The Michael W Travels family got back from an awesome visit to Costa Rica a few days back.
On the way home we had to spend a night in Philadelphia before heading back to NYC. This was kind of annoying but not the biggest deal considering the cost of our flight.
To cover the cost of our hotel stay, we booked a room using Kim’s IHG Free Night.
After checking into our airport hotel in Philly on New Years Eve, I mentioned to Kim how I was surprised that the hotel didn’t offer us some sort of amenity or points for being a Platinum member. However, the friendly girl at the desk was super-busy and by herself so I didn’t really think much more about it.
On Tuesday Kim forwarded me an e-mail that she received from IHG. The subject was “You have received welcome amenity points“.
Kim’s account had 500 points deposited for being an IHG Platinum Elite member! (The e-mail mentions how they were deposited by the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport.)
I always found it odd how IHG awards a welcome amenity of points for free nights but we’ll take it. 500 points might not seem like much but every little bit counts!