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This IHG Points Purchase promotion has ended, however, you can still purchase IHG points.
IHG has announced a 100% bonus on points purchases. Buying miles with the promotion will set you back half a cent per mile. If you want to take advantage of the promotion, you will have to hurry, since it is only valid through September 20, 2018.
- The Points purchase promotion runs through September 20, 2018, 11:59 PM ET
- You need to purchase a minimum of 5,000 points to receive a 100% bonus
- You can purchase a maximum of 100,000 points per year
- Allow 72 hours for the points to post to your account
Buying the maximum number of points (100,000) will yield a total 200,000 points including bonus and will cost you $1,000, this works out at half a cent apiece. Looking at previous promotions, this is one of the cheapest you can buy IHG points. Although some past deals let you purchase points for slightly less than this, they were complicated and required you to make a points & cash booking, then cancel it, to receive your refund entirely in points.
Maximizing The Promotion
Points.com processes IHG point purchases, which means that if you decide to go ahead and buy IHG points, you will not be eligible for any category spending bonus from your credit card. Your best option is to use a credit card optimized for everyday spending or one that will get you closer to your travel goals.
Depending on how you use your points, buying them at 0.5¢ apiece can be a good value. Using the current PointBreaks Promotion, you can book a night at the Intercontinental in Doha (Qatar) or Buenos Aires for 15,000 points. Using the points for this booking would mean you are effectively paying $75 for your stay, which would be a substantial saving compared to paying cash.
Source: One Mile At A Time
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