How I earned 132552 Points worth 26 free nights with the IHG Big Win

I have written in the past about the Big Win Promotion that IHG had last quarter.  I went big on this promotion and won big!  They are repeating this promotion again this quarter, although my offer wasn’t quite as lucrative. I ended up with a total of 132,552 IHG Points with 5 stays.BigWinI had one stay at a Crowne Plaza, one at a Holiday Inn, and three at inexpensive Candlewood Suites properties with a total cost of $448.  I also received 6% cash back by using the shopping portal.  Read this article for the ins and outs of shopping portals and why I use them. I even had some stays where I checked in from a different state!

I can redeem these points for 26 free nights worth of stays at PointBreak hotels that are 5,000 points per night.  Would you pay $448 (-6% cashback) for 26 free hotel nights?  I know I would!  During the last year, the following were offered on PointBreak hotels so they are certainly some nice properties available such as the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti or the Intercontinental Athenaeum Athens.

Intercontinental Tahiti

Intercontinental AthensAnd the great news as I mentioned before is that they have offered this promotion again in the first four months of 2014.  My offer is for another 74,000 points and I plan on taking advantage of it! Access your offer here and see how many free nights you can get!

If you want to get points without any hotel stays, check out how you can get 80,000 points with the Chase IHG Visa Card after spending just $1, or you can get 40,000 points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred that can be transferred to IHG to use for 8 free nights!

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Author: John Butler

I live in Miami Beach but love travelling all over the world.