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IHG Point Breaks start October 30th

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IHG Point Breaks list for Winter 2017

If you aren’t familiar with IHG Point Breaks then you definitely need to check this out. IHG reduces the number of points required on a list of their hotels, worldwide, to just 5000 per night. This is an incredible deal.  The interesting options vary from quarter to quarter, and I must admit that this list is a little slim, but there are still a few options to consider. Usually, I tend to look at higher end properties that are on fire sale rather than Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suite, etc that I would possibly pay a cash rate under $100/night anyways. This list doesn’t exactly have those, but one that stood out to me is the Crown Plaza Panama City, Panama. I’m on the fence as to whether I’ll jet down there in December and see the canal, but 5000 a night may just do the trick. Anyways…here’s the list of IHG Point Breaks Winter 2017.

The one I have my eye on…the Crowne Plaza Panama City

Overall:

Take a look at the list for kicks, and a close look if you’re thinking of making a road trip as you can find tons of great deals across the U.S. There are scattered Crowne Plazas around the world including the Crowne Plaza Okayama which looks like a very nice spot. Would love to hear if you’ve taken advantage of these deals in the past, or are planning to snag one this quarter.

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2 Comments

  • […] to $0.00575 per point. Why do you care? It runs alongside another one of their promotions…PointBreaks whereby you can stay at a bevy of hotels for just 5000 points. Get where I’m going with this? You can go here to see the whole list of Point Breaks, and if […]

  • […] to $0.00575 per point. Why do you care? It runs alongside another one of their promotions…PointBreaks whereby you can stay at a bevy of hotels for just 5000 points. Get where I’m going with this? You can go here to see the whole list of Point Breaks, and if […]

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