When the IHG Rewards Big Win 2014 website rolled out over the weekend, there was a question about one of the actions that said you could “Stay Smart” and earn bonus points for staying at two Holiday Inns. However, many IHG Rewards junkies immediately knew that the “Stay Smart” campaign is attached to Holiday Inn Express brand, not Holiday Inn. I reached out to IHG Rewards yesterday and was told they would be clarifying that offer as it indeed had an error in it. I was told it would be changing to say Holiday Inn Express, not Holiday Inn. However, it seems that how it changed just depends on what your specific offer was intended to be.
My own Big Win offer simply dropped the “Stay Smart” descriptor for that action and changed it to “Change Your View”, and the action remains stay at two different Holiday Inn hotels. So, check your individual offer again to see how that specific action got clarified. Hopefully at least you will now have clarity one way or the other about which type of hotel you need to stay at to get those bonus points!
You can check your individual IHG Rewards Big Win offer here, or read about mine and others offers (in the comments section) in this post.