Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG Rewards Club)

Newest Edition of IHG’s Pointsbreak Released (January 29, 2018 – April 30, 2018)

You have probably already read from other bloggers that IHG hotels has revamped its Pointsbreak program, which runs from January 29, 2018 – April 30, 2018. In the past, the promotion offers a reduction in the number of points required to redeem for a free hotel night. Hotels that required 30,000 or 40,000 points per night can be redeemed for 5,000 points per night if they are listed in the promotion. I believe that this is an incredible offer that I have been able to take advantage of on many occasions.

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[HOTEL] Expiry Policies (updated January 24, 2018)

It has been almost 2 years since I last update the hotel hotel expiry policies. There have been a few changes ever since, so I thought I’d give my list a quick update.

For the list below, I have grouped the hotels into three different categories: (1) Never expire; (2) Never expire with activity; and (3) Strict Expiry Policy.

2018 IHG Award Rate Changes

IHG Rewards is one of my favourite hotel chains. I feel that they offer decent value, especially during their Pointsbreak promotions where you can redeem 5,000 points for any of the hotel rooms on the list. I have personally taken advantage of these offers many times.

Unfortunately, it has been slim pickings for Canadians trying to earn IHG Rewards since the discontinuation of the amazing Capital One co-branded credit cards.

IHG PointsBreak (April 24, 2017 – July 31, 2017)

The IHG Rewards PointsBreak promotion is back!

Promotional Period

This new list runs from is valid from April 24, 2017 to July 31, 2017. I am always happy to see a new list come out. I just hope that they keep it going!


I value IHG points at 0.7 cents a piece. With this promotion, you can potentially get a room that normally costs over $250 per night for only 5,000 points, which gives you over 5 cents per point in value.

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[DISCONTINUED] Last Batch of Capital One IHG Reward Points

In the summer of 2015, the Capital One co-branded IHG Rewards credit cards discontinued. However, existing credit cardholders were grandfathered. But a year later, grandfathered cardholders received a letter stating that their credit cards will cease on November 7, 2016, which has come and gone.

IHG PointsBreak (October 31, 2016 – January 31, 2017)

You probably already noticed by now that I post about the PointsBreak promotion from IHG Rewards a day after it is actually released. I always prefer waiting until the list is official, as in the past, I have scene hotels being taken off or added on after the preview list is released. Though it seems like they are getting better at keeping them about the same.