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Next Buy Points bonus?

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  • notenoughmiles

    Hi,

    I’m about 5000 points short for a redemption stay in September.

    Any idea when the next buy points promo will be? I know one just ended on 10th June but don’t know how often they run these?

    • This topic was modified 52 years, 7 months ago by .
    slidey

    IHG bonus point sales seem to be every month or so, but if you cant wait you can do something else to get cheaper points such as –

    holiday inn dunfermline is 14000 pts on jan 4th. If you part pay with points, its 9000 pts and £26. If you book it and then cancel, you get the cash element back as points so for the 9000 pts and £26 youd get 14000 pts back. Youd be getting your 5000 points for £26.

    Its a bit more than a 100% sale, but then you often would have to buy more than 2500 pts to trigger the bonus anyway and I think £25 for 5000 points would be cheaper than buying 5000 pts with no bonus.

    Normally when you cancel a points+cash booking, youll get the pts back right away, but Im not to blame if you dont 🙂

    notenoughmiles

    I just noticed this too. To be honest I don’t need to go through the whole cancellation route.

    Happy to pay the £26 and keep the reservation. I was surprised the cash+points is pricing the points at approx 0.52p a point. Not far off the 0.45p when they run 80% points promos.

    I just assumed points+cash would be a bad option til I checked as usually for Hilton it’s never been viable.

    • This reply was modified 52 years, 7 months ago by .
    notenoughmiles

    Thanks for the tip though!

    • This reply was modified 52 years, 7 months ago by .
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