How to get your points on demand with IHG® Rewards Club

February 14, 2017 IHG Rewards Club

Technology has come a long way, hasn’t it? You can get just about anything you want at the touch of a button. Food, music, movies. Instant gratification has become a way of life. And while we can’t whisk you away to Bora Bora or beam you to the Swiss Alps just yet, we can get you your Reward Nights faster.

…Which is kind of the same thing, right?

Here are 3 ways to get your redemptions quickly and earn points on demand.

Order an extra large helping of rewards: Bonus Points Packages

This one is great for business travelers. By adding as many as 5,000 points to your stay, you can leapfrog your way to Reward Nights & status upgrades. Auction experiences and IHG® Rewards Club catalog redemptions too. Maximum amounts vary by location, so check a few hotels when you book. And with the addition of Your Rate Bonus Points Packages, now you get more for even less—which is always nice.

Read more about Bonus Points Packages here.

Pro tip: Bonus Point Packages count toward elite status. Booking one bumps you closer to an upgrade.

Fast forward your rewards: Points & Cash

Short on points for a Reward Night? Points & Cash is your answer. This booking option lets you redeem faster by combining fewer points with cash to stay for less. It’s a popular choice for occasional travelers—plus, your stays count toward status.

It’s also a great way for you road warriors to save points for those big rewards (and keep more money in your bank for souvenirs).

Points & Cash rates start at 5,000 points, and you’ll find up to 4 options per hotel. Here’s an example you might find during your search:

IHG Rewards Club: Points On Demand - Searching

Read more about Points & Cash here.

Pro tip: Points & Cash rates are available in the IHG app for super-fast booking.

Redemptions on demand: Points Purchase

You know the Scene Selection feature that lets you jump to the best part of a DVD movie? Points Purchase is kind of like that. Just buy the points you need to reach your goal and go.

Select between 1,000 & 60,000 points to quickly increase your balance. Sure it’s kind of cheating, but we don’t judge. We just want you to be happy. And you can make your friends happy, too. Points Purchases make great gifts—especially for newlyweds.

You can purchase or receive up to 60,000 points per calendar year. Points may take up to 72 hours to reflect in your account, so plan accordingly.

Read more about Point Purchase here. (You’ll need your IHG® Rewards Club number to log in. You can quickly find it in your IHG® app by holding your phone horizontally)

Pro tip: Keep an eye out for bonus offers. Pop-up sales can offer more points with your order.

How to book points on demand

These 3 options are available year-round and always make travel more rewarding. If you’d like to explore points on demand, check out the latest offers, or bookmark this page to start your next booking.

Offers subject to change without notice