The popular U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways for 2022 started on Monday and this year will run for two weeks only, and demand for some of the points packages (IHG) has been high as ever before.
As a rare exception, the quickly depleted IHG Rewards points packages have been replenished and there are now more packages available that interested IHG members can stack up on.
The offers this time around are very similar to previous years. You can buy points from many of the loyalty programs we cover during the offer period.
You can access U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways 2022 here.
John wrote about this week’s offers on Monday:
U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways 2022 Week 1: IHG, Accor, Hilton, Wyndham & Best Western
The number of packages one can buy is always limited both in available items in general and the maximum you can purchase on one account. IHG actually had a lot of these packages available (several hundred) compared to Hyatt which is going to be a complete joke.
Just now, Daily Getaways sent out an email that more packages have now been made available as demand was extremely high, just like in previous years.
This is the newly updated portfolio for IHG:
- 5,000 points for $25 (400 Packages) – Maximum 5 per account
- 25,000 points for $125 (425 Packages) – Maximum 5 per account
- 50,000 points for $250 (350 Packages) – Maximum 5 per account
- 100,000 points for $500 (675 Packages) – Maximum 5 per account
A maximum of 16 offers total can be purchased per account.
You can often buy IHG One Rewards points at frequent sales like one that ended last week:
IHG One Rewards Buy Points 100% Bonus Flash Sale + Increased Limit Until July 15, 2022
I wonder if the fact that they have replenished the IHG packages means they could do the same with Hyatt or other brands. The number of packages for Hyatt point is so small this year that I won’t even try.
I purchased points and gift cards from the Daily Getaways a couple of times before, especially Hyatt, as those used to be very good value and in the past counted towards lifetime points total for some reason (that loophole has since been plugged).
It may make sense if you have exceeded your maximum yearly points purchase limit with hotel programs such as Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG because these Daily Getaways don’t count towards those.
I’m trying to make up my mind if 100k IHG points are worth $500 these days though I’ll probably pass in this opportunity to buy some. I used to redeem them quite frequently at Intercontinental properties in Japan. With the Hermit Kingdom still closed, I guess I’ll just keep the cash and find a better purpose for it, paying for regular published or corporate hotel rates.