Pack Your Bags...Because Priority Club® Rewards is Helping You Pack Points All Summer Long!

World's largest hotel loyalty program launches more ways to "pack points" including its new industry-first "Priority Club Shopping" and July Tweetstakes

Jun 30, 2011, 11:45 ET from InterContinental Hotels Group

ATLANTA, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get packing! Priority Club® Rewards, the world's largest and fastest-growing hotel loyalty program from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), announces today more ways for members to earn Priority Club® points so they can get to their rewards even faster.

"Pack Your Points" Tweetstakes

Kicking off in the heat of summer is IHG's July Tweetstakes "Pack Your Points" where U.S. residents will have a chance to win half a million Priority Club points by following @IHG_Deals on Twitter July 1-31, 2011. Throughout the month, followers simply re-tweet the #packpoints messages for a chance to win thousands of rewards points everyday. More details are available at

Shop 'n Earn

Did you know you can pack in the points by shopping? Also kicking off this July is a new online Priority Club Shopping® site. While consumers can still earn Priority Club points for simply making online purchases at any of more than 600 retailers nationwide, now they can earn bonus points in-store too. Priority Club Shopping features a robust online, national in-store and local merchant network with global search capabilities where consumers can pack in the points. Now through Aug. 15, 2011, shoppers can earn up to 1,500 bonus Priority Club points on top of their purchases (up to 2,000 bonus points for Priority Club® Select Visa® cardmembers). Learn more at

Having choices is the spice of life

Spice up your life this summer with more Priority Club points or frequent-flier miles earned through qualified stays at any IHG hotel worldwide now through Aug. 15, 2011. Use your points any way you choose, and enjoy doing it twice as fast. Check out  for details – on the double!

Once you've packed your points...redeem them your way including:

Digital Media Rewards: Prefer to...Dock at your desktop? Tap away at your tablet? Surf on your smartphone? Priority Club Rewards' digital media rewards is just right to pack more – eBooks, music, games, apps and software – onto your favorite device. Be among the first anywhere to get this offer through a hotel loyalty program.  Coming later this summer!    

Ease the Pain at the (Gas) Pump: Summer road trips are practically a right of passage. Don't let the price of a full tank leave you stranded. Get back on the freeway to fun times by packing your wallet with gas gift cards to fueling stations en route when you redeem Priority Club points at

Priority Club Rewards is always free to join while you are on the move via, downloading the Priority Club Rewards app for iPhone® and Android® or calling 888-211-9874.

About Priority Club Rewards

With 58 million members globally, IHG's Priority Club Rewards is the first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program in the hotel industry.  Named Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World six years running by Global Traveler magazine and Best Hotel Loyalty Program for four consecutive years by Business Traveler magazine, Priority Club Rewards offers more sought-after benefits and the greatest ease of use of any hotel loyalty program.  In addition to flexible features like No Points Expiration, No Blackout Dates, Points & Cash and Flights Anywhere™, Hotels Anywhere™, Priority Club Rewards members have more options for point redemption than any other hotel loyalty program. Members can redeem points not only for hotel nights, but also for airline miles on more than 40 partner airlines, for auto rentals, for gift certificates and for hundreds of products available in the Rewards Catalog.  And Priority Club Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program to offer members a Rewards Concierge program that allows members to exchange points for items not found in the Rewards Catalog. Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests can enroll by logging onto, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,400 hotels worldwide.

Notes to Editors:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with 58 million members worldwide.

IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 652,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.

IHG has more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at For our latest news visit, Twitter or YouTube

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