The release of new IHG PointBreaks list is always an exciting time for me as well as many of my readers. Staying in a hotel (any hotel) for 5,000 IHG points per night is an incredible deal. This new list will go live on Monday, and will be available for hotel stays starting April 24 through July 31, 2017. As always, whether you’ll get excited or feel let down by the new list will largely depend on your plans as well as the size of your savings account.
See full list on IHG website It’s kind of weak sauce.. again.
Any gems for summer vacation?
I didn’t do any extensive research, these are just a few places that stood out to me. Overall, a very weak list, but it’s summer season, so no surprise there.
Few possible places to consider:
- Holiday Inn Express Delano Hwy 99
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lathrop
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln-Roseville Area
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South (could be a decent base for visiting Disney World, Legoland and Busch Gardens)
- Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
- Holiday Inn Middletown-Goshen
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Binghamton University-Vestal
- Crowne Plaza Memphis East (the only Crowne Plaza in US on the list)
Newfoundland and Labrador
I don’t see any super hot deals, but you might. We are going to Barcelona in a month, though originally were supposed to visit Madrid. If we stuck to our original plan, I would probably book IHG PointBreaks hotel in Madrid.
- Holiday Inn Milan – Linate Airport
- Holiday Inn Express Madrid-San Sebastian d/l Reyes
- Holiday Inn Budapest – Budaörs
You have a few options to get the points right now if you don’t already have them in your IHG account:
1) Transfer the points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG 1:1 if you have Chase Sapphire Preferred, Reserve or Ink Plus cards. Per reports, the points don’t always transfer instantly.
2) Buy them directly from IHG at a cost of 13.50 for 1,000 points. LINK (you may get a targeted bonus offer when you sign in)
3) You can also buy them via “Cash+Points” trick, where you make a reservation at a random IHG hotel, then cancel it and get the points refunded. That way, they end up costing 0.7 cents each. You have to have 5,000 points to begin with in order to take advantage of this trick. I don’t endorse this method and IHG may suspend your account if you do it too many times, but it’s there if you are willing to risk it.
4) Reader Natasha reminded me that you can currently buy IHG points at a discount via Daily Getaways. Be aware, they may not post in time, though. Popular hotels will drop off the list within days, maybe hours.
If you are interested in a specific property, I recommend you book it on Monday as soon as it’s added in the system. Reserve now, ask questions later since you can always cancel and get your points back. Sometimes properties are bookable early in the morning, even before the list is officially updated. You are allowed two reservations per IHG account, but they can be for as long as you like.
Readers, anything looks appealing to you?
Leana is the 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.