Through December 2, 2013, IHG Rewards Club is offering up to a 50% bonus on the purchase of points. The cost to purchase points varies based on how many you purchase, as follows:
- 1,000 – 10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 points
- 11,000 – 25,000 points for $12.50 per 1,000 points
- 26,000 – 60,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 points
So if you max out this promotion and purchase 60,000 points (the most you can purchase in a calendar year) you’d end up paying $690 and would get a total of 90,000 IHG Rewards Club points. However, while the offer seems to already be showing online, it doesn’t actually seem to be coded into the purchase page yet, as it doesn’t reflect the bonus.
Once it is activated, this will be a chance to purchase points at a rate of 0.76 cents per point.
This is a pretty standard sale on the purchase of IHG Rewards Club points. Keep in mind there’s a workaround for purchasing IHG Rewards Club points for 0.7 cents each, so in almost all cases it’s not worth taking advantage of this offer.
IHG Rewards Club points purchases are processed by points.com, so wouldn’t qualify as hotel spend for the purposes of your credit card.
(Tip of the hat to Mike)