IHG offer (points AND United miles)

Old Sep 20, 19, 9:52 am
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IHG offer (points AND United miles)

Got this email today - might be of interest here.


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Old Sep 20, 19, 11:13 am
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Of course, my next trip hotel is Crowne Plaza, long booked
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Old Sep 20, 19, 12:08 pm
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Of course, my next trip hotel is Crowne Plaza, long booked
Well, at least you'll earn the full 10x IHG points.
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At 1.5 cents value for UA for 1/2 cent for IHG then (2x1.5) + 5x0.5 is slightly better than the 10 ptsx$ with IHG card.

That is if you want UA miles.

-added: just remember this double ends December and need to change the preference back to points in profile.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
Well, at least you'll earn the full 10x IHG points.
Does not that need an IHG branded credit card? Which I do not have / carry. I do about 1 IHG hotel a year
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Does not that need an IHG branded credit card? Which I do not have / carry. I do about 1 IHG hotel a year
No, all members get a base 10 points per dollar at Crowne Plaza.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:48 pm
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No, all members get a base 10 points per dollar at Crowne Plaza.
Due to lack of stays with IHG, I just get airline miles
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Due to lack of stays with IHG, I just get airline miles
Your post was helpful as I also don't do stays with IHG but, unfortunately, I have one next month. I'll make sure to switch it to airlines miles.
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So is the procedure
1. make a booking through an 'official channel' (e.g., ihg dot com),
2. register preference for UA miles and add UA MP,
3. stay,
4. receive normal IHG points and some extra UA miles
?

I swore myself off of IHG for the near term because of a stupid, semi-insulting promotion offer, but I might choose to stay once if the above is correct.
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What's the website to "Learn more?"

This is an interesting promo. I like it when you can earn both miles and hotel points.

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Old Sep 20, 19, 10:02 pm
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What's the website to "Learn more?" ...
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...g-rewards-club
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Old Sep 21, 19, 1:54 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
So is the procedure
1. make a booking through an 'official channel' (e.g., ihg dot com),
2. register preference for UA miles and add UA MP,
3. stay,
4. receive normal IHG points and some extra UA miles
?

I swore myself off of IHG for the near term because of a stupid, semi-insulting promotion offer, but I might choose to stay once if the above is correct.
I would assume 1 & 2 could be done in any order?

For 4), if I understand terms correctly, you'd receive half the normal IHG points (5x instead of 10x) and some extra UA miles.

Unless your current preference is already set up to earn UA miles during IHG stays. From that baseline, you'd receive the normal UA miles and some extra IHG points.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
So is the procedure
1. make a booking through an 'official channel' (e.g., ihg dot com),
2. register preference for UA miles and add UA MP,
3. stay,
4. receive normal IHG points and some extra UA miles
?

I swore myself off of IHG for the near term because of a stupid, semi-insulting promotion offer, but I might choose to stay once if the above is correct.
"Normal" points at Candlewood and Staybridge, half base points elsewhere plus two UA miles per dollar vs. two UA mile per dollar and no IHG points, normally.

A $200 night at CP would normally earn 2000 base points or​​​​​ 400 UA miles. Promo earns 1000 points and 400 miles.
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Originally Posted by econ View Post
I would assume 1 & 2 could be done in any order?

For 4), if I understand terms correctly, you'd receive half the normal IHG points (5x instead of 10x) and some extra UA miles.

Unless your current preference is already set up to earn UA miles during IHG stays. From that baseline, you'd receive the normal UA miles and some extra IHG points.
Thanks, now that I look more closely at T&C8 that makes sense.
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