IHG has relaunched its IHG points purchase promotion, offering their highest rate of a 100% bonus – which is good for cheap luxury nights.
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Purchasing IHG Rewards Club Points
You can purchase IHG Rewards club points for either yourself or as a gift to another IHG Rewards Club member. You are allowed to purchase up to 120,000 in a calendar year, which would be enough for two or three nights at a high end IHG property.
At the top end you can purchase 60,000 points for 690 USD (or $S960 SGD/RM2,900) which means they cost $1.15 cents per point.
Current IHG Points Purchase Promotion – 100% For Three Days Only
IHG has made this promotion much simpler than ones in the past offering a flat 100% bonus not matter how many points you purchase.
If you purchase the full amount of 60,000 IHG Rewards Club Points then you’ll get a bonus of 60,000 and it’ll cost $690 USD (or $S960 SGD/RM 2,900) – this totals out the maximum you can purchase.
This means the cost per point is 0.575 cents per point.
To maximise the bonus you can also receive a “gift” of 120,000 from another IHG member – a great trick to pickup some more points.
The promotion is available until 11am on June 3rd for Sngapore and Malaysia and you can purchase the IHG Rewards Points using the link below:
Where Purchasing IHG Rewards Club Points Make Sense
Because IHG has fixed redemption rates you can effectively buy a stay for a maximum of $345 USD per night. At the high end of the IHG brands is Intercontinental Hotels, they regularly attract quite high prices especially in the capital cities, which is where you can get the value out of buying the points.
Unfortunately IHG has made many of these properties more expensive but there are some deals to be had still. had a look at the following hotels and they offer good value for buying the points, these are all in USD for ease of comparison, and expect for Melbourne The Rialto they all cost 60,000 points per night.
InterContinental : New York Times Square: $409
InterContinental : Melbourne The Rialto – Price $450
Intercontinental Park Lane London – Price $551
InterContinental : Paris – Le Grand – Price $534
So at all of these hotels you’d be making a saving by purchasing the points instead of paying directly for the hotel.
IHG Points Breaks Redemption
The other great opportunity to use IHG Rewards Points is in their Points Breaks promotion where a large range of properties are offered at just 5,000 per night.
As with all redemptions I would find the hotel and check rates prior to purchasing – and do check availability as IHG only dictate a certain amount of reward nights space for each hotel. Again here is the link for purchasing:
Have you ever purchased IHG Rewards Club Points for a Cheap Night?