Buy IHG Points With Up to a 100% Bonus, and a JetBlue Fare Sale to Latin America and the Caribbean

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1.  Buy IHG Points With Up to a 100% Bonus

IHG is having a sale on points!  The bonus is customized, but folks have reported being targeted for up to a 100% bonus on purchased IHG points.

The sale runs until August 22, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Points must be purchased in 1,000-point increments, and there’s a limit of 100,000 purchased IHG points per calendar year (NOT counting bonus points).

You Can Redeem IHG Points or Free Nights at Holiday Inn Hotels or Upscale Hotels, Like the InterContinental Paris – Le Grand

If you are targeted for the 100% bonus (like I was!), you’ll pay just 0.5 cents per point ($1,000 / 200,000 points).  IHG normally sells points for 1.15 to 1.35 cents each.  Or if you’re comfortable with it, you can buy points for as little as 0.6 cents each with the IHG Points & Cash trick.  So if you’re targeted for the 100% bonus, this is a good deal, if you have a specific use in mind.

For example, a Category 1 IHG hotel costs 10,000 IHG points per night.  So you could buy nights at those hotels for $50 (10,000 X 0.5 cents per point).

You can buy IHG points here.

If you’re looking to earn lots of IHG points quickly (without having to pay for them!) check out the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card.  You’ll earn 80,000 IHG points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  Here’s our review of the Chase IHG Premier card.

2.   JetBlue Fare Sale From $59 One-Way

JetBlue is having another fare sale.  You must book your flight by tomorrow, July 20, 2018, the earlier of 11:59 pm Eastern Time or local time.

Fares start at just $59 one-way, although most are higher.  You’ll find cheap fares like:

  • Ft. Lauderdale to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico for $59 one-way
  • New York (JFK) to Nassau, Bahamas for $124 one-way
  • Orlando to Bogota, Colombia for $154 one -way

The sale is valid for travel between September 5 and November 7, 2018.  Blackout dates apply from October 4 to October 8, 2018.  And there may be additional blackout dates or restrictions that vary by route.

You can also use JetBlue points to book a sale fare.  JetBlue award flight prices are directly related to the cash price of the ticket, so you’ll save lots of points, too!  Tickets start at just 2,200 JetBlue points + ~$6 in fees.

To book flights, you can use our posts for how to search with Google Flights and ITA Matrix to find sale dates.  Then book directly on the JetBlue website.

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