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Targeted: IHG One Rewards Diamond status challenge. Stay 8 nights have status through 2024 + Instant Platinum status

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IHG Diamond Status Challenge – targeted

You can get instant Platinum status after you register and then have the chance to get IHG One Rewards Diamond Elite status through the end of 2024 after just 8 nights. This is a remarkable status match if you qualify with an ultra low amount of nights to secure IHG’s top tier status. We actually saw this same promotion last year around this time; however, that promotion gave status for 2023 and 2024. The current iteration of the promotion only gives Diamond status for this year…you’ll need to traditionally qualify for 2025. Still… for 8 nights, it’s a no brainer if you qualify and have nights in the promo period. H/T LL

  • Register to get Instant Platinum Elite Status
  • Stay 8 qualifying nights between 2/15/24 and 3/31/24
  • Qualifying nights are defined as:
    • Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stay is defined as a minimum one (1) night stay at a participating hotel booked under a Qualifying Rate, with a room rate exceeding $30 USD (or local equivalent) for each night. Participating hotels include all IHG® Hotels & Resorts and Mr and Mrs Smith Properties, with the exception of Iberostar Beachfront Resorts and those Six Senses® Hotels, Resorts & Spas that do not participate in IHG One Rewards. (To check if a specific Six Senses hotel is participating in this Promotion, contact the hotel directly.) Stays booked using Reward Nights or Points & Cash are not Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stays for purposes of this Promotion. Bookings made through online travel agencies or other reservation sites such as booking.com or expedia.com also do not qualify under this Promotion. (For additional details on Qualifying Rates, please see the full IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions.) If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible to count the room nights towards the Promotion (for those nights that qualify). If a member books more than one room on the same night, the member will only receive credit for qualifying nights for one room.

Go here to see you qualify and Register for IHG Diamond Status Challenge

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What do you get with IHG Diamond elite status?

The biggest benefit right off the bat is breakfast. Then as you accrue nights you’ll have the option of choosing Milestone Rewards. I highlighted what I would choose at each level. I’ve had Diamond status for the past two years, and the added breakfast benefit is nice, but upgrades to suites have been hit or miss.

Overall

This is an incredible deal if you qualify – I still have diamond status so my IHG number was ineligible, but give it a go!

Terms and Conditions

*To participate in the “Just for you: Private Diamond Offer” promotional offer (the “Offer”), you must be an IHG One Rewards member and must be invited to participate in the Offer. After receiving an invitation, you must register your member number in advance in order to be eligible for the Offer. The Promotion period begins on 15th February 2023 and ends on 31st March 2023 (the “Promotion Period”). Once a member registers for the Promotion, the member will be able earn IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite status, and start enjoying the associated benefits, by staying just eight (8) qualifying nights at participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts during the Promotion Period.

To be a qualifying night under the Promotion, the room night must be part of a Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stay and must fall within the Promotion Period. Completed stays prior to registration or outside of the Promotion Period are not included. By way of example, a member who registers for the Promotion on 16th of February 2023 and has a Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stay at a participating hotel with a check-in date of 13th February 2023 and check-out date of 18th February 2023 will be credited with three (3) qualifying nights, for the 15th, 16th and 17th of February. The member will not receive credit for 13th or 14th of February because those nights were prior to the Promotion Period.

For purposes of this Promotion, a Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stay is defined as a minimum one (1) night stay at a participating hotel booked under a Qualifying Rate, with a room rate exceeding $30 USD (or local equivalent) for each night. Participating hotels include all IHG® Hotels & Resorts and Mr and Mrs Smith Properties, with the exception of Iberostar Beachfront Resorts and those Six Senses® Hotels, Resorts & Spas that do not participate in IHG One Rewards. (To check if a specific Six Senses hotel is participating in this Promotion, contact the hotel directly.) Stays booked using Reward Nights or Points & Cash are not Promotion Eligible Qualifying Stays for purposes of this Promotion. Bookings made through online travel agencies or other reservation sites such as booking.com or expedia.com also do not qualify under this Promotion. (For additional details on Qualifying Rates, please see the full IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions.) If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible to count the room nights towards the Promotion (for those nights that qualify). If a member books more than one room on the same night, the member will only receive credit for qualifying nights for one room.

Gold Elite status and Platinum Elite status awarded under this Promotion will be reflected in the member’s IHG One Rewards account following completion of the number of qualifying nights required to achieve such status, as described in these terms and conditions. Once a member receives a Diamond Elite status upgrade with this Promotion, the member may keep such status through the end of 2024. Any Elite status at any level for the 2025 calendar year and beyond must be earned by the member in accordance with the IHG One Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions or, if applicable, pursuant to a special promotional offering the member an opportunity to attain such status for the time period prescribed.

A member’s participation in the IHG One Rewards programme and this Promotion are subject to the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions, which can be found here or by visiting ihgonerewards.com. IHG may retract Diamond Elite status granted under this Promotion, and withdraw any points associated with such upgraded status from the member’s account, if such status was awarded in error or if the member was not eligible to participate. IHG also expressly reserves the right to remove a member’s points, downgrade their status, or suspend or cancel their account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected, and any fraudulent or other prohibited activity relating to a member’s account or a member’s participation in the IHG One Rewards programme or this Promotion is subject to the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions, including any of the identified actions that may be taken in response to such activity. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG reserves the right of interpretation of the Promotion, as well as the right to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Promotion. This exclusive Offer is valid only for the original recipient who was invited to participate in the Offer and cannot be transferred or conveyed. This promotional offer is valid only for the original members who received the offer to participate in the Promotion and cannot be transferred or conveyed. Members must make any enquiries regarding this Promotion by 30th May 2023.

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5 Comments

  • Caleb Stephens October 13, 2022

    it is asking for a promo code and will not register. Is there a code we need to use??

    • Marilyn in DC October 13, 2022

      Same here – grrrr

      • Miles October 13, 2022

        70027 but it may be dead…

    • Miles October 13, 2022

      looks like the deal may be dead 70027 is the code

  • Sonia VanDeKieft October 13, 2022

    Is there a promo code?

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