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IHG news: IHG ‘buy points’ flash sale, a European and Asian sale, targeted bonus points offers

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Three bits of IHG One Rewards news in brief:

Get a 100% bonus buying IHG points – one week only

For the next seven days, IHG One Rewards is offering a 100% bonus for buying points.

This offer runs to 29th June.

For me, the maximum number of points I can buy is increased to 500,000 (ie 250,000 plus the 250,000 bonus).  The minimum purchase to trigger the bonus is 11,000 points on my account but this could vary.

The page to buy points is here.

With a 100% bonus, you would be able to buy up to 500,000 IHG One Rewards points for (at current exchange rates for $2,500) £1,975.

I usually value IHG One Rewards points at 0.4p.  You are paying 0.39p here so it is not necessarily a slam dunk unless you are just topping up your account.

The skill is to use them at hotels where you can get substantially more than 0.4p per point of value, although this got a little harder since IHG moved towards revenue-based redemption pricing. You can still get deals though – a friend bought the full amount for himself and his partner yesterday to save around a third on an upcoming trip vs paying cash.

You can buy points via this link. You have until next Saturday to jump in.

Get a 100% bonus buying IHG One Rewards points

IHG is also running a cash sale in Europe and Asia

As well as selling points cheaply, IHG is also running a short cash sale for its European and Asian properties.

This covers Holiday Inn, HI Express, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo etc. Iberostar Beachfront Resorts and Six Senses are not included.

The headline dates are:

  • book by 27th June
  • stay by 30th September for NON-MEMBERS of IHG One Rewards
  • stay by 1st June 2025 for members of IHG One Rewards
  • discounts available in Europe, Asia (excluding India and Japan) and Pacific islands

The headline discount is 20% if you are a logged-in member of IHG One Rewards.

This is not your actual saving, however. You get 20% off Best Flexible Rate, which is refundable, but sale rates must be pre-paid and non-refundable. You would normally save around 10% by booking a non-refundable rate, so the ‘extra’ sale discount is probably closer to 10%.

You can book on the IHG website here.

IHG One Rewards bonus points offer

Check for targeted bonus points offers

IHG One Rewards is not running a global bonus points promotion at the moment, but you may have been emailed with a targeted offer.

If you are not opted-in to IHG marketing emails, you may want to try the links below to see if you can register.

There are three different variants doing the rounds:

Nights do not need to be consecutive. The offers run to 31st August.

IHG One Rewards update – July 2024:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.

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 (15)

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  • Hugo says:

    Ihg points redemptions seem to have been devalued recently. I used to be able to get 0.4 based on the non refundable rate but most of the time it is now a bit lower – around 0.37

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      I compare to the BFR as that’s more comparable to a points booking in terms of cancellations.

      • Hugo says:

        Indeed but there has definitely been a devaluation in uk and European hotels

  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

    Given the seeming end of the railcard rate from next January I’m looking at doing some points bookings for early next year as I still value the ability to cancel the booking.

    A preliminary look does seem to show that the points bookings I’m looking at generate more than the 0.4p per point I’ll pay for them. But I need to double check the calculations.

    For the record I got the 100% bonus offer. I’m not a regular buyer so that may have something to do with that.

    I didn’t get the bonus points email but I tried one of the links and got the message that basically said “be off with you this offer isn’t meant for you”

  • Darran says:

    I only got offered a 60% bonus to buy points, but my wife got the 100%. She has never bought points before and I bought the maximum 500000 two years ago. Might have something to do with it.

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      What’s your current points balance? I got 60% offered too; I’m not a buyer at that price. But I wondered if it was related to points balance as well/instead of past purchases. My balance is 600,000ish

      • Hilda M says:

        My balance is 460k having spent 130k recently. Bonus of 100% offered

      • Darran says:

        765000 so maybe too many to be offered a 100% bonus.

  • Tim says:

    All three bonus points links were showing as available to me, but the T&Cs for all three state “Members can pre-register for this Promotion starting 12 June, 2024 until 19 June, 2024 (the “Pre-Registration Period”).” This suggests it’s already too late to register and I’m concluding that I was never actually targeted. That’ll be a first time.

    • Rob says:

      No, it means you could pre-register before the campaign started or register once it started.

  • Aston100 says:

    Maybe I’m doing it wrong but I haven’t seen any recent (say last 12 months) IHG sales that apply to Turkiye.
    As if they can’t decide which continent it sits in, so removed it from both.

    Happy to be shown otherwise, as I do need to make some bookings there.

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