Birthday Points

Old Oct 19, 16, 7:27 pm
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Birthday Points

Today I got an email with a notice of 1000 birthday points. I clicked it, getting a confirmation shortly after, but not in my account yet.
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Old Oct 19, 16, 7:51 pm
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^ Happy Birthday
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Old Oct 20, 16, 2:42 am
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Congrats!
I have not got any birthday points in 3 years at top level...
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Old Oct 20, 16, 4:00 am
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Dang I want some birthday points...
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Old Oct 20, 16, 5:17 am
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Never had these, although my birthday is in m profile
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Old Oct 20, 16, 10:22 pm
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Posted today (next day)
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Old Oct 21, 16, 2:59 am
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Happy Birthday for yesterday!!

It is my turn in a couple of weeks...fingers crossed. I love freebies.
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Old Oct 21, 16, 5:52 am
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I got something slightly different for mine

Travel’s a great way to celebrate your birthday. And being a member of IHG® Rewards Club can take you to all the places you’d like to explore. Now when you stay a weekend in the next 90 days, you’ll earn 3,000 bonus points. It’s an early birthday gift from us to you.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 1:00 am
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It is my turn in a couple of weeks...fingers crossed. I love freebies.

Did you get the same offer and ever get the points to your account?
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Old Dec 16, 16, 4:10 am
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Just got an email from IHG. No free birthday points, but a 5K bonus if I do a 2-night weekend stay within the next three months.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 6:50 am
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A great promotion, the only problem was IHG ran it internally, so of course it got screwed up.

I got an email with a 1,000 points offer. I clicked on it, then saw I did not get the points. Read the fine print and then it said to get the bonus to make a reservation. As I have my bookings through February already, I looked at it, thought to myself "another IHG check-in points type of lie, nothing more".
I did not make any other reservation.

Then about 36 hours later the points posted.

A classic case study in IHG marketing.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by FFlash View Post
Congrats!
I have not got any birthday points in 3 years at top level...
Neither have I.

My bday is next week, too.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 2:25 pm
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I've just had this email. And it is actually my birthday!

Clicking through, I get:

We’re sorry, this offer is not available to you. A list of current offers can be found on the IHG® Rewards Club Offers page. We look forward to having you as a guest.

Thanks IHG. Anyway I'm having quite a nice birthday, no thanks to you, so never mind. It was only 1000 points anyway. You took 5x that from me a few months ago when your IT cocked up yet again, I'm getting used to it.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Just got an email from IHG. No free birthday points, but a 5K bonus if I do a 2-night weekend stay within the next three months.
I got this offer as well. January birthday, US Plat via credit card.

Works well for me as I have a weekend stay that will complete Priceless Surprises and about half of my Accelerate 2017 tasks as well.
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Old Jan 9, 17, 2:57 pm
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Birthday last month and no offer of any points even with a stay. IHG's IT group strikes again
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