New IHG PointBreaks List Coming April 30, 2018

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For years, IHG Rewards Club has been offering PointBreaks, which is one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. On a quarterly basis IHG has made well over a hundred hotels available for just 5,000 points per night. The hotels are available on a limited basis, so the best hotels typically sell out within days, while some hotels stay on the list for nearly three months.

Earlier this year IHG Rewards Club revamped their PointBreaks concept. Over the years the quality of hotels on the list deteriorated significantly, so they now offer hotels for 5,000 points, 10,000 points, or 15,000 points per night. They claim that this allows them to put more hotels on the list, and based on the first PointBreaks promotion we saw this year, I’d say they’re doing a good job.

IHG Rewards Club has just let me know that the next PointBreaks promotion will be available at 12PM EDT on Monday, April 30, 2018. This will be valid for bookings and stays between April 30 and July 31, 2018, subject to availability. They say that there will be 170 properties featured on the list, and they provide the following nine samples of hotels that will be on the list:


Hotel Indigo Dusseldorf

I’ll post again once we know the full list, which will hopefully have quite a few good hotels.

In the meantime, if you don’t have any IHG points it could make sense to buy them with an 80% bonus through a promotion they’re running right now. If you have the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card then you can even buy points for 20% off the sale price. That way you’ll have enough points so you can make a PointBreaks booking.

Furthermore, if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card then you receive a fourth night free on award bookings, including PointBreaks bookings. This means that on Monday you could make a four night booking but only have to pay for three nights.

I can’t wait to see the full list!

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Comments

  1. @ Ben — IC Costa Rica is an excellent property. Stayed there several times. It’s been a few years, but may be time for a return visit with this deal!

  2. How does the 20% off points work? Is it a rebate? I have the card and didn’t see a discount when going to purchase the points.

  3. The IC Costa Rica I’ms ure is fine but it’s far from all the really cool things in Costa Rica like the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Monteverde Forest.

    Hotel Indigo Austin and Candlewood Suites San Antonio are both reviewed horribly on TripAdvisor so don’t have much interest in them.

  4. Ben,
    I was told by IHG today that the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card 20% discount on points does not apply in conjunction with the 80% bonus offer. Unfortunately, I had already purchased the points and I did not receive the discount.

  5. Reed, that’s an important point – that makes the 20% discount much less valuable, if it only applies to the regular price.

  6. Mishas, not only does it make “much less valuable,” it renders it completely useless.

    Reed, I would do a chargeback on your cc.

  7. Do these count for status as ‘normal’ award nights do? I haven’t done one for years , as by the time I get around to looking it’s only the dregs left.

  8. OMAAT, if you ask them about the 20 percent discount, please also ask why they only grandfathered unlimited anniversary free night certificates in for a portion of the people receiving their first certificate with the Chase card. Chase says it was IHG’s decision. Everyone should receive at least one (first) unlimited anniversary night certificate as advertised!

  9. CP Perth is only just worth 15k points, it’s on the edge of town – I think they offer a shuttle into the city weekday mornings. Perth hotels have come down in price a lot so you can get the Hilton or the Novotel under A$200 and they’re both nicer and better located than the CP.

    The CP does have some rooms overlooking the river but don’t accept a “River View” room unless it’s on level 5 or above, they are selling River View rooms on lower floors where you can maybe catch a glimpse of the river if you stand on the bed.

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