IHG is currently running a points sale where members will be able to get an 80% bonus on all purchased points. This new sale from IHG Rewards Club will run from now until 12:59 pm 29 December 2018 Singapore Time.
Receive 80% bonus on purchased points
In this sale, you will receive up to an 80% bonus on all purchased points. You are allowed to purchase 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points per calendar year pre-bonus on your account. In this promotion, the bonus amount is tiered to how many miles you purchase.
To trigger the 80% bonus, simply make a purchase of more than 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points. Purchasing IHG Rewards Club points at an 80% bonus will lead to a cost per point of US 0.55 cents.
Should I be buying IHG Rewards Club points?
The highest public sale we see for IHG Rewards Club points is 100%, so this isn’t the biggest sale available.
That said, purchasing IHG Rewards Club points is a great way to unlock extremely affordable nights at PointBreaks hotels. With an 80% bonus on purchased points, you will be effectively paying US$27.50 for a night at a 5,000 points PointBreaks property.
Purchasing IHG Rewards Club points is a great way to experience properties you would not have normally wanted to pay the ordinary cash rate for. Take for instance the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora where a paid night goes for about USD635 after taxes for a Double Beach Bungalow.
A night on points goes for 70,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night. If you had purchased points at an 80% bonus, you are only paying an effective rate of USD385 which will cost you approximately 40% less than paying the cash rate which is a much more palatable price to pay.
What’s more, rooms booked using IHG Rewards Club points enjoy more flexibility as they can be canceled at up to 24 hours before arrival at no charge as compared to the Your Rate rate which is generally a non-refundable rate. However, cancelation policies of rooms booked with IHG Rewards Club points might vary from hotel to hotel so it’s best that you check the cancelation policies before making your points booking.
IHG Rewards Club frequently holds sales on purchased points and they just concluded one quite recently. If you have an upcoming hotel stay in mind at IHG properties and are looking at using points for your stay, you might want to take a look at this sale which is the last sale on points purchases in 2018 from IHG.
If you are unsure of which cards to use to maximize your points returns from purchasing IHG Rewards Club points, you can refer to the table below. IHG Rewards Club points purchases are processed by points.com in USD.
|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 Card|
UOB 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$1,000 per statement month 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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