Today is the second day of the popular Daily Getaway deals. The focus of today’s deal is on the IHG brand of hotels and the points that you can use to stay at them for cheaper.
Buy IHG Points For Cheap
Since you are buying points, this is certainly not going to be about “free” travel but more about saving money on future travel plans. Typically, the cost to purchase them outright is between 1.15 cents and 1.35 cents per point (depending on the amount of points purchased). They are having a sale through March 29 that will let you get a 60% bonus points purchased. For 100,000 points, it would cost you about $80 more than this deal here.
These packages are on sale and go live at 1PM ET today! Daily Getaway Website
You may notice that there is no discount available this year for using an American Express card, but that is okay because the prices listed this year are the same as if you used an Amex card last year! Another thing to notice is that they have significantly increased the number of available packages at the higher point amounts while dropping the number of packages for the smaller amounts. It is not surprising to see them drop the numbers of some as the deals for these points hung around for quite a while after the deal went live.
With the IHG Pointbreak hotels, you can still get some pretty great deals in spite of the fact that you are purchasing points. For 5,000 points per night, you would essentially be only paying $30 (if you buy the lower lots) per night! That is a steal for some of the locations!
This also helps those who had considered doing some mattress-runs for the points necessary for the “Set Your Sights” promo. In my case, to get the full 50,000 points, I would have had to spend about $290 in hotel stays. Just buying the points outright costs a couple of dollars more but saves my time. Fortunately, I have enough points right now that I do not need to buy any.