Cyber Monday may be over but the travel deals aren’t! The 100% IHG Hotels points bonus is my single favorite hotel promotion of the year. Learn why stocking up on points now will save you big later. How big? How about $30/night hotel room big?
IHG Points Deal
I’m not a fan of buying hotel points, with one blazing exception: IHG Points at IHG Hotels points bonus time. In a Cyber Week deal that has been extended till 12/2, IHG is offering a Bonus promotion with 100% bonus points. That means you get 1 point free for every one you buy.
Before you buy, you’ll need your (free) IHG hotels rewards number. You can sign up here. Each adult family member can buy up to 60,000 point and get 120,000 points with the bonus.
IHG Hotels are brands you know by other names: Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, etc. Reservations are exactly the same as any other through IHG’s website: fully cancel-able. I’ve used IHG points many times on stays that would have normally cost up to $200 a night. I paid $30.
At 100% bonus 120,000 points (you can buy 60,000 and 60,000 are bonus) come to $690 including fees: just under .6/point. Or $30/night for a Point Breaks hotel room. That’s the list of rooms that go for 5,000 points a night. You can search any location by “rewards night” to see the normal rates. At bonus time the normal rates can still be a real savings over retail.
Please note: You have to have some activity on your IHG account within a year to keep the points active, but you don’t necessarily have to use them all in a year. Making a reservation counts as “activity” just as much as a stay.
Can you use IHG points? Please share your plans and any questions in the comments.