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(DEAL DEAD) BE QUICK: Most IHG hotels showing at half price or less for points!

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I am typing this on Sunday afternoon – it’s not clear how long this deal will last.

EDIT: It died around 8pm on Sunday

Most IHG hotels globally, for all dates (albeit not the very short term), are currently bookable for roughly half – or less – the usual number of points.

The pricing appears to be:

  • Kimpton – 45,000 points
  • Regent / InterContinental – 35,000 points to 45,000 points
  • Hotel Indigo – 30,000 points
  • Crowne Plaza – 25,000 points
  • Holiday Inn / Holiday Inn Express – 20,000 points

I just booked Kimpton Paris and the new Kimpton Mallorca for 45,000 points and InterContinental London for 40,000 points.

The Kimpton Paris, for the date I wanted, was over 100,000 points per night when I looked a week or so ago, with a €660 cash rate.

It isn’t clear if not all hotels are taking part or only certain dates are included. I can’t get the InterContinental Amstel for when I need to be in Amsterdam, for example, but I know others have booked it.

You can even lock in the Maldives etc at hugely discounted rates.

This could be a mistake but it could be an unprecedented flash sale which is due to be announced tomorrow. Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are not included, which leads me to believe that this is a deliberate sale of some sort. Regardless, it is worth making some speculative bookings – remember that all reward nights can be cancelled.

Should you buy points?

Today (Sunday) is the last day to get a 100% bonus if you buy IHG points. You can buy here.

People who have done it say that they are posting immediately. I am not guaranteeing this to you but it is working for others.

With the bonus you’re paying around 0.4p per point so, for example, my Kimpton Paris stay – which is €660 for cash – would need £180-worth of purchased points.

The ‘buy points’ page is here if you choose to risk it.


IHG One Rewards update – October 2022:

Get bonus points: You will earn bonus IHG One Rewards points on stays between 13th October 2022 and 31st December 2022. You can choose between 2,000 points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights (not cumulative). Read this article for full details. You can register here.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One 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.

Comments (241)

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  • Chris says:

    Does anyone know how I can ask for a refund of recently purchased points..? Thanks in advance

    • ChrisC says:

      Please see the discussion on the previous page.

    • Andrew J says:

      A safer option would have been to use cash and points option, which were all lowered accordingly during the promotional/error period – the price you would pay for the cash element would be a bit higher than buying the points, but zero risk on having points you don’t want. For next time this happens….

  • Lady London says:

    Did you check what the terms and conditions said about refundability?

    Contact them and ask. I think they’ll push back. Is it points.com that does the points selling for them? Look on your invoice/receipt.

    I am guessing in case of resistance you can explain a statutory right applies in your country of residence that you can cancel any online sale within 14 days? If they still say no, ideal would be if they confirm it in an email, then request your credit card for a section 75 refund, or if paid by debit or charge card, a chargeback.

  • Hugo says:

    Damn wish I hadn’t missed this, trying to book London for October 🙁

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