IHG have launched a 5-day flash sale offering a 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points.
IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) which includes Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, Regent, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and Intercontinental hotels.
When should you consider buying points?
A free night at one of IHG’s top category properties such as Intercontinental Hong Kong or the Intercontinental Paris – Le Grand costs 70,000 IHG points per night. Here’s what buying those points in this sale would cost:
As you can see, via this flash sale you can purchase 70,000 IHG points for $350. At the time of writing that was approximately £276 or 0.39p per point.
In certain circumstances, this is clearly a good deal. Cash rates at the IC Paris – Le Grand for example, regularly exceed €400 per night and can hit €750+ in the peak summer months.
If you redeemed points purchased in this promotion, you’ll pay circa £275 per night for your room – a ‘discount’ of £150+ per night on the cash rate!
Are we likely to see a better bonus come along? IHG Rewards Club runs numerous ‘buy points’ promotions throughout the year and historically a 100% bonus is the largest version we’ve seen.
How to buy points
You’ll be prompted to provide your IHG log-in details after which you will be able to see the different price levels of points available.
This flash sale runs until 23:59 P.M Eastern Time on 8th June 2018.
Up to 40% off when you buy Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles
Virgin Atlantic are offering up to 40% bonus miles when you buy Virgin Flying Club miles before 30th June 2019.
The bonuses are tiered as follows:
1000 – 9000 miles = 15% bonus
10,000 – 29,000 miles = 20% bonus
30,000 – 69,000 miles = 30% bonus
70,000 – 100,000 miles = 40% bonus
Virgin Atlantic ordinarily limits you to purchasing or being gifted a maximum of 100,000 Flying Club miles per calendar year – this has been temporarily raised to 150,000 miles.