IHG Rewards Club has launched IHG Rewards Club Auctions as a beta where members can bid for experiences and hotel stays.
The email that was sent out yesterday claims that this is a trial period for selected few, but there didn’t seems to be any restrictions on bidding that I could see.
You can access IHG Rewards Club Auctions here.
Here’s the email that IHG sent out today:
Here are the current auctions:
Seems that more and more hotel loyalty programs try to sway their members by offering these auctions. The IHG one seems to be powered by Points.com and some other company. I would argue that the best use of IHG Rewards Club points 99% of the time are free room awards.
If you have, however, more points that you can use for, then participating these auctions could be a way to lower your account balance.