IHG PointBreaks Linky
The list above has not yet been updated but the current hotels are already bookable, see below for some samples. However you can book the PointBreak hotels now by going to the IHG site and searching for reward nights with the sample hotels listed below.
-The new list is only valid for stays through 11/30.
-Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly and only a limited amount of rooms is available per night..
You can book up to 2 reservations per hotel. There’s no limit to how long each of the stays can be.
You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 IHG points. If you already have 5,000 IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.
If you don’t have points yet IHG sells 5,000 points for $67.50. If those points don’t post instantly you can call IHG to get a points loan based on your purchase confirmation number in order to quickly grab a room. Alternatively you can transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to IHG though transfers are not instant. It’s a terrible use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.
After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each. You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.
All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation. Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.
The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account. Effectively you are buying 10,000 IHG points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.
Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):
In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.
Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night through 11/30:
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marana, Tucson, AZ
-Staybridge Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo, CA
-Holiday Inn Denver-Parker, CO
-Holiday Inn Express Colorado Springs Airport, CO
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa, FL
-Candlewood Suites Elgin NW_Chicago, IL
-Candlewood Suites Indianapolis, IN
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kansas City, MO
-Holiday Inn Express Paramus, NJ
-Candlewood Suites Somerset, NJ
-Holiday Inn Hauppauge-Long Island, NY
-Holiday Inn Orangeburg-Rockland/Bergen, NY
-Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati-West Chester, OH
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh West, PA
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central Northeast, TX
-Crowne Plaza Jerusalem, Israel
-Holiday Inn Helsinki, Finland
-Crowne Plaza Dublin, Ireland
-Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport, China
-InterContinentan Nha Trang, Vietna