IHG Rewards Club Points Expiry Extension: Redeem & Cancel!

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Yesterday, I wrote about a reader Tweet about where IHG Rewards Club points had expired. 100K+ points had been deleted from the account due to no activity for 12 months (read more here).

IHG Rewards Club Expire Email

There are number of ways to extend the validity of one’s points and probably the easiest way is to redeem for an award night and later cancel it.

You can access IHG Rewards Club here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

The cheapest way is to redeem one IHG Rewards PointBreaks night that only require 5,000 points (you can access list of current PointBreaks hotels here).

Here’s account before making an award reservation:

IHG Rewards Club Expire

Here’s one PointBreaks hotel:

IHG Rewards Club Expire HIX Chennai PBIHG Rewards Club Expire HIX Chennai PB Selection

Booking was made and canceled:

IHG Rewards Club Expire Account Activity

The new points expiry:

IHG Rewards Club Expire 2018

Conclusion

I would advice against booking and canceling at the same time. You can book for let’s say two weeks out and cancel couple of days before the stay would take place.

There are other ways to extend the validity of points and I will cover them next week. Those that haven’t had any account activity for a while may have their points expire at the end of this month/May 1.

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