IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks promotion offers select hotels at a hugely discounted rate of 5,000 points per night.

Given that you can indirectly ‘buy’ IHG points for 0.6 cents each using the IHG “Points & Cash” trick, this means staying at IHG hotels for $30 per night.

Link: IHG PointBreaks List – Summer 2016 (April 2016 to July 2016)

The summer 2016 PointBreaks list that was just released is now bookable for stays from April 25, 2016 to July 31, 2016.

The new list ultimately is not earth-shattering, but given the last few PointBreaks lists it’s what I’ve come to expect. However, there are a few nice properties that potentially stood out:

Remember these rules and tips when booking PointBreaks hotels:

  • Stays must be completed within the promotion period.
  • Max of 2 reservations per hotel, per month.
  • You can cancel your booking and get your points back (per the booking terms).
  • Canceled bookings will not necessarily go back into PointBreaks availability.
  • Book early, there are limited 5k nights at every hotel on the list. Many hotels get booked up before the end of the promotion period.

Check out these posts for a more in-depth guide to IHG Rewards Club:

IHG PointBreaks List – April 2016 to July 2016

United States

ALABAMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ATMORE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BIRMINGHAM/HOMEWOOD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HUNTSVILLE WEST – RESEARCH PK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PHENIX CITY-FT.BENNING AREA

ARKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOPE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WEST LITTLE ROCK

CALIFORNIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SACRAMENTO – FOLSOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LAKE ELSINORE

COLORADO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DENVER NORTHEAST – BRIGHTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LA JUNTA

CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN BRIDGEPORT-TRUMBULL-FAIRFIELD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VERNON – MANCHESTER

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HARRINGTON (DOVER AREA)

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PENSACOLA WEST-NAVY BASE

GEORGIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADISON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WARNER ROBINS/ROBINS AFB

IOWA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DAVENPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NORTHWOOD
HOLIDAY INN SIOUX CITY

IDAHO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BOISE WEST – MERIDIAN

ILLINOIS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EDWARDSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LAKE ZURICH-BARRINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AUBURN-TOURING DR
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ELKHART
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FREMONT (ANGOLA AREA)

KANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KANSAS CITY – BONNER SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN MANHATTAN AT THE CAMPUS

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ASHLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES RADCLIFF – FORT KNOX

LOUISIANA
CROWNE PLAZA EXECUTIVE CENTER BATON ROUGE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EUNICE

MASSACHUSETTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LUDLOW – CHICOPEE AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PLAINVILLE – FOXBORO AREA

MARYLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ABERDEEN-EDGEWOOD-BEL AIR
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HUNT VALLEY

MICHIGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLOTTE

MINNESOTA
HOLIDAY INN FAIRMONT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MPLS-MAPLE GROVE/ARBOR LAKES

MISSOURI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HAZELWOOD – ST. LOUIS AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MARYVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SPRINGFIELD

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FOREST
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HATTIESBURG

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GLENDIVE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREAT FALLS

NORTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ALBEMARLE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL-RTP
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MONROE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES RALEIGH-DURHAM APT-MORRISVILLE

NORTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN BISMARCK

NEBRASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES COLUMBUS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LINCOLN I-80

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KEENE
CROWNE PLAZA NASHUA

NEW JERSEY
CROWNE PLAZA FAIRFIELD
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PARSIPPANY-MORRIS PLAINS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PHILADELPHIA – MT. LAUREL

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CANANDAIGUA – FINGER LAKES
HOLIDAY INN PLATTSBURGH (ADIRONDACK AREA)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY-VESTAL

OHIIO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DAYTON-CENTERVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GREENVILLE
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES LIMA

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MIDWEST CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GLENPOOL-TULSA SOUTH

OREGON
HOLIDAY INN EUGENE – SPRINGFIELD

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BENTLEYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUTLER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WILMINGTON – BRANDYWINE VALLEY

SOUTH CAROLINA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREENVILLE I-85 WOODRUFF ROAD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NEWBERRY

