Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
IHG promotions have gone from being one of the most interesting offers out there to just plain disappointing. After flipping the script and encouraging people to find ways to maximize promotions, they went away from that formula last summer and came out with some yawners like Double Points Plus More or Easy Like Summer which provided a discount over normal rates and a gas discount (for which I never received my code).
In January 2019, IHG came back with an Accelerate promotion, but they didn’t call it Accelerate. Instead, they called it Free Nights, Faster. Our offers for that deal weren’t anything worthwhile so I was hoping the next promo would bring something good.
Offers for the current Accelerate promotion must be completed between May 1, 2019, and August 31, 2019 (both dates inclusive). You need to register for the promotion by June 18, 2019.
To register, click on THIS LINK
Here are the offers we received:
The U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways promotion starts today, May 6th. For the first day, they’re featuring IHG hotels and have several different offers for different point levels.
Here are the offers that will go on sale today on the Daily Getaways website at 1PM ET:
- $50 – 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 410 available (Max 5)
- $175 – 35,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 440 available (Max 4)
- $300 – 60,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 425 available (Max 4)
- $500 – 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points – 550 available (Max 3)
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
I realize it’s a total #firstworldproblem to be complaining about having too many hotel free night certificates. But I just can’t ignore the fact that by the end of the year, Sharon and I will be getting seven free nights from the various hotel credit cards that we have. When we had one, two or even three of these certificates a year, it was easy to burn them on a quick weekend getaway, like when I used one during my visit New Jersey for my class reunion.
So I’m starting to wonder if I need to pare back my hotel credit cards. I mean, if the only reason I’m keeping a card is for a free night and I can’t use the free night, the card isn’t worth it anymore. Not to mention that if I’m limiting myself to a specific hotel chain to use a free night certificate, I might be missing out on staying at a better location because I don’t want to waste a free night. That’s the reason I don’t care about loyalty – I don’t want to be hooked to a specific brand because of a credit card certificate.
Here’s a list of the cards I have that provide a yearly free night certificate as a benefit: