The Absolute Best Hotel Redemption Deal Got Refreshed Today

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IHG Rewards Club has released its new set of PointBreaks — hotel rewards at just 5000 points per night. The new list has about 140 properties, but doesn’t hit the biggest cities most people are traveling to or the most desirable resorts.

Although it’s notable that there are two Intercontinental hotels on the list — Mendoza (perfect for wine tasting) and Phnom Penh (where you should stop before or after the amazing temples of Siem Reap).


    Intercontinental Mendoza

Twelve — Or More — Hotel Nights For One Credit Card Signup

The IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card lets you earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. The bonus is enough for 2 nights at most IHG hotel properties (e.g. Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn) and as many as 12 nights for PointBreaks hotels.

It also gives you a free night each year of card membership at over 4,900 hotels worldwide. That alone is worth more than the card’s annual fee ($0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49).

And the card comes with automatic platinum elite status and a 10% rebate on your redemptions. Use your points, get 10% back.

That 10% rebate means you actually can get more than 12 nights for the bonus since the most highly leveraged use of the points is with IHG’s ‘PointBreaks’ redemptions which are hotel reward nights for just 5000 points and you’d get the rebate even on these redemptions.

The Next Round of PointBreaks Are Up

IHG Rewards Club has posted the list of the latest PointBreaks hotels available through ctober 31.

5000 points per night is a fantastic deal, the best redemption value for hotels bar none. Unfortunately there aren’t many of their higher end hotels on this list. You have to want one of the specific hotels on the list, want to stay there during the promotion period, and have to act fast because the most desirable properties tend to get pulled down from the list rather quickly.

United States

ALABAMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CLANTON
ARIZONA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ORO VALLEY-TUCSON NORTH
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SIERRA VISTA

ARKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HEBER SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN LITTLE ROCK WEST – CHENAL PKWY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MAGNOLIA-LAKE COLUMBIA

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CALEXICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES JACKSON
STAYBRIDGE SUITES PALMDALE

COLORADO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DENVER TECH CENTER
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CRAIG-NORTHWEST

CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTHINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WINDSOR LOCKS BRADLEY ARPT

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DOVER

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NICEVILLE-EGLIN AFB

GEORGIA
CROWNE PLAZA ATLANTA SW – PEACHTREE CITY
HOLIDAY INN SAVANNAH S – I-95 GATEWAY

IDAHO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES IDAHO FALLS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SANDPOINT NORTH

ILLINOIS
HOLIDAY INN ST. LOUIS-FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LITCHFIELD WEST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SYCAMORE

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PORTLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SOUTH BEND AIRPORT

IOWA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DUBUQUE-WEST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELDON

KANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EL DORADO, KS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HUTCHINSON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OVERLAND PARK – W 135TH ST.

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LONDON
HOLIDAY INN LOUISVILLE AIRPORT SOUTH

LOUISIANA
HOLIDAY INN COVINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LAFAYETTE

MARYLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EASTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GERMANTOWN – GAITHERSBURG
STAYBRIDGE SUITES BALTIMORE BWI AIRPORT

MASSACHUSETTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WESTFIELD

MICHIGAN
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DETROIT-UTICA

MINNESOTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MINNEAPOLIS-BLOOMINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ROGERS

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GRENADA
HOLIDAY INN MERIDIAN E – I 20/I 59

MISSOURI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KIRKSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN POPLAR BLUFF

NEBRASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NORFOLK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OMAHA AIRPORTNEVADA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FALLON

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN SALEM (I-93 AT EXIT 2)

NEW JERSEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HASKELL-WAYNE AREA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES NORTH BRUNSWICK

NEW MEXICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DEMING MIMBRES VALLEY
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LAS CRUCES

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN BUFFALO-INTL AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MALONE
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES ROCHESTER – MARKETPLACE

NORTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FAYETTEVILLE-FT. BRAGG
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HUNTERSVILLE-LAKE NORMAN AREA
HOLIDAY INN LUMBERTON NORTH – I-95

NORTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BISMARCK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES FARGO-N. DAKOTA STATE UNIV.

OHIO
HOLIDAY INN DAYTON/FAIRBORN I-675

OKLAHOMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GUYMON
HOLIDAY INN OKLAHOMA CITY AIRPORT

PENNSYLVANIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PITTSBURGH-CRANBERRY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DUBOIS
HOLIDAY INN JOHNSTOWN-DOWNTOWN

RHODE ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PROVIDENCE-WOONSOCKET

SOUTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN ANDERSON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SUMTER

SOUTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ABERDEEN

TENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ALCOA (KNOXVILLE AIRPORT)
HOLIDAY INN KNOXVILLE WEST- CEDAR BLUFF RD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MILLINGTON-MEMPHIS AREA

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DECATUR MEDICAL CENTER
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MOUNT PLEASANT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SAN ANTONIO – BROOKS CITY BASE

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LOGAN

VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EXMORE – EASTERN SHORE

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BURLINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OAK HARBOR

WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LOGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLESTON-SOUTHRIDGE

WISCONSIN
HOLIDAY INN CONFERENCE CTR MARSHFIELD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PLEASANT PRAIRIE / KENOSHA

Europe

FINLAND
HOLIDAY INN TAMPERE – CENTRAL STATIONFRANCE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GRENOBLE – BERNIN
HOLIDAY INN PARIS – PORTE DE CLICHY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MONTPELLIER – ODYSSEUM

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN LEIPZIG – GÜNTHERSDORF

HUNGARY
HOLIDAY INN BUDAPEST – BUDAÖRS

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN NOLA – NAPLES VULCANO BUONO

PORTUGAL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LISBON – ALFRAGIDE

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
HOLIDAY INN MOSCOW – SOKOLNIKI
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ST. PETERSBURG

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN ELCHE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PAMPLONA

SWITZERLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AFFOLTERN AM ALBIS

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN BOLTON CENTRE
HOLIDAY INN BRENTWOOD M25, JCT.28
HOLIDAY INN DARLINGTON – A1 SCOTCH CORNER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GRIMSBY
HOLIDAY INN IPSWICH – ORWELL
HOLIDAY INN LEAMINGTON SPA – WARWICK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MIDDLESBROUGH – CENTRE SQUARE
HOLIDAY INN LEEDS – WAKEFIELD M1, JCT.40

Asia

Middle East & Africa

Mexico

Canada

Oceania

There are Limits

You can only book 2 reservations per hotel using PointsBreaks during each offer period. The idea is to prevent folks from sitting on (or bartering) reservations.

A pain for some, will help avoid too many cancellations for participating hotels, and should help others to get in on the deal too. Although there will still be some folks in China especially scripting reservations in bulk and trying to resell them.

Five years ago it was rumored that PointBreaks would be discontinued, but they were kept precisely because of how passionate members are about them.

Reserving These Rooms for $35 Per Night

You can buy all the points you wish at 7/10ths of a cent apiece (or even 6/10ths of a cent apiece).

In general that’s about what they’re worth, so I don’t stockpile the points, but they’re certainly well-used for PointBreak redemptions and a fantastic deal even straight-up buying the points.

IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the new list of PointBreaks hotels, fantastic deal for only 5,000 points per night! Great way to save on travel until October 31st, even if it doesn’t include the really high-end hotels 😉

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