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Buy IHG Rewards Points for 0.575 Cents Each, $30 Hotel Rooms

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Through Monday September 22, 2014, you can buy 100,000+ IHG Rewards points for 0.575 cents each.

Buying IHG points for under 0.6 cents each means you can book certain IHG hotel rooms for less than $30 per night.

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This sale virtually ties the cheapest I’ve ever seen the points for sale. In May, during Daily Getaways, 100k points were sold for $567 (0.008 cents cheaper per point), and that package sold out quickly.

  • How does the sale work?
  • How can you get $30 hotel nights?
  • Is this a good deal?

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Using IHG Rewards Into the Night Promotion for Free Luxury Hotel Nights

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IHG Rewards has a fantastic promotion called Into the Nights in which you can turn a few cheap stays into free stays at top tier hotels worldwide.

Everyone is given several tasks to complete that vary in difficulty. Each task has an associated amount of bonus points. Complete a set number, and you also earn another set of bonus points or the two Free Nights.

This promotion began two weeks ago, but I avoided writing about it until I knew what “Free Nights” meant.

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The word has come back to Gary Leff that these Free Nights are identical to the Free Nights earned by the credit card and can be used at any IHG Rewards property whenever there is award night availability with points.

  • What is my targeted offer?
  • What is yours?
  • Am I participating?
  • How should you calculate whether participating is a good deal for you?

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IHG Rewards PointBreaks List Means $35 Hotels Until 9/30/14

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There are several posts on the new PointBreaks list, which allows us to book hotel rooms through September 30, 2014 for $35 per night.

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Stay at the InterContinental Panama for $35

Even if you’ve read those, read this. I’ve honed my strategy for getting $35 or less per night rooms quite a bit, and I want to share it, so everyone can have access to the best practices.

Plus I’ve stayed in PointBreaks hotels several times in the last two years, so I want to say a word on their quality.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for at most $35 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $200 or more per night like InterContinental hotels.

  • What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks?
  • What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?
  • What change to PointBreaks rules has changed my booking strategy?
  • How can but IHG Rewards points 16% cheaper for a limited time?

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Summer PointBreaks List Means $29 Hotels

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There are several posts on the new PointBreaks list, which allows us to book hotel rooms through July 31, 2014 for $30 or less per night. Even if you’ve read those, read this.

I’ve honed my strategy for getting $30 per night rooms quite a bit, and I want to share it, so everyone can have access to the best practices. Plus I’ve stayed in PointBreaks hotels several times in the last two years, so I want to say a word on their quality.

And there has been a big change to my booking strategy since the last PointBreaks list, forced by a change in the PointBreaks terms and conditions.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for at most $30 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $200 or more per night.

And there is an overlap with a Daily Getaways sale that means you can get a PointBreaks hotel this summer for $30.

This or better for $30 instead of $100+ stretches your travel dollar
  • What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks?
  • What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?
  • What change to PointBreaks rules has changed my booking strategy?
  • How can but IHG Rewards points 16% cheaper for a limited time?

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TODAY ONLY: IHG Rewards Points for 0.57 Cents Means $29 Hotels

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Update 5/28/14: The 100k package sold out, but the 50k, 25k, and 15k packages are still available.

Today is the first day of the second week of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways. Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today’s deal is discounted IHG Rewards points:

  • 15,000 IHG points | $90 | 2,500 available | 0.6 cpp
  • 25,000 IHG points | $150.30 | 2,000 available | 0.6 cpp
  • 50,000 IHG points | $292.50 | 1,250 available | 0.59 cpp
  • 100,000 IHG points | $567 | 1,000 available | 0.57 cpp

IHG Rewards points can be used for free hotel nights starting at 5,000 points per night.

  • Is 0.57 cents per IHG point a good deal?
  • How can you use this deal to get $29 hotel rooms?

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New PointBreaks List Means Luxury Hotel Stays through May 31 for as Little as $29

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There are several posts on the new PointBreaks list, which allows us to book hotel rooms through May 31, 2014 for as low as $28.75 per night. Even if you’ve read those, read this. I’ve honed my strategy for getting $35 or less per night rooms quite a bit, and I want to share it, so everyone can have access to the best practices. Plus I’ve stayed in PointBreaks hotels several times in the last two years, so I want to say a word on their quality.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for at most $35 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $200 or more per night like InterContinental hotels.

And I’ll explain how to give yourself maximum flexibility to pick the exact dates you want as the trip approaches.

This or better for $35 instead of $100+ stretches your travel dollar

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks? What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

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Mystery Bonus of Up to 100% on IHG Rewards Club Purchases

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IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, and more is selling points with targeted 25% to 100% bonuses.

Check your email for the subject line “Reveal your mystery bonus” or click this link.

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After typing in my account information, I was offered a 100% bonus on points purchases through April 21, 2014.

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At what levels of this promotion would I consider it a good deal to buy IHG points?

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New PointBreaks List Means $35 Luxury Hotel Stays Through March 31, 2014

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There are several posts on the new PointBreaks list, which allows us to book hotel rooms through March 31, 2014 for only $35 per night. Even if you’ve read those, read this. I’ve honed my strategy for getting $35 per night rooms quite a bit, and I want to share it, so everyone can have access to the best practices. Plus I’ve stayed in PointBreaks hotels several times in the last two years, so I want to say a word on their quality.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for only $35 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $200 or more per night like the InterContinental Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

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Phnom Penh is on my to-visit list!

