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IHG Rewards Club 20% off cash portion Points&Cash stays to Sep 30, 2017

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.

IHG P-C 20% discount Aug21-Sep30

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)

IHG Cannes 20%P-C Sep29

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)

IHG Cannes 20%P-C USD Sep29

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
      points)
    • 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)

IHG London P-C 20% Aug 21-Sep30

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.

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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