Instant, Free Top Tier Elite Status With IHG One Rewards

Just click here to register and your status in the IHG One Rewards loyalty program will be upgraded in a matter of moments to their top tier Diamond status.

IHG is the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Kimpton, Holiday Inn, and numerous other related brands. Their Diamond status is new this year and now includes free hot breakfast, upgrades including to suites based on availability, and 100% bonus points.

  • Status will last through end of 2022
  • Stay 10 nights by December 31, 2022 to extend that status through December 31, 2023

Diamond normally requires 70 nights or 120,000 base points (and credit card points no longer count). And you won’t have to wait for your status to be upgraded, either. As it happens I check into an IHG property this afternoon. Oh, and don’t worry if you enter your IHG account number or email address and you don’t see your status instantly upgraded. Mine took two minutes.

I have to assume this was intended as a targeted offer that was rolled out without much competence. The offer doesn’t say explicitly that it is only for specific recipients. It doesn’t even say who it is intended for. And it has no controls on registration at all. What’s more the upgrade is automatic and very fast. There’s a chance, though, that status might be clawed back as a mistake.

Even if you aren’t going to stay at an IHG hotel by the end of the year, if you don’t already have top status with another chain you may be able to use this to status match to similar status in a chain you are going to stay with. Screen shot your status right away.

(HT: Milelion)

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