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Earn 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards points

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For a limited time, you can buy IHG Rewards points with a bonus to save on your hotel nights.

Get a bonus when you buy IHG Rewards points

While there is no longer an IHG Rewards credit card in Canada, it is still possible to earn points:

If we do not recommend purchasing points during a regular period, it may be worthwhile during a promotional offer like now.

Until June 10, you could earn 100% Bonus Points when you buy IHG Rewards Points.

The maximum number of points may differ for each IHG Rewards account.

We are able to buy up to 250,000 IHG points and get 250,000 bonus points or 500,000 IHG points total. At a cost of US$ 2,500 or 0.5 US cents per point.

Is it worth buying IHG points?

The answer to this question is yes and no.

In Canada, we are not fortunate enough to have credit cards that directly or indirectly earn IHG Rewards points (unlike the multiple credit card options for earning Marriott Bonvoy points).

So, buying IHG Rewards points can be a great option ONLY when you have a particular goal in mind.

Personally, I value IHG Rewards points at 0.5 US cents (or 0.62 Canadian cents), although those points can be redeemed at a much higher value.

As part of this promotion, you can buy IHG Rewards points for 0.5 US cents per point.

Conclusion

Buying IHG points can be interesting for some people, whether for a specific travel objective and/or to complete a points balance in order to get a free night.

But if you’re not in one of these situations, we don’t recommend buying points and preferring other programs like Marriott Bonvoy or Best Western Rewards, for which it’s much easier to get points with credit cards!

Cover photo – Credit: Kimpton Epic Hotel – Miami – IHG

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