IHG® Rewards Club: 4 ways to earn points faster

December 20, 2016 IHG Rewards Club, Travel, Travel Tips

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If you like rewards, this one is for you. Here are the best ways to rack up points in a hurry.

1. Subscribe to our email list

We know, we know. This sounds self-serving, but when you opt in for partner offer emails, you stay informed on huge point-earning (and point-saving) opportunities that you might miss elsewhere. We won’t bombard your inbox. We promise. Our emails typically just give you a heads-up on new ways to earn and redeem points.

To make sure you’re in the loop:

Login to your account on IHG.com > click Communication Preferences > click Email Subscriptions. 
Then check as many boxes as you feel comfortable with. (We highly recommend anything ending in “promotions.”)

And with the IHG® App, you can get promotion updates and new offers delivered directly to your fingertips. Plus, there are lots of other great features, like fast booking and a white noise player to help you sleep.

Why is this so important? It’s the best way to learn about special offers as soon as possible, which brings us to our next suggestion.

2. Register for seasonal promotions early & stay often

Sometimes you can earn points just by signing up for promotions. After that, rewards will come quickly every time you stay. Each promotion is a little different, but they’re all designed to bring you rewards fast. Here’s a quick description of some of our major loyalty promotions:

Accelerate – Earn points quickly based on specific stay objectives.

Earn a Mastercard Reward Card up to $100, plus you have a chance to win weekly prizes and The Ultimate Weekend Getaway.

Register as soon as you’re alerted—it’s the best way to make sure you get all you deserve.

3. Become a Points Program player

Staying at IHG® hotels is a surefire way to rack up points in our Points Program, and our savviest members find additional ways to supplement their point income. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

Bonus Points Packages – You can earn up to 5,000 additional bonus points on every booking with this rate option. Plus, your stays and points earned from a Bonus Points Package count toward status.

Points Purchase – Get your points in an instant—all without leaving your house. Just select the amount you want to purchase, and your next reward is at your fingertips. (Keep an eye out for mystery bonuses, too. Points Purchase promotions occasionally include a bonus of up to 100%.)

4. Register for IHG® Rewards Club Dining

Simply sign up and you’ll earn points every time you eat at a partner restaurant. There are 11,000 participating restaurants across the country, so there’s a good chance some of your favorite hangouts are already on the list. It’s an easy (and tasty) way to bring in some supplemental point income.

Now you’re ready to start earning rewards faster than ever. The only question is: Where will your points take you?