Buy IHG Points at a Discount in July 2024

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Current promotion to buy IHG points

There is no offer at the moment, and the next one is expected in July 2024.

However, if you need IHG points urgently, you may still purchase them for 1 cent each.

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Things to note about IHG points

  • IHG One Rewards members can usually buy points for 1 cent each, before any bonuses or discounts
  • IHG points do not expire as long as there is account activity every 12 months.
  • Each member can purchase up to 150,000 IHG points annually, pre-bonus. This annual limit is sometimes increased to 250,000.
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Previous IHG points offers

Here’s a quick look at the recent history of IHG points sales:

PeriodPrice
per Point
(in USD)
Offer TypeMinimum
Points
(incl. bonus)
Annual
Limit
(incl. bonus)
Aug to
Sep 2023
0.56 cents80% bonus9,000270,000
Oct 20230.5 cents100% bonus22,000300,000
Nov to
Dec 2023
0.5 cents100% bonus,
higher limit
10,000500,000
Jan to
Feb 2024
0.5 cents100% bonus10,000300,000
Apr to
Jun 2024
0.56 cents80% bonus,
higher limit
9,000450,000
Jun 20240.5 cents100% bonus,
higher limit
10,000500,000

Is this a good deal to buy IHG points?

Unlike other hotel loyalty programs, IHG has been very consistent with its points sales.

Historically, the best IHG points sales are those labelled “100% bonus”.

Best ways to redeem IHG points

Because IHG One Rewards adopts dynamic pricing for reward stays, it is not easy to predict how each hotel’s reward rate would fluctuate.

I recommend checking the typical reward rate of the hotel that you like on ihg.com, then, calculate whether it is cheaper to stay on points or cash.

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Things to consider before buying IHG points

Because of how consistent IHG’s points sales are, there is no need to purchase these points if you do not plan to use them in the next few months.

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Best credit cards for buying IHG points

Singapore-based readers may use one of the following cards to receive maximum rewards/savings when buying IHG points:

*Miles/Points purchases are processed by points.com, which falls under MCC 7399 (Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified). This is NOT a travel-related spending, and should get you 4 miles per dollar with the Citi Rewards card.

FAQ: Can I get bonus points when using the UOB Lady's, HSBC Revolution or DBS Woman's World cards?
No, you will not receive bonus points when paying with these cards.

Miles/Points purchases are processed by points.com, which falls under MCC 7399 (Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified).

UOB Lady’s: As this is not a Travel spending, cardholders will not receive bonus points if the Travel category (or any other category) is selected.

HSBC Revolution: Cardholders will not receive bonus points for MCC 7399, as it does not fall under the list of whitelisted MCCs.

DBS Woman’s World: There has been numerous feedback from readers who did not receive bonus points on the card for purchases made at points.com, even though it is an online transaction.

Citi Rewards

Earn 4 mpd on online spending, except travel-related

🎁 Sign-up bonus

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UOB Visa Signature

Earn 4 mpd on foreign currency and/or contactless spending

🎁 Sign-up bonus

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2 thoughts on “Buy IHG Points at a Discount in July 2024”

  1. Could I confirm that purchasing IHG points really earns 4 mpd with Citi Rewards as I understand travel-related expenses are excluded?

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    • Unless if something changed very recently, Citi Rewards should still get you 4 mpd. Points.com transactions are NOT travel transactions. They fall under MCC 7399 (Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified).

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