Monday, April 30, 2018

NOW LIVE: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks - 170 Hotels for only 5,000 to 15,000 points per night


**Full list now added below!*** 

We gave you the preview last week and are happy to tell you that the latest IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks hotel are now available for booking! This set has 170 hotels that can now be booked for 5,000 points to 15,000 points per award night for stays until July 31, 2018. Remember the PointBreaks rules are that a member can only book up to 2 reward reservations per hotel participating in the individual offer (ie 2 at PointBreaks hotels and 2 at Last Minute Reward Night hotels).  My tip to get around this would be to book 2 reservations with one IHG Rewards Club account and then have your spouse book 2 more etc. Of course this is dependent on both accounts having enough points to redeem for these awards.  Also be sure to book these ASAP as soon as the list comes out as once the allotted nights are booked at certain locations those hotels will fall off the list.

Why are IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks such a great deal? Because they offer reward nights at participating IHG hotels Worldwide for as little as 5,000 Rewards Club points. For those of you not to familiar with IHG Rewards Club , normal redemption rates for Rewards Club reward nights run from as low as 10,000 points for some Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations to 70,000 points for ultra-luxurious InterContinental locations and even these locations can participate in Pointbreaks.

Of course this is the second set of PointBreaks that now have multiple redemption levels where all hotels are not 5,000 points like they used to be, some are now at that level but there are also hotels at 10,000 and 15,000 points. IHG states this allows them to provide more hotels for the promotion and so far that is holding true with over 200 hotels in the last round and over 170 this time compared to about 100 or so when the list used to only be 5,000 points.

If you don't have enough points, even 0, you can buy points right now with a 80% bonus if you buy 30,000 or more points which works out to 0.56 cents per point. That means you can get each of the PointBreaks hotels for as little as US$28 per night if you buy at least 30,000 points. You can buy points with the bonus here until May 31, 18. 

An example of a good deal on this list the IC Muscat. This hotel normally starts at 35,000 points for standard room so the 15,000 point rate is more than 50% off. Something to look at if you are heading to Oman between now and July 31!
IC Muscat for only 15,000 points


Click here to view and book any of the current PointBreaks offers.


5,000 Point Hotels
ILLINOIS
Candlewood Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Schaumburg

LOUISIANA

Staybridge Suites Lafayette-Airport

MINNESOTA

Candlewood Suites Minneapolis-Richfield

MISSISSIPPI

Candlewood Suites Pearl

NEW YORK

Candlewood Suites East Syracuse - Carrier Circle
Candlewood Suites Syracuse-Airport

OHIO

Candlewood Suites Cleveland-N. Olmsted

TEXAS

Candlewood Suites San Antonio Downtown

VIRGINIA

Holiday Inn Express Winchester South Stephens City
BRAZIL
Holiday Inn Express Maceio Ponta Verde

KAZAKHSTAN

Holiday Inn Almaty

POLAND

Holiday Inn Dabrowa Gornicza

TURKEY

Holiday Inn Istanbul - Kadikoy

CHONGQING, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Express Chongqing Jinxiucheng

GUANGDONG, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Guangzhou Airport Zone

HEBEI, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Express Langfang Park View

HENAN, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Express Luoyang Yichuan
Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou

INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Hohhot

JIANGSU, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Suzhou Huirong Plaza

JIANGXI, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Crowne Plaza Nanchang Riverside

SHAANXI, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Express Baoji City Centre

SHANDONG, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Holiday Inn Qingdao Parkview

SICHUAN, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)

Crowne Plaza Yibin

JAPAN

ANA Crowne Plaza Ube

10,000 point hotels
ALABAMA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alabaster
Candlewood Suites Birmingham - Hoover
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Opelika Auburn


ARIZONA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oro Valley-Tucson North


CALIFORNIA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Airport


CONNECTICUT

Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Stamford


DELAWARE

Staybridge Suites Wilmington-Newark


FLORIDA

Holiday Inn Express Clermont
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Florida City-Gateway To Keys
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Largo-Clearwater
Holiday Inn Miami-Doral Area


GEORGIA

Holiday Inn Augusta West I-20
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carrollton West
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus At Northlake


ILLINOIS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West - St Charles


INDIANA

Holiday Inn Express Corydon
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Porte
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portland
Holiday Inn Express Vincennes


KANSAS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Coffeyville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GREAT BEND
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manhattan


KENTUCKY

Holiday Inn Louisville Airport South


LOUISIANA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morgan City - Tiger Island
Holiday Inn Shreveport Downtown


MARYLAND

Holiday Inn Washington D.C.-Greenbelt MD
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC - BW Parkway
Candlewood Suites Baltimore-BWI Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baltimore - BWI Airport North


MASSACHUSETTS

Candlewood Suites Boston-Burlington


MICHIGAN

Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo
Candlewood Suites East Lansing


MINNESOTA

Holiday Inn Express Bemidji
Holiday Inn Bloomington W MSP Airport Area


MISSISSIPPI

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Picayune-Stennis Space Cntr.


