IHG Rewards Club promotion for buying points at up to 100% purchase bonus is ending tomorrow (September 22, 2014).
When you purchase more than 26,000 points at a time, you get the price of $11.50 per 1000 points. The maximum number of points, excluding bonus points, that you can purchase in a calendar year is maxed at 120,000. You can also receive another 120,000 points as a gift.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
The price of a point purchased under this offer at the 60,000 level is $5.75 per 1000 points or 0.575 cents (less than a cent) each.
IHG Rewards Club sometimes has targeted sales where they offered points at 100% bonus. These sales at 100% bonus level are quite rare.
If you are planning on redeeming for the most expensive IHG affiliated properties such as the InterContinental hotels in Bora Bora, Hong Kong, Amsterdam etc. you can save a lot by purchasing the points (if you don’t have them) and redeeming for award nights instead of paying the going cash rates. PointBreaks hotels at 5,000 points per night (less than $30 per night if you buy the points) are very good deal as well.
Here are the terms and conditions of this bonus offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET September 15 and 11:59 PM ET September 22, 2014 inclusive. Bonus points will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. Bonus points will be awarded to the recipient of the points purchase. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.
Price includes all applicable fees. Purchased Points are not refundable and are applicable toward all IHG® Rewards Club awards. Members may purchase a maximum of 120,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 120,000 points per calendar year. Please allow 24-48 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Club Terms and Conditions apply.