IHG Rewards Club on Monday launched a buy points flash sale where members can 100% bonus on purchased points. This offer ends tomorrow (March 22, 2018).
IHG Rewards Club sells points throughout the year (the maximum bonus is 100%) 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 100% bonus:
Seems that the lower purchase price has returned. The price was higher during the earlier sale of this year. I am not sure if this is due to Spire Elite/Royal Ambassador status or whether it is open for all. Previously, the purchase price of 60,000 points has been $690.
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.
This is good time to buy IHG Rewards Club points if you have reasonable use for them such as PointBreaks, high demand periods when paid rates are expensive or one of the most sought after properties.
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 March 19, 2018, and 11:59 PM ET March 22, 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.