Thursday, April 2, 2015

Apr 2 Update: IHG introduces IHG Business Rewards, Targeted Choice Hotels offer, 1,000 Free HHonors Points returns

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has introduced a new corporate program called IHG Business Rewards. The program consolidates IHG's four separate corporate programs into one easy to use global program. Business Rewards members will earn 3 points per dollar spent on rooms, events and meetings and pool into the members regular IHG Rewards Club account and count towards Elite Status. Find
Devised for bookers - members who book accommodation, meetings and events for others – IHG Business Rewards will reward members with IHG Rewards Club points for their B2B business, in a single global program. This allows all IHG bookers to have a seamless experience when booking anywhere in the world at participating IHG hotels.

IHG Business Rewards members will now see all earned points from booking and staying appear in one account - so the same membership card for IHG Rewards Club and IHG Business Rewards will be used to book and stay at all participating IHG hotels. Managing multiple accounts is a thing of the past, making it easier to earn than ever before.

IHG Business Rewards members will earn reward points for every booking - whether reserving a guestroom or a large conference on behalf of someone else, there is no booking threshold and no minimum qualifying spend[2]. All IHG Business Rewards bookings will also count toward achieving IHG Rewards Club Gold or Platinum tier status, when the same member books and stays at an IHG hotel.
This appears to be a response to Starwood Preferred Guest's SPG Pro which launched last year and is a welcome change not only for corporate bookers but for small business owners as they should now be able to earn between 8 and 13 points per US$ spent on stays even if it is their own stay or at a minimum 3 points for the booking while their employees earn the points per dollar. Click here to find out more about IHG Business Rewards.

Choice Hotels
has sent out a targeted offer so make sure you double check your email for this one! The subject line is "You've been selected" and offers 1,000 Bonus Choice Privileges points for every qualifying stay that includes a Sunday to Thursday night completed by April 26th.

FanXchange becomes the latest Aeroplan earning partner and to celebrate the new partnership members can earn 500 bonus Aeroplan miles on their first purchase of $250 or more while Distinction members will earn 1,500 bonus miles for that first purchase of over $250. Find out more here.

A few weeks ago we let you know about a free points offer from Hilton HHonors for updating your account with a new password but the programming behind it caused a security risk as almost anyone could access HHonors accounts with the update feature. That bonus was to run until March 25 but of course was pulled due to the security issue. It appears that Hilton has it fixed and has brought back the offer until April 10th. Find out more here.

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