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12/28 – Reposting as the last day to buy IHG points with a 100% bonus is Saturday, December 30th

With over 6,000 IHG properties worldwide, you’re likely to find one that fits your needs when planning your next vacation. And your next vacation might be closer than you think, now that IHG is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased pointsInvalid request error occurred., through December 30th. This is a high bonus, just about the the best bonus IHG has ever offered. Let’s examine the math and see if this makes sense.

Normally, IHG points cost between $11.50 and $13.50 to purchase 1,000 points depending on how many points you buy (tax included), for a purchase price of 1.15-1.35 cent per point. That might seem cheap, but remember, IHG points are only worth about half a penny each, so at the normal rate, you’re paying almost triple the value. At the normal rate, it doesn’t make sense to buy IHG points.

What about with the 100% bonus? You’ll need to purchase at least 11,000 points to get the bonus, so as one example, for $1000, you’re getting 200,000 points. That brings the purchase price to 0.5 cents per point, which is around the normal redemption value.

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While I’m generally against buying points speculatively, if you need some points for your next redemption, it could be worth topping up your account.

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If you do that, I recommend buying enough to get the maximum bonus amount. Here are the full terms and conditions:

  • This Offer is available to IHG One Rewards members for qualifying purchases of IHG One Rewards points made during the period from 12:00 AM ET on November 16, 2023 through 11:59 PM ET on December 30, 2023 (“Offer Period”)
  • Members will receive a bonus of 100% of the points purchased when they meet a minimum points purchase threshold on a per transaction basis
  • The number of points a member may purchase, gift, or receive as a gift during the Offer Period is subject to promotional period limits.
  • Members may purchase a maximum of up to 150,000 points during the promotional period, depending on how many points the member had already purchased during the same calendar year

You can find the link to this promotion here

Other Ways to Get IHG Points

Remember too if you have the card_name , card_name, or card_name, you also get the 4th night free on award stays, which can help stretch your IHG points balance even further.

Here are a few of the IHG credit cards with their current welcome offers and more information about them.

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Depending on where and when you’re staying, buying IHG points and using them for an award stay can be cheaper than paying the prevailing cash rates.

Are you planning on buying IHG points with an 100% bonus? Leave your thoughts in the comments

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