IHG Properties with Bonus Point Package higher than 5,000 points

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Points for Elite Status – For purposes of determining Elite status, IHG® Rewards Club points are classified as either Qualifying Points or Non-Qualifying Points. Points earned from Qualifying Rates paid for hotel stays, spend on IHG® Rewards Club credit cards, select partner activity, IHG® Rewards Club Bonus Points Packages, and Qualified Spend through IHG® Business Rewards are considered Qualifying Points and are counted towards Elite status. A Qualifying Rate includes the following: non-discounted rate, standard corporate rate, worldwide sales negotiated rate, national/regional/local government rate and specified leisure rates as confirmed by the IHG reservation system. All other point earning transactions, including points earned from IHG® promotions, Elite status bonuses, activation bonuses or select promotions offered through IHG® Rewards Club credit cards, select partner promotions, point vouchers, point purchases, point transfers, and point deposits, will be considered Non-Qualifying Points and will not be counted towards Elite status.
Arizona
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Oro Valley - Tucson North (10,000 points)
California
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites : Anaheim - Fullerton (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites : Anaheim (1 Blk/Disneyland) (11,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn : Anaheim - Resort Area (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express : Calexico (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Holiday Inn Express : Colton - Riverside North (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : Los Angeles - Intl Airport (10,000 points & BF for 2)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Los Angeles Airport Hawthorne (11,000 points)
Holiday Inn : Oakland - Airport (10,000 points per stay)
Holiday Inn Express : Oceanside (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : Ontario Airport (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : San Diego - Escondido (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express : San Diego - Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express : San Diego - La Mesa (Sdsu Area) (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : San Diego - Mission Valley (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : San Francisco - Civic Center (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn : Santa Ana - Orange Co. Arpt (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Simi Valley (10,000 points per night)
Colorado
Staybridge Suites : Denver International Airport (10,000 points - not elite qualifying)
District Of Columbia
InterContinental : The Willard Washington D.C. (10,000 points)
Florida
Hotel Indigo : Ft Myers Dtwn River District (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Inverness (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Silver Springs - Ocala (10,000 points)
Crowne Plaza : South Beach - Z Ocean Hotel (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Illinois. [Currently Gone]
Crowne Plaza : Chicago Magnificent Mile (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Crowne Plaza : Lombard Downer's Grove (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites : Chicago - Midway Airport (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Chicago O'Hare (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Chicago - Midway Airport (10,000 points)[Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express : Chicago - Magnificent Mile (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express : Rolling Mdws - Schaumburg Area (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express : Chicago - Schaumburg (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Minnesota
Crowne Plaza Suites : Msp Airport - Mall Of America (10,000 points)
Crowne Plaza : St. Paul - Riverfront (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : Minneapolis Airport SE - Eagan (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : St. Paul - Woodbury (10,000 points per night)
Montana
Holiday Inn : Bozeman (10,000 points)
Nevada
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Henderson (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
New York
Hotel Indigo : Brooklyn (10,000 points or 25,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express : New York - Manhattan West Side (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Even Hotel : New York - Times Square South (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Oregon
Crowne Plaza : Portland - Lake Oswego (10,000 points)
Pennsylvania
Holiday Inn Express & Suites : Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Airport (10,000 points)
South Dakota
Holiday Inn : Rapid City - Rushmore Plaza (10,000 points)
Texas
Holiday Inn : Dallas - Richardson (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Plano East (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Dallas - North Tollway (N Plano) (10,000 points, 2 night min., first avails Dec)
Crowne Plaza : Houston River Oaks (10,000 points)
Crowne Plaza : Houston - Near Sugarland (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn : San Antonio - Dtwn (Market Sq) (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites: San Antonio - Northwest (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express : San Antonio - Airport (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : San Antonio Rivercenter Area (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : San Antonio NW Near Sea world (10,000 points)
Virginia
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites : Alexandria - Historic District (10,000 points)
Washington
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Seattle - Sea-Tac Airport (10,000 points)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites : Sequim (10,000 points)
Wisconsin
Crowne Plaza : Milwaukee Airport (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites : Milwaukee Airport (10,000 points) [Currently Gone]
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : Milwaukee Airport (10,000 points)

Canada
Holiday Inn : Toronto Downtown Centre (10,000 points, 2 night min.)
InterContinental : Toronto Yorkville (10,000 points)
Jamaica
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort : Montego Bay All-Inclusive (10,000 points, 5 night min.) [Currently Gone]
Singapore
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (4,000 points per stay)
Thailand
InterContinental : Hua Hin Resort (10,000 points, 2 night min.) [Currently Gone]
InterContinental : Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort (10,000 points, 2 night min.) [Currently Gone]

China
Crowne Plaza, Beijing Zhongguancun (5000 per stay)
Crowne Plaza, Beijing Lido (5000 Bonus Points per stay & Breakfast)
InterContinental Beijing Financial Street (5000 Bonus Points per stay & Breakfast)
Crowne Plaza, Century Park Shanghai (5000 Bonus Points per stay & Breakfast)
Indigo, Shanghai On The Bund (Add 5000 Bonus Points per stay)
Crowne Plaza, Foshan (5000 Bonus Points per stay)
Crowne Plaza, Guangzhou City Centre (5000 Bonus Points per stay)
HI Guangzhou Airport Zone, (4000 w Breakfast)
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Old Feb 26, 19, 11:50 pm
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Again did the same thing. Emailed IHG let them know I made a 10k bonus point package. They had to subtract the 10k package that was posted as Hotel Promotion Points and then added as Loyalty Goodwill so they would be qualifying.

