Buy Cheapest Ever IHG Rewards Club Points = Hotel Stays For Under £20!

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Until Friday (28th April 2017) it is possible to purchase IHG Rewards Club for just ~£3.95 ($5 USD) per 1,000, thanks to a 20% discount on Points + Cash bookings.

Buy cheap IHG Points

If you haven’t come across Points + Cash bookings before, these are bookings that allow you to pay on a part points / part cash basis.  For example, if a room normally requires 60,000 points for an award night, you will be offered a range of options to use differing amounts of points, making up the rest with cash. The normal rates are:

  • 60,000 points
  • 55,000 points +$40
  • 50,000 points +$70
  • 45,000 points +$99
  • 40,000 points +$125

One of the quirks with IHG Rewards is that if you book a Points + Cash night and then later cancel it, you don’t get 40,000 Points + $100 refunded – you get 60,000 Points back into your account instead. This has become known as the points+cash+cancel trick.  It’s a not-so-secret way of buying points at a discounted rate that has been around for many years.

Until Friday though, there is an additional 20% discount:

This means that 20,000 Points now only cost $100, or 0.5 cents per Point – which is a smidge under 0.4p per Point at the current exchange rate . This is the cheapest rate I can remember seeing.

You said hotel stays for under £20?

I did!

IHG’s latest Pointbreaks list should go live a little later today.

All Pointbreaks hotels require just 5,000 IHG Rewards Points per night, and you can buy 5,000 Points using the above method for ~£19.75.

Holiday Inn Express Krabi – on the PointBreaks list


Despite the fact that the Points + Cash + Cancel trick has been around for ages, I wouldn’t go mad and start making lots of Cash + Points bookings and cancellations, but a few would be entirely justifiable…


  1. Maureen says

    I just checked London Park Lane IC & points & cash rates aren’t what you stated: it’s still showing 55,000+$40 & 50,000+$70 & same @Paris Le Grand. No 20%price break & no offer for 45,000 or 40,000 at all. What gives?

  2. Krish Raj says

    Cant seem to get this to work. I have signed up for an IHG account and have my membership details. I have picked a hotel with rewards nights but its not showing any 20% off discount.

    I currently dont have any points, and cant see how i can buy points at the reduced rate. Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Joe Deeney says

      Very strange – I just had a friend without IHG status look for me and it worked fine. Try signing in, then heading to this page directly and searching from there.

      The terms don’t mention anything about new accounts not being eligible or anything like that:
      IHG® Rewards Club members must be logged in to receive 20% savings.
      • Must book Points & Cash between 4/24/2017-4/28/2017.
      • Stay dates include 4/24/2017-5/31/2017.
      • 20% discount is offered at time of booking and only pertains to the cash cost of bookings.
      • Bookings for The Venetian® and The Palazzo® hotels are excluded from discounts.
      • This offer is subject to the general IHG® Rewards Club membership

      Let us know if that helps!

  3. Craig Sowerby says

    I’m not sure what’s going on. I thought it might have been targeted to IHG members with elite status, but I have access to a basic account and it also sees the discount. You have to be logged in though.

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