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.
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.
IHG Rewards update – May 2021:
Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.