Best Ways to Earn IHG Rewards Club Points

A.      Staying at Hotels

10x per $1 at all hotels for base members, Gold members earn 11x points plus 300 points per stay, Platinum members earn 15x points plus 500 points per stay, and Spire members earn 20x points plus 500 points per stay. (Exceptions: Staybridge and Candlewood Suites only earn 5x per $1)

The customizable chart below will show you the value of points you will receive in return for your hotel stay. Click on the light blue squares to customize and the status levels to sort from high to low. If you want to compare all of the hotel programs, we have a comparison chart

B.       Other Ways

Partners- Partner Offers

IHG Accelerate– This is a really easy way to earn a ton of IHG points with only 3-4 stays. IHG will offer you a set of targeted goals such as: stay two nights in a certain month, stay at a certain brand, use your IHG credit card for one stay, stay using your corporate rate twice, etc.

C.      Credit Cards

Chase IHG Premier

Application Link (Target: 80,000; Current: 80,000 + 5,000 points for authorized user) (You can sometimes get offer plus $50 statement credit if you do a dummy booking)

Annual Fee: $89

Earning: 10x at IHG, 2x on gas, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1x everywhere else.

Benefits: Free night at any IHG Hotel under 40,000 points (List of hotels where you can’t use your free night); Platinum Elite status; Fourth Award Night Free; 10,000 bonus points when you spend $20,000 or more and make one additional purchase each account anniversary year; Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit every four years;  no foreign transactions; and 20% savings when you purchase points.

Note: You cannot stack the 20% savings when you purchase points with a sale on points, therefore, you get no additional discount. However, if you have both the old IHG card and the Premier, you can stack the 10% points rebate (old IHG card) with 4th night free (Premier). 

 

Chase IHG Traveler

Application Link (Target: 60,000; Current: 60,000 + 5,000 points for authorized user) 

Annual Fee: $29

Earning: 5x at IHG, 2x on gas, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1x everywhere else.

Benefits: Gold Elite status, Fourth Award Night Free, no foreign transactions, and 20% savings when you purchase points.