IHG Rewards Club has introduced a new way to burn points. You can now use them for “Experiences”.
If you feel that the best use of IHG Rewards Club points is to use them for seeing a taping of a cooking show (185,000 points) or Sonoma Experience (950,000 points), these could be a burning of points option.
You can access IHG Rewards Club’s web page for this offer type here.
The Sonoma Golf, Spa and Wine Tour Experience (950,00 points!)
Journey to an elegant oasis in the heart of California wine country, sit back and relax. You’ll receive top-notch service at a four-star luxury inn and spa. For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced these grounds and refreshed weary travelers. Today, this area boasts several of the top-rated spas in the country as well as some of the most beautiful golf courses that run through the region’s rolling terrain. Highlight your visit with a 5-hour private wine tour of some of the most exclusive vineyards. This trip includes four day/three night deluxe accommodations in Sonoma Valley, a full American breakfast daily, a complimentary bottle of wine in your room upon check in, a $300 hotel credit for golf or spa activities, a private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan, and all hotel taxes.
That is one expensive winery experience! You could use 950,000 points for 19 nights at the best InterContinental hotels.
It is good to have options to burn points even though the prices of some of these appear to be completely ridiculous.
There are many business travelers that earn so many points from their travels that they don’t know what to do with them them and redeeming for an experience like this is better than letting them just sit on ones account.