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Great Deal! Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus Through September 30, 2016!

Great Deal!  Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus Through September 30, 2016!

Million Mile SecretsGreat Deal!  Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus Through September 30, 2016!Million Mile Secrets Team

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Need more IHG points for an upcoming stay?  Good news!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get a 100% bonus when you buy IHG points through September 30, 2016.

You can buy up to 60,000 IHG points in increments of 1,000.  And with the 100% bonus, you’ll save even more than you can using the Points & Cash trick!

But you must purchase your points online, NOT over the phone.

Great Deal Buy IHG Points With A 100 Bonus Through September 30 2016
Use IHG Points for a Stay in an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora

I’ll explain the details of the promotion and help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

Here’s the Deal

Link:   IHG 100% Bonus Points Promotion

IHG normally sells points for 1.15 to 1.35 cents each.  And you can buy points for as little as 0.6 cents each with the IHG Points & Cash trick.

But with this promotion, you’ll pay even less for your IHG points!

For example, 60,000 IHG points cost $690.  And with a 100% bonus, you’ll get an another 60,000 bonus IHG points with your purchase, for a total of 120,000 IHG points.

So the cost of the points is ~0.58 cents each ($690 / 120,000 points), slightly less than what you’ll pay using the Points & Cash trick.

Is It Worth It?

This is a great deal if you need a few more IHG points for a particular stay.  Or if you want to get Big Travel for Small Money at 1 of IHG’s luxury hotels, like Emily and I did in Bora Bora.

I found rooms in March 2017 at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort for ~$807 or 60,000 IHG points per night.

With this deal, you could buy 120,000 IHG points for $690, enough for a 2-night stay.  That’s a savings of ~$924 ($1,614 – $690)!  Because 2 nights would cost ~$1,614 with cash ($807 X 2).

Or use fewer points and save even more with IHG PointBreaks hotels, where you can get rooms for ~$30 (or less with this deal!) per night.

Earn More Points With the Chase IHG Card

Link:   Chase IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card

With the Chase IHG Rewards Club Card, you can earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.

And another 5,000 IHG points after adding an authorized user and making a purchase within the first 3 months of account opening.

This isn’t the highest sign-up bonus offered for the card, but you might consider applying because the most valuable perk is the free night at ANY IHG hotel you’ll get each year on your card anniversary.

The $49 annual fee (waived the first year) is a bargain for a free night at any IHG hotel, which could be worth hundreds of dollars.  That’s why I keep it in my wallet! 🙂

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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@Karyn - Glad you found it useful. We will continue to post about these point sales!

Hi. Thank you! I was able to take advantage of the points purchase to change a paid stay (a 3rd night after using points for 1st and 2nd) into a points stay. I was wondering how One Mile at a Time knew of this offer (if you know). I didn't see it in my offer page when signing in to IHG and I did not get a promotional email from IHG even though I am a platinum member. I'd like to look out for these deals in the future. Any idea how to stay abreast -- other than your fabulous blog?