For a limited time, IHG is offering a 100% bonus (approximately 50% off) on purchase of IHG points.
You can view your offer and buy IHG points on the promotion page here.
A minimum purchase of 11,000 points is required to claim the bonus points. The flash sale ends on October 9th, 2023.
Note that IHG points get slightly cheaper from 26,000 points onwards. e.g., You buy 25,000 + 25,000 points for $287.50 and 26,000 + 26,000 for $260.
You can purchase a maximum of up to 150,000 points during a calendar year. The number of points you can purchase with this offer will depend on how many points you have already purchased this year. You will get bonus points equivalent to the number of points you purchase.
Is it worth buying IHG points?
Traditionally, this has been a simple question with a straightforward answer – No, it’s almost never worth buying any hotel points.
This answer still holds true for most other loyalty programs. However, the situation is a bit different here.
With this promotion, purchasing 26,000 points or more will result in a cost of only 0.5 cents per point, which is a great deal. Moreover, if you plan to travel to Asia, you can find numerous properties that are significantly more affordable when paid for with points rather than cash at this rate.
That being said, if you do not have a definite plan to utilize your points right away, it would be wise to abstain from purchasing points for unknown future needs. The value of points can diminish with one announcement. It is possible that better discounts for cash stays may be available in the future. And these point sales are not that infrequent.