I received an email that from today until Dec 2, 2013, you will be able to buy IHG points and receive a 50% bonus. So for example
If you buy 1,000, you will receive a bonus of 500 for a total of 1,500 points for $13.50
If you buy 5,000 you will receive a bonus of 2,500 for a total of 7,500 points for $67.50
If you buy 10,000 you will receive a bonus of 5,000 for a total of 15,000 points for $135
The max to purchase would be 60,000 points which would yield a 30,000 bonus. If you need to top out your account for that next award stay, then this may be beneficial to some.