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Looking to stock up on IHG points for an upcoming vacation? If you need to purchase IHG points, now would be a good time to do it.
Through December 28, 2018, folks can buy IHG points with an 80% bonus. This is an good discount on purchased points and can make a good deal when you combine this sale with the PointBreaks promotion. And if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card you can stretch your points even further because you’ll get the 4th night free on award bookings!
IHG Purchase Points Promotion
The more points you buy, the more you will save. You must purchase at least 5,000 points to get the 80% bonus.
Points can be purchased in 1,000 point increments. There are 4 price tiers:
- Buy 1,000 – 4,000 points (~1.35 cents per point)
- Buy 5,000 – 10,000 points, plus 80% bonus points (~0.75 cents per point)
- Buy 11,000 – 25,000 points, plus 80% bonus points (~0.64 cents per point)
- Buy 26,000 – 100,000 points, plus 80% bonus points (~0.55 cents per point)
Check the prices before purchasing, because if you’re near the top end of a tier, it can sometimes be cheaper to buy points from the next tier up. For example, it’s cheaper to buy 26,000 points ($260) than buying only 23,000 points ($264.50).
For $260 you could purchase 26,000 base points + earn 20,800 bonus points for a total of 46,800 IHG points. At about half a cent each, this is a pretty good value. This is probably slightly better than the value you can generally redeem them for. Usually, you can redeem IHG points for ~0.5 to ~0.75 cents each.
Combining this offer with a current PointBreaks IHG hotel can be an incredible deal. For example, right now you could stay at the Holiday Inn Porto Alegre, in Brazil, for just 5,000 points a night. Purchasing 5,000 points through this offer could cost as little as ~$27.50 per night (~0.55 cents per point x 5,000 IHG points) if you purchased them in the highest tier (26,000+ points).
Folks that have the IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card can also save, thanks to the card’s 4th-night free perk. This allows you to book 4 award nights for the price of 3.
Note: While the IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card normally offers a 20% discount when purchasing IHG points, several readers have stated that this discount does not appear to work with IHG points purchase promotions like this one.
Buying points is usually not a good deal. But with this 80% bonus, you can actually purchase them for roughly their redemption value or much less. If you combine them with PointBreaks deals or the 4th-night free perk then you could actually come out ahead.
If you are looking to stock up on IHG points, this would be a good time to purchase them. You can purchase the points here.
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