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Buy IHG points with a 75% bonus (= 0.48 EUR cents per point) - book hotels from € 24

who Buy IHG points can do this again at a reduced price until May 3rd, 2021. This time there is a (personalized) bonus of up to 75%. In the best case, you only pay 0.48 EUR cents per point, which is below the best price of previous promotions. Since you can book hotel stays for only 5,000 points per night, overnight stays can be bought indirectly for just 24 euros. Or you can redeem the points for hotels in the highest price categories ...

Buy IHG points - The offer

  • Bonus / discount: 75% bonus (personalized)
  • Offer duration: April 1st, 2021 to May 3rd, 2021
  • Minimum number: 1,000 points for $ 13.50
  • Maximum number: 150,000 + 112,500 points for 1,500 USD (= 0.57 USD cents / point or 0.48 EUR cents per point)
  • Best price: 0.57 USD cents / 0.48 EUR cents per point possible when purchasing at least 50,000 + 37,500 points

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IHG points are permanently available for purchase and normally cost 1.35 to 1.00 USD cents per point - depending on the purchase amount. At this price, the purchase is only worthwhile in the rarest of cases. However, IHG regularly offers promotions in which IHG points are sold with a bonus of 75% to 100%. Instead of 1.00 USD cents, in the best-case scenario you only pay 0.50 USD cents. Experience has shown that IHG points are not cheaper.

If you buy IHG points during the current promotion, you will do so at a below-average promotion bonus of 75%. It is also possible that the current promotion is personalized so that you may be offered a different bonus. You will receive the maximum bonus from a purchase amount of 3,000 points. The best price results from the purchase of 50,000 points before the bonus or more.

  • 1,000 points for 13.50 USD - 1.35 USD cents / 1.14 EUR cents per point
  • 3,000 + 2,250 points for 40.50 USD - 0.77 USD cents / 0.65 EUR cents per point
  • 10,000 + 7,500 points for 135 USD - 0.77 USD cents / 0.65 EUR cents per point
  • 50,000 + 37,500 points for 500 USD - 0.57 USD cents / 0.48 EUR cents per point
  • 100,000 + 75,000 points for 1,000 USD - 0.57 USD cents / 0.48 EUR cents per point
  • 150,000 + 112,500 points for 1,500 USD - 0.57 USD cents / 0.48 EUR cents per point

So a maximum of 262,500 points can be bought for 1,500 USD. This results in an average price of 0.57 USD cents or 0.48 EUR cents per point. That is well below the best price of these promotions of 0.50 USD cents.

Redeem IHG points for overnight stays

For a long time, IHG had a category system that determined the number of points required for an overnight stay in a hotel. The prices started at 10,000 points for a standard room in a category 1 hotel and ended at 70,000 points for a category 13 hotel. In mid-2020, a more dynamic system was implemented. The price for one night can now fluctuate like the regular price and can be up to 120,000 points per night, depending on the hotel. The following examples are therefore only indicative and are intended to give a rough overview of the price structure. The actual prices for your travel period can differ significantly from the values ​​listed.

  • ~ 40,000 points / night: e.g. Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbor, Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross
  • ~ 50,000 points / night: e.g. Intercontinental Sydney, InterContinental New York Times Square, InterContinental Tokyo Bay
  • ~ 60,000 points / night: e.g. InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
  • ~ 70,000 points / night: e.g. Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame
  • ~ 80,000 points / night: e.g. Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, InterContinental Paris Le Grand
  • ~ 90,000 points / night: e.g. Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Hotel Indigo London 1 Leicester Square
  • ~ 100,000 points / night: e.g. Six Senses Laamu Maldives, InterContinental New York Barclay
  • ~ 120,000 points / night: e.g. InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Is it worth buying IHG points?

Buying IHG points can essentially make sense in two main scenarios. If you are simply missing a few points for the desired bonus, the direct purchase is probably the easiest and cheapest way to top up the points account with the desired amount. In such a scenario, the price of the points may not be that decisive anyway, depending on the purchase amount, but you should keep the value of the points in mind.

