Update, 8/2/23: If you booked this but aren’t going to use it, don’t forget to cancel it. If you are already within the cancellation period, you can often change the dates to further out and then cancel it…
Originally posted on 8/21/22:
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Last week, IHG had an award flash sale with massive discounts worldwide.
Now you can book most IHG hotels even cheaper, just 16K points. However this is only available for stays on Saturday, 8/5/23. If you include that date with other dates you’ll get the discount for that date, but note that you can’t book past 8/6/23 currently.
These sales have come and gone very quickly before and hotels have a limited number of award nights, so as long as the cancellation policy for your hotel looks good, book it now and figure out if it will work out later.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get any Six Senses hotels to price for 16K points.
You can purchase IHG points here with a 75% purchase bonus, so points will cost as low as 0.57 cents each, though points don’t always post instantly. That’s just $228 for a 40K hotel night or $171 with a 4 night stay if you’re a cardholder. Some of these hotels can go for up to $800/night after tax, making this a bargain!
You can also transfer points from Chase, but that transfer also isn’t instant and isn’t a good value considering the price that points are sold for.
Will you book any stays for 16K points?
Which hotels will you book?
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