Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) Leaders Club has made some minor changes to the program, and you can now buy their points.
LHW Leaders Club offers its points at up to 100% bonus during the introductory sale, valid for purchases made until December 26, 2023.
You can access this offer on LHW’s website here.
Does it make sense to buy LHW points?
Leading Hotels of the World prices award rooms dynamically. The points are worth 8 cents each towards paid rates found on their website.
You can buy them at a 100% bonus at 6 cents each and redeem them at 8, so there could be some value.
Just note that you don’t earn points for award stays, and they don’t count toward your status in the Leaders Club.
The same company (Points.com) handles the points sales to LHW as they do for many others.
So, you can essentially buy points at 6 cents each that are worth 8 cents when you redeem them for rates found on the LHW’s website (likely lower rates elsewhere and through OTAs).
Buying could make sense if you already have status with LHW’s Leaders Club and could essentially get a 20% further discount on the displayed rates (buying points and then redeeming them).
Terms and Conditions of this bonus points offer:
This Offer is available for qualified Leaders Club points purchases made between 10:00 AM ET on November 16, 2023 and 11:59 PM ET December 26, 2023 (“Offer Period”).
Leaders Club members may purchase Leaders Club points for themselves or as a gift for another Leaders Club member. A points bonus will be awarded for qualified points purchases according to the Offer noted above. For points purchased as a gift for another Leaders Club member, bonus points will be awarded to the gift recipient.
Each purchase during the Offer Period will be treated as a separate transaction for the purposes of calculating the points bonus. Purchase transactions during the Offer Period will not be aggregated.
The number of points a member may purchase or gift during the Offer Period is subject to annual limits. Leaders Club members may purchase Leaders Club points in increments of one thousand (1,000) Leaders Club points up to a maximum of fifty thousand (50,000) Leaders Club points in a calendar year. Bonus points do not count toward the maximum number of points a member may purchase during a calendar year. Purchase limits in the storefront reflect the remaining balance of points a member may purchase during the current calendar year.
Purchased points, as well as any bonus points awarded pursuant to this Offer, will not count toward any Leaders Club tier qualification. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipients only and may not be forwarded. The Offer is subject to change and cannot be combined with any other offer. Leaders Club points purchase transactions are non-refundable. When the transaction is complete, it may take up to ten (10) days for the purchased Leaders Club points to be credited to your or the gifted Leaders Club member’s account. Taxes or the equivalent if applicable will be added to the points purchase price. Leaders Club Terms and Conditions apply.