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Flash Sale: Get a 100% Bonus When Buying IHG Points

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IHG fans can pad their rewards balance during a special flash sale.

The hotel chain and has teamed up with Points.com for a promotion offering IHG members a 100% bonus on purchases of at least 15,000 points. A maximum of 250,000 bonus IHG points may be awarded through this sale, which expires on June 10.

Purchasing 15,000 points and getting the 15,000 bonus (for a total of 30,000 points) costs $172.50. On the high end, a half-million total points will run you $2,500.

I’m not a huge fan of purchasing points just to purchase points. (“Oh, I’m sure we’ll use them sometime! At least, I hope so.”) But if there’s an aspirational trip somewhere special on your mind, this might help bring your costs down. Especially if you take advantage of the current IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card deal.

What Credit Card Should I Use to Buy IHG Points?

These purchases are processed by Points.com — not IHG. So you won’t earn any IHG stay-related point bonuses if you use, say, your IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card.

Your best bet is to use a credit card for which you’re trying to reach a minimum spend requirement or one that gives bonuses for every purchase. Some examples are:

Final Approach

For those who enjoy staying at IHG properties or who have a grand IHG destination on their travel bucket list, it’s possible this sale could save them money in the long run.

 

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