I just used points + cash as part of the accelerate offer. I thought I was paying I think 80USD + using 10,000 points but apparently I bought 10,000 points and used 10,000 of my own points.
So USD$80 = NZD$107 about half the rack rate.
So I paid NZD $107 to buy 10,000 IHG points? I don’t remember what the 100% promo on IHG points was but I’m pretty sure it cost less than what I just paid.
I think next one was $50USD = NZD $67 to buy 5,000 points and use 15,000 points of my own?
I don’t understand why people use points + cash. Is it ever a good deal apart from the whole book and cancel thing? I probably don’t have this right. Can someone shine a light on this for me please?