IHG Free Night Certificates Unlock Extra Award Space
I don’t think this is something I have seen before but I could be living under a rock. One of our Facebook group moderators, Kevin, noticed something interesting when recently searching for award space with IHG. He was looking for a “staycation” of sorts in Chicago to burn his soon to be expiring certificate. He was looking for last minute space around New Years, not an easy feat.
At first he was searching for points availability to see if he could tack on an extra night to his booking. That is if he could find space to add onto the free night. When he initially searched the Intercontinental Chicago nothing appeared for points bookings. Whether he looked for one night, or two.
But, when he searched under the Chase free night award rate it was somehow showing space available so he snatched it up. I am not sure if anyone else has run into this but it appears that maybe IHG free night certificates unlock extra award space. I guess it is plausible he found the space just as it became available but that timing seems unlucky.
If anyone else has noticed this happening let us know down in the comments. I would love to know if it was a one time glitch or actually a boost of the free night certs value. It would be pretty cool if they unlock extra award space.
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