IHG Rewards Club has launched targeted offers to purchase points at up to 100% bonus until November 16, 2016.
There are several offers that variable bonus amounts. You can both purchase and receive as a gift 60,000 points (before any bonuses) every calendar year.
You can check your IHG Rewards Club buy points offer here.
The price of a point under the 100% bonus when 60,000 points is purchased:
The price of a point purchased at the 100% bonus is 0.575 cents each.
Does it make sense to purchase points?
Purchasing points merely because they are on sale doesn’t make sense. If you have a good use for them, buying can lower the price of the stays considerably.
Usually using points make sense at the most expensive properties, during PointBreaks when some hotels are just 5,000 points per night or when the paid rates are through the roof due to some event in the city.
It cannot be a coincidence that IHG Rewards Club started their points sale when the new PointBreaks are released later this week, can it?
If your targeted bonus is not 100% and you don’t need points right now, I would wait until another 100% purchase bonus surfaces.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM EST October 19, 2016 and 11:59 PM EST November 16, 2016 inclusive. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipient only and may not be forwarded. 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 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 60,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 60,000 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.