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Full Preview of New IHG PointBreaks List (Now Live)

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.

USA

Few possible places to consider:

California

Colorado

Florida

New York

Tennessee

CANADA

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Quebec

Europe

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.

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?

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Author: Leana

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.

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10 thoughts on “Full Preview of New IHG PointBreaks List (Now Live)

  1. You can also buy them at daily getaways..I just bought 15,000 points for $89.00. May take up to 10 business days to post to your account but that’s 60 cents per point…

    • @Natasha Good point, I added it to the post! Of course, like you said, there is a risk of not getting the points in time. Popular hotels will drop off the list quickly.
      On Melbourne, I don’t know if you can buy more IHG points (or acquire them via promos), but Holiday Inn Resort in Cape Canaveral is a neat place for small kids. Of course, it costs 35,000 points, so it may not be worth it for just an overnight stay.
      We are finally taking our kids there next year for few nights. It’s been almost five years since we’ve been there. There is a lazy river, slides and playground. Not fancy, but a fun resort for family.

      • we just need one night to stay pre cruise so want it to be as cheap as possible. I googled the hotel and it’s 30 miles to the port. we will leave at 8am and be fine. we will park at the port and still come out ahead as even the country inn and suites wanted over $200 for a park and cruise package.

  2. For domestic usage, this is a horrid list. If I can travel internationally, I’d try to take advantage of the one in Porto, Portugal and Krabi, Thailand. I have always wanted to visit both places.

    • @Winnie I totally agree! It’s not really surprising since most US folks travel in the summer and will pay full rate. Few nice places overseas, but unfortunately, we can’t add a trip to Thailand between now and July. I wish!

  3. Not eve n anything goof in Tucson. Sticking with the Radisson. Will book something Memorial Day weekend close by just for the pool time maybe.

    • @HML Yup, weak sauce. I was thinking about booking the one in Lakeland (1 hour away from us) in July, but I think we’ll stick with IHG resort in Orlando.

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