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Q. How do I obtain the 80K offer?

A. There is a Mastercard application (per post #1615) for 80K. This application page provides pricing info but no bonus details. However, numerous FTers have reported that after applying through this link & being approved, they have received the 80K bonus after meeting the spend amount. Thus, there is no need for additional 80K success reports -- but please report any problems with the link above or any problems receiving the 80K bonus after approval.

(The former 80K Visa offer is no longer available. All links in post #1 of this thread--including https://www.mychasecreditcards.com/ihg/inhotel80k and the Visa application page to which it redirected--are dead.)

The best openly-advertised offer is a 60K offer for the new Chase IHG Mastercard.
  • 60,000 bonus points after spending $1000 in first 3 months.
  • Free night every year at any IHG hotels. (Cert may be redeemed online.)
  • 5 points per $ spent at IHG hotels
  • 2 points per $ spent on gas,groceries and dining
  • 1 point per $ on everything else
  • 10% points rebate on any redemptions. ("Please allow 4 to 6 weeks after Reward Night stay for rebated points to be deposited into your account")
  • No fee 1st year, then $49.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • IHG Platinum status for as long as you hold the card.

Note: even if you receive a 60K offer, you may be able to "bump the bonus" after approval by sending Chase a secure message (via your online Chase account) and asking them to match the existing 80K offer. FTers have had success doing this with other Chase cards/offers, and preliminary reports suggest that it will also work for the IHG cards.

Q. Where can I learn more about the annual free-night certificate associated with this card? How long are the certificates good for? Are the certificates revoked if you cancel your Chase card?

A. See Annual Free Night Cert from PC Visa.

Q. Once I meet the $1000 spending requirement, how soon will I receive my bonus points?

A. Bonus points typically accrue at the close of the billing period in which you incur the corresponding charges. Points should appear in your IHG RC account within a day or two thereafter.

NOTE: If you complete your $1000 required spending within 7-10 days of your statement close, the bonus may not post until the following month's statement, even if the regular per-dollar points post on the first statement. This is normal behavior for Chase and is not worth a phone call.

Q. Can I apply for this card and earn the bonus after doing so previously?

A. It depends. Recent reports, as well as past experience with other Chase cards, indicate that you will not be approved for the IHG MasterCard while holding an IHG Visa. However, it may be possible to apply for the MasterCard (and earn a bonus) after closing an IHG Visa, and with little or no waiting period.

For further information, see the wiki and related discussion in Applying for Chase Credit Cards [Consolidated].

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Old Nov 21, 11, 5:39 am   #1
 
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80k points, no fee 1st yr, IHG Rewards (Priority Club) Visa/MC

[Update: $1000 spend now required. Seen on PC website & personal reports in this thread.]

I know Chase has been targeting people with 80k points offers and there has been a public 60k points offer since the crack the case promotion. I created this thread because I think I found a link for what might be the non-targeted

80k offer

which redirects to

Application Page

The application page doesn't say anything about 80,000 points. The link is what I got after watching the visa promo video.

Quote:
  • 80,000 bonus points after first use.
  • Free night every year at any of our hotels. (You need to call 1-877-318-5890 after your anniversary date to redeem it)
  • 5 points per $ spent at our hotels
  • 2 points per $ spent on gas,groceries and dining
  • 1 point per $ on everything else
  • 10% points rebate on any redemptions. (These post automatically after the statement date)
  • No fee 1st year, then $49.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
If you are thinking of applying for the PC card it might not hurt to try using this link. In case, this is a targeted offer you can always ask for Chase to match the public 60k offer: Landing page and Application page

Edit to add: Read posts 62 & 72. Two have applied and received confirmations that they would get 80k.

You can send a secure message to bump the bonus if you got the card within the last 3 months. Sending a secure message with the links works better than calling. This was my experience with bumping the CO card bonus too. Read post 79 for a confirmation of bonus bump.

As pointed out in post 27, you must click the legal disclosures button before you can submit the application.

Make the first purchase during a statement cycle which ends on/after 1/1/2012 and get platinum status until 31/12/2013.

Last edited by philemer; Jan 5, 13 at 9:04 pm. Reason: update to show $1000 requirement
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Old Nov 21, 11, 6:38 am   #2
 
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Thanks for the links. I was planning on getting my wife a card in the next month to take advantage of 60K points and pretty much Platinum status for 2 years as she would 1st use it in January so might use the link if she doesn't get a targeted offer within the next month.

The free night a year definitely pays for the annual fee of $49 (waived 1st year)
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Old Nov 21, 11, 6:53 am   #3
 
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I think this is the standard 60K offer.

The 80K offer has always been targeted.

Emailed priority club and asked about 80k offer and they gave me a link to 60K offer.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 6:56 am   #4
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I think this is the standard 60K offer.

The 80K offer has always been targeted.

Emailed priority club and asked about 80k offer and they gave me a link to 60K offer.
mind telling us what you get with the 60k points? how much in giftcards or can be transfered?

thanks
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Old Nov 21, 11, 6:59 am   #5
 
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mind telling us what you get with the 60k points? how much in giftcards or can be transfered?

thanks
The only value is hotel stays. Some other exchanges but very bad rate.

Get card if you want to stay at hotel.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 7:26 am   #6
 
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mind telling us what you get with the 60k points? how much in giftcards or can be transfered?

thanks
If you use their point breaks you can really spread it out.
Only 5,000 points per night!
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Old Nov 21, 11, 7:28 am   #7
 
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mind telling us what you get with the 60k points? how much in giftcards or can be transfered?

thanks
The current pointbreak list is good until the end of Nov:
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/pc/...intbreaks.html
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Old Nov 21, 11, 11:21 am   #8
 
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The link is what I got after watching the visa promo video.
What is the promotion code you enter for the 1000 points for watching the video? Would love to net an easy 1k points for 90 seconds of ignoring a video.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 11:34 am   #9
 
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I applied for the 60k offer... got it, but wanted the 80k which they wouldn't do unless I provide them with an invitation code... still waiting for one of those to arrive in mail if it ever does.

While I was waiting for points to post I went from being Gold status to Platinum.

I maybe stayed in a IHG property once or twice, usually booked through a third party not direct. And only had 500 points in my account before the 60k credited.


Not sure what good the status will net me, but what the hell.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 12:33 pm   #10
 
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[quote= While I was waiting for points to post I went from being Gold status to Platinum. Not sure what good the status will net me, but what the hell.[/QUOTE]

You mean that the 60K bonus points got you over the platinum 60k membership threshold?In others words are those bonus points "qualifying points"?
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Old Nov 21, 11, 12:43 pm   #11
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You mean that the 60K bonus points got you over the platinum 60k membership threshold?In others words are those bonus points "qualifying points"?
Yes.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 1:27 pm   #12
 
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You mean that the 60K bonus points got you over the platinum 60k membership threshold?In others words are those bonus points "qualifying points"?
Pretty much all points are qualifying with PC. That is easy to make status but makes status not worth so much. Good and bad.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 3:08 pm   #13
 
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You can convert 10,000 points into 2000 miles but its not a good value. Also you can earn tons of points for every stay if you register for the promo codes mentioned in the master thread in the IHG forum.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 5:42 pm   #14
 
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i think both links take me to the application page...

still i'm targeted and might get the card come january...that way plat status for all of 2013...
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Old Nov 21, 11, 6:39 pm   #15
 
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What is the promotion code you enter for the 1000 points for watching the video? Would love to net an easy 1k points for 90 seconds of ignoring a video.
You may want to read this
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