IHG Points Calculators

IHG Points Calculators for earning, redeeming, transferring, and calculating the cash value of points in the IHG Rewards Club program.

Program Details

IHG is a British hospitality company headquartered in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. They have 5,300+ hotels across almost 100 countries. They are one of the biggest hotel chains in the world and have 17 brands. These brands are split up into luxury, upscale, and mainstream.

  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Regent Hotels & Resorts
  • Six Senses Hotels & Resorts
  • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
  • EVEN Hotels
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts
  • voco
  • Avid Hotels
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Atwell Hotels

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The IHG Rewards Club Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many IHG Points you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much you value the benefits of each card, and any annual fees the card may have.

Compare IHG credit cards
Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and annual fees.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. All spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For IHG Points

IHG Points are primarily earned using IHG credit cards, but you can also earn points via transfer parnter's credit cards. You can use this tool to get a list of the best credit cards for earning IHG Points based on how much you spend across different categories.

IHG Credit Card Calculators

IHG offers two credit cards for those looking to build IHG Points on everyday spend. The IHG Rewards Premium Credit Card offers the highest earnings of 4x on IHG and international spending along with complimentary Platinum Elite status and the ability to earn a free night making it a great card for anyone that enjoys staying at IHG hotels. The IHG Rewards Credit Card offers a lower bonus of 2x across the same categories and comes with complimetary IHG Gold Elite status.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

The Point Calculator values IHG Points to be worth about 0.45p on average when redeemed for free nights. Of course you can redeem points for a lot higher if you do the research/math and easily redeem points for a lot lower if you're not careful.

IHG Point Value Calculator
Enter any amount of IHG Points to see the cash value for each redemption.
IHG Points
IHG Award Stays
0.45p
£0
£25 Voucher
14,500 IHG Points
£0
£20 Voucher
12,000 IHG Points
£0
£10 Voucher
7,000 IHG Points
£0
£5 Voucher
4,000 IHG Points
£0

In addition to free nights, IHG Points can also be used for merchandise through the IHG Rewards Club Catalog and vouchers. These redemptions will give your points a low value, so I wouldn't recommend going this route unless you were trying to empty your IHG Points balance. Even then, I'd recommend transferring your IHG Points to a partner airline as you might find (somewhat) better value.

Transfer Partners

IHG Points can be transferred to a great deal of airline partners. Do note that this will not give you a lot of airline miles, but it can be useful if you're a few miles short of a redemption and you have IHG Points to spare.

Earning Rewards

IHG Points are primarily earned staying at IHG brand hotels. You'll earn a base of 10 IHG Points per $1 USD spent and earn additional points based on your IHG Rewards Club Elite status.

IHG and Hertz

You can earn IHG Points when renting cars with Hertz. This is an easy way to earn up to 1,500 IHG Points. You'll need to book your rental through the IHG-Hertz Portal in order to earn your points.

Buying Rewards

There's not many options for building IHG Points outside of using their two credit cards and transferring points from Virigin Atlantic. If you need points sooner than later, the option to buy them is availble. Buying IHG Points can be useful if you need to quickly top off your account or if you have found a great redemption in which buying points is worth it.

At the standard rate, IHG Points will cost you between USD $0.01 and $0.0135 depending on how many you buy. You'll get the best value of USD $0.01 each when you buy at least 26,000 IHG Points. You can buy as little as 1,000 IHG Points for USD $13.50 or as many as 150,000 Points for USD $1,500.

Buying IHG Points
IHG Points Cost
Cost Per Point
1,000 - 10,000 Points USD $0.0135
11,000 - 25,000 Points USD $0.0115
26,000 - 150,000 Points USD $0.01

IHG Points are on sale several times per year. These sales allow you to buy IHG Points for as low as USD $0.005 each which is fantastic considering IHG Points can be redeemed for a higher value at many properties.

How To Buy IHG Points

  1. Jump over to IHG's Buy Points page.
  2. Log in using your first/last name, IHG Rewards Club number, PIN, and email address.
  3. Select how many IHG points you want to buy.
  4. Enter your payment details.
  5. Review your order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.

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