Cyber Monday Special: 100% Bonus When Buying IHG Points

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels or flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue rewards without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining rewards programs. You can also purchase points or…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday airfare deal roundup here. With Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) approaching, it’s time to dig in to the various online deals from by your…

Breaking Down This Year’s IHG Priceless Experiences Promotions

Remember last year’s IHG Priceless Surprises promotion? The rules allowed for hand-written entries that could earn you 47,000 points for minimal cost and effort. IHG is back with a this year’s version of the promo, and though there are no mail-in entries this time around, you can still enter to win without a stay. The…

Cash in Your Points for a Presidential Party in D.C. This January

Between Donald Trump’s tweets and Hillary Clinton’s emails, the 24-hour news cycle has been working overtime in what has to be the strangest election season in US history. And while today may be the big decision day, some hotels in Washington, D.C. are already looking forward to another important date on the calendar: Inauguration Day. Regardless…

IHG Previews PointBreaks List for Stays Through January 31

Update: PointBreaks are now live and available for booking. One of the best uses of hotel points around is the quarterly IHG PointBreaks list. If you’re unfamiliar, PointBreaks are reduced rate redemptions at IHG hotels — like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn — that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points per award night….

This Week Only: Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels or flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase…

Get 1,000 Bonus IHG Points Just Because It’s Your Birthday

If you tend to leave out any optional information in your online loyalty accounts, you might want to make an exception for IHG. The hotel brand is offering IHG Rewards members 1,000 points on their birthday — meaning it’s the rare occasion when filling in extra account info actually gets you something in return. To…

Here’s Why September is the Best Time to Book Your Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. From extravagant parades and costumes to traditions like king cake and colorful beads (FYI: gold beads stand for power, green for faith and purple for justice), there’s nothing quite like it. As the festivities come to a head the Tuesday before Lent — which is coming up…

Transfer IHG Points to United with a 50% Bonus

Did you know you can transfer IHG points to 41 different airlines? If not, you haven’t been missing out anything special. The standard transfer rate is just 2,000 airline miles for every 10,000 IHG points. It seems to be an option so rarely considered that IHG still lists US Airways as a transfer partner — even though…

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday With Free Entry to 412 NPS Sites — Plus, Points Hotels to Stay in Nearby

The first federal act of land protection, signed by President Lincoln in 1864, ceded the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, “to be held for public use, resort and recreation.” Yellowstone National Park became the world’s first national park in 1872, and on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson’s…