The IHG Set Your Sights Q1 Promo Is Here – My Offer Kind Of Stinks! How About Yours?

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IHG Set Your Sights

IHG Set Your Sights Promotion

IHG has released the details of their 1st Quarter 2015 promotion. Like The Big Win and Into the Nights before it, Set Your Sights requires members to complete a variety of tasks to earn bonus points. Each member’s offer is targeted and unique to them.

My Family’s Offers

Both my wife and I hold the IHG co-branded credit card and are Platinum members. I completed the Big Win earlier this year while she hasn’t had a revenue stay all year long. As you might guess, her offer is much easier to complete than mine, but neither is particularly impressive.

My IHG Set Your Sights Offer

IHG Set Your Sights

As you can see my offer is pretty terrible, although it isn’t a complete loss. While I don’t see me completing the majority of the tasks, I can earn 14,500 points for just a one night stay as long as it is in a foreign country. I think that would be worth it.

Looking deeper, to complete this challenge I would need to complete 6 of the 7 tasks. This would involve either staying at the Venetian for two nights (expensive) or staying a total of five nights. Either of those options is too expensive to make the promotion worth it in my opinion.

My Wife’s IHG Set Your Sights Offer

IHG Set Your Sights

My wife has a much simpler offer, although it still requires an unfortunate 4 nights to complete the bonus. In some ways my offer is better because at least I can get the 14,500 points for a one night bonus.

Analysis

Neither of our IHG Set Your Sights offers is particularly attractive in my opinion. I have a lot of hotel points and will only participate in a promotion that makes financial sense. Having to stay four or five nights ends up being too expensive in most cases, although the 50,000 points earned are certainly valuable. (Worth about $300 I would say.)

I will most likely do a one night stay to complete the three tasks on my promotion and earn 14,500 points plus other bonuses. My guess is that I will be able to get north of 20,000 points (worth ~$120) for a cheap stay and that excites me.

Terms & Registration

Each of the offers has its own set of terms so make sure to read carefully. The IHG Set Your Sights promotion is good for stays between January 1, 2015 and April 30, 2015. You can see your offer, the terms and register for the promotion here.

Conclusion

IHG continues to gamify their loyalty promotions. In my opinion it keeps things interesting and can be fun, especially if you received a great offer. In my case it was a bit blah, but not completely terrible.

What offer did you receive? Let me know in the comments!


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4 COMMENTS

  1. My wife and I both got identical bad (I think) offers. I had hopes that maybe ours would be easy, since we just signed up for IHG (both to get the bonus 2k points they recently offered for signing up). Our offer is for 25k bonus points for completing 4 of 4 (with the 5 totaling another 25k). But we’d have to stay 3 nights (5k), book 2 nights via IHG’s website (5k), stay 2 weekend nights (5k), and 2 nights at a Holiday Inn “Resort” or “Club Vacation”. I assume that all of these are separate (can’t be stacked/overlap), but I haven’t read the terms closely. Looks like probably a total no-go for me/us. But it was fun looking and hoping …

    • The offers are typically stackable. You’ve got a pretty decent offer since conceivably you could book 3 nights (Thu-Sun) at a Holiday Inn Resort on IHG website and fulfill all four requirements at once. Your limiting factor is that there are not that many “resorts” in IHG’s U.S. footprint. Also pay attention to how they define weekend nights (I presume Fri and Sat night) and also when they mean “stays” vs. “nights”.

  2. You all got gifts. You must not stay much with them.

    I got like 15 nights on the early 2014 one. Need 19 nights on the current one and now 20 nights for 14k on the new one. I’m done with IHG. I get what they are doing to loyal clients and I’m gone. I just wish I could move my half million IHG points with me.

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