Buy IHG Points with a 100% Bonus

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

IHG has announced its latest promo providing a 100% bonus on purchases of over 5,000 points. Interestingly this is one of the lowest prices IHG has offered points. During previous promos, IHG sold 60,000 points for $690. This time, however, they've priced them at $600, which works out at 0.5 cents per point; a solid value. If you are in the market for some IHG points, you will have to hurry since the flash sale is only valid through March 22, 2018.

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Key Terms

  • Promo valid through 11:59 PM ET March 22, 2018
  • You need to purchase a minimum of 5,000 points to benefit from the promo
  • Allow 72 hours for the bonus points to post to your account
  • You can purchase a maximum of 60,000 points per calendar year
  • You can receive as a gift a maximum of 60,000 points per calendar year

Is It Worth It?

This will ultimately depend on why you are purchasing the points. Even though the points are relatively cheap with this promo, you are better off holding cash if you have no use for them in mind. On the other hand, if you have a big IHG points balance nearing its expiry then making a small purchase will extend their validity.

If you are a regular user of the IHG PointBreaks promo and are disappointed with the recent devaluation of the program, then buying points at this rate can inject a little bit of value back in the promotion, and beef up your balance to cope with the increased cost. This quarter’s IHG PointBreaks list has several InterContinental properties priced at 10,000 or 15,000 points per night. Purchasing points with this promo means a night at an IHG InterContinental property will set you back $50 or $75 respectively which is great value especially when you consider some of the properties can be several hundred dollars per night.

Our Take

If you are buying points speculatively, then the promo is not worth it. Remember that IHG 100% bonus on purchases promos are not particularly rare—in 2017 alone there have been at least four of them. So it is very likely that another one will be coming along soon enough. You are better off holding fire until you have a clear picture for using the points before purchasing them.

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Comments

  • The_Bouncer says:

    0.5c is not bad value, but I agree that it is not worth buying speculatively. The IHG program has had some thumping devaluations recently and I have a feeling there is more to come.

  • I was thinking of purchasing IHG points, however the last point breaks promotion was disappointing.

  • As always, probably only worth it at the extremes – the redemptions that require very few points, or for properties that cost a lot of money.

  • 100% bonus? Now that’s something you don’t see everyday. I’m making sure I get in on this!!

  • Having quite a lot of points make me a non buyer.
    I need to spend my points before.

  • I have such a hard time redeeming these points for any kind of value; couldn’t imagine actually buying them.

  • And if you have an IHG cc, then you’ll also get 10% of your points refunded after redeeming, effectively dropping the price cost below $0.005 per point. Not a bad deal at all.

  • Seems I’m always flush with airline miles and poor on hotel points. There are times when buying hotel points works for me which pleases me when 100% bonus offers are out there.

  • Thanks. This may be useful timing, since I’m on the other side of the country from where I live right now, and an unplanned detour might fit in.

  • Only the last one? They’re all disappointing.

  • great bonus! hope that they slow down on the devaluation!

  • welldragontea says:

    Lots of points in IHG, also still have free night with my chase credit card. Not attractive at this time

  • I did it. I bought hotel points! ahhh! Usually I would not. However, this seemed like a really good deal and I need to have a certain amount of points in a few years for a trip for my hubbys 50th birthday. I am looking at getting the IHG credit card too. Everyone seems to LOVE the free night, which would come in handy for this special trip I’m planning. I will probably be buying points again with them later. You know I can’t buy too much from IHG or the hubby might catch on to something ;o)

    Do you think that the next time they offer this, they’ll have the same valuation?

  • I know the Promo has ended, but my Question would be: if I had a ton of IHG-Points, would you think its worth going for Ambassador? I know, its paid status, but will the Perks be granted on an award-stay?

  • Not a bad deal, especially since I’ll be traveling to Europe in the fall and can use the points this year!

  • 0.5$ is very good value,A question is if original price will be from now 600$ or its will be back to 690$ per 60000 points.

  • I would only buy to top up an account for a specific upcoming trip.

  • Have had pretty good luck with Ambassador benefits on aaard stats. YMMV.

  • @Thomas says: “And if you have an IHG cc, then you’ll also get 10% of your points refunded after redeeming, effectively dropping the price cost below $0.005 per point. Not a bad deal at all.”

    Thanks for this reminder to always remember to try to combine offers.

  • Great way to hit a new card minimum spend since they will only earn 1 point on just about any card used.

  • Glad I was able to cash in on this offer

  • Beppoello81 says:

    I only buy with specific redemption on target. Too risky these days with devaluations every few weeks

  • Good reminder about the 10% bonus points being refunded. Seems like a good deal.

  • Hope to see more PointBreaks in the future.
    Even though at a higher price (instead of only 5000 points also 10000 and 15000 points) they are a good possibility of redemption.

  • It’s hard to beat a 100% bonus. 10% points back is also a plus on the IHG card.

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