Outside the occasional workaround, the best rate at which we can generally buy IHG Rewards points is at 0.5 cents each and in its latest 100% bonus promotion that exactly the rate at which IHG is selling its currency.
There are two IHG Rewards credit cards which offer cardholders a free night stay at any IHG property costing up to 40,000 points per night – the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and IHG Rewards Club Select credit card (not open to new applicants) – and this is a quick step-by-step guide to redeeming the IHG free night certificate once it’s loaded to your account.
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IHG Rewards has launched a second Accelerate promotion which appears to be targeted at members who were left out of the first promotion which launched back in April. The two promotions have overlapping validity dates so if you've been targeted for one you will not have been targeted for the other.
InterContinental Alliance Resorts are properties that aren't actually part of the IHG portfolio (like hotels branded as InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc...) but which have an agreement with IHG to participate in the IHG Rewards program and, to a degree, the InterContinental Ambassador program.
IHG Rewards has launched a publicly available status match offer for all three of its tiers so, if you have any kind of status with another hotel loyalty program, IHG Rewards will match it for 90 days and offer you a challenge to keep your IHG status through to the end of 2020.
IHG Rewards has just launched a flash sale which will run for 6 days and which is offering a 100% bonus for anyone willing to buy a minimum of 25,000 points. The loyalty program has also increased the annual purchase limit by 50% to 150,000 points.
While IHG will officially sell you its Rewards Club Points at a cost starting at of 1.0 cent per point (most of the time) and while it often sells points at a cost as low as 0.5 cents each in its frequent points sales, there's also occasionally a way of "buying" points for even less....and right now there's an opportunity to do just that.
IHG Rewards has been running its current points sale since the beginning of last month but today is the last day to take advantage of the deal if it's one that makes sense for you.
IHG has released details of its summer 2019 Accelerate promotion which is due to start tomorrow (1 May 2019) but, at the time of writing, a large number of people (including Joanna and me) can't actually register.