-The current list is valid for stays through 11/30/18.
-Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly and only a limited amount of rooms are 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.
IHG PointBreaks now cost 5K, 10K, or 15K points per night, depending on the hotel.
The Chase IHG Premier card is offering 100,000 points for signing up and spending $3,000 in 3 months. You can get another 5,000 points by adding a free additional user card and making one purchase within 3 months. Click Here to get more details on this card and compare to other cards!
The Chase IHG card is not subject to the Chase 5/24 guidelines, so you can get approved even if you have 5 or more approved consumer card applications within the past 24 months.
The card comes with an annual certificate good for a free stay in IHG hotels that cost up to 40K points.
IHG points will not expire for as long as you remain a cardholder.
If you have the new 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 IHG Select card and the IHG Premier card you’ll get every 4th award night free AND a 10% rebate on award nights!
The new IHG Premier card also comes with free Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check.
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.
If you already have IHG points in your account then you can buy points on the cheap via making a cash and points booking. Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are).
For example Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown allows you to redeem 10K points and $89 for a night. If you cancel that night you’ll get back 15K total points, so you’ll have effectively purchased 15K points for $89. That 0.59 cents per point.
Where can you stay for 5K-15K points?
The full current list is here, but here are some samples:
- Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook, IL Normally 20K, now 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Princeton, NJ Normally 20K, now 10K
- Crowne Plaza Stamford, CT: Normally 25K, now 10K
- InterContinental Mendoza, Argentina: Normally 25K, now 10K
- Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square Normally 30K, now 15K
- Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow Normally 30K, now 15K
- InterContinental Miramar Panama Normally 30K, now 15K
- InterContinental Sao Paulo, Brazil Normally 35K, now 15K
We stayed at the lovely Intercontinental Sao Paulo in 2014. It’s a bargain at just 15K points/night!
Where will you book with Pointbreaks?