MISSOURI

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Univ Area - Hwy 63
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
Staybridge Suites St Louis - Westport
Holiday Inn Express Warrenton


MONTANA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belgrade


NEBRASKA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Platte
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Scottsbluff-Gering


NEW MEXICO

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Roswell


NEW YORK

Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
Holiday Inn Buffalo-Intl Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Binghamton University-Vestal


NORTH CAROLINA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brevard
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fayetteville-Ft. Bragg
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro-East
Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Roanoke Rapids SE
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salisbury


NORTH DAKOTA

Holiday Inn Bismarck
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minot South


OHIO

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marietta
Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport


OKLAHOMA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chickasha
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City West-Yukon


PENNSYLVANIA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Castle
Holiday Inn Express & Suites York


SOUTH CAROLINA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greenwood Mall


TENNESSEE

Crowne Plaza Memphis East
Staybridge Suites Memphis-Poplar Ave East


TEXAS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio NW near SeaWorld


UTAH

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Logan


VERMONT

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brattleboro


VIRGINIA

Holiday Inn Petersburg North- Fort Lee
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Petersburg-Fort Lee
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Warrenton


WASHINGTON

Staybridge Suites Vancouver-Portland Metro


WEST VIRGINIA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston NW - Cross Lanes


WISCONSIN

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fond Du Lac
Crowne Plaza Madison


WYOMING

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Douglas

15,000 point hotels
ARIZONA
Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport - PHX

CALIFORNIA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oakland-Airport
Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO

FLORIDA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lantana
Crowne Plaza Miami Airport
Holiday Inn Express Miami Airport Doral Area
Holiday Inn Express Miami-Arpt Ctrl-Miami Springs
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Naples Downtown - 5th Avenue

GEORGIA

Hotel Indigo Atlanta - Vinings

KENTUCKY

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville East

LOUISIANA

Holiday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower

MICHIGAN

Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

MISSISSIPPI

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Biloxi- Ocean Springs

MISSOURI

Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin

MONTANA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Great Falls

NEW YORK

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Long Island-East End
Hotel Indigo Long Island - East End

NORTH CAROLINA

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

NORTH DAKOTA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Forks

PENNSYLVANIA

Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree

SOUTH CAROLINA

Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview
Holiday Inn Express Charleston US Hwy 17 & I-526

SOUTH DAKOTA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City

TEXAS

Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University
Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum - Domain
Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Midland Loop 250

VERMONT

Holiday Inn Burlington
Holiday Inn Express South Burlington

VIRGINIA

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria

WASHINGTON

Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

WYOMING

Holiday Inn Express Rawlins

Air France KLM Flying Blue May Promo Awards - Save up to 50% on award tickets for July 1 - August 31, 18 travel


The newest set of Air France KLM's Promo Rewards have been released and will be live for booking at 6pm ET tonight and once again they continue to be weak. For the second period in a row there are no offers from North America as well as no offers from the Caribbean/Indian Ocean and South America. We have provided lots of coverage on the Promo Rewards before but a quick reminder of what they are. They are discounts on award tickets for travel on Air France, KLM and occasionally other Flying Blue airlines like Kenya Airways. The discount ranges from 20 to 50% off the regular amount of miles required. As you can see just by the discount this can be a very good offer if you get 50% off for Business Class but this month we don't see any of the good discounts on any good routes probably owning to the fact that this set is for travel during the summer high season.

Offer details
May Promo Awards - Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. Full Details Book by May 31 for travel Jul 1 - Aug 31, 18








Cotonou
La Première
37,500 Miles75,000 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/07/2018
Cotonou
Business
46,875 Miles93,750 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/07/2018
Dubai
Business
30,000 Miles60,000 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Mumbai
La Première
45,000 Miles90,000 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Kuwait
Economy
15,000 Miles30,000 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Ho Chi Minh City
La Première
60,000 Miles120,000 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Brest
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
Bordeaux
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Clermont-Ferrand
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/07/2018
Montpellier
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Algiers
Economy
10,000 Miles20,000 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Brussels
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Mulhouse/Basel
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Duesseldorf
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Linkoping
Economy
8,400 Miles16,800 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Luxembourg
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Durham
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Nuremberg
Premium Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Stuttgart
Economy
6,800 Miles13,600 Miles01/05/2018 - 31/05/201801/07/2018 - 31/08/2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Current Bonus Mile & Point Offers for hotel stays booked via 3rd Party sites - Agoda, Kaligo, PointsHound, Rocketmiles

Ever since Pointshound launched quite a few years ago the market for earning miles and points in your favorite programs for hotel stays booked via third party sites has exploded. Second on the market was Rocketmiles and now we've seen huge growth from Singapore based Kaligo which launched in fall of 2014 as well as major booking engine Agoda grow their PointsMAX option. All three operate on pretty much the same premise. Book hotel stays with them and they will award a lot of miles for those stays in the partner program of your choice. As with many third party booking sites the stays may not earn hotel frequent guest points, status credits and the hotels may not recognize your hotel elite status. These sites tend to be best used for hotels that do not have loyalty programs or if they are from a major chain they are ones that you don't collect points with as they are not your brand of choice. Of course, occasionally (well more than occasionally right now) these 3rd party sites offer bonus miles on top of the regular miles they award and those offers can be found right here.

