PointBreaks promotions have been a staple feature of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program for years. Every three months, IHG Rewards Club would release a new list of worldwide hotels that were available to book at discounted rates starting at 5,000 points per night.
Sadly, IHG Rewards Club has discontinued the PointBreaks promotions from this month. No notice was provided that this would be ending; the program simply didn’t release a new list when the previous one expired on 31 January 2020. If you visit the IHG PointBreaks webpage now, you’ll just see a message that says: “Sorry, this offer is no longer available!”
These promotions were one of the main benefits of the IHG Rewards Club program, so it is disappointing to see them ending.
When they first started, all hotels available through IHG PointBreaks cost only 5,000 IHG points per night. A few years ago, the loyalty program changed this so that some hotels cost 10,000 points/night, and others 15,000 points/night. This was still a very good deal, though, and hotels also benefited as they could use these promotions to sell distressed inventory.
There have been some great deals available through PointBreaks. Many of the deals covered hotels in the United States, but the lists frequently included hotels in Australia and New Zealand as well. The most recent IHG PointBreaks list, for example, featured the Holiday Inn at Auckland Airport for 10,000 points per night.
One AFF member even tells of being able to book seven rooms for 5,000 points each in the Crowne Plaza at Sydney’s Coogee Beach.
I had some great bargains. Some even quite recently on a visit to California.
And I once booked about 7 rooms, from one to a few nights, at CP Coogee for a family get together. It only cost 5,000 points per room per night!
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