Buy IHG points for .43 cents a piece for 3 days with this hack
The deal: For 72 hours, you can save 25% on the “cash” portion of a “cash and points” reservation with any IHG (except Kimpton) hotel for reservations through Dec 31st.
The hack: When you book a Cash and Points reservation, you are actually buying the points with the cash part on the spot. If you cancel, you get those back as points, not cash. Good to know, right? (Tip: Make SURE the reservation you are doing is fully cancelable! During peak times, certain hotels do have non-refundable cash and points / award night bookings).
During this sale, the cash portion is reduced by 25%. You’ll want to choose a hotel at a higher redemption category as you can. The Intercontinental in Austin is a great choice. You can “buy” 20,000 points at $86.25 this way. The Intercontinental in Paris works as well. Need 100,000 points? Book 5 nights – then cancel. You’ll pay just $431.25 for the 100,000 points.
Just head to the 25% Flash Sale landing page to start your booking.
Right now, to show how good of a deal this is (IF you need IHG points), there is a 100% bonus going on to straight out buy IHG points. That would *still* run you $575.
This doesn’t mean you should just go and speculatively buy points as that is rarely a wise idea, but if you can find a solid use for them – like a future award stay you can book today, then go for it.