Holiday Inn Club Vacations Timeshare Offer: $199 for 3 nights and 4 days in Orlando or Myrtle Beach and 10,000 IHG Reward Club Points
I just received the following offer from IHG and Holiday Inn Club Vacations via my e-mail. It appears that this is a general offer for anyone to accept as it brings me to a standard webpage below.
4 days and 3 nights of family memories in Orlando or Myrtle Beach can be yours for only $199. Whether you’re looking to give the kids thrills at world-famous theme parks, or miles of coastal adventure––it’s your choice with this member-exclusive opportunity.
You’ll earn 10,000 IHG® Rewards Club points and an extra 10,000 points when you book by June 11, 2018. This special offer only lasts until June 28, 2018.
Myrtle Beach or Orlando—find your family’s new favorite spot. Call (888) 392-9135 to request your reservation today.
In another thread, there was some inquiries on the income qualifications to attend to these timeshare offers. According to the fine print of this offer, you must be 23 years old, have income of at least $50,000 and be credit worthy. Here are the full details:
Thoughts on this Offer
If you read the specific details of the offer, they are offering you 3 nights in either a Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida or the Holiday Inn at Surfside in Myrtle Beach.
However, they want to sell you a timeshare at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort.
I have discussed these Holiday Inn offers before but I absolutely despise it when these offers come out and they want to sell you on a specific property but do not even allow you to spend a few days on the property that they want to sell you on to get a feel for the property. If you are actually considering a timeshare purchase at a specific resort, I think that you should at least be able to stay at the property that they are attempting to sell you on.
Buried deep in the terms and conditions are the potential range of prices. The prices of these timeshares range from $4,995 to $151,390.
That is quite the range so I would be interested to see the difference between the $5,000 and the $150,000 timeshare.
In connection with this offer, they are also giving you 10,000 IHG Rewards Club Points. As I have stated many times before, I am a huge fan of points (hotels, airlines, credit cards, etc) and think that they are a great way to travel for significantly less than the retail cost and work extremely well in connection with timeshares.
10,000 IHG Reward Club Points will not get you very far. They do have some properties that can be reserved for as little as 10,000 IHG points per night so this could be an additional free night but the quality of these hotels is not the best.
For the higher tier properties such as the Kimpton brand and Intercontinental, expect to need 60,000 to 90,000 IHG Reward Club Points PER NIGHT.
According to The Points Guy, these points are worth approximately .6 cents per point meaning that the 10,000 points is worth about $60. I think that this is a good ball park figure as a free night in the lowest quality hotels is probably worth about $60.
I have not spent a lot of time reviewing or looking into the Holiday Inn Club Vacation program. It is something that I need to do but hasn't been high on my radar. While the IHG hotel program as some very fine hotels, Holiday Inn resorts are generally not top tier properties. I have eyed visiting a couple of their resorts but have not done so as I tend want to exchange into the highest quality timeshares possible in order to maximize my timeshare ownership.
For this particular offer, it really upsets me that they cannot even offer to put you up at the timeshare that they are attempting to sell. It is not that enticing to me to put me up in a Holiday Inn property and have to shuttle me over to the property to review it. The 10,000 IHG Reward Club Points, while nice, are not that valuable and you need to have a lot more available to you to really get some fantastic value and experience some top tier hotels.
However, with all that being said, $199 for a 3 night vacation in Orlando or Myrtle Beach is definitely a deal especially during the summer months. If you do not have something already planned, this could be a good option for a cheap long weekend trip.
What are your thoughts on this offer? Is is worth it for 2 hours of your time?