If you don't see your program of choice listed below you can book and earn regular miles with our referral link. (we earn a commission on these bookings - thank you for your support!)
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 4 Bonus Asia Miles for every 10KHD spent on hotel bookings made via Agoda. Full details & online booking Book by Jun 30 for stays until Sep 30, 18
Jet Airways JetPrivilege 2,500 Bonus JPMiles for each hotel booking made via Agoda. Full details & online booking Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18
If you don't see your program of choice listed below and have not booked via Kaligo before you can earn 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points when you make your first booking with our referral link. (we'll also earn 500 miles)
Avianca LifeMiles 50% Bonus LifeMiles for all hotel stays booked via Kaligo. Full details and online booking
Exclusibve for Avianca LifeMiles Cobranded Credit & Debit Cardholders
Book by Apr 30 for stays until Dec 31, 18
Etihad Guest Earn up to 20,000 Bonus Guest Miles for your hotel stays booked via Kaligo.Full details and online booking
5,000 Bonus Etihad Guest Miles for a cumulative spend of at least AED 2,000 during the Promotion Period on hotel bookings with Kaligo;
OR 10,000 Bonus Etihad Guest Miles for a cumulative spend of at least AED 4,000 during the Promotion Period on hotel bookings with Kaligo;
OR 20,000 Bonus Etihad Guest Miles for a cumulative spend of at least AED 8,000 during the Promotion Period on hotel bookings with Kaligo.
Book by May 2 for stays until Dec 31, 18
JAL Mileage Bank Double Mileage Bank Miles for your hotel stays booked via Kaligo.Full details and online booking Book by May 14 for stays until Dec 31, 18
Philippine Airlines Mabuhay 1,000 Bonus Mabuhay Miles on your first hotel stay booked via Kaligo. Full details and online booking Book by Mar 31, 17
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 50% Bonus Flying Club Miles on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo.  Full details and online booking
Book by Mar 31 for stays until Dec 31, 17
If you don't see your program of choice listed below and have not booked via PointsHound before you can earn 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points when you make your first booking with our referral link. (we'll also earn 1,000 miles)
No offers at this time -- --
If you don't see your program of choice listed below and have not booked via Rocketmiles before you can earn 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points when you make your first booking with our referral link. (we'll also earn 1,000 miles)
Air Canada / Aeroplan 50% Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking The first time booking bonus can only be earned once per member. Book by Jun 30, 18
Avianca LifeMiles 30% Bonus LifeMiles on all hotel stays booked via Rocketmiles. This offer is good for new and existing members. Full details and online booking Book by May 31 for stays until Dec 31, 18
British Airways Executive Club 30% Bonus Avios on your next hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking The bonus can only be earned once per member (new or existing). Book by Jun 30, 18
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Double AsiaMiles on all hotel stays booked via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking Book by Jun 30, 18
1,000 Bonus AsiaMiles PER NIGHT for up to 3 nights on your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking The first time booking bonus can only be earned once per member. Book by Jun 30, 18
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 2,000 Bonus HawaiianMiles when you make your first hotel booking via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking Book by Dec 31, 18
Jet Airways JetPrivilege 1,000 Bonus JPMiles when you make your first hotel booking via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking Book by Jun 30, 18
United MileagePlus 3,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you complete your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking Book by Jul 31, 18
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 50% Bonus Flying Club Miles on your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. Full details and online booking The first time booking bonus can only be earned once per member. Book by Apr 30, 18

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Preview - Live on Monday with 170+ hotels


IHG is giving us a sneak peak at some of the hotels that will be on the newest PointBreaks list that will go live on Monday April 30th at 12:00pm ET. This will be the second PointBreaks list that runs under the new multi point level format of hotels at 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 point levels. Once live you can book the hotels on IHG Rewards Club's official PointBreaks page. Remember the PointBreaks rules are that a member can only book up to 2 reward reservations per hotel participating in the individual offer (ie 2 at PointBreaks hotels and 2 at Last Minute Reward Night hotels).  My tip to get around this would be to book 2 reservations with one IHG Rewards Club account and then have your spouse book 2 more etc. Of course this is dependent on both accounts having enough points to redeem for these awards.  Also be sure to book these ASAP as soon as the list comes out as once the allotted nights are booked at certain locations those hotels will fall off the list. 

If you don't have enough points, even 0, you can buy points right now with a 80% bonus if you buy 30,000 or more points which works out to 0.56 cents per point. That means you can get each of the PointBreaks hotels for as little as US$28 per night if you buy at least 30,000 points. You can buy points with the bonus here until May 31, 18.

Here is the preview provided by IHG:

5,000 Points
10,000 Points
15,000 points
We see know the redemption rate at one of the InterContinental Hotels on the list, the IC Muscat. This hotel normally starts at 35,000 points for standard room so the 15,000 point rate is more than 50% off. Something to look at if you are heading to Oman between April 30 and July 31!

We also know of the following hotels that will also be on the list from a preview yesterday: