We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

50% Off IHG Award Nights, 100,000 Point Business Card Offer, Southwest Announces Their Hawaii Destinations, and More!

50% Off IHG Award Nights, 100,000 Point Business Card Offer, Southwest Announces Their Hawaii Destinations, and More!

Jason50% Off IHG Award Nights, 100,000 Point Business Card Offer, Southwest Announces Their Hawaii Destinations, and More!Million Mile Secrets Team

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Jason:  Monday will be a good day to use your IHG points, apply for an Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, or renew your Amazon Prime Membership!

1.   IHG 50% Off Reward Nights Sale for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean!

If you’re looking for a way to get the most of out your IHG points then Monday, April 30, 2018, is the day you want to mark on your calendars.  At 12 pm Eastern Time, the new PointBreaks list will be live.  And while the promotion isn’t what it used to be, it’s still a great way to get much more value from your IHG points than you normally could.

Also beginning on Monday, IHG is discounting award nights by 50% at select hotels in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean!  The sale starts April 30, 2018, at 8 pm Eastern Time and ends on May 7, 2018, at 11 am Eastern Time.  The deal is valid for stays from May 1 to June 30, 2018.

50 Off IHG Award Nights 100000 Point Business Card Offer Southwest Announces Their Hawaii Destinations And Amazon Prime Price Increase
There Are Some Nice Hotels You Can Book With This Promotion, Like the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun!

This is a great way to essentially double the value of your IHG points.  And there are some nice hotels on this list.  Once the sale is live, you can book the cheaper award nights through the hotel’s website below.

Here are the hotels where you can book the discounted awards:

Aruba
Bahamas
Brazil
Colombia
Dominican Republic
50 Off IHG Award Nights 100000 Point Business Card Offer Southwest Announces Their Hawaii Destinations And Amazon Prime Price Increase
During This Sale, You’ll Be Able to Book a Night at the Intercontinental Real Santo Domingo for Only 17,500 IHG Points a Night!
Mexico
Panama
Puerto Rico

2.   Chase Ink Business Preferred 100,000 Point Bonus During Small Business Week (In-Branch Only)!

Link:   Review of the Ink Business Preferred

If you’re plan on applying for the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card, next week is the time to do it.  During National Small Business Week (April 29 to May 5, 2018), Chase is increasing the sign-up bonus to 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of card membership.

The other benefits look to be exactly the same as the current public offer.

The only problem is it looks like this offer will only be available if you apply in person at a Chase branch.  So if there aren’t any Chase locations in your area, you’re out of luck.

You can read our review for more details about benefits that come with the card.

3.   Southwest Has Announced Where They’re Flying to in Hawaii!

We’ve been slowly getting more details on Southwest’s planned service to the Aloha state.  And we now know which airports they will be flying to!  Service should start later this year (2018) or early in 2019.

50 Off IHG Award Nights 100000 Point Business Card Offer Southwest Announces Their Hawaii Destinations And Amazon Prime Price Increase
It Won’t Be Long Before You Can Use Your Southwest Points to Fly to Kona!

They will be flying to:

  • Honolulu (Oahu)
  • Kahului (Maui)
  • Kona (Big Island)
  • Lihue (Kauai)

This is great news, especially for those folks with the Southwest Companion Pass!  Southwest hasn’t announced where they will be flying from, but California looks like it will be at least one of the departure states.

4.   Amazon Is Increasing the Price of Amazon Prime!

Link:   Amazon Prime

If you’re considering an Amazon Prime membership, the cost is about to increase!

Folks who sign-up for Amazon Prime after May 11, 2018, will pay $119 for annual membership instead of the current rate of $99 per year.  And if you’re currently an Amazon Prime member, you have until June 16, 2018, to renew your membership for only $99.

Lots of us on the Million Mile Secrets team pay for Amazon Prime because it comes with great benefits, like free 2-day shipping on items sold by Amazon (which are a LOT of things!), unlimited movies and TV shows from their collection, unlimited music streaming, etc.

If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

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

More Info

Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.

12 comments

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

IHG 50% Off Reward Nights Sale - did IHG forget to activate the sale? It's 9:20pm Eastern time and still apparently not available yet.

Author

The promotion should be working now.

Author

I'll reach out to IHG and see what's going on.

IHG has watered down their program so much that it's nearly worthless. 50% off is still way too many points for many of these hotels. They have gone from having great hotels for 5000 points to only mediocre hotels mostly in out of the way places for 5000 points to now pretending to offer a great deal.

Author

It's definitely not what it used to be.

Small business week is April 29-May 5, specifically.

Author

Yes, thanks for that. Added to the post.

I am currently working on the bonus for the Chase Ink business, any chance you’d think they’d match the current in branch offer for someone who just got the card a month ago?

Author

It's worth a shot, but my guess is that because it's an in-branch offer only it's going to be tougher to get matched.

Hello,

You wrote about 50% IHG sale. I spent 3 hours on the phone yesterday with IHG - they are clueless, did not know when promo starts. Spent hours checking their website yesterday and today - do not see any award sale. (((

Author

Elly, IHG just got back to me and the promotion is up and running. Not sure what was wrong, I wasn't seeing the discounted prices either. But now they're working fine.