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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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Finally targeted for a good IHG Accelerate promo

While most banks, airlines, and hotel programs have been cracking down on “gaming”, IHG has taken the opposite approach.  They’ve regularly run promotions that are like games.  They target different customers with different challenges in order to earn bonus points. The problem for me has been that most of my offers in the past have been terrible.  With the latest IHG Q3 Accelerate promo, though, I like what I see! To register for this promo…

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New IHG PointBreaks Full List

IHG has released the complete list of hotels for IHG PointBreaks Fall 2017 (July 31st, 2017 through October 31, 2017) — their list of properties that will be available for booking starting Monday for just 5,000 IHG Points per night. While the list is mostly populated by Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites properties in the United States, some of them are found in convenient locations along highways and/or may be within your travel plans…

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Lounge access for IHG Platinums?

Reader Wayne reports receiving an interesting postcard in the mail from IHG.  The postcard indicates that as an IHG credit card holder and therefore IHG Platinum member, he is entitled to lounge access “where available”.  Our first reaction on this is that it must be a mistake — lounge access is not a listed benefit even for top-tier Spire elite members on the IHG website. However, the card is not ambiguous and Wayne is not the…

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Chase IHG was the +1 at my application spree party

Chase IHG

Yesterday I detailed my latest application spree.  I applied for 10 Bank of America cards.  Four were instantly approved and the rest are pending.  At the end of the post I mentioned that I had applied for one more card — a Chase card.  Why did I do it?  Which card did I apply for?  What was the outcome?  Here’s the story… Almost two years ago I reported that my wife and I were considering…

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IHG Priceless Surprises on track for more than 40K points despite hiccup

IHG Priceless Surprises

In November I wrote about an opportunity to earn tens of thousands of IHG points by filling out and mailing in 3X5 cards to enter the “IHG Priceless Surprises” contest: More than 40,000 IHG points for more than $46 and a cramped hand.  Since then, many people have sent in cards.  Not surprisingly, it has taken a while to get responses from those mailings.  However, those who did receive email responses all “won” 500 points…

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More than 40,000 IHG points for more than $46 and a cramped hand

IHG Priceless Surprises

Last week I wrote “Between 23,000 and 40,000 points for $46 and a cramped hand.” The idea discussed in that post was that you could enter the IHG and MasterCard® Priceless Surprises® Promotion by sending in hand written entries rather than staying in IHG properties.  Since the odds of winning something are pretty good, it looked like one could send it the maximum 94 entries and most likely receive between 23,000 and 40,000 points. More…

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Between 23,000 and 40,000 points for $46 and a cramped hand

IHG Priceless Surprises

Finally, a fun(ish) promo that doesn’t require flights or nights… On Monday, Deals We Like published a cool idea in the post “Spend $46 and Earn at Least 47,000 IHG Points!”  IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) has an upcoming promotion called Priceless Surprises.  Unlike most airline and hotel promotions, this one does not require travel.  The promo offers two ways to earn “Priceless Surprises”: 1) Complete two eligible stays; or 2) Mail in a hand-printed 3”…

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