The new PointsBreak List is out!! I am a huge fan of IHG rewards, mainly because their points never expire and I also like the different variety of hotels that they have in their program. They give so many different choices including: InterContinental, Crown Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Even Hotels, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites.
Every few months they release a list of hotels where you only need to use 5,000 points to redeem for a hotel room. The rooms are completely random and so far they rarely, if ever, repeat. I have been able to take advantage of several different hotels on the Points Break promotion and it feels great because you get so much value for only 5,000 points. The hotels I stayed at coincided with a trip that I had to make anyway (though they all happen to be hotels in the United States).
The most recent list came out today and runs from
November 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014. There are six Canadian hotels on the list:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Timmins
- Holiday Inn Express Pembroke
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Woodstock South
- Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Ctr
- Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Conf. Ctr
- Holiday Inn Toronto-Mississauga
This may be somewhat of a disappointing list for Canadian hotels, since they are all located in Ontario only. But if you can take advantage of any of the hotels, get to it ASAP before someone else does!
Otherwise, this is actually considered one of the best lists released by IHG over the past 12-18 months if you look at the choices in other countries. If you can take advantage of one, now is your chance. Black Friday is also coming up in the United States, now would be a good time to book a hotel for that trip if you are interested.
Aside from my IHG points never expiring, being able to take advantage of this promotion keeps me wanting to remain a member. I hope that IHG knows to keep this promotion intact.