80% Bonus On IHG Points Purchase (And Why It’s A Bad Idea!)

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IHG Rewards Club is currently running a ‘personalised’ bonus on purchases of IHG Points. In reality, it seems that everyone gets a 40% bonus when buying up to 9,000 Points and an 80% bonus for buying 10,000 or more.

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All you have to do is go to this page, sign in, and the bonus should come up automatically as below.

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IHG usually sells Points at a rate of £10.30 ($13.50) per 1,000, so with an 80% bonus that works out at ~ £5.83 per thousand instead.

If you want to take advantage you have until 9th September and can purchase up to 60,000 Points (+ 48,000 bonus Points) each calendar year.

Why is it a bad idea?

IHG Points can be very useful (Pointsbreaks redemptions start at just 5,000 Points!) and an 80% bonus sounds generous, so what’s the problem…

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The Intercontinental Phnom Penh was on the last Pointsbreaks list – not bad for 5,000 Points!

You can get IHG Points cheaper.

Ian posted a couple of days ago about an offer for IHG Platinum Elites which allows them to buy Points for ~ £4.20 per thousand. If you read his article closely though, you will see that he also highlights a trick which means that any member can buy Points for ~ £4.80 per thousand any time!

Ts & Cs

Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET August 12, 2016 and 11:59 PM September 9, 2016 inclusive. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipient only and may not be forwarded. Bonus points will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. Bonus points will be awarded to the recipient of the points purchase. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for bonus.

Price includes all applicable fees. Purchased Points are not refundable and are applicable toward all IHG® Rewards Club awards. Members may purchase a maximum of 60,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 60,000 points per calendar year. Please allow 24-48 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Club Terms and Conditions apply.

P.S. – If you’re more of a Hilton fan, they are also running a Points sale that is well worth checking out as it essentially allows you to book rooms from £19.00 per night!

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