I'm going to combine miles and dollars to book a hotel night (in addition to using my annual free night), but I realized if I transfer what remains of my Chase UR into IHG, because of their "must transfer in increments of 1,000" rule, I'll be 500 points short. I could buy 1,000 points for $13.50 through IHG. I could also go buy a $100 gift card on my Chase Ink at Staples (5x the points), but then those points wouldn't post till later this month. While I can wait (hotel booking is for April), I also don't want the hotel to get booked up! It's in the most popular part of a fairly major midwestern city. Are there any other good ways of doing this that I'm missing?