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IHG Rewards is known for sometimes offering discounted award nights both via the 5,000 points per night PointBreaks list, but also via some 24 hour flash award sales. A popular flash award sale they have offered in the past was 50% off award nights at the The Venetian and The Palazzo (InterContinental Resorts) in Las Vegas, and it looks like they will be offering that sale again on March 10th for 24 hours!
For just 25,000 points (instead of the normal 50,000) you will be able to book award nights at these two properties on the Strip in Vegas for dates from March 10, 2015 – December 28, 2015. There are some blackout dates from the promotion including:
3/25/2015, Wed, 3/26/2015, Thu, 3/27/2015, Fri, 4/14/2015, Tue, 4/15/2015, Wed, 5/3/2015, Sun, 5/18/2015, Mon, 5/19/2015, Tue, 5/23/2015, Sat, 5/24/2015, Sun, 5/29/2015, Fri, 5/30/2015, Sat, 6/19/2015, Fri, 6/20/2015, Sat, 8/17/2015, Mon, 9/5/2015, Sat, 9/18/2015, Fri, 9/19/2015, Sat, 9/28/2015, Mon, 9/29/2015, Tue, 10/6/2015, Tue, 10/7/2015, Wed, 11/2/2015, Mon, and 11/3/2015, Tuesday.
If you want to take advantage of this sale, remember that if you already have some points in your account, you can also “buy” additional points at a cost of $0.007 each (for a total of about $175 in points per night) – check out this post by Million Mile Secrets for details on that method of obtaining IHG Rewards points. If you already have IHG points in your account via the70,000 point IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card sign-up bonus (advertized to end on 3/31), or other methods, those could be perfect to use, too!
There are obviously cheaper places to stay in Las Vegas, but on weekends the rates to stay at the big resorts on the Strip can get pricey, so this could be a very good alternative.
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