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Promotion

100% bonus Oct 27, 2021 till Nov 08, 2021

Bonus of 100% starting from 15,000 points and up
Maximum amount is 250,000 points

Past Promotions
100% bonus Oct 27, 2021 till Nov 08, 2021 (from 15,000 points an up, limit raised to 250,000 pts)
100% bonus Sep 01, 2021 till Sept 09, 2021 (from 10,000 to 30,000 points and up, depending on member)
100% bonus Jun 01, 2021 till Jun 10, 2021 (from 15000 points and up)
80% bonus from April 01, 2021 till May 03, 2021 (from 3,000 points an up)
100% bonus on a min 30,000 initial buy on Mar 12, 2021 to Mar 16, 2021 .
75% Bonus from Dec 12, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
100% Bonus Nov 23, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020 (from 10000 points and up)
40% discoont Oct 27, 2020 to Nov 13, 2020 (from 10000 points and up)
100% Bonus from May 06, 2020 to June 20, 2020
75% Bonus from January 29, 2020 to February 27, 2020
100% Bonus from November 25, 2019 to Dececmber 30, 2019 (max number 150000)
100% Bonus from October 30, 2019 to November 16, 2019


General information about buying Points with IHG

You can buy points in general. The rate per point depend on the number of points you buy.
  • 1000 to 10000 IHG Rewards Club Points are $13.50 per 1000 Points
  • 11000 to 25000 IHG Rewards Club Points are $11.50 per 1000 Points
  • 26000 or more IHG Rewards Club Punkte are $10.00 per 1000 Points
Maximum number is usually 100000 points but raised occasionally due to promotions.
IHG uses points.com for the transaction, so it is not a IHG hotel related payment



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Old Feb 9, 22, 7:39 pm
  #106  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
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Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
Just bought the maximum allotment of points with the 100% bonus, and was a little surprised to get a receipt, but not have the points credited right away. Last time there was no delay.

I wonder if they've changed their procedures, or perhaps it was the size of the transaction?
My account the points showed up immediately. P2 points still have not posted 2 hours after purchase, but do have a confirmation email.

TD
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Old Feb 10, 22, 10:59 am
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Update: Wife’s points have still not posted. I see the charge as pending on my credit card so I know it went through. Odd my other points posted within minutes.

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Old Feb 10, 22, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by Traveler Dave View Post
Update: Wifes points have still not posted. I see the charge as pending on my credit card so I know it went through. Odd my other points posted within minutes.

TD
Mine haven't posted either.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
Mine haven't posted either.
I also attempted (as a test) to buy more points on her account and it says I have purchased the max allowed this year and to check back in 2023. I purchased the max amount so that makes sense. Just not sure why there is a lag. Never had that before with IHG

TD
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Old Feb 10, 22, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by Traveler Dave View Post
I also attempted (as a test) to buy more points on her account and it says I have purchased the max allowed this year and to check back in 2023. I purchased the max amount so that makes sense. Just not sure why there is a lag. Never had that before with IHG

TD
I purchased the max too. Doubt that is a mere coincidence.

My best guess is that points.com were scammed by chargebacks or other fraud, so they have protocols in place to manually review maxed out (and perhaps other large) transactions.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
I purchased the max too. Doubt that is a mere coincidence.

My best guess is that points.com were scammed by chargebacks or other fraud, so they have protocols in place to manually review maxed out (and perhaps other large) transactions.
I agree. It's just random and we won't know if our purchase will have the points to be deposited immediately. It might depend on your IP address, bank verification, etc...
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Old Feb 10, 22, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Traveler Dave View Post
Update: Wifes points have still not posted. I see the charge as pending on my credit card so I know it went through. Odd my other points posted within minutes.

TD
Update to the update: points have now posted.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Traveler Dave View Post
Update to the update: points have now posted.
Same here. I received a second email, "IHG Rewards Purchase Confirmation", 8 minutes ago, and sure enough the points had posted.
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Old Feb 14, 22, 7:17 pm
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@traveler-Dave, @DaveH - how long did it finally take after purchase for your purchased points to show up?

Thanks.

Originally Posted by Traveler Dave View Post
Update to the update: points have now posted.
Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
Same here. I received a second email, "IHG Rewards Purchase Confirmation", 8 minutes ago, and sure enough the points had posted.
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Old Feb 14, 22, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by progapanda View Post
@traveler-Dave, @DaveH - how long did it finally take after purchase for your purchased points to show up?

Thanks.
Mine took just about 2 days.
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Old Feb 24, 22, 3:11 pm
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Full $1,500 purchase applied instantly today

An interesting data point.

My relative also had the 100% offer, and he gifted the full amount to the same account which had already purchased the full $1,500 in points two weeks ago. Because its year's allotment had already been bought, I wasn't 100% sure the gift points would process at all.

Not only did they post, but this time they processed and posted almost instantly, along with an accompanying confirmation email. So perhaps IHG has made these transactions smoother,.
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Old Feb 26, 22, 8:51 pm
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Now that IHG have implemented Dynamic awards pricing fairly widely, does anyone have some hints where points are still more valuable than just paying cash?
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Old Feb 26, 22, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by relaxonbarton View Post
Now that IHG have implemented Dynamic awards pricing fairly widely, does anyone have some hints where points are still more valuable than just paying cash?
Do you have either or both of the Chase/IHG cards, one of which provides a 10% rebate on all redemptions, and the other of which provides the fourth night free on a four-consecutive-night redemption stay?

Edited to add: Sorry, I just saw that you are based in Australia; don't know whether IHG offers similar credit cards there.

Even without credit-card deals, assuming that you can buy points at 0.5 U S. cents apiece (which is common when IHG runs one of their periodic 100% bonus-point sales), San Francisco has some good point-redemption offers this week:



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Old Feb 27, 22, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by relaxonbarton View Post
Now that IHG have implemented Dynamic awards pricing fairly widely, does anyone have some hints where points are still more valuable than just paying cash?
Yes you definitely can, but the problem now is knowing where to find them.

The general concensus is that individual nights should be booked for a multi-night award stay. Then you need to monitor how dynamic pricing is affecting your booked dates and cancel/rebook if the rate goes down.
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Old Mar 18, 22, 12:46 pm
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Is anyone buying points for the 100% offer that ends today, 3/18 Max purchase: 150,000 + 150,000 bonus = $1500.00

This Offer is available for qualifying purchases of IHG Rewards points made between 12:00 AM ET on 9 February 2022 and 11:59 PM ET on 18 March 2022 (“Offer Period”). All members eligible for this Offer will receive a bonus of 100% of the points purchased when they meet a minimum points purchase threshold on a per transaction basis.
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