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Fellow BoardingArea blogger Gary of View From the Wing posted about getting 2,000 free IHG Rewards Club Points for signing up for a new account yesterday.
Since Kim and I have been members of IHG Rewards Club for year, this offer didn’t apply to us, however it did for Lucas.
I figured that if Lucas got 2,000 points just for signing up, I could probably figure out a way to get him another 3,000 points. (Earn from dining, transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards if necessary etc…) This would get us enough points to eventually use for an IHG Pointsbreak night.
I decided to go ahead and sign Lucas up for an account.
I filled out the form but when I got to the bottom I saw the terms and conditions that needed to be checked off to join the program.
According to the T&Cs you need to certify that you are at least 18 years old and of lawful age.
What to do, what to do???
Lucas is going to be turning 3 in January so he’s got some time until he turns 18 and qualifies for an IHG Rewards Club account. Since IHG didn’t ask for his birthday, I still decided to sign him up.
After signing him up I wondered a couple of things:
- Was it wrong to not follow the T&Cs and sign Lucas up?
- Is it fair that IHG is excluding those under 18 from joining? I mean, what if someone wanted to gift Lucas a free night at an IHG property!
What are your thoughts on the topic?
If you’re not already a member of the IHG Rewards Club, you can enroll here and get 2,000 bonus points for signing up.