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Now book Kimpton hotels with IHG points! Huge value w/ IHG free night

Kimpton Hotels and its Kimpton Karma Rewards has been a much-loved niche brand for years. IHG acquired Kimpton last year and announced that they were merging the loyalty programs, leading many Kimpton loyalists to wonder whether they will keep any of the benefits they have grown to love in the combined program (See: Earn Inner Circle Status in the combined IHG Kimpton program). On the flip side, many IHG members have wondered when we would be…

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Negative change to IHG Best Rate Guarantee

InterContinental New York Barclay

IHG has changed the terms of their Best Rate Guarantee — and it’s bad news. No more free night with IHG BRG IHG has long had a pretty generous Best Rate Guarantee — if you find a better rate on the same room, the first night of your stay is free. If you are on a one-night stay, then you get yourself a free night. This could be particularly good if you were to find a better rate on…

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IHG Award Changes For 2018, New 70k Category Level

InterContinental New York Barclay

The IHG award changes for 2018 have been announced and it’s not too positive. You’ll have to pay an increased number of IHG Rewards Club points at 499 properties, while 192 properties will see a reduction in the points required. They’re also introducing another new category level – 70,000 points for their highest tier properties. Some of the more notable increases are Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber (from 40,000 points to 50,000 points), InterContinental New York Barclay…

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10am check-in for IHG Spire Elites

Last week, IHG sent out an email to Spire Elite members advising them of a new benefit of the program: 10am early check-in based on availability. That’s a nice benefit to have if it works out, though it seems that this is going to be up to the hotel’s discretion — which isn’t much of a change in reality. This new benefit is included in the chart of elite benefits at IHG’s website: And here is…

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IHG Point Breaks list is live for bookings through 1/31/18

As we reported last Friday, the latest IHG Point Breaks list is out and it is now live for booking. Click on an individual hotel page to book. The Deal IHG Point Breaks hotels are now available for 5,000 IHG points per night for stays through January 31st, 2018 See the full list here Also see this page for booking Quick Thoughts For some quick analysis of the situations where I think IHG Point Breaks might make the most…

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IHG Point Breaks list Oct 30-Jan 31st

IHG’s latest PointBreaks list has been released. These hotels will be bookable for 5,000 IHG points per night starting on Monday, October 30th for stays through January 31st, 2018. While the list of participating hotels is out, keep in mind that these will not be bookable until sometime on Monday morning. The Deal IHG Point Breaks hotels will be available for 5,000 IHG points per night starting Monday, October 30th for stays through January 31st, 2018 See the full list here…

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[Expired] Buy IHG points from .43125 cents each [Targeted]

IHG has a targeted flash sale promotion out for some members that allows you to buy points for as little as .43125 cents per point. That’s the lowest I can remember in at least the last several years. The Deal Through October 26th, 2017, you can save 25% on the cash portion of a Points & Cash booking Good for stays through December 31, 2017 Direct link to the promotion Key Terms Either expires on 10/26 (as seen…

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Can you buy IHG points for 0.46 cents per point?

We have written about past promotions to buy IHG points for less than half a penny each. It appears that a similar promotion is back, but it is targeted. A couple of days ago, reader Biggie F commented on a previous post to note that he had found a rate offering points as low as 0.46 cents per point. I proceeded to check that hotel for every single date in September and did not find the…

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