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IHG Rewards PointBreaks are reduced-level award redemptions at IHGhotels (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc.) that require just 5,000 points for a free night and change every two months. The current list can be found here, and IHG has just announced that the next list for stays from March 24-May 31 will be released on Monday. However, IHG members can get a sneak preview tomorrow on the IHG Community Forum. So be sure to check it tomorrow and start preparing your stays since availability tends to go fast.

PointBreaks

Though the full list will be out tomorrow, here is a sampling of the more than 150 properties that will be featured:

  • InterContinental Hotel – Marine Drive Mumbai, India
  • InterContinental Hotel – Medellin, Colombia
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Zhongguancun, China
  • Holiday Inn Hotel San Diego – North Miramar, California, U.S.
  • Holiday Inn Express Madrid – Alcorcon, Spain
  • Staybridge Suites Salt Lake – West Valley City, Utah, U.S.
  • Candlewood Suites Elmira Horseheads, New York, U.S.

Depending on the hotel at which you redeem them, 5,000 points can be a pretty great value, especially for Intercontinental properties, which normally require between 30,000-50,000 points, and Hotel Indigos and Crowne Plazas, which usually require 20,000-50,000 points depending on their category.

The list of PointBreak properties is usually pretty random, and there tend to be a lot more lower-end properties, but keep track of them because you never know when you might be in one of these offbeat destinations. It looks like there might be some interesting ones this time around like the Intercon in Mumbai, and those are the ones that tend to go fast, so be sure to study the list and make your bookings early.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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