Book Your IHG 5,000 PointBreak Reservations Now!

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Yesterday I announced that the IHG PointBreak list was available, but you’d have to hold off on making any reservations. Well… reservations are now open for the new participating IHG PointBreak hotels! PointBreak reservations go fast, so if there is a hotel you are interested in, I suggest booking now. This time around, this list of PointBreak hotels are available January 25 through April 30, 2016.

What Are PointBreak Hotels?

PointBreak hotels are through the IHG Rewards Club where you can get a free night at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites for only 5,000 points a night!

What Properties are Included?

IHG has a list of all the properties included hereNone of them excite me much, but they might work for you!

Need to Earn More IHG Points?

For those also with a zero account balance, there are a few good ways to earn points to redeem for the 5,000 point hotel:

  • IHG Rewards Credit Card – Earn 60,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first three months. Annual fee is $49/year (waived the first year), and after each account anniversary you’ll receive a free night to use at any IHG hotels. Related blog post detailing card offer and benefits.
  • Transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards – You can transfer your Chase UR points at a 1:1 ratio, although compared to the other transfer partners it is not a great value. But if this is your only way to get the 5,000 points then it can definitely be worthwhile.
  • Purchasing IHG points – You can also always “purchase” points at .7 cents per point through a roundabout method. To do this you must make a reservation using the “Cash & Points” option (so you must have enough points for that reservation) and if you cancel the reservation you will get the “Cash” portion back in points. The “Cash” portion of your reservation is essentially like buying points at .7 cents per point. Obviously not good for those that want the cash back, but good for those that want more points.

Learn More About the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Program:

Enjoy your discounted nights!

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  1. I really appreciated the heads up yesterday! Our closest airport is ATL – 1.5 hours away without traffic issues and an hour ahead of us in EST. I’ve left home four hours before departure time and almost missed my flight (and have TSA precheck). Needless to say, it’s much more convenient for us to stay somewhere close to the airport the night before an early flight. I had already booked one upcoming stay for 20k at the ATL Indigo and was planning to book another soon, when I saw your post and realized that not only was an Atlanta hotel on Point Breaks, the exact one was on the list! Cancelled and rebooked both nights today, saving me some serious points. Thanks!

  2. Since Frontier will soon be offering $19 one way flights between Vegas and Colorado Springs, plus there’s a 5000 points Holiday Inn in the latter area, I did some research. Take my word, unless one rents a vehicle at the airport, you’re SOL. The local public system doesn’t provide service to the airport or the Holiday Inn.

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