This isn’t the highest bonus we’ve ever seen, but I’ll help you decide if it’s still a good deal!
Here are the details.
IHG Purchase Points Promotion
Through February 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, IHG is offering a tiered bonus on purchased points. You must buy at least 5,000 points to earn any bonus at all.
- 50% bonus when you buy 5,000 to 19,000 points
- 75% bonus when you buy 20,000+ points
Points must be purchased in 1,000-point increments, and there’s a limit of 60,000 purchased IHG points per calendar year (NOT counting bonus points).
A 75% bonus means you can buy IHG points for as little as ~0.66 cents each.
Is This a Good Deal?
IHG normally sells points for 1.15 to 1.35 cents each. So the ability to buy miles for ~0.66 cents each sounds pretty great! But there are even cheaper ways to “buy” IHG points.
You can get points for as little as 0.6 cents each with the IHG Points & Cash trick, if you feel comfortable with it. And that technique is always available. So you shouldn’t feel rushed to jump on this current promotion.
Category 1 IHG hotels cost 10,000 IHG points per night. So with this deal, you could buy a night at those hotels for ~$66 (10,000 points per night X 0.66 cents per point).
Or, if you can find a PointBreaks hotel that works with your travel plans, it will only cost 5,000 IHG points or $33 per night (5,000 X 0.66 cents per point)!
But it’s NOT a good idea to buy points for just any IHG hotel stay.
For example, the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, sells rooms for ~$370 per night. But it costs 70,000 IHG points to book an award night. Even with this bonus, it would cost you $462 (70,000 X 0.66 cents per point) to buy enough points to book the room.
So do the math first and make sure it’s a good deal for your situation before you buy any IHG points!
IHG hotels include:
- Candlewood Suites
- Crowne Plaza
- EVEN Hotels
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations
- Holiday Inn Express
- Holiday Inn Resorts
- Hotel Indigo
- InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
- Staybridge Suites
It’s relatively easy to earn IHG points through the many promotions IHG publishes. IHG hotels are almost everywhere, which is convenient for road warriors. And you can redeem IHG points with one of the best deals in travel, the PointBreaks promotion!
More Ways to Earn IHG Points
To earn more IHG points, you can:
- Sign-up for the Chase IHG Rewards card. It’s a card I keep in my wallet year after year, because it comes with a free night each cardmember anniversary that can be worth hundreds of dollars!
- Use the IHG Cash & Points Trick to “buy” points for even cheaper
- Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points (I do NOT recommend this, because there are more valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer partners)
IHG is having a tiered sale on purchased points! Until February 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, you can earn up to a 75% bonus, depending on how many IHG points you buy!
This might be a good deal for some hotel stays. But do the math first to ensure it makes sense for your situation!