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Should You Choose the IHG Points or the Double Miles? You Have Until August 31 to Make Your Choice!

Expiration Date – August 31, 2016

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Enjoy double reward miles on any of close to 50 global airline partners for each eligible IHG hotel stay. Simply register to start earning the double miles bonus for future stays through August 31, 2016.

If you are a loyal IHG Rewards Club member, it isn’t common to find a mileage bonus with one of IHG's airline partners that is more lucrative than choosing to earn IHG Rewards Club points. At best, it will be neutral, as is the case with this latest double miles promotion.

For stays at most IHG hotels, members earn 10 IHG Rewards Club base points or two airline miles for each eligible dollar spent (a few of the partner airlines have a different earning structure).

We value IHG points at .7 cents each and airline miles with Alaska, American, Delta and United at 1.5 - 2.0 cents per mile. During this promotion, if you choose to earn points, you will earn 10 IHG Rewards Club base points (worth about 7 cents) or four airline miles (worth an average of 7 cents) for each eligible dollar spent with IHG.

As you can see, the earning opportunity between points and this double miles offer is neutral, so we suggest you simply make your choice based on personal preference.

Strings attached? Sure there are. Here are the important ones:

  • The maximum number of bonus miles you can earn during this promotion is 10,000 miles on top of the base miles you earn

  • Bonus miles will not be earned until after you register for the promotion

  • Stays are eligible for this promotion when you pay a qualifying rate, which includes most business and leisure rates but not award nights or stays booked through third parties (e.g. Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, etc.)

The number of miles you earn with each participating airlines can be accessed here. If you prefer to earn miles and participate in this offer, you must log into your IHG account, set your IHG Rewards Club earning preference to miles and then register for the promotion.

The Wrap-Up:

Maybe you’re an IHG member that rarely stays in IHG hotels or maybe you just want to bulk up on your mileage stash. Whatever the reason, if you prefer to earn miles for your IHG stays, then register for this promotion!

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