IHG One Rewards offering 100% bonus on points purchases

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From now till 27 June 2023, buy IHG One Rewards points with a 100% bonus, or 0.5 US cents per point.

IHG One Rewards has launched a new flash sale on points, which runs from now till 27 June 2023, 11.59 a.m. Members can purchase points with a 100% bonus, which reduces the cost per point to 0.5 US cents. 

A 100% bonus is the highest we see for this programme, though IHG runs it often enough that you shouldn’t feel FOMO.

Buy IHG Rewards points with a 100% bonus

Buy IHG One Rewards Points

IHG One Rewards members can now buy points with up to a 100% bonus. Do note that different accounts may be targeted for different bonuses, so you’ll need to login and see what offer you have. 

A minimum purchase of 11,000 points is required, and a maximum of 250,000 points (pre-bonus) can be purchased during this sale.

IHG One Rewards points never expire for elite members. For entry-level Club members, points will expire after 12 months if you do not earn or redeem at least one point. 

What can I do with IHG One Rewards points?

InterContinental Phuket Resort

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

This means you should do a search for your preferred dates and destinations and do a cash versus points comparison. A few things to note:

  • When you redeem points, you don’t need to pay taxes or fees. Therefore, you should use the post-tax, post-fees cash rate when calculating the value you get per point
  • If the difference between cash rates or buying points is marginal, the cash rate would make more sense because it lets you earn IHG points

Some properties which might be of interest include (remember that the prices below may change depending on which date you’re looking at):

  • Six Senses Laamu Maldives (100,000 points per night, versus US$1,500 per night)
  • InterContinental London Park Lane (120,000 points per night, versus US$820 per night)
  • Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo (79,000 points per night versus US$527 per night)
  • InterContinental Hotels Osaka (87,000 points per night versus US$547 per night)

Don’t forget that IHG periodically runs discounts on hotel redemptions worldwide, which allow you to stretch your points even further. The most recent offer was 15% off for redemptions worldwide.

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

IHG One Rewards points purchases do not code as hotel transactions. Instead, they are processed by in USD by Points.com (MCC 7399-Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified) 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 
UOB VI Metal Card
Apply
2.4 mpd No cap
DBS Vantage Card
Apply
2.2 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, while enjoying competitive exchange rates.

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 properly credited. 

Conclusion

Kimpton Fitzroy London

IHG One Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on points purchases till 27 June 2023, and while buying points can help you save money, you shouldn’t do so speculatively. IHG’s programme uses dynamic pricing, which means the prices you see now may not be the prices you see a few months down the road.

A 100% bonus is offered every few months, so there’ll definitely be another chance 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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