IHG Rewards has just launched another great promotion for buying points. Through 30th December 2019, members can purchase points with an 80% bonus and a 10% discount. You simply have to buy 3,000 or more IHG points to get your bonus points and discount.

Take note that there are three pricing tiers in this promotion:

PointsUS cent per point
3k + bonus points to
10k + bonus points
0.675
11k + bonus points to
25k + bonus points
0.575
26k + bonus points to
100k + bonus points
0.5

Hence, to get the most out of this promotion, make sure you purchase at least 26k base points to purchase each point at its lowest cost (0.5 US cent per point).

Why Should You Buy IHG Points?

1) Last Minute Redemption Deals

Often during my travels, I have booked hotels at the last minute and the price has been high. Here is a good scenario where using points may have actually been cheaper. For example, a stay at The InterContinental London Park Lane will cost $653. You could use 70,000 IHG points to redeem your stay, which would cost you just $350.

Click here to purchase IHG points.

2) IHG PointsBreaks Promotion – Starting From 5,000 IHG points ($25USD 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 could snag a PointBreaks hotels for as little as $25. Yes, you can score a hotel for just $25, no gimmicks! There are also PointsBreaks that require 10,000 and 15,000 IHG points; your effective cost per night staying at those properties would be $50 and $75 respectively, per night.

For example, Crown Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Way is currently retailing at $122 per night. This property, under PointBreaks, could be redeemed for 10,000 points per night, which means it would cost you $50 for a night’s stay if you bought the IHG points and used them for redemption. A good saving indeed!

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 * 0.5 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.”

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