New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out: Hotel Rooms For $35/Night

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IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 05/31. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/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 Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50, though that won’t post instantly. You can also instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.  Not a great 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 Priority Club 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 05/31:
-Intercontinental Cleveland
-Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly, AZ
-Holiday Inn Somerset-Bridgewater, NJ
-Holiday Inn Philadelphia South-Swedesboro, NJ
-Holiday Inn San Diego North Miramar
-Candlewood Suites Orange County/Irvine Spectrum, CA
-Candlewood Suites Nanuet-Rockland County, NY
-Holiday Inn Express Toronto-Mississauga
-Holiday Inn Milan-Linate Airport, Italy
-Holiday Inn Vilnius, Lithuania
-Holiday Inn Express Sumare Ave. Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, Costa Rica
-Intercontinental Real Tegucigalpa, Honduras
-Crowne Plaza Lima, Peru

The Intercontinental Cleveland is on PointBreaks. You can pay $380+tax for a room on 05/13 for example or use 5,000 that you can purchase for $35 as described above:


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IC Mumbai is sold out already


How long for the initial 5,000 points to show in your account and how long for the cancelled points to show in your account?


dan, thanks for the deals just found zigzag leasing online do you think its worth the miles?


I have 25,900 AVIOs points and am looking to go somewhere cheap not too far, 2 people. Any suggestions?

Carribean or somewhere warm. Bermuda?


Thanks, Dan, but I don’t see how this is $35/night if the cost is 5,000 points + $70???


I don’t understand. If I already have 5000 pts, why would I buy more pts instead of using what i’ve already got. Can’t I buy more pts @ 5000 for $35 anytime?


I’m not exactly sure how long it takes for the $67.50 points purchase to post.
A Chase transfer is instant.

The cancelled point trick is instant as well.

Never heard of it. Try DDF.

Try DDF:

You’re confused, read the post again.

No, you need an initial 5,000 points to do the trick to buy points at the lower rate.

Joel Brody

Will this work if I have more than 5,000 points in my account?


@Joel Brody:
Of course. You just need a minimum of 5,000.


Can I book a room for a family member using my points? Or Is the only option to transfer points to them for a fee.


Does it work for hotels in Israel ?


You can add them as an additional guest.

There are none on PointBreaks right now, but you still might get an OK deal without it.


I understand you need atleast 5000 to “buy” @ 5000/$35. What I’m asking is, can’t I “buy” at anytime, if I have 5000 pts. And if I already have 5000 pts, why not use what I have instead of “buy” more.

Jon U

Thanks for lesson with the IHG platform Dan, you have not given them much coverage historically. Too bad no pointbreaks in Amsterdam, will have to settle for SPG Pulitzer.

quick q

Any trick in getting the first 5k of points? I understand one needs at least that to make any purchase of points. Any secrets to reaching that threshhold if Im not even a member as of now?

Dan's the Man

@BrooklynDan: You can use what you have but Dan was pointing out that you are given option to buy points at a very good deal. Presumely the points are worth more to you than the special rate that you are able to buy them out. If you have so many points that you don’t know what to do with them by all means don’t buy additional points.


@brooklynDan – You can only buy more points if you have at least 5k points left in your account. Once you use those you can’t buy using the trick. Dan has already explained this to you. I’m amazed at how much patience you have Dan, and that people really aren’t willing to take time to research! It takes effort to play this game, but most seem to want everything handed to them!

looking for card(s)


Im going to make a large purchase over 10G and can split the charges. Which creditcard(s) do you recommend i open to max the point value? I dont fly much.


Is there a rule of thumb or methodology for valuing UR in situations like this? Dan says not a great use of UR points. I’m wondering how the equation looks.


@Dan, the link to buy 5,000 points isn’t working, how can I buy the points?

when to cancel?

how long should one wait to cancel the reservation?
can you cancel online?


Hey dan I am moving to cleveland, and was wondering if you would have any advice for me on what I need to know about cleveland before I move.

Dan's the Man

@yoel: You gotta know that you gotta be pissed off at United for closing the hub in Cleveland and Dan knew this was gonna happen even since United merged with Continential. Oh and by the way the United lies! (and breaks guitars!) 🙂


I try to get at least 1.6 cents value out of my UR points.

Works just fine.
You need to have an account first.

@when to cancel?:
You can do it right away online.

Welcome to CLE!
Exciting stuff happening, should have a couple new places to eat within the next few months.

You can find tons of great info in the CLE master thread on DDF:

Definitely read the Wiki and let me know what else you’d like to know!

@Dan’s the Man:


Anyone know how long after purchasing the 5k points does it post to your account?


Who would want to stay in Cleveland??! Rather sleep on my couch!