IHG has launched a bonus miles offer for American Airlines frequent flyer member stays through September 30, 2022.
AAdvantage members can earn 1,000 bonus miles for booking a specific, not very well disclosed rate plan. They must also change the earning of points to partner miles and have American Airlines chosen as their preferred airline.
You can access this offer on the IHG website here.
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The terms and conditions do not state that you must book a specific fare to earn bonus miles. There is, however, a note on the box of the promotion page that makes this “promotion” a failure for the most part:
You must book an inflated rate plan that qualifies for 1,000 bonus miles with all of IHG’s airline partners, not just AA.
IHG had similar deals with other airlines with a built-in fare code that basically gave the best flex type fares eligible for bonus miles.
These rarely make sense and are probably the most expensive miles you buy. Then yes. You buy them by paying an inflated rate.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The American Airlines AAdvantage® 1,000 Bonus Miles Promotion (June 2022) (“Promotion”) is available to individuals who are members of both the IHG One Rewards program and the American Airlines AAdvantage® program (“Eligible Member”). Under the promotion, 1,000 American AAdvantage® bonus miles are awarded to eligible members for each eligible stay at participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts during the promotion period where the stay was booked through an eligible reservation and consists of at least two (2) consecutive nights. . An eligible member can earn up to a maximum of 15,000 bonus miles under this promotion. The time it takes for miles to be awarded may vary with each mileage promotion. Please therefore allow up to 6 weeks for the bonus miles to be credited to the designated account.
Eligible reservations are those made at participating IHG® hotels and resorts through the official American Airlines | AAdvantage® booking page, accessible via the following link: https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/deals/partner-offers/aabonus2022. Only reservations made between June 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022 for Eligible Stays of at least two (2) consecutive nights, with an arrival date no later than June 1, 2022 and a departure no later than June 30 September 2022 (“Promotion Period”), is considered an eligible reservation under the Promotion. American Airlines AAdvantage® members must be registered as an IHG One Rewards member and select American Airlines | AAdvantage® as an earning preference located in their IHG One Rewards My Account, prior to registration.
Eligible stays are stays booked at an eligible rate. Note that multiple departures for consecutive nights at the same hotel will count as one (1) qualifying stay; non-consecutive qualifying nights at the same hotel may count as separate qualifying stays. In the event that two or more eligible members check into the same room, base miles and any bonus miles under this promotion will only be credited to the account of the eligible member who made the booking. If an eligible member books more than one room at a hotel for the same or overlapping nights, they will receive bonus miles for this promotion on only one of the eligible bookings. No bonus miles will be awarded under this promotion based on nights spent before or after the promotion period.
Room types and rates may vary by region and hotel and are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. All unused components of a fare are non-refundable. Rates are per room, per night, and extra person and rollaway charges may apply. Fares do not include taxes, gratuities or incidental charges, including food and beverages. Use of certain fares may be subject to applicable agreements. Any misuse of these rates is considered fraudulent activity under the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply.
This promotion is subject to the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. IHG One Rewards reserves the right and discretion to withdraw any bonus miles awarded to an Eligible Member under this Promotion, and to close such Eligible Member’s IHG One Rewards account, if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. Any fraudulent activity related to an IHG One Rewards member’s account or this Promotion is subject to the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions, including any identified actions that may be taken in response to such activity.
Participating IHG® hotels and resorts are those operating under the following brands at the time of qualifying stay: Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, EVEN® Hotels, voco™ Hotels, Vignette™ Collection, Atwell Suites™, avid® Hotels, Staybridge Suites®, and Candlewood Suites®.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG One Rewards reserves the right, at any time and with or without prior notice, to cancel, terminate or modify the terms of the Promotion. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG One Rewards also reserves the right of final interpretation of this Promotion. Eligible members must make any promotional requests within 60 days of the end of the promotional period. This offer is eligible for IHG One Rewards but cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion and has no cash value.