-The current PointBreaks list is valid for stays through 10/31/19.
-Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly and only a limited amount of rooms are available per night.
On the current list is several high end Intercontinental hotels. For example the Intercontinental Sao Paulo is on the list for 15K points. The hotel is located inside the Sao Paulo eruv and I wrote about it in this trip report. It normally costs about $400/night or 35K points!
Also on the list is the InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland for 15K points instead of the usual 30K points.
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.
For a limited time only, the Chase IHG Premier card is offering 125,000 points for signing up and spending $3,000 in 3 months. Additionally with this offer you’ll earn a whopping 40 points per dollar at IHG hotels for 12 months. That consists of 25 points per dollar on the card, 10 points per dollar from IHG for the stay, and 5 bonus points per dollar from IHG for being a Platinum elite member, which is automatic for cardholders.
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 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!
The new IHG Premier card also comes with free Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check.
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.
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 the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Longmont allows you to redeem 5K points and $56 for a night or 10K points and $28 for a night. If you cancel that night you’ll get back 15K total points, so you’ll have effectively purchased 5K points for $28 or 10K points for $56. That 0.56 cents per point.
Where can you stay for 5K-15K points?
The full current list is here, but here are some samples:
- Candlewood Suites Bordentown-Trenton, NJ: 5K
- Candlewood Suites Syracuse-Airport, NY: 5K
- Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach: 5K
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Camarillo, CA: 10K
- Crowne Plaza Stamford, CT: 10K
- Crowne Plaza Chicago SW – Burr Ridge, IL: 10K
- Holiday Inn Bangor, ME: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Brockton – Boston, MA: Normally 20K, now 10K
- Holiday Inn Buffalo-Intl Airport, NY: 10K
- Holiday Inn Oklahoma City Airport, OK: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas-Frisco NW Toyota Stdm, TX: 10K
- Holiday Inn Calgary-Airport, Canada: 10K
- InterContinental Almaty, Kazakhstan: 10K
- Crowne Plaza Vilnius, Lithuania 10K
- Holiday Inn London – Heathrow, UK: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, South Africa: 10K
- Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, UAE: 10K
- Holiday Inn Express Dubai – Jumeirah, UAE: 10K
- Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf, CA: 15K
- InterContinental At Doral Miami, FL: 15K
- Holiday Inn Express Kansas City – at the Legends, KS: 15K
- Holiday Inn Express Roslyn – Long Island, NY: 15K
- InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, OH: 15K
- Holiday Inn Express Portland South – Lake Oswego, OR: 15K
- InterContinental Sao Paulo, Brazil 15K
- InterContinental Miramar Panama 15K
- Holiday Inn Paris – Montparnasse Pasteur, France: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Venice East – Quarto d’Altino, Italy: 15K
- Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental, Portugal: 15K
- Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4, UK: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Nairobi, Kenya: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Dubai Apartments, UAE: 15K
- Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, Thailand: 15K
- InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72, Vietnam: 15K
- Crowne Plaza Perth, Australia: 15K
Where will you book with Pointbreaks?