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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
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
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.
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.
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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