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Do you collect and use IHG points? Here’s a chance to buy them for less!
Through September 12, 2017, you can get up to an 80% bonus on purchased IHG points. The more points you buy, the bigger the bonus. But the actual bonus amounts are targeted.
Here’s more about this deal. And how to check to see what your offer is!
Buy IHG Points With a Bonus
Link: IHG Buy Points Promotion
With the latest buy points promotion from IHG, you can get up to an 80% bonus on purchased points through September 12, 2017. The actual amount of the bonus depends on how many points you buy. So sign-in to your IHG loyalty account to see your personalized offer!
You must purchase points in 1,000-point increments, and there’s a limit of 60,000 purchased IHG points per calendar year.
With this promotion, depending on how many points you buy, you can pay as little as ~0.6 cents a piece.
Note: You must purchase a minimum of 5,000 IHG points to earn a bonus.
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.
But as always, do the math to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
For example, a night at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam can easily cost $500+, or 50,000 IHG points.
With an 80% bonus, you could buy 100,800 IHG points for $644, enough for a 2-night stay! And you’d save ~$356 off the cost of a 2-night paid stay ($1,000 cost of 2 paid nights – $644 cost of points for 2 award nights).
Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan was targeted for the full 80% bonus on purchases of 20,000+ points. If she bought 20,000 IHG points for $250, with a 16,000 points bonus, she’d pay ~0.7 cents per point.
That’s cheaper than the regular price of IHG points. But the IHG Points & Cash trick would still be a better deal!
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 80,000 IHG points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.
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.
The promotion lasts through September 12, 2017. And could be good deal for folks who need to top-off their account for an award. Or for really expensive hotels with available award rooms!
But as always, I suggest doing the math to make sure you’re getting the best deal!