This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could not only get rewarded for all those family vacations that you take, but also share the love with another family? What if they could share THEIR loyalty points with you? You’d rack up your loyalty points a lot faster and be able to schedule even more fun family vacations this summer, right?
With the IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Summer Promotion, you actually can do that! Imagine this: you and your family book a weekend getaway and stay at your favorite Holiday Inn. You earn loyalty points AND your best friend earns the same number. Then, your best friend takes a trip with HER family and stays at another IHG hotel, earns points and shares them with YOU!
I’ll tell you a little about how it works, then give you a few fun ideas on how to get those points adding up quickly with some of my favorite family vacation destinations! First, check out this video for an overview:
How does the IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Summer Promotion Work?
Basically, it works a lot like I outlined above. You and your friend both have to sign up or the IHG® Rewards Club. Don’t worry, it’s super easy. I did it in under a minute! Register Now! As you can see, I don’t have any points yet. That will hopefully change this summer! I haven’t made specific plans yet, but my son is turning 10 and I’m turning 40. I’ll take him on a little weekend getaway to celebrate our two big birthdays. I also plan to have a one-night getaway locally with my boyfriend to celebrate. We stayed at our local Holiday Inn last year for HIS birthday and the service was spectacular.
Since my aunt travels a lot for family getaways and my cousin’s drum corps shows, I’d share my points with her. Hopefully, she’ll share her points with me too! Earning points as easy as planning a quick getaway! Here’s a breakdown of how it works:
- Earn 500 Points for your next IHG hotel stay from May 1, 2015 – September 2, 2015
- Earn another 500 points for that same hotel stay to share with another member! (Or keep the points for yourself!)
- Earn from 68,500 to 115,500 “Share Forever” bonus points plus a maximum 58,500 bonus points to share, or keep.
Yes, you’re seeing that right: you can opt to KEEP your extra points for yourself. Of course, that kinds of defeats the whole “sharing” concept, but I’m totally not judging! It lets you double up those points even if you don’t have friends who are planning a trip during the promotion.
Fun Family Vacation Ideas to Help You Earn Those Points
Need some ideas to help you rack up those IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” points? You’re in luck, because IHG® has over 4,800 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world! So you could:
- Plan a staycation in your own town: book a night at your favorite IHG® hotel for the whole family and spend the afternoon lounging by the pool. Pretend you’re tourists! Ask the front desk for recommendations on where to eat, what attractions to visit, and so on.
- Plan a date night out! Hire a sitter and have a romantic evening with your partner in a local IHG® hotel.
- Take a week-long vacation to a new place. Decide how far you’re willing to travel, then grab a map. Aim a dart, then choose the closest destination with an IHG® hotel. If you want to stay in our own state, get a state map. If you want to stay on, say, the East Coast, just unfold that portion of the country map. This is a fun way to find new places to visit!
- Stay an extra night: If you’re heading to a hotel for a wedding, reunion or other event, get there a day early or add a day on to your trip. That way, you’ll have time to enjoy the town and relax either before or after the big event!
These are just a few fun ways to earn those IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Summer Promotion bonus points! Get creative and come up with ideas that work for your family! The point is, you don’t have to go on long vacations to get away from it all. Sometimes just a single night at a hotel in town can do wonders to help you unwind. Learn more at shareforever.ihg.com
IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Giveaway
We have another great way for you to earn some IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” points: a giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win up to 1,000 free rewards points. You do need to be a member to qualify, but it’s completely free to sign up. Don’t forget, it just took me seconds to become a member!
IHG Share Forever Summer Rewards Program
Where will you go on your family vacations this summer? How will you earn those “Share Forever” points?
38 thoughts on “Take a Family Vacation and Share Your Points with Another Family! #ShareForever”
Great rewards system! Who doesn’t want to be rewarded with points to accumulate as you travel with your loved ones? This one’s awesome :)
Planning a staycation is not a bad idea. I need to sign up and start earning rewards!
I would love to visit Portland this summer or early fall. It would also be nice to visit New Orleans again.
Love to travel and love loyalty points programs. Im going to have to look into this more
Sounds like a great way to travel. Never heard about these rewards. Definitely, going to look into it. Thanks!
Great way to earn points while traveling! I’ll have to look into this!
This is awesome. I haven’t heard of this one. I am a member of another one which is pretty great too. Nothing like earning free points for overnight stays.
This is a great idea and savings for those who take vacations and who have family or friends who do also. It does seem pretty easy. No, I don’t go on vacations or I would sign up.
well now, this is a treat! To hear about a FANTASTIC plan like this. most places are super stingy with their point systems!
We signed up for this and are earning crazy amounts of points for work and pleasure travel. Can’t wait to head to Boston next week and rack up some more points – then there is the summer road trip! Great program.
I love rewards programs like this! We have done a lot of free travel because of points! We are heading to North Carolina for a week this summer to visit family. I can’t wait!
What a great idea and great rewards system too! Nothing like a family holiday and makes it better by being rewarded by sharing it too!
This sounds really awesome, I’ll definitely look into it. It sounds like everyone will benefit from this.
Sounds like a great way to earn rewards! Especially that you can share your points.
I love earning rewards when I travel or buy things. This sounds like a great way to earn rewards! Thanks for sharing.
Wow!!! That’s pretty neat that you can share your reward point! I would of never thought of doing that!
This sounds like a really great program to sign onto! Travel rewards like that would be awesome!
I am all for anything that helps me save money and earn rewards for travel. I like the ‘sharing’ aspect of this opportunity.
This is an amazing program. I would love to help another family donating my points. I will have to look into this.
This is such an awesome concept and incentive for people to travel! I travel often so this would be great for me!
That is great incentive for people who enjoy traveling. If we traveled more often this would definitely be something that I’d want to take advantage of.
I love the concept of getting rewarded for my travels! My family and I hoping to visit Portland this summer. :)
I love getting rewarded for my custom. This sounds like a fab rewards system for people who love to travel.
I liek that you are rewarded everytime you stay at an IHG hotel. Its something you would probably be doing anyway so why not get some perks! Can’t wait to sign up. We plan to travel this Summer.
This is such a great idea! Wish I traveled more to be able to take advantage of something like this very cool!
This sounds great. I need a vacation. Looking forward to doing so this summer and fall.
These reward points sound awesome and something I could definitely use! We haven’t been on a family vacation and it would be awesome to do so.
This sounds like an amazing rewards program indeed along with an amazing program for sure. I think it is amazing you can share with friends or family. I will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
These rewards systems really do add up! I love that they’re rewarding their members, and we’ve always been big fans of Holiday Inn!
We travel a lot and this might be a great thing for us. I hadn’t heard of it before but I will be sharing with a lot of traveling friends and family members!
To travel is on my list of things to do starting TOMORROW! YAY! I’m going to have to check this out quick and start racking up some good points :D
Hmmm…I will have to look into this. My family and I travel a lot and something like this could add up for us! It would be great to earn a couple of night’s stay somewhere nice for free!
That is so cool! I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds like it would be very beneficial to those that travel.
I’ll definitely be doing plenty of traveling this summer. It’s nice to know I’m able to share points with my daughter who also travels.
We travel a lot. I am going to have to check this out and see what all it involves.
Wow! This is so cool! What an awesome program to help reward travelers!
I can’t think of any points system better than this one. Thanks so much for sharing this.
That sounds like a no brainer for people who like to travel. I am going to be signing up for this!!