IHG Guts Best Rate Guarantee, Eliminates Free Nights, Gives 24% Back in Points Instead
Hotel Best Rate Guarantees are largely vaporware. Hotel chains need you to ebook straight by way of them as a result of it prices them much less to make a reservation themselves than it does to pay a fee to Expedia or different on-line journey websites (or journey brokers). So they need you to consider you’ll get one of the best fee reserving direct.
Best fee gurantees are largely a advertising and marketing declare relatively than a promise, and so they typically comprise a lot tremendous print and so many hoops as to be meaningless (on objective).
One exception to that has been IHG Rewards Club which has had probably the most profitable Best Rate Guarantee. They would truly provide the first evening of your keep at no cost if you happen to made a profitable greatest fee assure declare. For one-night stays, that meant staying in resorts at no cost.
They modified their phrases and situations on Monday and now supply ‘up to 40,000 points’ primarily based on the room fee you’re paying as a substitute. They’ll match the worth you discover and offer you 5 occasions the factors per greenback earned. (HT: YHBU) Since I worth IHG factors at 6/10ths of a cent apiece that’s equal to a 24% rebate on spend.
And after all there are all of the holes and traps, akin to they received’t match any web site that requires you to log in to see charges.
The British IHG web site nonetheless exhibits the previous phrases for stays in the next international locations Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. (HT: @fotograaf)