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This IHG Points Purchase promotion has ended, however, you can still purchase IHG points.

The offer on the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card is no longer available through this site. Instead, check out the review of IHG's new premium rewards card.

IHG is running a promo that will effectively let you buy points for 0.46 cents apiece. The previous similar promotion was open to Platinum members; however, this one is only open to holders of the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card. The purchase of points leverages IHG’s Points and Cash bookings which is running a 20% discount on the cash portion of the booking.

Note: This promo seems to be targeted, so if you can't get it to work, we're sorry!

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Points And Cash Bookings

Points & Cash bookings work in a very simple way. Instead of paying all cash or all points for a night, you are paying with a mix of both. For instance, a hotel that prices at 40,000 points per night, may have points and cash bookings available at 20,000 points plus $150. The way the offer works is that you are effectively purchasing the additional 20,000 points (the difference between full point price and points paid) for $150.

If you cancel these bookings, you are refunded the total amount in points, effectively the cash portion is converted into points for you. When there is a discount on the cash portion, like now, some excellent value can be had.

The Current Offer

  • The offer is valid through September 30, 2017
  • IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card receives a 20% discount on the cash portion of the booking
  • There is no direct link to the offer, discount should automatically appear when making a booking

To maximize your earnings, you are looking for IHG properties that are offering a saving of 20,000 points for a cost of 96$ after the 20% discount. While these properties are few and far between, they seem to be mainly concentrated in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

IHG Points & Cash Booking No Discount

Note: The price in the image is without the 20% discount. With the discount, it should be 96$ instead of $120.

Our Take

This latest offer from IHG can give you some excellent value. While it is not recommended to load up on IHG points, IHG does have some excellent sweet spot for redemptions, as well as the excellent Quarterly PointBreaks promotion. If you know you have some award stay coming up and you need to top up your points balance, you should definitely consider taking advantage of this promotion.

Source: Doctor Of Credit

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