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Do you like collecting and using IHG points? Here’s a chance to buy them for cheap!
Via Reddit, some folks can get up to a 100% bonus when you buy 5,000+ IHG points through July 12, 2017.
This could save you even more than the Points & Cash trick!
Here’s more about this deal. And how to check to see if you’ve been targeted!
Buy IHG Points With a Bonus
Points must be purchased in 1,000-point increments, and there’s a limit of 60,000 purchased IHG points per calendar year.
But with this promotion, depending on how many points you buy, you can pay even less.
Note: You must purchase a minimum of 5,000 IHG points to earn the bonus.
Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin was targeted for the full 100% bonus. If she purchased 30,000 IHG points for $345, with a 30,000 points bonus, she’d pay just 0.575 cents each ($345 / 60,000 points)!
Is This a Good Deal?
This is worthwhile if you need a few more IHG points to top-off your account for an award stay. And it could save you lots if you would have booked at paid stay at normally expensive IHG hotels. Especially if you’ve been targeted for a 100% bonus!
But as always, I suggest doing the math to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
For example, a night at the InterContinental Paris – Le Grand can easily cost $400+, or 40,000 IHG points.
With a 100% bonus, you could buy 80,000 IHG points for $460, enough for a 2-night stay! And you’d save ~$340 off the cost of a 2-night paid stay (~$800 cost of 2 paid nights – $460 cost of purchased points).
More Ways to Earn IHG Points
An easy way to earn IHG points is to sign-up for the Chase IHG card. It currently comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 IHG points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Plus a $50 statement credit after your first purchase.
We don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals.
You can also consider the current IHG Accelerate promotion, where you earn bonus points for completing different tasks, like staying at multiple brands, or booking a weekend stay.
Through July 12, 2017, folks who have been targeted can buy 5,000+ IHG points and earn up to a 100% bonus, up to a maximum of 60,000 purchased points per year.
This can be a good deal for folks who need to top-off their account for an award. Or for really expensive hotels with available award rooms! Especially if you’ve been targeted for the maximum 100% bonus.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this deal? Let me know in the comments!