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Jan 19

2,000 Free Points from Intercontinental

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Intercontinental (IHG), the parent of the Intercontinental and Holiday Inn brands (among others), is offering 2,000 easy points.* They represent easy points and the survey points may keep your account from expiring if you don’t use it often. Opinion Check-In Surveys are the single easiest way to pick up points on the cheap. They can …

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Aug 20

InterContinental (IHG) Back with Accelerate Promotion

A few times per year, IHG, owner of InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza (among others) offers some version of its Accelerate promotion. The program is unique for each customer and gives you a list of “tasks” to complete. The more you complete, the more points you get. If you complete a certain number, you …

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Apr 14

Starwood Preferred Guest Announces Strong Summer Promotion

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program (SPG) announced a strong promotion for the period of May 9 – July 31, following on yesterday’s discussion of Intercontinental’s Share Forever. The Details This promotion is targeted at stays of two nights or more, the biggest negative overall. But if you do have a multi-night stay coming up during that …

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Apr 13

New Intercontinental Promotion: Share Forever

Find a friend, because Intercontinental Group (IHG), the owner of, among others, the Holiday Inn and Intercontinental brands, is introducing its Share Forever promotion. Even if you rarely stay at IHG properties, please read through these promotion details. Like many other IHG promos, this one gives you a list of activities and asks you to fulfill …

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Apr 09

One Good Way To Get Miles, One Bad Way

The Good My favorite hotel credit card is from a company whose properties I rarely stay at: The Intercontinental Rewards Club Mastercard. Intercontinental Hotels is the parent of, among others, the luxury brand after which it is named and the various Holiday Inn brands. The card comes with bonuses based on where you spend, a …

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Mar 26

Huge Hotel Credit Card Bonuses Ending Soon

I’m traveling this weekend, checking out the cherry blossoms, so I’m keeping posts short, but one thing worth noting is that there is a limit to the banks’ generosity when it comes to credit card bonuses, and we are approaching the end. We have “excess” bonus offers at three of the major hotel companies and …

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Jan 31

Intercontinental Devalues Points on the High End

Well, it had to happen. Intercontinental Hotels raised the high end of its reward prices from 50,000 points to 60,000 points for the most expensive hotels. It did so on only 13 hotels, and they were in places that you would expect, such as Paris, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Oddly, the Intercontinental in Times …

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Dec 20

More Hotel Promotions: Hilton and InterContinental

Hilton and IHG have added their fourth quarter promotions to the calendar. Both could turn out to be lucrative. Hilton Double Your Hhonors Hilton has brought back its popular double points promotion, in which it will give you either double points or double miles for each stay. Hilton has a unique “double dip” program where …

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Oct 13

Priority Club Shows Why it Pays to Sign Up for Programs (even if you don’t think you’ll use them)

(Subtitled “Luxury Stay in Paris for about $100, Some Conditions Apply) About six weeks ago, I mentioned the Priority Club “Accelerate” promotion, a bonus that they run about three times per year. The company gives you a list of “tasks” and offers you a ridiculous number of bonus points to fulfill them. What I like …

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Aug 25

Quarterly Priority Club bonus: Points or free nights (individualized)

A few times per year, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG, owner of Intercontinental, Holiday Inn brands, others) does a personalized bonus, based on your stay history and spending patterns with its brands. There are a number of “templates” for offers and you will receive the one that is geared most closely to you.  This quarter’s bonus is …

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