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IHG award sale: 50% off award stays for Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean

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IHG just launched a sale on award stays for Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

I’m pasting in the details and all available hotels below, but my “quick take” on the deal is this:

While IHG’s full price award rates are often unappealing except during “high demand” periods, 50% off can be a great deal.  Most of these hotels will be going up in price as we get closer into the cold season Stateside, so

your best value is likely to be at the nicer properties and in mid to late October.

Note you cannot see/book this until Aug 6th.

Link to offer.

If you are short on IHG points, you can always buy IHG points but beware it can take 24-72 hours to post. Be sure to do the math before buying to make sure it is a good deal for your situation.  There happens to be a deal right now for an 80% points bonus right now, which may tip the odds in your favor.

Buy 5,000-14,999 points, get 40% bonus points
Buy 15,000+ points, get 80% bonus points

Offer ends September 12, 2017

When buying points, always make sure your address in the rewards program is the same as the address on your credit card. If you don’t, Points.com is most likely going to decline and reverse your transaction (and it won’t even be instant, so that will slow you way down).

The deal: 

Book from August 6th to August 12th and get 50% off Reward Nights at participating resorts in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Valid for stays from August 7th to October 27th, 2017.

An example where buying points can be a great deal:

San Juan Intercontinental, Oct 19-23rd.  Cash rate $187. Points 50k a night halved to 25k a night. Four nights – 100k points.  To buy 100k points would with the 80% bonus promo will cost you $644.

Cash rate: $187 x 4 + tax and fees: $962

Buying 100k points instead: $644 

Savings for identical room: $318

 

Participating Hotels in Mexico:

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Presidente InterContinental® Cancun

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Presidente InterContinental® Cozumel

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Hotel Indigo® Veracruz Boca del Rio

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Holiday Inn Resort® Ixtapa All-Inclusive

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Holiday Inn Resort® Los Cabos All Inclusive

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Holiday Inn Resort® Acapulco

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Holiday Inn® Veracruz Boca del Rio

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Holiday Inn® Veracruz Centro Historico

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Holiday Inn® Campeche

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Holiday Inn® Cancun Arenas

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Holiday Inn® Ciudad del Carmen

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Holiday Inn Express® Cabo San Lucas

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Holiday Inn Express® Ciudad del Carmen

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Holiday Inn Express® Manzanillo

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Holiday Inn Express® Puerto Vallarta

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Holiday Inn Express® Veracruz Boca del Rio

Participating Hotels in Latin America & the Caribbean:

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InterContinental® San Juan Puerto Rico

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InterContinental® Real Santo Domingo

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InterContinental® Cartagena de Indias

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Crowne Plaza® Panama

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Crowne Plaza® Santo Domingo

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Holiday Inn® Cartagena Morros

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Holiday Inn® Panama Canal

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Holiday Inn Resort® Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino

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Holiday Inn® Santo Domingo

Terms & Conditions

Offer is subject to hotel’s availability and valid only for bookings during August 6th to August 12th, 2017 for stays from August 7th to October 27th, 2017. Rate will vary at each hotel. Rate quoted includes discount. Not valid with other promotions. A fee for an extra bed could be charged by the hotel. Not valid with group reservations. Guest will earn IHG® Rewards Club points for food and beverage, accommodations excluded. Hotel policy varies regarding the number of guests allowed per room. Offer valid only at participating hotels in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Blackout dates may apply.