If you are short of points, IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) lets you book award nights with a combination of cash & points. You can only buy a maximum of 10,000 IHG points for $70 (0.7 cent/point) per night, when you book with Cash & Points.
If you are IHG Spire Elite or Platinum member, you can get 15% discount on the cash portion of the cash&points booking made by Mar 26, 2016 for stays until April 30, 2016.
Is this a great deal?
If you cancel a Cash&points booking, you will get the points for the cash portion, back to your IHG account. With the 15% discount, you can get 10,000 IHG points for $59.50 (0.595 cent/point)
You can repeat this process several times and buy points as many as you like. Now and then IHG offers 100% bonus on points purchases, where you can buy each point for 0.575 cent/point.
You can certainly use this approach if you are looking to top up your points balance or use them for PointBreaks.
You can get 15% discount on the cash portion of IHG Cash & Points bookings when you book by Mar 26, 2016 for stays until April 30, 2016.
This promotion is only available to Platinum and Spire Elite member. If you are not an elite member, you can take advantage of the 75% bonus points offer available through April 15, 2016.
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