Ways To Use IHG Rewards For Free Travel










Now that you have accumulated all of these IHG Rewards Points, how can you use these points for free travel? The options are listed below.

1. Redeem Points For Free Nights

You can use your points to stay at any of IHG’s hotels worldwide—with no blackout dates.  Note that the reward nights that you use, count towards earning IHG Elite Status.

2. Use Points + Cash For Nights

Combine your points with cash to redeem stays.  Click here to read about how The Points Mom used IHG Rewards points and cash for a stay in Vegas.

3. Redeem for Airline Miles with IHG Rewards Club Partner Airlines

IHG Rewards Club members can choose to redeem their points for miles through the IHG Rewards Club Customer Care Center. Mileage redemption rates may vary per airline.  Upon a quick review, it seems that for most redemptions you get 2,000 airline miles for 10,000 IHG points.  You are probably better off using your IHG miles for hotel stays!   See all of the redemption rates per airline here.

4. Redeem For Travel Through the Rewards Club site

You have the ability to redeem IHG Rewards Club points, or a combination of points and currency (points and cash), for airline tickets, hotel stays and car rentals through the Club site.

5. Additional Information About Using IHG Rewards Club Points

I offer additional information about using IHG Rewards Club Points to book award nights.