IHG Rewards Club is running a 4-day flash sale on purchased points where members can get a 100% bonus on their points purchases. This flash sale runs from now until 11:59am 21 September 2018 (GMT +8).
Purchase IHG points at US 0.5 cents per point
If you purchase more than 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points in this flash sale, you will be purchasing IHG Rewards Club points with a 100% bonus. This will bring the cost of an IHG Rewards Club point to just US 0.5 Cents per point. Which is the lowest cost you can publicly obtain for IHG Rewards Club points.
Each IHG Rewards Club member is allowed to purchase 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points per calendar year pre-bonus. If you do decide to purchase the maximum allowable points of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points, you will be paying US$1,000 for 200,000 IHG Rewards Club points.
Purchase points to unlock cheaper nights at expensive properties
One great way to utilize purchased points is for stays at properties which you would not normally pay the full cash price for. For instance, the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora. Cash rates at the property cost upwards of US$700 a night with a Rewards Night costing you 70,000 IHG Rewards Club points.
If you purchase IHG Rewards Club points for your stay at the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora, you will be effectively paying US$350 a night, saving you close to 50% of the daily rate if you had paid cash.
If you’ve booked yourself a Spontaneous Escapes ticket to New York, the InterContinental New York might be a hotel which you might want to look at for a points stay. Cash rates go for about US$400 in November 2018 over a weekday and the points rate for a Rewards Night would set you back 70,000 IHG Rewards Club points (US$350), thus saving you about US$50 a night which you can use to treat yourself to a great meal.
Bear in mind that rooms booked with IHG Rewards Club points have cancellation policies which vary by hotel, so remember to read them carefully before making your bookings.
A 100% bonus on IHG Rewards Club points purchases is the best publicly available offer we can get. If you’re looking around for stays at IHG properties but do not want to pay cash for them due to their extravagant pricing, now might be a good time to see if you can make your stays cheaper through purchasing some IHG Rewards Club points.
IHG Rewards Club points purchases are processed in USD and via points.com and you can refer to the table below if you’re unsure of which cards to use to maximize your rewards:
|Credit Card||Miles Per Dollar (mpd)||Bonus Spend Criteria/Cap|
|BOC Elite Miles||5.0||5.0 mpd earn rate is valid until 31 Dec 2018.|
|DBS Woman’s World CardUOB Visa Signature|
Citibank Rewards Card
|4.0||DBS Woman’s World: capped at S$2,000 per calendar month.|
‘Points.com’ transactions do not earn 10X automatically, you must call in for a manual adjustment of points for all transactions made on ‘points.com’Citibank Rewards: capped at S$12,000 per card anniversary for 10X transactions
UOB Visa Signature: minimum spend of S$1,000 in equivalent Foreign Currency Transactions (FCY), capped at S$2,000 equivalent spend in FCY
|Standard Chartered Visa Infinite||3.0||Minimum spend requirement of S$2,000 is required per statement cycle.|
|Standard Chartered Rewards+||2.9||Capped at 20,000 bonus points per card anniversary year. i.e S$2,222 in FCY equivalent|
|HSBC Revolution||2.0||No cap/minimum spend criteria|
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