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IHG Rewards Club offering 80% bonus on all purchased points

Last chance to pick up IHG points in 2018 with a bonus. Sale ends 12:59pm 29 December 2018.

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

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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. 

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Click here to purchase IHG Rewards Club points with a 80% bonus

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.

Beach Bungalows at the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora | Photo Credits: InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora
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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.

Concluding Thoughts

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 CardMiles Per Dollar (mpd)Bonus Spend Criteria/Cap
BOC Elite Miles5.05.0 mpd earn rate is valid until 31 Dec 2018.
DBS Woman’s World Card

UOB Visa Signature

Citibank Rewards Card

4.0DBS 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 Infinite3.0Minimum spend requirement of S$2,000 is required per statement cycle.
Standard Chartered Rewards+2.9Capped at 20,000 bonus points per card anniversary year. i.e S$2,222 in FCY equivalent
HSBC Revolution2.0No cap/minimum spend criteria

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Hi, do you know if there is a limit on how much I can buy? If I need more than 180K points? Can I process 2 transactions of 180K points to the same IHG account?