Buy Unique Experiences and Merchandise With Your IHG Points – New Items Announced Daily!

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Looking for another way to use your IHG points?  

The folks at IHG let us know they’re running the Share Summer promotion through August 31, 2017.  

With this deal, you can use your IHG points to buy experiences like courtside seats at the US Open, tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, a 4-night vacation package at the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, and more!  And new items will be added every weekday, throughout the summer!

IHG Share Summer Promotion

A Vacation Package to the Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Will Go to the Highest Bidder!

Here’s more about the Share Summer promotion.

Bid on Auction Items With Your IHG Points

Link:   Share Summer Promotion

Through August 31, 2017, IHG and Coca-Cola have teamed up to offer the Share Summer promotion.

New auction items will be posted daily (on weekdays only).  And you can use your IHG points to bid on experiences and merchandise.

Similar to SPG moments from Starwood, you can buy all kinds of unique experiences, like tickets to sporting events, Broadway shows, vacation packages, and music festivals.

IHG Share Summer Promotion

Auction Items Are Going for Anywhere From 1,000 IHG Points to 500,000+ Points!

And for as little as 1,000 IHG points, you can buy Coca-Cola swag.  But please don’t use your IHG points like this!  😉

Throughout the summer, new auction items will be added daily.  The opening bid amounts, bid increments, and length of the auctions vary.

Is It Worth It?

If you find an experience you’re interested in and have the IHG points to spare, bidding on it might make sense!

But as always, do the math to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

For example, you can buy 2 tickets to the Georgia Aquarium through IHG Auctions for 10,000 IHG points.

Because you can buy IHG points for as little as 0.6 cents a piece with the Points & Cash trick, 10,000 IHG points would cost $60 (0.06 cents X 10,000 points).

Two general admission tickets to the aquarium normally cost ~$64.  So it wouldn’t make sense to buy points to take advantage of this particular item.

That said, other auction items might be worth it!  Especially once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you couldn’t afford otherwise, like courtside tickets at the US Open in New York.  At the time of writing, the current bid was 51,000 IHG points.  And tickets like these can easily go for ~$600+ a piece!

So check IHG Auctions throughout the promotional period to see if you find something that sparks your interest!

Earn More IHG Points

Link:   IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card

If you want more IHG points, you could consider the Chase IHG card.  The current sign-up bonus is 60,000 IHG points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.  Plus a $50 statement credit after your first purchase.

It’s also one of the few cards NOT restricted by Chase’s application rules.

We don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals.

You can also check out the current IHG Accelerate promotion, where you earn bonus points for completing different tasks, like staying at multiple brands, or booking a weekend stay.

And don’t forget about the recent IHG buy points promotion.  Where you can get up to a 100% bonus on purchased IHG points!

Bottom Line

Through August 31, 2017, you can use IHG points to bid on unique merchandise and experiences through their Share Summer promotion.

Auction items include things like a vacation package to Hawaii, courtside seats at the US Open, and more!

New items will be added daily (excluding weekends!), so check back to see if there’s something that interests you.  But as always, I recommend doing the math to see what makes sense for you.

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535 responses to “Buy Unique Experiences and Merchandise With Your IHG Points – New Items Announced Daily!

  1. I would use the points towards a stay at the Intercontinental New Orleans for a girls’ weekend.

  2. Would use them for visiting the in-laws in Chicago!

  3. I would use the IHG points for our annual summer travel to southern California! We love staying at IHG hotels for their clean rooms and free breakfast.

  4. I would redeem points for a unique wine tasting activity

  5. I would redeem points for a one year upgrade to Spire Elite status.

  6. I’d love for a nice weekend in San Diego!

  7. I’d head to England and Germany, several places I’ve always wanted to see. I’d take my nephew as well.

  8. Washington D.C. City Experience

  9. I want to go to the Maldives on miles and points and dive in those crystal clear waters!

  10. IHG experiences seem cool, but I don’t think I would redeem for anything but hotels.

  11. I would redeem to see my favorite band, Blackberry Smoke!

  12. I would use the points on IHG points break hotels in a city I haven’t yet visited

  13. I would love to visit San Francisco.

  14. I would love to visit NYC with my daughters and have a girl’s weekend!

  15. I want to redeem my points for a weekend stay at Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row in Monterey Ca. This is where we spent our 25th wedding anniversary and now approaching our 40th, would LOVE to go back again!

  16. I would love to redeem points for courtside seats to the US Open. A great treat to visit this event and make it a holiday weekend visit.

  17. I would like to use the points for a hotel stay in Amsterdam since paid rates are really expensive.

  18. Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes

  19. I would use my IHG points for a weekend away with my spouse.

  20. Would love to do a British Isles driving tour with stays in London, the Lake District, Glasgow, Dublin, and Cork.

  21. Balloon Fiesta!

  22. I’d redeem points for a stay at IC NYC.

  23. I would use it for a trip to Colombia

  24. Im RARING to use points to get ourselves to Thailand!

  25. I would use points for a great speaker experience.

  26. Appreciate the info about the auction but also your advice to ‘do the math’ because I don’t really see a compelling reason to use my IHG points for anything other than hotel nights. Combing points, points and cash and free credit card nights have landed us some pretty great stays (Hawaii, Paris!) so I keep our points available for those type of self made experiences.

  27. Seeing the the O’s play the Rangers would be cool

  28. Would use the points to visit family in NY

  29. The Venetian! Thank you!

  30. I’d redeem them toward the Holiday Inn Port of Miami to stay the night before a family cruise!

  31. I’d use IHG points to fly in a helicopter over a volcano… Or to stay at a resort on Hawaii island.

  32. I would try out the Washington D.C. City Experience!

  33. I would redeem my points for an exciting stay with my husband somewhere we’ve never been and want to visit – Mongolia. We are saving!

  34. I would use the points towards a stay during my upcoming San Francisco trip.