SOUTH DAKOTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SIOUX FALLS AT EMPIRE MALL
HOLIDAY INN SPEARFISH-CONVENTION CENTER

TENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CARYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MEMPHIS/GERMANTOWN

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES AUSTIN N-CEDAR PARK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CORPUS CHRISTI-SPID
STAYBRIDGE SUITES HOUSTON WILLOWBROOK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAN ANTONIO DOWNTOWN
HOLIDAY INN TEMPLE-BELTON

 

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TOOELE

VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BLACKSBURG – UNIVERSITY AREA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES RICHMOND NORTH-GLEN ALLEN

VERMONT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BRATTLEBORO

WASHINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BURLINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EVERETT

WISCONSIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FORT ATKINSON
CROWNE PLAZA MADISON

WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FAIRMONT

WYOMING
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHEYENNE

Europe

BELGIUM
CROWNE PLAZA ANTWERP

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN TOULOUSE AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STRASBOURG – SUD
HOLIDAY INN PARIS – MARNE LA VALLEE
HOLIDAY INN LYON – VAISE

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STUTTGART AIRPORT

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN MILAN – ASSAGO

NETHERLANDS (HOLLAND)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ARNHEM

POLAND
HOLIDAY INN LODZ

RUSSIA
CROWNE PLAZA ST. PETERSBURG AIRPORT

SERBIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BELGRADE – CITY

SLOVAKIA
HOLIDAY INN ZILINA

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID – GETAFE

SWITZERLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LUZERN – NEUENKIRCH

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BIRMINGHAM – SOUTH A45
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHESTER – RACECOURSE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GLENROTHES
HOLIDAY INN MANCHESTER – CENTRAL PARK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NUNEATON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STRATHCLYDE PARK M74, JCT.5
HOLIDAY INN GARDEN COURT WOLVERHAMPTON

Asia

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AHMEDABAD ASHRAM ROAD
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES BENGALURU WHITEFIELD

INDONESIA
CROWNE PLAZA BANDUNG
HOLIDAY INN JAKARTA KEMAYORAN

CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NANTONG XINGHU
HOLIDAY INN ZHONGSHAN DOWNTOWN

Middle East & Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK

ZIMBABWE
HOLIDAY INN BULAWAYO

Central & South America

ARGENTINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSARIO

BRAZIL
HOLIDAY INN CUIABA
HOLIDAY INN NATAL

CHILE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PUERTO MONTT – PATAGONIA

ECUADOR
HOLIDAY INN GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT

EL SALVADOR
CROWNE PLAZA SAN SALVADOR

NICARAGUA
CROWNE PLAZA MANAGUA

Mexico

COAHUILA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PIEDRAS NEGRAS

MEXICO CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MEXICO SANTA FE

GUANAJUATO
HOLIDAY INN IRAPUATO

JALISCO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GUADALAJARA EXPO

SINALOA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CULIACAN

SONORA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES HERMOSILLO AEROPUERTO

TAMAULIPAS
HOLIDAY INN TAMPICO ALTAMIRA

Canada

ALBERTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WEST EDMONTON

ONTARIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHATHAM SOUTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES OTTAWA EAST – ORLEANS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WOODSTOCK SOUTH

Oceania

AUSTRALIA
HOLIDAY INN WARWICK FARM

 

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Bonus: 25,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.

Benefits:
-- 2X Starpoints per dollar spent at SPG properties
-- 1X Starpoints per dollar spent on all other purchases.
-- No foreign transaction fee.
-- Free in-room internet & unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi.
-- 2 stay credits and 5 night credits towards elite status with Starwood each year.
-- Starwood Gold status when you spend $30,000 on the card annually.

Annual fee: $0 the first year, then $95

Quick review: Starpoints are incredibly valuable when redeemed for free nights and flexible since you can transfer them to numerous airline programs. When Starpoints are transferred to an airline program in increments of 20,000 points you get 5,000 extra miles. This means that for every dollar you spend on the card you are essentially earning 1.25 miles of the airline of your choice.