-The current PointBreaks list is valid for stays through 1/31/20.
-Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly and only a limited amount of rooms are available per night.
For the first time in many years, there is an Israel option on the current PointsBreak list!
IHG normally sells 5,000 points for $67.50 or 1.35 cents per point, but with targeted offers after you login it can be even less. Currently I’m targeted to buy points for 1 cent each and IHG will also double all the points you purchase through 11/16. To get the lowest rate (.5 cents per point) you’ll need to purchase at least 26K points which will be doubled to 52K points for $260. Of course you’ll also earn points on your credit card which will make the effective rate less than .5 cents per point.
You can purchase 100K points per member per year, so you can get up to 200K points with this promotion which would cost $1,000.
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 and it’s a terrible use of Ultimate Rewards points.
With PointsBreaks, you can stay at the Crowne Plaza Haifa for just 15K points instead of 30K points per night. With a targeted points purchase offer you can buy 60K points for $300, which is enough for 4 nights at the hotel at a cost of just $75 per night with no taxes owed! Plus if you have the IHG Premier credit card you’ll get your 4th night free!
The advance purchase rate for a January stay is 878 ILS ($248) and the flexible rate is 975 ILS ($276) per night, plus taxes for Israeli residents.
At $276, that’s a value of 1.84 cents per point, nearly 4 times the price you can buy the points for with a targeted offer!
You can book up to 2 PointBreaks reservations per hotel. There’s no limit to how long each of the stays can be.
IHG PointBreaks now cost 5K, 10K, or 15K points per night, depending on the hotel.
If you have the IHG Premier credit card you’ll also get Platinum status and every 4th award night for free! That means a 4 night stay at a 5K hotel will cost just 15K points or 3,750 points per night!
If you have both the old IHG Select card and the IHG Premier card you’ll get every 4th award night free AND a 10% rebate on award nights!
Where can you stay for 5K-15K points?
The full current list is here, but here are some samples:
- Candlewood Suites Cleveland-N. Olmsted, OH 5K
- Crowne Plaza Danbury, CT: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Tampa, FL: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Towson Baltimore, MD: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Columbus Downtown, OH: Normally 20K, now 10K
- Staybridge Suites Pittsburgh-Cranberry Township, PA: 10K
- Holiday Inn Mississauga Toronto West, Canada: 10K
- Staybridge Suites Sao Paulo, Brazil: 10K
- Crowne Plaza Panama 10K
- Welcome to Holiday Inn London – Heathrow Bath Road, UK: 10K
- Holiday Inn Warsaw City Centre, Poland: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon: 10K
- ANA Crowne Plaza Narita, Japan: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Bangkok, Thailand: 10K
- Holiday Inn Chiang Mai, Thailand: 10K
- Holiday Inn Sydney, Australia: 10K
- Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, New Zealand: 10K
- Holiday Inn Rotorua, New Zealand: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Sunnyvale – Silicon Valley, CA: 15K
- Holiday Inn Miami-International Airport, FL: 15K
- Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando – International Dr, FL 15K
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft. Lauderdale-Plantation, FL: 15K
- Kimpton Overland Hotel Atlanta Airport, GA:: 15K
- Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront, KY: 15K
- Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, MD 15K
- Holiday Inn Express Boston – Quincy, MA: 15K
- Candlewood Suites Jersey City – Harborside, NJ 15K
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Long Branch – Eatontown, NJ: 15K
- Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown, NY: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square, OH: 15K
- Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty, PA: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia, PA: 15K
- Holiday Inn Burlington, VT: 15K
- Hotel Indigo Seattle Everett Waterfront, WA: 15K
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Montreal Airport, Canada: 15K
- InterContinental : Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: 15K
- InterContinental: Costa Rica:: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Limassol, Cyprus: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Haifa, Israel: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Geneva, Switzerland: 15K
- Holiday Inn Zürich – Messe, Switzerland: 15K
- Holiday Inn London – Gatwick Airport, UK: 15K
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester – Salford Quays, UK: 15K
- InterContinental : Nairobi, Kenya: 15K
- InterContinental : Johannesburg Sandton Towers, South Africa: 15K
- ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe, Japan: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach-Sydney, Australia: 15K
- Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Australia: 15K
- Holiday Inn Potts Point-Sydney, Australia: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Auckland, New Zealand: 15K
Where will you book with Pointbreaks?