It becomes much more interesting if you buy a large number of points to finance an entire stay. In such a case, your goal must of course be to achieve a lower price by booking points than by booking the hotel directly with cash. As you can see in our article What are IHG points worth? you can read about 0.50 EUR cents in equivalent value for “blind” redemption. Buying points at this level is therefore a zero-sum game.

However, depending on the hotel and the travel time, it is also possible to achieve an equivalent of 0.5 to 1 cent per point (or more). In such a case, buying points can potentially save you 50% or more. A good example of this strategy is a stay at the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. Prices here start at 730 euros a night. Compared to the rest of the IHG Group's hotels, this is so expensive that a new category was introduced when the hotel opened. 100,000 points were required per night, 30,000 points more than the then maximum of 70,000 points. In the meantime, due to the dynamic price system, depending on the date, higher prices can also be observed.

Assuming the point price is right, it can be extremely beneficial to buy the points. 100,000 points cost 480 euros in the sale, which corresponds to a discount of around 250 euros. More hotels where this idea can potentially work can be found in Redeem IHG points in 10 of the most beautiful IHG hotels worldwide.

Buy IHG points - what else do you need to consider?

Regularly, each participant can buy a maximum of 150,000 IHG ​​points - per calendar year. A bonus is not yet included here. With a 100% bonus it is possible to buy up to 300,000 points. In addition, IHG can temporarily increase the purchase limit.

The credit is issued within 72 hours at the latest.

You don't have to buy the points for yourself. It is also possible to give them away (give points ...)

The points purchased are subject to the regular IHG Rewards Club expiration rules. The points are valid for at least 12 months. Each account activity extends the validity.

Buy IHG Points Action History

Not sure if you should take the current action? There are always sales. The following campaigns and offers have existed in the past (list not complete):

  • 04/01/2021 - 05/03/2021: 75% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.48 EUR cents per point)
  • 03/13/2021 - 03/21/2021: 100% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.42 EUR cents per point)
  • 01/21/2021 - 02/25/2021: 75% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.47 EUR cents per point)
  • 07.12.2020 - 31.12.2020: 75% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.47 EUR cents per point)
  • 11/23/2020 - 11/27/2020: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.42 EUR cents per point)
  • 10/27/2020 - 11/13/2020: 40% discount (best price 0.60 USD cents per point / 0.51 EUR cents per point)
  • 24.09.2020 - 11.10.2020: 75% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.50 EUR cents per point)
  • 07/08/2020 - 08/14/2020: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.44 EUR cents per point)
  • May 6, 2020 - June 20, 2020: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.44 EUR cents per point)
  • 01/23/2020 - 02/27/2020: 75% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.52 EUR cents per point)
  • 11/22/2019 - 12/30/2019: 80% bonus and 10% discount (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.45 EUR cents per point)
  • 10/28/2019 - 11/16/2019: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.45 EUR cents per point)
  • 01.10.2019 - 18.10.2019: 80% bonus (best price 0.56 USD cents per point / 0.51 EUR cents per point)
  • 14.09.2019 - 24.09.2019: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.45 EUR cents per point)
  • 06/27/2019 - 08/23/2019: Mystery Bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.44 EUR cents per point)
  • 06/03/2019 - 06/08/2019: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.45 EUR cents per point)
  • 04/01/2019 - 05/01/2019: 80% bonus (best price 0.56 USD cents per point / 0.50 EUR cents per point)
  • 03/18/2019 - 03/22/2019: 100% bonus (best price 0.50 USD cents per point / 0.44 EUR cents per point)
  • 01/24/2019 - 02/28/2019: 75% bonus (best price 0.57 USD cents per point / 0.50 EUR cents per point)

More information about buying miles & points

You can find more background information on purchasing miles and points with other frequent flyer and hotel programs in the following table. You can either be forwarded directly to the offer or read our detailed article first to find out when the purchase is worthwhile.

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