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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.
- 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.
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.
Source: One Mile At A Time
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