IHG Rewards has launched a buy points Mystery Bonus Sale at up to a 90% bonus valid for purchases made through May 3, 2021.
IHG frequently sells its points (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 150,000 (sometimes with an increased limit of 250,000) every calendar year before any targeted offers.
You can check your personalized IHG Rewards buy points offer here.
Price at the 65% bonus:
The price at the 65% bonus is 0.61 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 makes sense at the most expensive properties, during or when the paid rates are through the roof due to some events.
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, as long as the prices stay low, once they introduced the dynamically priced awards based on the cash price and demand.
It doesn’t make much sense to buy at any other bonus level than 100% (or 50% off), at which IHG sells its points somewhat fewer times nowadays (these used to be very frequent).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET 1 April 2021 and 11:59 PM ET 3 May 2021 inclusive. Members will receive 65% Bonus when they purchase a minimum of 3,000 points per transaction basis in order to qualify for the bonus. 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. Purchased points do not count towards IHG® Rewards 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. Price includes all applicable fees. Purchased Points are not refundable and are applicable toward all IHG® Rewards awards. Please allow 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Terms and Conditions apply.