IHG Rewards Club & United Airlines MileagePlus Double Dip Promo September 20 – December 30, 2019

United Airlines sent out an email blast to select MileagePlus members this morning informing them about a new double dip offer with IHG Rewards Club for stays between September 20 – December 30, 2019.

Members that choose to earn miles with United for IHG stays will also earn 5 IHG Rewards Club points per USD spend (usually you don’t earn any).

You can access IHG here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Note that there is no landing page for this offer on IHG’s website (checked with the spokesperson). It is unclear if you can earn elite, accelerate and other bonus points if you choose to earn miles with United

You earn 2 United miles + 5 IHG Rewards Club points for stays at all other brands besides Staybridge and Candlewood Suites at which you earn the same number of points as usually (5) but with one additional United mile.

Here’ what you need to do per United:

Conclusion

When I first had a look at this offer when the email came through, I though great. But then when I read the fine print with 50% reduced earnings and possibly without any other bonuses, this offer may not make any sense for anybody else than those that only have stay or two with the chain during the promotional period.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer (from United email):

1. This campaign is eligible for common members of IHG® Rewards Club and MileagePlus®the “Eligible Member”).
2. MileagePlus® members need to register as an IHG® Rewards Club member, and select United Airlines as their earning preference located in My Account via PC or APP prior to check-in.
3. Eligible bookings are hotel reservations made through official channels, including but not limited to IHG® APP, IHG.com and IHG® Rewards Club Customer Care.
4. Rewards are not issued for stays at the following reduced room rates, which are non-qualifying rates, and which make a Stay a Non-Qualifying Stay: net wholesale individual and group rates, certain package rates, the employee discount rate, the friends and family rate, the crew rate, special discounted contract rates, the seasonal worker/crew rate, the 50% travel club discount rate, the distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, most rates booked through most third-party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays, and any other rates not defined as Qualifying Rates.
5. Eligible bookings are made between September 20, 2019 and December 30, 2019 with a check-in date on or after September 20, 2019 and check-out on or before December 31, 2019.
6. In case that two or more than two Eligible Member check-in the same one room at the same time, reward (both the miles and the eligible points) will only be credited to the same account of one of such members who make the booking.
7. Eligible miles will be deposited to the Eligible Member’s MileagePlus account in 4-6 weeks. Eligible points will be deposited to the Eligible Member’s IHG® Rewards Club account in 1-2 weeks.
8. Eligible Members can earn 2 miles and 5 IHG® Rewards Club points per $1 USD, or local currency equivalent, paid on eligible charges at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts (U.S. properties), Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations® and Holiday Inn Resort®, EVEN® and vocoTM, avidTM hotels. Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts (outside U.S.) hotels, members can earn 1 mile and 5 IHG® Rewards Club points per $1 USD, or local currency equivalent, paid on eligible charges.
9. If any Eligible Member is found conducting fraud or misusing regarding this promotion, IHG® Reward Club has the full right and discretion to withdraw the rewards to such Eligible Member or even close the IHG® Rewards Club account of such Eligible Member. IHG® Reward Club reserves the right to, at any time, and with or without the prior notification, cancel, terminate or amend the promotion terms or exclusive task for such Eligible Member.
10. For more about Qualifying Stay and the detailed terms and conditions of the IHG® Rewards Club, please refer to www.ihgrewardsclub.com/terms.