IHG Rewards Club has launched new buy points sale at up to 75% bonus (could be higher for some accounts) that is valid for purchases made between through February 28, 2018 (new PointBreaks should be out next week).
IHG Rewards Club is offering perhaps up to 100% bonus on purchased points and members can buy up to 60,000 points every calendar year (before any possible promotions).
You can check your IHG Rewards Club buy points offer here.
Price at the 75% bonus:
My account was targeted at the lower purchase price last year during various promotion but the price is back to 1.15 cents each before the bonus (was 1 cent). The price of a point at the 75% bonus is 0.66 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.
Unless you need points right now, I would wait for 100% buy points promotion that will surface for sure several times this year. If you need points for the new PointBreaks, this could be reasonable way to acquire them at a discount, however.
Remember that you can purchase 60,000 points in a calendar year before any bonus but this limit is sometimes raised for members that buy the maximum early in the year allowing them to buy more later.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET January 19, 2018, and 11:59 PM ET February 28, 2018, inclusive. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for the 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.
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 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Club Terms and Conditions apply.