With over 6,000 IHG properties worldwide, you’re likely to find one that fits your needs when planning your next vacation. And your next vacation might be closer than you think, now that IHG is offering up to a 80% bonus on purchased points, now through June 7th. This is a high bonus, just about the the best bonus IHG has ever offered. Let’s examine the math and see if this makes sense.Normally, IHG points cost between $11.50 and $13.50 to purchase 1,000 points depending on how many points you buy (tax included), for a purchase price of 1.15-1.35 cent per point. That might seem cheap, but remember, IHG points are only worth about half a penny each, so at the normal rate, you’re paying almost triple the value. At the normal rate, it doesn’t make sense to buy IHG points.What about with the 80% bonus? You’ll need to purchase at least 5,000 points to get the bonus, so as one example, for $1000, you’re getting 180,000 points. That brings the purchase price to 0.56 cents per point, which is closer to the normal redemption value, but still slightly higher.One other thing is that IHG has bumped up the maximum amount of points you can buy to 250,000 points at once.While I’m generally against buying points speculatively, if you need some points for your next redemption, it could be worth topping up your account.(SEE ALSO: When is buying miles worth it? Only in these 3 instances)If you do that, I recommend buying enough to get the maximum bonus amount. Here are the full terms and conditions:This Offer is available for qualifying purchases of IHG One Rewards points made between 12:00 AM ET on April 24, 2023 and 11:59 PM ET June 7, 2023 inclusive.Members will receive a bonus of 80% of the points purchased when they meet a minimum points purchase threshold on a per transaction basis.(Please click through to access the landing page for the Offer.)The number of points a member may purchase, gift, or receive as a gift during the Offer Period is subject to promotional period limits.Members may purchase a maximum of up to 250,000 points during the promotional period, depending on how many points the member had already purchased during the same calendar yearYou can find the link to this promotion hereRemember too if you have the card_name , card_name, or card_name, you also get the 4th night free on award stays, which can help stretch your IHG points balance even further.Here are a few of the IHG credit cards with their current welcome offers and more information about them.card_name – bonus_miles_full. annual_feescard_name – bonus_miles_full. annual_feescard_name – bonus_miles_full. annual_feesDepending on where and when you’re staying, buying IHG points and using them for an award stay can be cheaper than paying the prevailing cash rates.Are you planning on buying IHG points with an 80% bonus? Leave your thoughts in the commentsNote: the affiliate links in this post support the blog and our bloggers. If you do use one of our links, thank you!Points With a Crew has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Points With a Crew and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered. Other links on this page may also pay me a commission – as always, thanks for your support if you use them

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