I just got a targeted Email from IHG thanking me for holding the IHG Rewards Club credit card, and welcoming me to their new Spire Elite membership tier. This came with the offer of either 25,000 free Rewards Cub points, or gifting Platinum Elite status to a friend. As I am trying to save up for a week at the famous Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa, I took the points, as it gets me that much closer to the goal!
25,000 IHG Rewards Club points are extremely valuable, and on their own can get you one night in any of their Category 4 hotels, such as the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, or the Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort & Casino.
If you’re feeling a little ambitious, you could even use IHG’s Points + Cash program where you can add 10,000 points for $70 and get yourself up to one of their Category 6 hotels. A couple great values in this category are the Holiday Inn Express New York City Fifth Avenue, which often goes for more than $400 per night, or the Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, just a few minutes walk from the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
As you can see, 25,000 points can either top off a balance for a vacation, or on its own be enough for a nice weekend getaway. If you are a holder of the IHG Rewards Club credit card, be sure to check your Email to see if you were selected for this amazing offer. Even if you weren’t targeted, don’t hesitate to call IHG to see if you can be included in this offer, because it never hurts to ask – you just might get it.
Michael Prodanovich is a contributor to Point Me to the Plane, and author of The Ultimate Guide to Free Travel.