As you know yesterday we brought you the details of the IHG Rewards Club buy points flash sale. The offer is straight 100% bonus on whatever points you buy until the end of today and this post will show you have you can use this bonus to your advantage to save you some money on your stays!
Let's take a stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Edmonton Airport. This hotel is currently part of the IHG Rewards Club PointsBreaks
offer where you only need 5,000 points to stay at the hotel. We checked
a stay from Mar 2 to 3rd and found the 5,000 point rate was
To pay for that room, the best flexible rate is $114.49 plus fees and
taxes and the non-refundable prepaid rate is
Now if you don't have any points in your IHG account you could buy 6,000
points with the current bonus (3,000 + 3,000) for US $40.50 and have
1,000 points leftover.
Convert that to Canadian dollars and add GST and you are looking around $56 for that same stay. Saving you nearly $50 of the non-refundable rate!
Need to stay 2 nights? It get's even better as 10,000 points is just
over $94 for what would be over $200 if you paid cash for the stay
bringing your savings to over $100.
Now lets look at a non PointBreaks hotel, the InterContinental London Park Lane. May 12-13 has the non-refundable rate is 296GBP or 60,000 points
Overall the 100% bonus on buying IHG Rewards Club points can provide great value!
The offer brings the price of a point down to 0.575 of a U.S. cent if you buy over 26,000 points. This per point price is less than the
Points+Cash trick of buying points for 0.7 cents. If you choose to buy
the maximum number of points, 60,000, it will cost you US$690 but of
course you'll end up getting 120,000 points. That's 24 nights at IHG
hotels if redeeming via the PointBreaks option which works out to only US$28.75 per night!
YOU HAVE TO BUY POINTS BY TONIGHT BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE THEM RIGHT AWAY. However
we do recommend that you don't buy points if you don't think you'll use
them in the next 3-4 months are you always run the risk of the program
raising redemption rates for stays.
100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. Full details. Until Feb 26, 16