IHG Rewards has just launched another great promotion for buying points. Through 18th October 2019, members can purchase points with a 80% bonus. You simply have to buy 7,000 or more IHG points to get your 80% bonus points.

Take note that there are three pricing in this promotion:

PointsUS cent per point
7k + 80% bonus to 10k + 80% bonus0.75
11k + 80% bonus to 25k + 80% bonus0.64
26k + 80% bonus + 100k + 80% bonus0.56

Hence, to get the most out of this promotion, make sure you purchase at least 26k pre-bonus points to purchase each point at its lowest cost (0.56 US cent per point).

Why Should You Buy IHG Points?

1) IHG PointsBreaks Promotion – Starting From 5,000 IHG points ($28USD For a Hotel Room per Night)

IHG often run PointsBreaks to redeem for a night as little as 5,000 IHG points. At this rate, you can snag PointBreaks hotels for as little as $28. Yes, you can score a hotel for just $28, no gimmicks! There are also PointsBreaks that require 10,000 and 15,000 IHG points; your effective cost per night staying at those properties will be $56 and $84 respectively, per night.

For example, The Intercontinental Sao Paulo is retailing at $278 + tax per night. This is a property under PointBreaks for 15,000 points per night, which means it will cost you $84 for a night’s stay if you buy the IHG points and use them for redemption. A huge savings indeed!

Click here for a complete list of PointsBreaks hotel.

Click here to buy IHG Points.

2) Last Minute Redemption Deals

Often during my travel, I have booked hotels at the last minute and the price has been high. Here is a good scenario where using points may actually be cheaper. For example, a stay at The InterContinental London Park Lane next Thursday cost £665. You could use 70,000 IHG points to redeem your stay, which would cost you just $392 (or £317).

Click here to purchase IHG points.

As a general rule of thumb, I advise you to make a comparison between the selling price of your desired hotel and the cost of redemption (stated redemption rate * 0.56 US cent) before you make a points purchase.

How to buy points

  1. Visit IHG’s Buy Points link.
  2. Enter your name, IHG Rewards Club number, PIN and email address to log in.
  3. Select the number of points you want to purchase.
  4. Enter your credit card information and billing address and click Continue.
  5. Confirm the details, check the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions and click “Pay Now.”

Lately, there have been many hotel groups running points promotion such as Hyatt and Marriott. It may worth your while to read the following articles.

Cover image: IHG Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel

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