 

And I’ll explain how to give yourself maximum flexibility to pick the exact dates you want as the trip approaches.

This or better for $35 instead of $100+ stretches your travel dollar

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks? What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

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Predictions for Major Changes to Loyalty Programs in 2014

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2013 was a year of several major devaluation announcements including:

  • United (kicks in February 1, 2014)
  • Southwest (kicks in March 31, 2014)
  • Delta (already kicked in on current award bookings for travel that starts February 1, 2014 or later)
  • Hyatt (kicks in January 7, 2014)
  • Ultimate Rewards (with three major transfer partners devaluing–United, Southwest, and Hyatt–the program took a major hit through no fault of its own)

But the more things change, the more they stay the same. We’re still getting outsized value from our miles and points and traveling the world in style for next to nothing.

What’s my outlook for 2014 and what’s my strategy for earning and burning the major points’ currencies?

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IHG Announces the Return of a Fantastic Promotion, The Big Win, for Early 2014

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I almost never write about hotel promotions because they are constant and usually underwhelming except as a few extra points for business travelers who have their rooms paid for. The IHG Big Win is an exception.

IHG Rewards has announced a repeat of its current Big Win promotion for January 1 to April 30, 2014. The current Big Win has been running since September 1, 2013, and I’ve already earned 153,700 bonus IHG Rewards points for participating in it.

You can register for The New Big Win today to see your offers, which vary by person. Here is a FlyerTalk thread discussing various offers people have gotten.

I got a decent offer–not nearly as good as this year’s. I have to make five stays at four different hotels to earn 81,800 bonus IHG Rewards points.

What was my offer? How will I take advantage? What are IHG Rewards Club points worth? Should you go all in with The Big Win?

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New IHG Rewards PointBreaks List Means $35 Luxury Hotels through January 31, 2014

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There are several posts on the new PointBreaks list, which allows us to book hotel rooms through January 31, 2014 for only $35 per night. Even if you’ve read those, read this. I’ve honed my strategy for getting $35 per night rooms quite a bit, and I want to share it, so everyone can have access to the best practices. Plus I’ve stayed in PointBreaks hotels several times in the last two years, so I want to say a word on their quality.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for only $35 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $350 or more per night like the InterContinental Maracaibo in Venezuela.

Maracaibo is on my to-visit list

And I’ll explain how to give yourself maximum flexibility to pick the exact dates you want as the trip approaches.

This or better for $35 instead of $100+ stretches your travel dollar

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks? What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

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I won the Big Win for 154k Bonus Points–Why to Nail the Big Hotel Promo Each Year

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In August, I excitedly wrote about the biggest hotel promotion of the year: IHG Rewards Announces “Big Win” Promotion.

This promotion is still running for the next 62 days. There is still plenty of time to max out the best promotion of the year like I just did, collecting 153,700 bonus IHG Rewards points for myself that I value at nearly $800.

What is the Big Win? What did I have to do to get 153,700 bonus IHG Rewards points? What is that worth? Should you participate? How can you sign up?

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IHG Rewards Announces “Big Win” Promotion

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IHG Rewards announced its new promotion that will run from September 1 to December 31 called “The Big Win.” You can register for The Big Win today to see your offers, which vary by person. Here is a FlyerTalk thread discussing various offers people have gotten.

Somehow I hit the jackpot, and I can earn 153,700 IHG Rewards Club points for as little as $300 and four nights in hotels.

What was my offer? How will I take advantage? What are IHG Rewards Club points worth? Should you go all in with The Big Win?

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PointBreaks List Means Hotels through 10/31/13 for $35

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There are several posts on yesterday’s new PointBreaks list. Even if you’ve read those, read this. I’ve honed my strategy for getting $35 per night rooms quite a bit, and I want to share it, so everyone can have access to the best practices. Plus I’ve stayed in PointBreaks hotels twice this month, so I want to say a word on their quality.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for only $35 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $400 or more per night. And I’ll explain how to give yourself maximum flexibility to pick the exact dates you want as the trip approaches.

This or better for $35 instead of $100+ stretches your travel dollar

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How I Saved 88% on My Hotel Room in Stockholm. Easy to Replicate Techniques for Huge Hotel Discounts

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Miles and points aren’t all about traveling in first class for pennies, although that’s the most aspirational aspect of the game, and the most fun to write about. In the last few weeks, I’ve used hotel points for massive savings on adequate rooms in convenient locations in expensive cities.

Through just a little bit of planning, I’ve spent about $255 total for my last six nights of hotels or $42 per night. Half of the nights have been in Europe in the summer, and two of them are at a hotel that has a retail price of over $325 per night currently.

My strategies haven’t involved any credit cards or hard work, just a bit of planning. They’ve been crucial strategies for me to get some affordable alone time away from hostels to break up an eight-month trip. And they’re strategies that anyone can employ to keep costs down and travel more.

This, 88% Off

What are the three tricks I’ve used to spend so little on hotels in Europe?

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