Jun042019

IHG $5 per 1,000 points through June 8. Buy up to 200,000 points.

IHG Rewards Club has a targeted offer of 100% bonus points on purchases made by 11:59pm Eastern, Sat June 8. This bonus kicks in when buying at least 7,000 points for $70 to earn 14,000 points at the rate of $5.00 per 1,000 points. IHG Rewards Club allows a member to purchase a maximum 100,000 points in a calendar year. This offer is a potential 200,000 points for $1,000.

My offer is 100% bonus points, however, I suspect some other members may have lesser offers like 80%. IHG Rewards Club seems to vary the bonus points percentage during sales this past year.

This can be a good rate to buy points for many hotels. I value IHG points at $5 per 1,000 points when evaluating IHG Rewards Club promotions and whether to use points or pay for a room.

This summer I am spending about $400 with IHG on 4 room nights to earn about 45,000 points during the IHG Accelerate summer 2019 promotion. I consider that to be a $225 rebate in points. I am also spending 40,000 points + $40 for 3 IHG reward nights to save $300. That is a redemption value of $6.50 per 1,000 points on my redeemed points.

My net expense will be $440 for 7 hotel nights or about $63 per night. And I come out about 5,000 points ahead.

Taking advantage of IHG promotions to earn points keeps me from needing to buy IHG points.

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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