Credit Cards

25 FREE IHG Hotel nights on two cards? + New PointBreaks list out soon!

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr
Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


 

current ihg pointbreaks list almost over may31-2014

The current IHG PointBreaks list is set to expire on the 31st. That means you have very little time to book should you want to stay at the current properties on the list but more importantly you should get ready to pounce on any really good new ones that should be out in the next week or so (normally the new list is released about a week before the old one ends).

you can send chase UR points to IHG

But I mentioned 25 free nights on two cards. Right now, both the Chase INK PLUS (link) that is a credit card as well as the Chase INK BOLD(link) that is a charge card are offering an upgraded  60,000 bonus points  once you spend $5,000 dollars (you have 90 days after approval to complete spend).

send over points one for one

Chase allows you to send over Ultimate Rewards points 1:1 to IHG Rewards. If you can find the perfect hotel on the PointBreaks list you want for this summer’s travel this could be a great value for your points.

The other card I hold and will hold as long as I live unless they change the T&C is the IHG Rewards card from Chase (not my link at bottom of page). It is offering 60,000 IHG points after spending $1,000 dollars (you have 90 days after approval to complete spend). This card, after the 1st year, gives you a free night at IHG hotels (subject to availability).

So, 60,000 points from either INK card + 60,000 points from IHG card = 120,000 points or at 5,000 per night nets you the chance for up to 24 nights at IHG hotels on PointBreaks + your free night cert.  25 hotel night for two cards is not a bad deal at all! – René

.
Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

Barclaycard Arrival+™
World MasterCard®
Earn 2x miles on All Purchases

. .

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

6 Comments

  1. I’m not an Ultimate Reward point person but it seems like there are more valuable redemption options than to IHG 1:1 basis.

    • @DaninSTL – if you are looking at a Intercontinental or Crown Plaza at $100-300/night or other hotels in that range I think you will see the great value. Plus yes I like spending to fly Delta and get 1.25 cents each but that is ME!

  2. @DaninDTL – Rene is just saying that UR -> IHG at 1:1 is a great use of the points IF you find a point breaks hotel worth staying at… No sane person would transfer, say, 50,000 UR points for a single night at an IC…. But if there is an IC or CP (or even a great location HI Express) on the point break list, then transferring 1:1 for 5,000 points a night is a great deal and value.

    • @Matt – Oh sure 50k for 1 night that would be very dumb! But as I clearly showed for the 5k PB nights is this a good value.

  3. Even if I found great hotels I would never transfer the 60,000 points earned from the Chase Ink card and I do not think it would make sense for many people. Unless you had a HUGE amount of other point that you could use for flights.

    If I needed more points for point break hotel nights I would just purchase the poins for .7 cents a piece. The 60,00o points at .7 cents means the value of the points is $420. Used for flights I think the value is much more than that.

  4. Pingback: NYC to Europe & onward $138 mistake fare still live but I am not going! - Delta Points - Delta Points

Write A Comment

BoardingArea