IHG Rewards has launched another buy points sale at an up to 80% bonus for purchases made through January 4, 2022.
IHG frequently sells its points (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 150,000 (usually 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 80% bonus:
The cost of a point at the 100% bonus is 0.56 cents each.
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 considerably lower the stays’ price.
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’s awards are all over the map now that they are primarily based on the cash price for the night. However, there are some fluctuations, and you can occasionally save by buying points over paying the cash price. It doesn’t make much sense to buy at any other bonus level than 100% (or 50% off), at which IHG sells its points frequently.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for qualifying purchases of IHG® Rewards points made between 12:00 AM ET on Dec 9, 2021 and 11:59 PM ET on Jan 4, 2022. A 75% Bonus offer applies to purchases of 5,000 or 6,000 points. This means a member will receive an additional number of points equal to 75% of the amount of points purchased. For example, if a member purchases 6,000 points, they will receive the 6,000 points purchased, plus another 4,500 points (75% of 6,000), for a total of 10,500 points. The 80% Bonus offer applies to purchases of 7,000 or more points, and for such purchases, a member will receive an additional number of points equal to 80% of the amount of points purchased. For example, if a member purchases 10,000 points, they will receive the 10,000 points purchased, plus another 8,000 points (80% of 10,000), for a total of 18,000 points. The number of points a member may purchase, gift, or receive as a gift during the promotional period (before the bonus offer is applied) is subject to both promotional period limits and annual limits. Members may purchase a maximum of up to 250,000 points during the promotional period, depending on how may points the member had already purchased during the same calendar year. For example, if a member purchases during the promotional period in 2021 and had not previously purchased any points in 2021, the member could purchase up to 250,000 points. If the same member had previously purchased 100,000 points in 2021, then the member could only purchase up to a maximum of 150,000 points during the promotional period. Similar limits apply to gifting points and receiving points as a gift: Members may gift up to a maximum of 250,000 points during the promotional period, with the maximum amount being subject to reduction by the number of points the member had previously gifted in the same calendar year, and a member may receive as gifts from other members up to a combined maximum of 250,000 points during the promotional period, again subject to reduction by the combined number of points the member had previously received as gifts from other members during the same 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 and 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.