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IHG Award Rates Increase on January 16, 2018

Yesterday I shared the news that hundreds of IHG properties will cost more points in the near future and that the top tier IHG properties will go from 60,000 to 70,000 points per night. A few properties will go down in award cost, but overall the changes are far more bad than good. In total, 499 IHG properties are increasing in price while only 192 are decreasing in price. The increases are by as much as 10,000 points per night while…

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IHG Increasing the Award Cost of Hundreds of Properties in 2018

Hotel loyalty program award chart changes are common, but the number of increases IHG Rewards has done in the last few years is uncommon, and not in a good way. It looks like in 2018 they will increase the number of points required per night from a maximum of 60,000 to a maximum of 70,000, having had a maximum of 50,000 points less than two years ago…

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Earn at Least 30,000 Bonus IHG Points With New Accelerate Promo

I’m a big fan of the IHG Accelerate promotions even though I rarely actually use them myself. These individualized promotions can be pretty lucrative if you have some travel you can book with IHG and also get a little lucky with a good personalized offer. The next IHG Accelerate promotion will run from January 1 – April 30, 2018, and I love that they have already announced the promo and valid dates so folks can make their early 2018 travel…

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Use the New Kimpton Secret Password to Unlock Freebies

As you may recall, the Kimpton program is going to roll into the IHG program in 2018, which understandably has some Kimpton Inner Circle elites worried about what exactly the future will hold for this very hip and generous program. However, some things we all love about Kimpton are likely to stay, and one of those things, the secret password, just kicked off another round of ‘freebies’ through January 28, 2018.   Get cozy with it. The social password is back, now…

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IHG PointBreaks Live: Book Hotels for 5,000 Points per Night!

It’s time, the new round of IHG PointBreaks are now live for booking! This list is valid for travel from October 30, 2017 – January 31, 2018. This means you can theoretically score a 5,000 points per night hotel over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, but the hottest properties will go quickly, so get to booking. With the IHG PointBreaks list, you can book hotels for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the usual 20,000 – 35,000+ points per night…

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New IHG PointBreaks Preview List for 2017 Holiday Travel Dates!

The new IHG PointBreaks preview list is now out for your viewing pleasure. The list is scheduled to go live for bookings on Monday, October 30, 2017, and will include travel from October 30, 2017 – January 31, 2018. This means you could even score a 5,000 points per night hotel over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years! With the IHG PointBreaks list, you can book hotels for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the usual 20,000 – 35,000+ points…

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Kimpton Karma Rewards to Become a Part of IHG Rewards in Early 2018

Almost three years ago I shared the news that the IHG program was improving with the acquisition of Kimpton. Now, almost three years later, we have movement on the amazing Kimpton properties and their Karma Rewards program actually rolling into the IHG Rewards umbrella. This probably isn’t great news for Kimpton Karma members, but by taking three years to roll the two programs into one, it does seem like IHG has given some thought to protecting some of what makes Kimpton special, though it…

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Flash Sale: Get a 100% Bonus on Purchased IHG Points for Four Days

Buying points isn’t as great as getting them for free, but it can make sense if you know you will redeem them for something that would have cost you more than you paid for the points. There are some caveats to that, but generally speaking, my family has been known to pick-up some purchased points from time to time when the price is right. For the next four days, many IHG accounts can get a 100% bonus on purchased IHG…

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Save 50% of Your Points at Select Popular IHG Resorts

A couple of times per year IHG has been having some crazy sales where it only costs half the normal number of IHG points per night to stay at popular hotels and resorts in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. If you are able to book an IHG property during one of those sales you can seriously stretch your points to the max, and right now they are again offering 50% off the award price at select properties in Aruba,…

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