In case you’ve missed Daily Getaways IHG promotion last week, I have some good news! Tomorrow you’ll have a second chance at it. To be fair, the price of 0.57 cents per point (with Amex card discount) isn’t spectacular.
I personally won’t be buying, mostly due to the fact that at the moment, I have a healthy supply of IHG points. I have mentioned many times that Chase IHG card is an excellent choice to consider for your next round of applications. For now, you can still get 80,000 points sign-up bonus, according to this Flyertalk thread.
But what if you can’t or don’t want to sign up for their co-branded credit card? Of course, if you buy IHG points for 0.57 cents a piece, you’ll get the most value by booking PointBreaks hotels (new list available). I suggest, everyone has some IHG points on hand, just in case, since the next list may have something you like. However, it is like a box of chocolates and is released only for two months at a time.
So, let’s assume that you would like to plan a Spring Break vacation on a budget way ahead, you have 2 kids and don’t mind sharing one room. I have described some nice Florida beach resorts in this post. However, Spring Break time can be very expensive in warm locations, more so if you want to stay at the beach. This is where IHG points may come in handy.
This place runs at 35,000 points per night. Whoa, where is the value? Well, it’s all-inclusive and kids under 12 stay and eat free. (h/t FTG blog) The rate for the last week in March of 2015, was $439 dollars plus tax per night.
So, let’s say, you purchased a 100,000 IHG package for $570 dollars. You would only be 5,000 points short of getting a 3-night all-inclusive getaway for 4 people. Not bad. Plus, remember, you can fly to Jamaica on Southwest Airlines.
This place runs at 25,000 points per night. If you don’t feel like flying to Caribbean, this could fit the bill. The rate for March was $199 plus tax. My in-laws have actually stayed at this place and really liked it.
It’s located right next to marina and is only a short walk from the beach. It also has a water park, miniature golf and much more. You could get 4 nights at this place for $570 all-in, if purchasing the Daily Getaways deal.
Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.