IHG Rewards, Buy Points Get Mystery Bonus

IHG has launched a promotion, offering a mystery bonus on the purchase of IHG Rewards points. The bonus, which runs from 27 July through to 31 August, offers a range of bonus amounts between 50% and 100% of the points purchased.

The actual bonus amount is account specific, and as the image shows, for me the bonus came in at 80% of the points purchased.

To find how the bonus that has been assigned to your account, you will need to head over the points.com and enter your IHG credentials. This may be done at this link.

When purchasing points through IHG, points need to be purchased in multiples of 1,000 points As you buy more points, the price charged per 1,000 points decreases as follows (amounts are in US$):

  • 1,000 – 10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 points
  • 11,000 – 25,000 points for $12.50 per 1,000 points
  • 26,000 – 60,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 points

The fall in the Australian Dollar against the US dollar means that this is a much more expensive exercise than it used to be, and may affect the calculations of whether this is a worthwhile exercise.

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