It seems to be that time of year again where all the major hotel brands start to offer points bonuses on their hotel loyalty currency. Earlier in the week Radisson Rewards launched a flash sale where you receive a 75% bonus on points purchases, now is the turn for IHG in what appears to be the best IHG points promotion if you are looking to purchase IHG Rewards Club points, to redeem at hotel chains including Holiday Inn, Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza.
The latest IHG points promotion offers up to an 80% bonus when purchasing points, and though this is lower than the 100% bonus offered at the end of last year there are some additional benefits.
Firstly, IHG have increased the amount of points you can purchase from 60,000 to 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points. This purchase amount is the amount without any bonus, so if you purchase the maximum amount of IHG points including the bonus you will receive 180,000 IHG Rewards Club points – more than every before. To earn the 80% bonus you need to purchase over 19,000 points. Any purchase of 15,000 or more points will have a 80% bonus automatically applied. Lower purchase amounts can also receive a bonus but of only 40%.
- Buy under 5,000 points and receive no bonus
- Buy 5,000 – 19,000 points and receive a 40% bonus
- Buy 20,000 – 100,000 points and receive a 80% bonus
Secondly, the purchase price for an IHG point has decreased. Now IHG points can be purchased at 1 cent per point, excluding any bonuses, if you purchase over 25,000 IHG points in the same transaction. If you purchase IHG Rewards Club points with the maximum 80% bonus this works out at around £4.00 per 1,000 points (charged in dollars at $5.50 per 1,000).
Purchase IHG points with a 80% bonus before 31st May 2018.
It’s worth remembering that since last year IHG Rewards Club points will expire after 12 months if you have had no activity on your account (IHG define activity as either earning or redeeming). If you do have IHG Rewards Club points that are approaching expiry then you do not need to stay at their hotels to stop your points expiring. You can stop your IHG Rewards Club points balance from expiring by purchasing only 1,000 IHG points.
Offer ends 31st May 2018.