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IHG Rewards Club $5 per 1,000 points to Oct 31

IHG Rewards Club has a 100% bonus points promotion through October 31, 2018 when you buy 30,000 to 100,000 points at $10 per 1,000 points. 100% bonus points drops the price to $5.00 per 1,000 points for 60,000 ($300) to 200,000 points ($1,000).

Maximum purchase is 200,000 points in a calendar year.

IHG Buy Points Bonuses

5,000 – 19,000 points = 40% bonus ($9.64 per 1,000 points after 100% bonus points added).

20,000 – 29,000 points = 60% bonus ($7.19 per 1,000 points)

30,000 – 100,000 points = 100% bonus ($5.00 per 1,000 points).

This can be a good price for points, especially for Pointbreaks hotels at 15,000 points per night. I redeemed 80,000 points for 6 nights in the most recent PointBreaks offer for hotel nights priced at $1,100. I can replace those 80,000 points for $400 with this sale.

In general though, I do not find many IHG hotels where there are good savings buying points for reward nights. I would not buy IHG points speculatively without having a specific good value hotel reward stay in mind.

Loyalty Traveler – What are hotel points worth? In my case, far more than average value (Sep 26, 2018).

Loyalty Traveler – My 2018 hotel redemption values for 52 hotel reward nights (Sep 28, 2018).

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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