I wanted to do a quick reminder today of two good IHG Rewards Club offers which are currently running and which both end TONIGHT (Friday).
LAST DAY: IHG’s 5-day UK and Europe flash sale
IHG Rewards Club has been running a short flash sale for the UK and Europe this week. This covers InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites etc.
You can get up to 30% off at more than 600 hotels in over 100 cities throughout Europe. You need to book by tonight and stay between 5th April 2019 and 31st January 2020.
You can only book via this link.
The prices on offer are genuinely good and are genuinely lower than the comparable Advanced Purchase Rate. This is not one of those sales where the prices are fudged to give a false impression. For example, based on a random date in mid April:
If you have existing flexible IHG bookings for the Summer which can be changed, you may want to check the pricing. You may feel happier turning an existing refundable rate into a non-refundable booking as the date gets nearer.
The IHG flash sale booking site is here. You have until tonight to book these sale rates.
LAST DAY: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points
Separate to the room sale, IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has been running another ‘buy points’ sale this week with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 7,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer as you will ever see for IHG points.
The deal ends tonight, Friday 22nd March.
The standard prices, before the bonus, are:
- 1,000 – 10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 points
- 11,000 – 25,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 points
- 26,000 – 100,000 points for $10 per 1,000 points
The usual limit of 60,000 points per year has been lifted. I’m not sure if everyone gets a higher limit or not.
With a 100% bonus, you would be able to buy 200,000 IHG points for (at current exchange rates for $1000) £754.
At the top end of the IHG Rewards Club portfolio, you have InterContinental properties which top out at 60,000 – 70,000 points per night. That’s what you would pay for InterContinental Le Grand in Paris or the InterContinental Amstel in Amsterdam pictured above.
You should look at this if you have a ‘buy points’ target for the latest Rewards Night Faster promotion – although it makes more sense to buy 7,000 and get the bonus than buy 1,000 for no bonus. If you are topping off your account, it is also a good deal irrespective of the exact cents per point cost. The maximum number of points you can buy per year is 200,000 (ie 100,000 plus the 100,000 bonus if you were offered the maximum 100% extra).
You can buy via this link. The offer ends today.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)