Yesterday, I wrote about IHG Rewards Club points flash sale through December 21, 2017. A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a targeted email with up to 100% bonus (nothing new) but seems that some members have had their yearly purchase limit also raised to 120,000 points from 60,000!
IHG Rewards Club is offering some members up to 100% bonus on purchased points and members can buy up to 60,000 points every calendar year (before any possible promotions), although some members have had their yearly cap raised to 120,000.
You can check your IHG Rewards Club buy points offer here.
Here’s the email that the reader received:
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.
Remember that some members have had their buy points price lowered 1 cents before any bonuses (half of a cent after 100% purchase bonus) while others still see the old price ($690 versus $600 for 60K purchase).
Seems that IHG and Points here are trying to see what makes members buy and also to get those that have already purchased their yearly maximum to buy more.