New IHG PointBreaks List Coming Monday, July 23, 2018

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For years, IHG Rewards Club has been offering PointBreaks, which is one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. On a quarterly basis IHG has made well over a hundred hotels available for just 5,000 points per night. The hotels are available on a limited basis, so the best hotels typically sell out within days, while some hotels stay on the list for nearly three months.

Earlier this year IHG Rewards Club revamped their PointBreaks concept. Over the years the quality of hotels on the list deteriorated significantly, so they now offer hotels for 5,000 points, 10,000 points, or 15,000 points per night. They claim that this allows them to put more hotels on the list. I was generally impressed by the first PointBreaks promotion we saw this year, though the second one wasn’t as impressive.

IHG Rewards Club has announced that the next PointBreaks promotion will be available at 12PM EDT on Monday, July 23, 2018. This will be valid for bookings and stays through October 30, 2018, subject to availability (though the best hotels generally sell out quickly). IHG hasn’t yet revealed how many hotels will be on the list, though they’ve provided the preview of the following five hotels:

I’ll post again once we know the full list, which will hopefully have quite a few good hotels.

In the meantime, if you don’t have any IHG points it could make sense to buy them with up to a 100% bonus through a promotion they’re running right now. That’s an opportunity to acquire IHG points for as little as 0.5 cents each.

Furthermore, if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card then you receive a fourth night free on award bookings, including PointBreaks bookings. This means that on Monday you could make a four night booking but only have to pay for three nights.

The card also offers a big welcome bonus of 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 within three months, plus a further 5,000 points if you add an authorized user and have them make their first purchase within that same timeframe.

I’ll be curious to see the full list.

(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)

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  1. Side question – why hasn’t anything been announced on accelerate q3? It usually has by now.

  2. Good luck finding a US based reservation and guest relations agent after November. IHG is closing its 2 US based call centers and replacing them with $3.00 per hour “agents” in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

  3. The accelerate usually runs September-December.

    Someone at IHG doesn’t really know what ‘q’ means.

  4. @Aric I see that with them not being true quarters. Last year q2 ran through August. Are we expecting there to be no active accelerate offer this August?

  5. It is a very frustrating for the members in Europe the lack of incentives to remain loyal compared to the very generous promotions in the US that often run in parallel.

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