IHG has been busy this weekend sending out emails trying to get members to burn their points at the InterContinental Alliance Resort in Las Vegas – Venetian when their cash rates are low.

IHG Rewards Club members can redeem free nights starting at 35,000 points plus a $45 additional resort fee per night through June 30, 2021.

You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.

Here’s the text on the email:

InterContinental Alliance Venetian Rate Search


A three-night weekend stay would cost you 155,000 points and $135.


The cash rate for that three-night would be 953.15, but you need to deduct the scam fee of $135 to make the rates comparable. The cash price is $818.15.


The value of a point used towards this award is the previous standard, around 0.5 cents each (0.52 to be exact). It is nasty that you are required to pay a scam fee when using your IHG Rewards points for stays at the Venetian.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

For IHG® Rewards Club Reward Night stays: Points will automatically be deducted at time of booking. Check the cancellation policy before booking. Rate does not include tax or Resort Fee. For IHG® Rewards Club “Points & Cash” stays: Use existing points for all required points for the desired Reward Night or using your existing points and purchasing additional points in various increments to total the required points. The total purchase on any single day may not exceed $280USD. Points & Cash Reward Nights may only be redeemed online at www.ihgrewardsclub.com. Point purchase amounts are subject to change by IHG® Rewards Club. You must use a valid credit card for points purchase. Upon completion of the points purchase, you agree that the total dollar amount will be immediately charged to the credit card you specified. The cost for the points purchased is non-refundable. If the Reward Night is cancelled in accordance with Reward Nights terms and conditions and with each hotel’s cancellation policy, the purchased IHG® Rewards Club points will be re-deposited into your IHG® Rewards Club account. Cash components of this award that are paid in currencies other than U.S. dollars will be adjusted by IHG® Rewards Club, as needed, to reflect the USD equivalent of the non-USD payment at that time. All other Reward Night terms and conditions apply

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