My Great Offer for the IHG Into the Nights Promo

I think I might have one of the better IHG Into the Nights promo offers out there.  IHG Into the Nights is a promotion that offers members a series of challenges to either earn extra bonus points or free nights.  Check your offer here at their website.  I just realized that I have a great offer for the IHG Into the Nights Promo.

My IHG Into the Nights promo offer is as follows:

My IHG Into the Nights Promo

My IHG Into the Nights Promo

If I complete 4 of the 5 challenges, I can choose 20,000 points or 2 free nights. These 2 free nights are usable at any IHG property as Gary from his blog confirmed.  However, Loyalty Lobby states that these free nights might have limited availability and will be different than the IHG free nights.  I think nobody really knows what the availability will be like when they get the free night certificates.  Also, these free nights must be used by December 31, 2015.




Looking at my challenges, my first challenge of staying 6 nights at an IHG property is quite tough.  However, my next 4 challenges aren’t too bad.  I basically can stay 2 Saturdays at an Intercontinental Hotel and earn 2 free nights.  That is basically a great BOGO offer.  I could use those 2 free nights at the IC Thalasso Bora Bora, but realistically I won’t be going back there any time soon.  

Is it worth mattress running? I could possibly stay at the Intercontinental in Los Angeles, but the rates seem super high at about $300 a night.  However, paying $600 for about 50K in IHG points and 2 free nights might be worth it.  I don’t think I really have any plans to stay at an IHG hotelThere aren’t too many options in California to stay at Intercontinental hotels besides in Northern California.  It depends if I have any plans in the future to stay at a nice IHG hotel too.  The biggest thing about this promo is that the free night availability is a big vague and also I would basically have to force 2 Saturday stays at an IC hotel.

Even though I have a great offer for the IHG Into the Nights promo, I’m leaning towards not going for it because of the vagueness and having to force 2 Saturday stays.  What do you think? Should I go for it? Or will it be too much risk or too costly?