IHG One Rewards selling points with a 100% bonus

From now till 8 August, buy IHG One Rewards points with a 100% bonus, or 0.5 US cents per point.

It’s been a long time since I last wrote about an IHG points sale (18 months!), but this deal might come in useful for those of you keen to field test your shiny new IHG Diamond or Platinum status.

From now till 8 August 2022 11.59 a.m SGT, IHG One Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points. This is the highest public sale we see for IHG points, and works out to 0.5 US cents per point. 

Buy IHG Rewards points with a 100% bonus

Buy IHG One Rewards Points

IHG One Rewards members can now buy points with a 100% bonus. 

A minimum purchase of 5,000 points is required, and a maximum of 150,000 points (pre-bonus can be purchased per calendar year. 

IHG One Rewards points never expire for elite members. For entry-level Club members, points will expire after 12 months if there is no account activity. 

What can I do with IHG One Rewards points?

IHG One Rewards does not publish an official award chart, and award nights are priced dynamically based on demand.

What that means is you should do a search for your preferred dates and do a cash versus points comparison. Here’s a quick snapshot of Bangkok, for a random date in December.

PropertyCash Points
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok SiamUS$6810,000
Holiday Inn Bangkok SilomUS$8410,000
Holiday Inn BangkokUS$11415,000
Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini ParkUS$12617,000
Kimpton Maa-Lai BangkokUS$25133,000

As you can see, buying IHG points at 0.5 US cents each could get you good savings at some properties, in particular the Kimpton Maa-Lai.

If the difference between cash rates or buying points is marginal, however, I’d lean towards the former because you can earn IHG points and elite night credits on cash nights. 

What card should I use to purchase IHG One Rewards points?

IHG One Rewards points purchases are processed by Points.com in USD, which means you can use the following cards to maximise your miles:

CardEarn RateRemarks
Citi Rewards
Apply
4 mpdCap of S$1K per s. month 
UOB Visa Signature
Apply
4 mpdMin S$1K Max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
SCB Visa Infinite
Apply
3 mpdMin S$2K spend per s. month
UOB PRVI Miles
Apply
2.4 mpdNo cap 
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month

Remember, you can always pair the Citi Rewards Card with the Instarem Amaze Card to earn 4 mpd on Points.com purchases. 

I personally don’t recommending the DBS Woman’s World Card for Points.com purchases, as many people have reported issues with getting the bonus points credited. 

Conclusion

Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

IHG One Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on points purchases till 8 August 2022. Buying points can certainly help you save money in certain situations, though you shouldn’t buy points speculatively (especially since IHG’s programme is fully dynamic, and the prices you see now may not be the prices you see a few months down the road).

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Michael

Omg I just booked a prepaid stay yesterday…

JHH

It’s worth noting that purchased points take up to 72 hours to be credited to your account

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