One of the best values of IHG points is the "PointBreaks" where you can book hotels in the list for only 5,000 IHG points. The next IHG PointBreaks list is already published and the hotels will become bookable on 27th July 2015. You can book the hotels on the list for stay till October 31st, 2015. As always, you might want browse the list as soon as possible to see which hotels you would be interested in and book them as soon as the list goes live. Lot of hotels drop off the list once their set PointBreak limit is reached.
The best part is you can easily generate IHG points for $7 per 1,000 points after you buy initial 10,000 points for $135. This could help you get enough points even if you do not have sufficient points to book multiple nights to begin with. Also milestomemories has posted a good map which makes it easier to look the hotels for your desired destination.
So, get going and see if there are properties of interest where you can stay for only $35 per night.
There are few great amazon promotions going on where you can score $10 off on $10 or $15 off on $50 purchase from Amazon for goods sold and shipped by Amazon. Here are the promo details:
$10 off $10 or more purchase using pay with Discover Cashback Bonus
The details of the deal can be found on this slickdeals thread, but the idea is you need to link your Discover Card to your Amazon account. Add $10 or more items which are sold and shipped by Amazon and select payment method to be Discover Credit Card with payment of at-least 1 cent from your Discover Cashback Bonus. In the promo code box enter the code "SWP07DFS10" on the check-out page. You should see $10 being taken off your purchase. Here is the link to the terms of this promo.
$15 off $50 or more purchase using Amex Membership Reward Points
The details of the deal can be found on this slickdeals thread, but the idea is you need to link your AMEX Membership points earning credit card to your Amazon account. Add $50 or more items which are sold and shipped by Amazon and select payment method to be American Express (AMEX) Credit Card with payment of at-least 1 cent from your Membership Reward Points. In the promo code box enter the code "SWP07AXP15" on the check-out page. You should see $15 being taken off your purchase.
Here is the trick to make above work!
Although the above promotions are "targeted" and may not work for your account, the trick to make both the above deals to work is chat with Amazon customer care which you have stuff added in your Amazon cart. Here is the link to that page. Select "1. Prime or Something else" --> "2. Promotion & Deals" --> "3. Chat" option and speak with the representative that you have this promotion but not able to apply the code and you will hopefully get $10/ $15 taken off your order or $10/ $15 credit for your future order.
$10 off $10 Citi one-click setting change promotion
The reason I listed this in the end is because there is a way by which you can potentially make this work and get $10 off $10 or more purchase by making Citi Credit Card as your preferred "One-click setting credit card". This promo will appear automatically if you login on the "app" from your android device and you can just register for it. The other way to make it work is by using the steps on this slickdeals thread. There is no promo code required and the promotion automatically gets applied at the checkout when you select the Citi credit card as the form of payment.
So, enjoy free credits from Discover, Citi and American Express (AMEX).
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