Ages ago I mentioned that IHG Ambassador was one of the top hacks for the IHG program. There is an amazing offer for Ambassadors from Asia Pacific region (Includes India).
At the time of mention, there was only 1 way to acquire the membership and that was to pay $200. Now IHG is allowing you to buy the membership for 32,000 points whereas you can renew membership for $150 or 22000 points.
To make the pot even sweeter, they are providing 10,000 points for every stay at Intercontinental hotel.
As soon as you sign up for IHG Ambassador program, you get 2nd-night complimentary certificate making the price of the stay half. You also get promoted to Gold status on IHG or if you are already Gold then Platinum. Earlier it was direct Platinum status allowing you to earn way more points.
I value IHG point between 0.45 paise to 0.47 paise. You are getting 10,000 points that equal Rs 4500 to Rs 4700 points back. The best part is that there is no top limit on a number of points you can earn. To sweeten the pot further, you would still participate in the accelerate offer too.
The benefits of the Ambassador membership include complimentary weekend night certificate, confirmed room upgrade (one category above the room booked), and 4 pm late checkout.
The offer is open to all existing Ambassador members and new members who sign up for the Ambassador membership. You need to be staying on a Club Intercontinental rate to be eligible to earn these points. To earn the bonus points under this promotion you must register here and the points will reflect within 6-8 weeks of completing your stay.