The popular US Travel Association’s Daily Getaways for 2022 started on Monday and this year lasts only two weeks, and demand for some of the points packages (IHG) has been as high as ever.
As a rare exception, the fast-depleting IHG Rewards points packages have been replenished and there are now more packages available for interested IHG members to stack on.
The offers this time 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 the US Travel Association Daily Getaways 2022 here.
John wrote about this week’s offer on Monday:
US Travel Association Daily Getaways 2022 Week 1: IHG, Accor, Hilton, Wyndham and Best Western
The number of packages you can buy is always limited both in terms of available goods in general and the maximum you can buy on one account. IHG actually had a lot of these packages available (several hundred) compared to Hyatt, which is going to be a joke.
Right now, Daily excursions 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 recently updated portfolio for IHG:
- 5000 points for $25 (400 packs) – Maximum 5 per account
- 25,000 points for $125 (425 packs) – Maximum 5 per account
- 50,000 points for $250 (350 packs) – Maximum 5 per account
- 100,000 points for $500 (675 packs) – maximum 5 per account
A maximum of 16 offers in total can be purchased per account.
You can often buy IHG One Rewards points during 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 restocked the IHG packages means they can do the same with Hyatt or other brands. The number of packages for Hyatt points is so low this year that I won’t even try.
I bought points and gift cards from Daily Getaways a couple of times before, especially the Hyatt, as they used to be very valuable and used to count towards total lifetime points for some reason (that loophole has since been closed).
It might make sense if you’ve exceeded your maximum annual point purchase limit with hotel programs like Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG because these daily excursions don’t count toward them.
I’m trying to decide if 100,000 IHG points are worth $500 these days, but I’ll probably use this opportunity to buy some. I used to redeem them quite often at Intercontinental properties in Japan. With Hermit Kingdom still closed, I guess I’ll just keep the cash and find a better use for it, paying for regular published hotel or corporate rates.