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IHG guts their BRG policy
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:25:46 AM »
Ihg just changed their BRG from the first night free to getting 5x the amount of points for your stay with a limit of 40-45k bonus points per stay
https://www.ihg.com/hotels/us/en/customer-care/lowest-internet-rate-terms-conditions

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Re: IHG guts their BRG policy
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 06:16:46 AM »
Have they at least eased up the comparison requirements a bit?

Edit: I see they haven't.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 06:48:55 AM by moe8555 »

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Re: IHG guts their BRG policy
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 06:36:08 AM »
IHG finally puts a fork in it!

From one of the best possible programs out there where you could literally stay for free almost anywhere including 5 star suites that cost $1000 a night, it turned into a frustrating program where it was almost impossible to get a room anywhere.

Over time I went from a BRG every month to 1 or 2 a year and it was hardly worth all the effort anymore. 

The program is now officially completely worthless!
If the intention of such a program is to get people to book directly from IHG instead of third party sites, then the "new" program is a real waste of manpower. 
Most smart travelers will realize that if they can get a discount of 10-15% on another booking site or use a program like hotels.com that gives you every 11th night free, it is a much better deal than booking directly with IHG for the off chance that they might get another 10k once in a blue moon after jumping through a thousand hoops.

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Re: IHG guts their BRG policy
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 06:57:31 AM »
It's just a matter of time. I can't imagine that the best rate guarantees actually convince many people to just book direct. Those who will be convinced will be convinced equally with a banner saying "Best Rate Guarantee" on the main page.

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Re: IHG guts their BRG policy
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 07:06:19 AM »
Ouch. Sucks.
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Re: IHG guts their BRG policy
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 08:47:47 PM »
Bad news just keeps coming :(
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