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InterContinental Hotels Group is offering a bonus when purchasing points through April 21, 2014. This is a targeted offer giving you 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% bonus when purchasing points. Depending on the offer you receive, this could be a good or bad deal!
So let’s assume you are planning to purchase within the 26,000-60,000 point range where every 1,000 points costs $11.50. With the bonus offer you will essentially be purchasing points at the following rate:
- 25% bonus = .92 cents per point
- 50% bonus = .77 cents per point
- 75% bonus = .66 cents per point
- 100% bonus = .58 cents per point
This promotion is only potentially worthwhile at the 75% and 100% bonus mark. Since you can purchase points at .7 cents a piece through a roundabout method at long as you have at least 5,000 points in your account, there is no real reason to purchase points at a higher rate. You can purchase points here.
To see if it is worthwhile for a particular hotel, you’ll have to see the number of points it requires and the lowest rate.
I was personally targeted for the 50% promotion so I will definitely be sitting this one out. Was anyone targeted for the 75% or 100% bonus promotion and will you be taking advantage?
Thanks to Frequent Flyer Bonuses for letting me know of this promotion!