IHG Rewards Club launched in May a point sale that was supposed to end on Monday but has now been extended through Saturday (June 20, 2020).
IHG sells points throughout the year (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 150,000 points every calendar year before any targeted offers.
You can check your personalized IHG Rewards Club buy points offer here.
Note that the purchase limit is raised from 150,000 to 250,000 for the duration of this sale. Members can buy a total of 500.000 points when the bonus is factored in.
Price at the 100% bonus:
The price at the 100% bonus is 0.5 cents each when the maximum number is purchased. My purchase limit was raised to 250,000 (before bonus).
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.
IHG has introduced variable point pricing that has made many previously expensive hotels far more affordable today.
This is the lowest price that IHG Rewards Club has sold its points, and the purchase limit has also been lifted for many.
The variable award pricing has, at least for now, worked for our favor, and you should have a look at the current point pricing for hotels that you wish to redeem at (you are likely for a positive surprise).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET May 6, 2020 and 11:59 PM ET June 20, 2020 inclusive. Members will receive a 100% Bonus when they purchase a minimum 3,000 points purchase threshold on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for the bonus. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipients only and may not be forwarded. 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 150,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 150,000 points per calendar year; during the term of this promotion, that limit is raised to 250,000 points. Please allow 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Club Terms and Conditions apply.