Saturday, December 14, 2013

IHG Big Win 2014 now open for registration - our offer is for 31,000 bonus points, what's yours?

Just tried logging into the new Big Win page on IHG and am happy to say it appears to be open for registration!

Earn IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or airline miles throughout the promotional period when you stay at any IHG hotel, including the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels or Candlewood Suites® Hotels brands Worldwide. Members will be awarded with 1,000 bonus points or 500 miles for their first night’s stay. Members will begin to earn when they register and stay between January 1 and Apr 30, 2014.  To find out what your customized offer and register visit here

Here is the offer I received:
One Night Win: Stay at any IHG Hotel and earn 1,000 Points
Stay More and Earn More: Stay a total of 3 nights and receive 3,000 Points
Explore our brands: Stay at 3 different IHG brands and earn 7,000 points
Book with IHG: Book 2 separate stays through an IHG® hotel website or mobile device to get our Best Price Guarantee and earn 2,000 points
Win in a Weekend: Stay 3 Saturday nights and earn 8,000 points
Win Big: Complete 5 of your offers and earn 10,000 points

My offers are pretty low as I hit only the 31,000 point mark whereas others will more than likely get higher offers. This time the Big Win isn't as easily achievable for me as certain portions like the "Win in a Weekend went from 2 Saturdays to 3 Saturdays but other parts have become easier such as "Win Big" and "Stay More and Earn More" require less steps. I really don't know if I will go for the Big Win for only 31,000 points but you never know as I don't really even know my schedule for the 2014 yet!

What offer did you receive? Feel free to share it with the Rewards Canada readership below and let us know if you are going to try for some or all of your offer.


  1. Hey Patrick, seems mine it higher than yours. Maybe a structure based on your status or past stay history. I was able to complete this year's Big Win and earn the total 110,000 points. I can potentially earn a total of 97,200 points with the 2014 Big Win, here is my breakdown:

    Stay total of 12 nights for 16,800 points
    Stay at 6 different IHG brands for 33,600 points
    Book 1 stay through Best Flexible Rate with breakfast for 3,000 points
    Stay at 3 Holiday Inn properties for 8,400 points
    Stay at 3 Holiday Inn Express properties for 8,400 points
    Complete 4 of the above offers for 27,000 points

    As always, thanks for posting! Happy Holidays Patrick!

    Cheers, Andrew S.

  2. I'm being offered 7 offers of 1,000 Aeroplan miles each.

    1. Stay a total of 5 nights
    2. Stay at 3 different IHG brands
    3. Book 2 stays at Best Flexible with Breakfast rates
    4. Stay 2 Saturday nights
    5. Book 3 separate stays using the IHG app
    6. Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotels
    7. Complete your 6 offers

  3. Definitely based on past stay history! No IHG stays for me in the past while. Good luck on the next Big Win for you!

    Happy Holidays to you as well!

  4. Did you switch your earning preference to Aeroplan? If so that is probably why you got this Aeroplan offer. 7K Aeroplan Miles doesn't seem like much for those requirements especially when you factor in IHG Point Breaks opportunities.

  5. It was always on Aeroplan. I didn't switch it. 7k Aeroplan pts is not worth my time when I can get 3-4k per stay if I apply the right offers prior to the stay.