I now have around 70k elite qualifying points for 9 stays. Just need one more and I will be spire.

This is the 4th different agent this year that has done this for me. So again I know people want to say on here that they are not supposed to be but like I have stated on here many times the 10k packages need to get reversed to elite qualifying and you shouldn't have a issue. I have never ever been told in years that the 10k packages were not qualifying.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 2:45 pm
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Again did the same thing. Emailed IHG let them know I made a 10k bonus point package. They had to subtract the 10k package that was posted as Hotel Promotion Points and then added as Loyalty Goodwill so they would be qualifying.

I now have around 70k elite qualifying points for 9 stays. Just need one more and I will be spire.

This is the 4th different agent this year that has done this for me. So again I know people want to say on here that they are not supposed to be but like I have stated on here many times the 10k packages need to get reversed to elite qualifying and you shouldn't have a issue. I have never ever been told in years that the 10k packages were not qualifying.
I'm awaiting resolution of a claim for the 25K package at the Hotel Indigo in Brooklyn, but I agree that there is no particular reason these points aren't qualifying. For instance, with the 25K package, the cost on top of the BAR was $100 for the points which is in line with charges made at other hotels with packages at 5K or less. In fact, there's one hotel I use in Williamsburg, Virginia where the 5K package actually costs a bit less than a 4K package they also offer with no other discernible benefit difference. I don't understand the logic, but I also don't waste my time buying the 4K package.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by lwildernorva View Post
I'm awaiting resolution of a claim for the 25K package at the Hotel Indigo in Brooklyn, but I agree that there is no particular reason these points aren't qualifying. For instance, with the 25K package, the cost on top of the BAR was $100 for the points which is in line with charges made at other hotels with packages at 5K or less. In fact, there's one hotel I use in Williamsburg, Virginia where the 5K package actually costs a bit less than a 4K package they also offer with no other discernible benefit difference. I don't understand the logic, but I also don't waste my time buying the 4K package.

How long have you been waiting? Have they ever said they aren't qualifying? Also no where in the terms and conditions does it say its not qualifying!
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Old Feb 28, 19, 6:21 am
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How long have you been waiting? Have they ever said they aren't qualifying? Also no where in the terms and conditions does it say its not qualifying!
We're an email exchange or two in. I've had to provide the confirmation email I received from the Indigo which was no problem. I should hear something in the next 24 hours.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:36 pm
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And the claim has been resolved fully in my favor. Not only did I get credit for the 25K points from the Indigo, all 25K were credited as qualifying points for elite status. Since I still have two stays to do with an elite bonus package as part of my tasks under the current promo, I'll requalify as Spire with no more than 7 stays and 8 nights this year.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by lwildernorva View Post
And the claim has been resolved fully in my favor. Not only did I get credit for the 25K points from the Indigo, all 25K were credited as qualifying points for elite status. Since I still have two stays to do with an elite bonus package as part of my tasks under the current promo, I'll requalify as Spire with no more than 7 stays and 8 nights this year.

Great! End of the day what does spire really get you lol...
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Old Mar 1, 19, 6:42 am
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Great! End of the day what does spire really get you lol...
I think it depends on the property. I was at the Crowne Plaza Herndon near Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia last weekend and got a very nice upgrade to a suite on their club floor. Other places I've gotten virtually nothing. The points earning is higher, however, and if I can buy points as I did at the Indigo for about $4 per 1000 that also count for elite status, I think it's worth the minimal effort.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by lwildernorva View Post
I think it depends on the property. I was at the Crowne Plaza Herndon near Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia last weekend and got a very nice upgrade to a suite on their club floor. Other places I've gotten virtually nothing. The points earning is higher, however, and if I can buy points as I did at the Indigo for about $4 per 1000 that also count for elite status, I think it's worth the minimal effort.

I was just joking. I always try to press for free breakfast saying that I am spire.
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Old Mar 9, 19, 4:58 am
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I never check the bonus points packages at IHG as I assumed that they are not good value. Is this correct?
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Old Mar 9, 19, 6:31 am
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It depends, sometimes they're a great value. Sometimes they aren't a great deal outright, but they're required for a promotion that tips the balance. Sometimes it's not worth considering unless you're close to the end of the year and need the points to make status. The math is crazy simple, just run the numbers next time you're booking.
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Old Mar 9, 19, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by enox5 View Post
I never check the bonus points packages at IHG as I assumed that they are not good value. Is this correct?
Maybe worth it if you're interested in earning Spire status, and at most of the hotels where I've stayed, buying a points package comes at a price cheaper than any other method of buying points. Given that points with no discount cost $13.50 per thousand, even at a 100% bonus, you're paying $6.75. I've found plenty of points packages where the rate works out to purchasing $4 per thousand above a nonrefundable rate (at some hotels, purchasing a 5000 point package isn't much more expensive than purchasing a 1000 point package). Given that points packages are based on a refundable rate, that the points are elite qualifying, and that the cost can be much lower than any other avenue for purchasing points, I think it can be worthwhile. As part of one of the goals I need to meet the terms of a promotion, such as the current Rewards Nights Faster, I'll definitely buy.
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Old Mar 9, 19, 3:39 pm
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HIE Memphis 10,000 bonus point rate in effect:

Memphis airport/Elvis Presley Blvd
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