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🏨 I almost forgot about IHG... until now

Plus, Marriott and Uber have a nice little bonus for new users.

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🤩 OOOOO!! A crazy new credit card welcome offer just dropped for the [[ ink-business-cash-credit-card.name ]]…It’s a perfect way to rack up tens of thousands of our favorite transferrable points without paying an annual fee. Check it out here.

Good morning, beautiful people!

Surgeons often say, “It’s a beautiful day to save lives.” Here, we believe, “It’s a beautiful day for miles and points.”

Scalpel, please. Let’s get started:

🏨 IHG Promo: 2k points every 2 nights

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve talked about IHG, huh? I think it’s time to show them some love…

For the next two months, you can earn a bonus 2,000 IHG points for every two nights you stay, with no earning cap.

IHG's newest promotion banner (2k points every 2 nights)

Here are the details:

  • Earn 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay

  • Valid for stays between April 1st and May 31st

  • You must register for the offer before your first stay

  • There is no limit on how many points you can earn from this promo

So, is this offer worth getting out of bed for?

The answer is yes... but also, you can sit in bed and do this from the comfort of your computer, so also... no?

2,000 points isn't anything to write home about…

But it's also a very easy promotion to take advantage of. Unlike some other promos, you don't need to break up your stays into 2-night chunks.

If you book a 13-night stay and then a separate 5-night stay a month later, you'll still get the full 18,000 bonus points.

Depending on how expensive those stays are, 18,000 points (in addition to the points you earn already) could be a really nice return on your purchase. 

Here's an example:

Let's say you book a 6-night stay at this hotel in Minneapolis in a couple of weeks after the promo kicks off.

An example of an IHG hotel in Minnesota for $79 per night

You would earn 4,740 points just for being an IHG member, plus 6,000 bonus points from the promo.

You're more than doubling your earnings from the stay, which can be used for additional hotel nights all over the world.

Plus, if you have IHG elite status, you will earn even more points.

For example, I have a 4-night stay coming up at a Holiday Inn in Jakarta, which only costs $34 a night because… well… Asia. 🤷🏼‍♂️

A holiday Inn in Jakarta for $34 per night

My stay will cost $148 total (after taxes) and earn me the following points:

While 7,848 points isn’t a TON, it’s a SOLID return on spend considering the 4-night stay cost less than $150…

In fact, that’s enough points to book me TWO more nights in Semarang, which I am already planning to visit later anyway, at a different IHG hotel for just 3,750 points per night…

Holiday Inn Semarang for 3,750 points per night

So, in my case (albeit a very unique case), I’m getting six total hotel nights for less than $150… Not too shabby, eh?

Anyway…

Whether you’re off on an adventure like me, road-tripping around the U.S., or need a quick staycation at a cheap hotel near home, this promo is a great way to maximize the return on your IHG spending, especially if you also hold a cobranded credit card, like the [[ ihg-rewards-premier-credit-card.name ]].

🚗 Marriott and Uber are offering 2,500 bonus points

The hotel and ride-share giants have had a long-term relationship for a hot minute now. This partnership allows Bonvoy members to earn bonus points when spending with Uber and Uber Eats.

This current promo is for new members who haven’t linked their two accounts yet, so if you’ve yet to do so, here’s some motivation because…

New members can earn up to 2,500 bonus Marriott points when you link your Uber/Uber Eats account with your Marriott Bonvoy account.

More specifically, here’s how you can score those bonus points:

  • Earn 500 bonus points just for linking your two accounts

  • Earn 1,000 bonus points when you complete a qualifying ride with Uber (includes Uber XL, Comfort, or Black)

  • Earn 1,000 bonus points when you place a qualifying food or grocery order with Uber Eats (must be $40 or more before fees)

It’s also important to note that this promo is valid through April 15, 2024 👇

A beige background with details about linking your Uber and Marriott acounts

Are 2,500 points a groundbreaking amount? Nope.

But is it more than you’d normally get? YEP.

I am 100% all for smaller bonuses like this because it all adds up, folks.

So the bottom line is this: If you’ve never linked a free Marriott account to a free Uber account, now is a nice time to do that and earn a little bonus along the way 😎

Current Transfer Bonuses

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That’s all for this week, friends! 

Next time you hear from me, I’ll be in another fascinating Javanese city on my grand tour of the island.

But whether you’re on the road, at home, or somewhere in between, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. And I’ll see you next week for more travel fun. 😊

Mike Dodge
Head Writer, Daily Drop

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