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Buy IHG points $6.57 per 1,000 to Feb 28

IHG Rewards Club has a buy points offer for 75% bonus points when purchasing 20,000 to 60,000 points at regular price. The lowest price point starts at $299 to buy 26,000 points + 19,500 bonus points for 45,500 points at a rate of $6.5714 per 1,000 points.

IHG Buy Points $299 45,500

In other words, a 10,000 points reward night costs $65.72 at this price.

With 45,500 points you can then use Points & Cash reward rates to buy more points at even lower rates for hotels like InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offering 20,000 points at $115 for a purchase rate of $5.75 per 1,000 points or $57.50 for 10,000 points.

IHG Chicago Points Cash $115 for 20K

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks will post its new list of 200+ hotels available for 5,000 to 15,000 points per night sometime in the next couple of hours around 12 noon eastern time today Jan 29.

Loyalty Traveler – IHG PointBreaks restructured to 5, 10 and 15,000 points (Jan 28, 2017).

Even if you do not have any IHG Rewards Club points at the moment, you can buy points today for any IHG PointBreaks opportunities available today.

About Ric Garrido

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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Comments

  1. Do you know if buying points resets the points expiration for IHG? I have 10k about to expire next week and trying to find a cheap way to extend. Thanks!

  2. I do not know. There is no specific reference to buy points in the IHG Rewards Club terms.

    Seems to me that buying points is an earn activity. I purchased a Points & Cash night last month and the 5,000 points I bought show up as an earn activity.

    https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/customer-care/member-tc#terms

    Point Expiration. CLUB LEVEL MEMBERSHIP POINTS (SEE MEMBER BENEFITS, INCLUDING LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP, HERE) WILL EXPIRE IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT BECOMES INACTIVE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TWELVE (12) MONTHS OR LONGER, WHICH MEANS YOUR POINTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT AND WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR REDEMPTION. To maintain the Points in your membership account, you must have at least one “earn” or “redeem” transaction posted to your account every twelve (12) months. Use of the one night per year provided to IHG Rewards Club credit card holders does not constitute an “earn” or “redeem” activity to prevent Point expiration. If you redeem Points for a Stay and subsequently cancel that Stay, the redemption activity does not prevent Point expiration. Points do not expire for current Elite Members, although Points may expire twelve (12) months after an Elite Member’s account moves to Club level if there is no “earn” or “redeem” activity during those twelve (12) months.
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  3. You’d be crazy to buy IHG points now after the recent massive devaluations, including the gutting of Pointbreaks.

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