IHG Rewards Club launched in early July a 100% bonus points sale that was already extended once but does now end this Friday (August 14, 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 – 500,000 with extra).
IHG has sent out emails to their new approach to award night pricing:
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 or when the paid rates are through the roof due to some event in the city.
IHG recently moved to variably priced awards, and there have been some excellent deals lately by using points, although some of the best ones have already been “corrected”.
IHG awards are now more sensible once they introduced the dynamically or variably priced awards based on the paid price and demand.
This is the lowest price IHG Rewards Club has sold its points for some time with an increased purchase limit thrown in.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET 8 July 2020 and 11:59 PM ET 14 August 2020 inclusive. Members will receive a 100% Bonus when they purchase a minimum points purchase threshold on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for the bonus – click through to see minimum purchase requirement. Members may purchase a maximum of 250,000 points during the promotional period only. Members may gift a maximum of 250,000 points or receive as a gift from another member a combined maximum of 250,000 points during the promotional period only. Points that have been already purchased, gifted or received as a gift in 2020 are included in the 250,000 points limit. Purchased points do not count towards IHG® Rewards Club Elite status. 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.