This week targeted IHG Club Rewards members are receiving an email offering 20% off the cash portion of Points&Cash reward nights for stays worldwide to Sep 30, 2017.
I am Platinum elite due to IHG Rewards Club MasterCard. I received the offer yesterday, three days after first reading about the offer on FlyerTalk.
There is no registration code. IHG 20% discount on Points & Cash rewards shows up automatically for my account when I search hotel stay dates to Sep 30.
T&C state offer is targeted to top-level Spire elite members of IHG Rewards Club. Other IHG Platinum credit card members report receiving this offer. Not clear how widespread this offer is among IHG members.T&C also state offer valid for stays from July31 – Sep 30, 2017. Yet, no one on FlyerTalk has mentioned seeing this offer before August 21.
InterContinental Carlton – Cannes, France
- 60,000 points standard reward
- 55,000 + $28 (purchase price = $5.60 / 1,000 points)
- 50,000 + $52 ($5.20 / 1,000 points)
- 45,000 + $75.20 ($5.01 / 1,000 points)
- 40,000 + $96.00 ($4.80 /1,000 points)
Holiday Inn Cannes, France
- 20,000 points standard reward
- 15,000 + $40 (purchase price = $8.00 / 1,000 points)
- 10,000 + $64 ($6.40 / 1,000 points)
Holiday Inn Cannes has extraordinarily high cash portion regular rates of $50 for 5,000 points and $80 for 10,000 points. 20% discount on inflated cash portion for IHG Points & Cash rates makes Holiday Inn Cannes a lousy hotel for a P&C reward redemption.
You are better off simply booking Standard rate reward nights at 20,000 points.
IHG Rewards Club Points & Cash $4.60/1,000 points is lowest rate I found with 20% discount.
Holiday Inn Express London City
- 40,000 points standard reward
- 35,000 + $24 (purchase price = $4.80 / 1,000
- 30,000 + $48 ($4.80 / 1,000 points)
- 25,000 + $71.20 ($4.75 / 1,000 points)
- 20,000 + $92 ($4.60 / 1,000 points)
HIX London City offers an opportunity to buy as many points as you have to spend. For example, book 3 Points&Cash nights at HIX London City for 60,000 + $276 USD.
If reward stay is canceled, 60,000 points go into your account at a Points & Cash purchase rate $4.60/1,000 points.
60,000 points for $276 USD buys 3 reward nights at Holiday Inn Cannes for $91.50 USD per night. That is a substantial 48% discount on 150 EUR / $177 USD nightly rates for Holiday Inn Cannes.
This strategy for cheaper IHG Rewards Club points purchase is not something I need to use at the present time.
I need a Points & Cash stay and one paid night by Dec 31 to earn 30,000 bonus points with my current IHG Rewards Club Accelerate offer tasks.
IHG Accelerate Sep1-Dec 31, 2017 registration open – IHG Accelerate fall 2017 guarantees each member can earn 30,000 bonus points by fulfilling the member’s individually targeted tasks. My offer can be completed with two hotel nights.