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PointBreaks is Dead. I Do Not Necessarily Agree…

A list of hotel and resort properties are released from IHG Rewards Club every three months or so which participate in what are known as PointBreaks — through which you will only need to redeem as few as 5,000 points per reward night — and the latest list of 203 hotel and resort properties became effective as of today, Monday, January 29, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018…

…but the difference this year is that…

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Best Rate Guarantee is Suddenly Revised by InterContinental Hotels Group

Once upon a time, InterContinental Hotels Group offered what was considered to be arguably the most generous best rate guarantee in the lodging industry with which your first night was free of charge if you could find a better eligible rate elsewhere..

Best rate guarantees are offered by lodging companies to promote and encourage booking reservations directly through their official booking channels and not shop for room rates elsewhere. This typically saves lodging companies from having to pay commissions to external booking channels which handle reservations.

Some customers might say…

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You Can Now Book Kimpton Hotel Award Nights With IHG Rewards Club Points

Effective as of Monday, January 1, 2018, all members of the Karma Rewards frequent guest loyalty program became part of IHG Rewards Club, as Karma Rewards ceased to exist after Sunday, December 31, 2017…

…and as a result, you can now book award reservations at 62 Kimpton hotel properties in 28 cities by redeeming IHG Rewards Club points.

“Note that this doesn’t necessarily indicate that these hotels are a value in the IHG system”, according to…

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Save Up to 35 Percent With IHG Rewards Club January 2018 Sale — Including Breakfast — in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany

As a member of IHG Rewards Club, you can save up to 35 percent off of room rates — as well as have breakfast included at no extra charge — when you stay at participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of InterContinental Hotels Group across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany through Sunday, April 15, 2018…

…but you must

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Kimpton Karma Rewards to Cease to Exist in January of 2018

When InterContinental Hotels Group PLC announced that it had agreed to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants — which was the largest independent boutique hotel operator in the world with 62 hotel properties in 28 cities and a sophisticated food and beverage operator with 71 destination restaurants and bars — for $430 million in cash back in December of 2014, what was to eventually become of the Karma Rewards frequent guest loyalty program was unclear…

…until now.

Effective as of…

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Free Kindle eBooks For IHG Rewards Club Members

Did you know that you can receive your choice of eBooks — including mysteries, romance, historical influences, comic books and more — for your Amazon Kindle free of charge simply for being a member of IHG Rewards Club?

Free Kindle eBooks — eBooks are short for electronic books or digital books — are offered as a tiered benefit to members of IHG Rewards Club as follows…

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Save Up to 50 Percent on Room Rates in Europe With IHG Rewards Club — But…

You can save up to 50 percent on room rates for stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating hotel and resort properties in Kazakhstan, Israel and 23 countries in Europe through Sunday, March 4, 2018 with this winter sale from IHG Rewards Club — but you must book your reservations by Thursday, November 30, 2017; and the reservations must be booked at least five days prior to arriving at the hotel or resort property at the beginning of your stay.

In addition to paying for your stay in full at the time of booking your reservation using only your Mastercard credit card — no other credit card can be used for this promotion — another significant caveat with this promotion is that…

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