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Ends Today! 100% Bonus when you Buy IHG Points
Let’s get one thing clear…you should never buy points when you don’t have a reason to do so. But, with that said, buying points can make a whole lot of sense if you have a hotel you’d like to stay at and points can be used to offset the cost. That’s why we publish offers that gives you great opportunities to get the BEST DEAL whether it a hotel or flight. 100% bonus when you buy IHG points is one of those offers that can make an incredible amount of sense. It allows you to buy points for $0.00575 per point. IHG’s top tier is 60,000 points meaning you could stay at ANY property in the portfolio for under $350 a night. Including Bora Bora, FIJI, or where I stayed in the South of France, the Intercontinental Cannes ( used in the feature photo). Deal ENDS TODAY at 11:59PM ET
As long as you buy over 5000 points you’ll get a 100% bonus. That equals $00575 per point.
Terms and Conditions
- Runs from 12amET May 16th, 2017 until May 19th, 2017
Unsure about when it makes sense to buy points? Read our Monkey Miles Monday Memo that specifically addresses that issue so you don’t waste your money and buy points when you don’t need to.
Want to travel to see Big Ben in London?
Use points to stay at the Intercontinental London. Primely located on Hyde Park and Park lane
Also, don’t forget that you could earn up to a 50% bonus on purchased Alaska Air Miles. If you’re thinking of taking a fabulous trip to use your IHG points, why not travel in style and redeem Alaska Air Miles for First or Business Class? Rates start around 50k points or $1000 if you buy with the current deal
Ready to Buy? Go here.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
Super solid welcome offer.
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.