Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. I had a great time attending yesterday’s FTU Virtual Seminar and I enjoyed chatting with other attendees at the virtual mixer. Last week, I wrote PSA: Keep Checking IHG Award Prices for Price Drops, Then Rebook or use Free Night Certificates. In that post, I showed you how I kept checking award prices of the Kimpton Muse Hotel in NYC and used an IHG Free Night Certificate once the price dropped to 40,000 IHG Points and below. In today’s post, I will show you how I rebooked a 4 night award stay twice and saved 42,000 IHG Points.
Since I have the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, I took advantage of the fourth night free benefit where the fourth night is completely free. I have an upcoming Crowne Plaza Hotel stay that I originally booked on October 31 for 90,000 IHG Points total. As you can see, the first 3 nights are 30,000 IHG Points per night and the fourth night is free. 90,000 IHG Points for a 4 night stay is an average of 22,500 IHG Points per night which seemed like a good deal to me. Fortunately, the deal was about to get much better over the coming weeks.
Every few days, I checked the award price of the same Crown Plaza Hotel to see if the price dropped. On November 10, I noticed that the price dropped so I cancelled my existing reservation and received the 90,000 IHG Points back into my account. A few readers commented on my previous IHG post and told me that some hotels have interesting cancellation policies, so make sure you can completely cancel your reservation and receive all your IHG Points back into your account before cancelling your reservation.
On November 10, after I cancelled my previous reservation, I rebooked the same reservation for 76,000 IHG Points total. The price for the first 2 nights dropped, but the fourth night was still free. 76,000 IHG Points for a 4 night stay is an average of 19,000 IHG Points per night which seemed like a great deal to me. Fortunately, the deal was about to get even better.
This morning, on November 14, I noticed that the price dropped again, so I cancelled my existing reservation and received the 76,000 IHG Points back into my account.
On November 14, after I cancelled my previous reservation, I rebooked the same reservation for 48,000 IHG Points total. The price for the first 3 nights dropped, but the fourth night was still free. 48,000 IHG Points for a 4 night stay is an average of 12,000 IHG Points per night which seems like an amazing deal to me. I’m not sure how much cheaper this stay will get, but I have another month to go, so I will see what happens.
If you have any questions about rebooking IHG hotels or about the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card fourth night free benefit, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!