Time is always in short supply when it comes to getting vacation time that lets the grown-ups take off work when the kids are also available. IHG is now offering a program to help you make the most of the time that you do get with your family. We are using our new IHG Share Forever Rewards program membership to earn points while we visit family this summer, and sharing points with family so they can come visit us this fall. The great thing is that we are going to be able to help our extended family afford to visit us without having to kill our budget in the process. It’s a win-win!
The deal is pretty simple. I went to the IHG Share Forever Rewards program site and signed up for a free rewards account, then booked our hotel room stays with one of the partner hotels (we were planning to stay there anyway) and we get 500 points for our stay for our account, and 500 points to share with our extended family (we could keep those points if we wanted). This bonus comes on our first stay between now and September 2, 2015. Earn from 68,500 to 115,000 “Share Forever” bonus points to share, or keep – the choice is yours and that’s what we like about this.
When we try to stretch our budget dollars we look at places that we can double-dip for savings. Sometimes that shows up by going to ‘Double Coupon’ Day, and sometimes it’s even better – like now. We are going to travel to visit family anyway – and we are definitely staying in a hotel (pool, maid service, room service, no nutty in-laws at bedtime). The IHG Hotel Partners are hotels that are all over the country and around the world, and they are in places we would normally visit anyway, so why would we not take advantage of a way to stretch our dollars and help our extended family come visit us too?
More time together means our kids get to spend more time with their grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. I know that I wouldn’t trade my childhood memories for anything, and now I can help our kids get more time and opportunities to make their own memories.
Plus, you can enter to win 1,000 points to get you started!!!