LAST DAY to get a 100% bonus buying IHG Rewards Club hotel points

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IHG Rewards Club has been running a 100% ‘buy points’ bonus for the last few weeks, which is as generous as you ever see.  It ends TODAY, Monday 15th.

There are two extra tweaks which make this better than similar deals:

IHG has increased the maximum number of points you can buy to a whopping 500,000 points (ie 250,000 plus the 250,000 bonus).

There is no taper – as long as buy at least 3,000 points, you receive the full 100% bonus.  In the past we have seen high minimum thresholds to receive a 100% bonus.

The page to buy points is here.

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With a 100% bonus, you would be able to buy up to 500,000 IHG points for (at current exchange rates for $2,500) £1,951.

I usually value IHG Rewards Club points at 0.4p.  This is exactly what you are paying for them here, so from that point of view you shouldn’t lose money.

The skill is to use them at hotels where you can get substantially more than 0.4p per point of value.  The new InterContinental Maldives, for example, is 100,000 points for an Overwater Pool Villa or – looking at next February – $1,100 inc taxes for cash, per night.  This is a 50%+ saving given that 100,000 points will cost you $500.  Availability is tricky to find here in peak season, however.

More importantly, IHG’s recent move to variable points pricing in many countries has created some great bargains.  You can read more about IHG Rewards Club variable points pricing in our articles here for Europe and here, for London.  It is VERY easy to get more than 0.4p per point at the moment – I found UK and European hotels where you could get double that, so buying points would effectively halve the cost of your stay.

You can buy points via this link.  The 100% bonus ends tonight, Monday.

(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.)

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Comments

  1. Charlieface says:

    Is the “cash & points then cancel” trick not the same price anyway?

  2. Fritz the cat says:

    Just got 2000 points i signed up with the BA promotional link but cannot see the other 2000 points in the my offer psge-;(

  3. Baji Nahid says:

    I always book the cheapest fares and they always let me check in my massive hand baggage in for free at checkin if you ask nicely.

  4. Adrian says:

    Re IHG points, as an ambassador you can choose 20% rebate on points bookings as one of the renewal options, this coupled with zero taxes makes the use of points at IHG a good deal, imo especially as taxes/fees can be up to 20% all told in some countries therefore i think they are worth slightly more than Rob’s valuation (not much, but a little).

  5. mutley says:

    IHG 100% points deal has been extended until June 20th

  6. @mkcol says:

    Final date for the IHG buy points promo is 20th June

    “Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET May 6, 2020 and 11:59 PM ET June 20, 2020 inclusive.” from their T&C

    • @mkcol says:

      And of course now I post it I see it’s already been mentioned 🙄

  7. Indeed, offerer extended til June 20th. Just logged in to see what the value it looks like in Vegas in October as resort fees are $45 a night for cash bookings.

  8. cheng says:

    I booked the intercontinental ANA in Tokyo at a rate of 55k points for two nights, which itself seems really cheap for points redemption.

    The cheapest cash booking was $546… but because of the 100% points bonus I only paid $270. Result!

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