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.
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.
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.
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.
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.