This could be your last opportunity of 2019 to purchase IHG Rewards Club points with a bonus, which is currently an 100% bonus, the most generous bonus seen from IHG. If you are looking to make an IHG points purchase now is the time. This is one of the best points promotions where compared to other major hotel brands who also appear never to go over a 100% bonus. IHG Rewards Club points can be redeemed at hotel chains including Holiday Inn, Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza. IHG allow for stays to be booked as a split of cash and points which is great if you are looking to reduce the cost of the stay when compared to cash only prices. You can also use IHG Rewards Club points when booking from the IHG PointsBreak list.
IHG continue to allow the purchase of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points which has increased – previously you could only buy 60,000 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 200,000 IHG Rewards Club points – more than ever before. To earn the 100% bonus you need to purchase 7,000 points of more. Any purchase of 7,000 or more points will have a 100% bonus automatically applied. Lower purchase amounts will receive no bonus.
- Buy under 7,000 points and receive no bonus
- Buy 7,000 – 100,000 points and receive a 100% bonus
Taking the top package of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points + 100,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points works out at around £770 (charged in dollars at $1,000).
Purchase IHG points with a 100% bonus before 16th November 2019.
It’s worth remembering that 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 16th November 2019.
Current IHG Promotions
IHG currently for 2 promotions available across all of their brands – “Accelerate” and “4x points promotion”.
The latest promotion “4x points” allow you to earn up to quadruple bonus points. The IHG quadruple promotion is valid for stays until 31st January 2020, though booking need to be made before 15th December 2019 (both dates inclusive).
This is not a targeted promotion, but appears to have been created in addition to the current IHG Accelerate promotion which is ongoing. Many have reported that as part of the IHG Accelerate promotion they have receive poor bonus offers despite being Spire Elite members – such as 1,000 bonus points if you stay during the Accelerate promotion. This is exactly the same as the bonus I was targeted.
The IHG quadruple promotion is as follows:
- 1st stay – 1,000 bonus points
- 2nd stay – Double bonus points
- 3rd stay – Triple bonus points
- 4th stay – Quadruple bonus points
To receive the offer you need to register for the promotion before 15th December 2019, make your bookings before 15th December 2019, and stay before 31st January 2020 (all dates inclusive).