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Get a 100% bonus when you buy 5k+ IHG points until 02/17/17
IHG put this offer out yesterday, 2/14/17, as a sweet little Valentine’s day surprise. You can get a 100% bonus when you buy 5k+ IHG points until 02/17/17. IHG allows you to buy up to 60,000 points per year and this provides a great way to get an additional 60,000. Let’s take a look at the offer and why it may or may not make sense for you. Get a 100% bonus when you buy 5k+ IHG points until 02/17/17.
You’ll be prompted to input your IHG information. You’ll then be given the option to buy different quantities of points.
Here is a look at various price points: Best deal is $0.0575 per point
- Buy 5k get 5k = 0.00675
- Buy 20k get 20k = 0.00625
- Buy 60k get 60k = 0.00575
Here are the terms and conditions:
- 60k max
- must purchase by 11:59 EST on 2/17/17
Should you do it?
Like everything…it’s up to you. If you don’t have any points, are short on points, or see that a super expensive hotel could be had for much less through a points purchase, I think this could be a great deal. Another option is to use the points to buy Ambassador at a discount…
Buy points to purchase IHG Ambassador at a discount
For new members it would cost $184.
- At $0.00575 per point, 32000 points would cost you $184.
For renewal there were 3 options offered last year and one was an all points offer 24k get 5k back or 19k total out of pocket:
- At $0.00575
- 24000 get 5k back = 19,000 or $109.25
Buy points to get a room at a reduced rate.
It’s a great hotel, adjacent to the airport and can be had for just 30,000 points, 27k if you have the IHG card from Chase which gives you a 10% rebate on award redemptions. With this promotion you could buy points to redeem for a night here for $172.50 or $155.25 with the Chase card. I looked and rates in March are over $300. That’s a great way to stay at a great hotel and save a lot of money.
Think you’ll take advantage of this promotion? Would love to hear your stories!