SPG promo stack and IHG 100% bonus

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SPG Promotions 2017

Earlier in the year, SPG had announced a promotion called ‘SPG Double Take‘ which allowed members to earn 2X starpoints on first 3 stays between Jan 16th – April 17, 2017.

SPG is back with a targeted offer of up to 7500 Starpoints, for stays between February 15 – May15, 2017. My account was targeted with this offer and I am over the moon! Given that the timelines for the above mentioned promotions overlap, I can stack these offers for a great return on my paid stays (T&C confirm that this offer CAN BE COMBINED with other SPG promotions at the time).

SPG promotions 2017

This bonus promotion is part of the “Select Member Exclusive” offer and is specific to each account. To see if your account was targeted, click and register here.

  • Eligible members must register before April 15th, 2017.
  • Bookings made prior to ‘promotion period’ are eligible for earning the bonus.
  • Eligible paid stays only, does not include Cash & points bookings.

IHG Promotion

IHG is running a 4 day points purchase sale which offers up to 100% bonus until February 17, 2017.  The bonus is triggered with a minimum purchase of 5000 points (10K with bonus) for $67.50 USD to a maximum of 60,000 points (120k with bonus) for $690 USD. 

SPG promotions 2017

I don’t recommend buying points just to fatten your account balance. However, with a specific use in mind this promotion can be very handy. For example, I have a stay scheduled in Toronto in June and IC Toronto prices at $489+taxes for the dates. I could buy the 120K points for ~$900 CAD at 0.75/cent under this promotion and book with points for 40K/night. 40K points translate to $300 CAD/nt, a savings of ~38%!

SPG promotions 2017

Also, don’t forget the ongoing IHG Accelerate 2017 which can be combined with the points bonus promotion to really drive home a great value for next vacation.

Take Away

With a flurry of promotions and bonuses, its easy to get inundated. Stacking promotions is the best way to maximize the returns and I plan my stays and pursue promotions accordingly. Its prudent to register for all promotions but only pursue those that best fit your travel plans.

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