IHG Rewards Club launched in early December buy points 80% bonus sale that ends on Sunday (December 30). There can be higher personalized offers for some.
IHG sells points throughout the year (the maximum bonus is 100%) and members can now buy up to 100,000 points every calendar year (before any promotions).
You can check your IHG Rewards Club buy points offer here.
Note that some members may have their yearly purchase limit raised under this offer (previously up to 150,000 points before bonus).
Price at the 80% bonus:
The price at the 80% bonus is .56 cents each when the maximum number is purchased.
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 5,000 to 15,000 points per night, or when the paid rates are through the roof due to some event in the city.
If your offer to buy points is not 100% and you don’t need them right now, I would wait for a better one to surface in few weeks time.
The email that IHG just sent about this offer had the purchase through date extended until Sunday instead of the offer ending today per the T&Cs that are still up on the point purchase site.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET December 10, 2018, and 11:59 PM ET December 28, 2018. 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. Only purchases made online are eligible for the 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 100,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 100,000 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.