Best Credit Cards

Advice on New IHG PointBreaks List (July 31 – October 31, 2017)

Update: the list is now live.

New IHG PointBreaks list is about to be released on Monday. Are you excited? No? Honestly, I’m always looking forward to it, even though I won’t be taking advantage of the current promo (again). But for this price, how can you complain, right? You may view the full list here

It looks like someone at IHG accidentally released it and prematurely updated PointBreaks page, though it won’t be bookable till Monday. All hotels on the list will cost 5,000 IHG points per night as long as there is award availability. If you have IHG co-branded credit card, you’ll get 10% rebate. Once the quota is filled, the hotel will drop off the list.

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 per one thousand 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. 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.

If you are interested in a specific property, I recommend you book it right away. Reserve with points, ask questions later, since you can always cancel and get your points back. Obviously, don’t just book hotels if you don’t intend on staying there. Start checking on Monday morning because some hotels update the rate before the official announcement is made. You are allowed two reservations per IHG account, but they can be for as long as you like.

Few possible gems in United States: 

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CRESTVIEW SOUTH I-10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES JACKSONVILLE – BLOUNT ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TAMPA NORTH – WESLEY CHAPEL

Why? Florida is always popular, regardless of the season. Hotel in Jacksonville could provide a decent base for exploring St. Augustine.

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUFFALO DOWNTOWN

Why? It’s a good base for visiting Niagara Falls. Enough said.

MARYLAND
CROWNE PLAZA ANNAPOLIS

Why? Crowne Plaza tends to be a bit nicer than Holiday Inn Express and similar brands. According to the website, it’s a good base for exploring  landmarks like historic Annapolis, Maryland State House and US Naval Academy.

COLORADO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LONGMONT

Why? Close to Denver and Rocky Mountain National park.

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BANNING
HOLIDAY INN SACRAMENTO RANCHO CORDOVA

TENNESSEE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE

VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHESAPEAKE/SUFFOLK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSBRG BUSCH GARDENS AREA

Here is a full list of participating hotels in USA:

 

ARIZONA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES YUMA

ARKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MAGNOLIA-LAKE COLUMBIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES NORTH LITTLE ROCK
HOLIDAY INN TEXARKANA ARKANSAS CONV CTR

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BANNING
HOLIDAY INN SACRAMENTO RANCHO CORDOVA

COLORADO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LONGMONT

CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN SPRINGFIELD SOUTH – ENFIELD CT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTHINGTON

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SEAFORD-ROUTE 13

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CRESTVIEW SOUTH I-10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES JACKSONVILLE – BLOUNT ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TAMPA NORTH – WESLEY CHAPEL

GEORGIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MILLEDGEVILLE

IDAHO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES IDAHO FALLS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SANDPOINT NORTH
Q
ILLINOIS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES AURORA-NAPERVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CRESTWOOD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LINCOLN

INDIANA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOUISVILLE NORTH
HOTEL INDIGO COLUMBUS ARCHITECTURAL CENTER
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ELKHART

IOWA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELDON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SIOUX CENTER

KANSAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES EMPORIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LANSING-LEAVENWORTH

KENTUCKY
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BOWLING GREEN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELBYVILLE

LOUISIANA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COVINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LAFAYETTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LEESVILLE-FT. POLK

MARYLAND
CROWNE PLAZA ANNAPOLIS

MASSACHUSETTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SWANSEA

MICHIGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LAPEER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ROSEVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LUCEDALE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES RIDGELAND – JACKSON NORTH AREA

MISSOURI
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JEFFERSON CITY

NEBRASKA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OMAHA – MILLARD AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHERRY HILLS

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KEENE
HOLIDAY INN SALEM (I-93 AT EXIT 2)

NEW JERSEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DEMING MIMBRES VALLEY

NEW MEXICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DEMING MIMBRES VALLEY

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUFFALO DOWNTOWN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WATERTOWN-FORT DRUM
HOLIDAY INN JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OWEGO

NORTH CAROLINA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JACKSONVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSTON

NORTH DAKOTA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BISMARCK

OHIO
HOLIDAY INN DAYTON/FAIRBORN I-675
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON-I-70
HOLIDAY INN CLEVELAND NORTHEAST – MENTOR

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ENID
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TULSA WEST – SAND SPRINGS

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BELLE VERNON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DUBOIS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAYRE

SOUTH CAROLINA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREENVILLE I-85 WOODRUFF ROAD

TENNESSEE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE

TEXAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BEEVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CENTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GAINESVILLE
HOLIDAY INN LAS COLINAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SCHULENBURG

VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHESAPEAKE/SUFFOLK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FREDERICKSBURG SOUTHPOINT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSBRG BUSCH GARDENS AREA

WEST VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOGAN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MORGANTOWN-UNIV WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MILWAUKEE WEST-OCONOMOWOC

WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LANDER

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.

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on LinkedIn

7 thoughts on “Advice on New IHG PointBreaks List (July 31 – October 31, 2017)

  1. Candlewood Suites in Bowling Green, KY is a good base for visiting Mammoth Cave National Park or the National Corvette Museum.

    • Erik, there are definitely some neat locations on the list. I wish we had more time off to explore all these places. I hope IHG doesn’t kill this program because it presents a nice opportunity for those on a tight budget. We’ve had some fun staycations in Florida. I just hope they add a beachfront hotel to the list one of these days.

    • Random thought: wasn’t there a sinkhole there that swallowed up a corvette? I think I recall this from my days living in Cincinnati and hearings news from Kentucky was part of my daily commute.

  2. We snagged the new HIE in Georgia as a stopover on our drive up to NC. Wish it was available on our drive back also….that is the one night not available 🙁
    I’m looking forward to trying out a brand new HIE regardless.

  3. Pingback: Miles and Points Recap: Chase Pay Promo, 50% Off Award Nights, Visiting Castles with Kids and More - Miles For Family

Leave a Reply