should still take it on!

Have you received your 2000 Qualifying Points IHG Rewards Club voucher from Uber yet?

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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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  1. Did it take 6-8 weeks for your friend to receive the voucher? If it arrived earlier, how long did it take before he got it?

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