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100% bonus when you buy IHG points – worth it?

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  • RonnieB

    Does everyone agree that he current promo is pretty good value? IHG hotels especially in the USA are far cheaper for reward stays then Hilton for example with many even Crown Plaza and Indigo being under 20k all in, when Hiltons now generally start around 30-35k

    Seems you need to buy at least 30k points to get the best price but it seems to make sense since Creation card has gone.

    NorthernLass

    Where are you finding Indigos and CPs for under 20k points per night?!

    pbcold

    Yes! Do tell.

    Blair Waldorf Salad

    “20k all in”? All in what? Breakfast not included, nor is it an elite benefit (won’t hold my breath for Diamond!). Amenity fee not included; that’s added on to award bookings.

    RonnieB

    Not hard to find, when I go to ATlanta I use
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia and
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta NE – Norcross

    Both great properties – random day this month, 27/28th they are 17k and 18k respectively, and never more than mid-low 20s

    All in I mean with taxes etc. No breakfast of course don’t be silly it’s IHG !

    Blair Waldorf Salad

    Not hard to find, when I go to ATlanta I use
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia and
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta NE – Norcross

    Both great properties – random day this month, 27/28th they are 17k and 18k respectively, and never more than mid-low 20s

    All in I mean with taxes etc. No breakfast of course don’t be silly it’s IHG !

    Mmm ok, well if these hotels work for you, you seem to have found your rich seam. They’re hardly the first hotels an average tourist would turn to though. The IC Chicago has bizarrely jumped to 813GBP per night next winter, with a points price similarly inflated. This had previously been dependably 35-40,000

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    You shouldn’t lose money buying at this price, but of course you are turning cash into an inflexing points currency so we generally only recommend it if you have a planned trip where it seems to make sense.

    I have got into buying points for stays (just bought 60k Hyatt for 2 nights at PH New York for a fraction of the $1,395 cash price) but only when I know I’ll use them.

    Sometimes I will also use points for a HfP trip and then immediately buy back a matching number – this lets me charge the cost as a business expense whilst also reducing our hotel spend.

    RonnieB

    Not hard to find, when I go to ATlanta I use
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia and
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta NE – Norcross

    Mmm ok, well if these hotels work for you, you seem to have found your rich seam. They’re hardly the first hotels an average tourist would turn to though. The IC Chicago has bizarrely jumped to 813GBP per night next winter, with a points price similarly inflated. This had previously been dependably 35-40,000

    Are you kidding me, when I prove my point you begrudgingly whine that these aren’t the first hotels an ‘average’ tourist would turn to (both in good areas of metro Atlanta – one next to IHG corporate HQ) and then you point to an IC in Chicago at 813 a night. I rest my case.

    Reney

    Not hard to find, when I go to ATlanta I use
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia and
    Crowne Plaza
    Atlanta NE – Norcross

    Mmm ok, well if these hotels work for you, you seem to have found your rich seam. They’re hardly the first hotels an average tourist would turn to though. The IC Chicago has bizarrely jumped to 813GBP per night next winter, with a points price similarly inflated. This had previously been dependably 35-40,000

    Are you kidding me, when I prove my point you begrudgingly whine that these aren’t the first hotels an ‘average’ tourist would turn to (both in good areas of metro Atlanta – one next to IHG corporate HQ) and then you point to an IC in Chicago at 813 a night. I rest my case.

    Probably not average HFP tourist. I will be doing a mid west national park road trip and will be staying in a lot of the less posh IHG, Hilton and Hyatt brands. Have been surprised how useful IHG points are for non big city, the dynamic pricing is real thou. A sat night by Zion national park is 44k and sunday night is 19k.

    squawk7700

    For some reason (Spire) when I follow the link it only offers me a 90% bonus…

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