The US Travel Association works out promotions for the travellers every year, and offers 5 weeks of the Daily Getaways promotions. Now, a few chain hotels such as Hyatt and InterContinental Hotel Group, work with the USTA to offer packages of points for a good price. Hyatt offered a total of about 100 packages or so, which went out pretty quick (a few seconds). However, InterContinental Hotels Group offers a huge variety and 1000s of packages, some of which are still available.
Here are the various packages available in limited quantities:
- 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $100
- 25,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $167
- 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $325
- 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $630
Most of these packages are pricing IHG points at 0.63 to 0.67 cents per IHG Rewards Club point, which is cheaper than buying them even with the 0.70 cents per point trick, and at half the normal purchase price.
Ultimately, the restriction you have to bear in mind is that you need to have a IHG Rewards Club account already open, and a US of A address to be able to make use of this promotion. While American Express will get you a further 10% off, but non-US Amex cards won’t be able to go through.
Do remember, there are multiple ways to generate IHG Club Reward points, and even though they have only 21 hotels in India at the moment, they have some amazing properties around the world which can be had for better price with points than with cash. For instance, in Europe, the InterContinental Le Grand and the InterContinental Amstel are two properties which are amazing redemptions even at 50,000 points, because the going rate is over 500 Euros in peak season. Also is the InterContinental Bora Bora for an overwater Bunglow . Personally, I also love their PointsBreak promotions as well, where I have stayed at the InterContinental Marine Drive for only 5,000 points per night as well.