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IHG Rewards Visa/MC, currently 60K, possibly 80K, pts

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Old Mar 19, 14, 2:18 pm
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80K Confirmation for the MC Select Version, Not Just the World Version

Yesterday Mrs. Middle_Seat applied for the IHG MC, using the previously-posted DF01 link. She was approved for the Select version ($2K CL), not the "better" World version.

Today we called and the CSR confirmed that the bonus would be 80K IHG points.

I do not know if first year fee is waived, or if she will get Platinum status at IHG properties.
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Old Mar 19, 14, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by welookgood.com View Post
Received an e-mail that the IHG CC will be converted over the next few months from Visa to Select Mastercard.
I was planning to cancel due to my travel patterns changing. By way of "new product" does it mean that I would be eligible for the bonus again in the future should my travel plans change?
Got the email to check SM on the conversion.

In the SM it says the MC would arrive around May 17th (in the middle of our trip somewhere).

If you are planning to re-apply, you probably should cancel the Visa now. Enough data points on this thread the last couple weeks have indicated that Chase would NOT allow having both a Visa and a MC.

The MC version is so new, there is no way to know whether new bonus would be awarded until 1 to 2 months from now the earliest.

It is better to wait for evidence rather than trying to "interpret" the wording, just my opinion. After all, it is Chase who would decide what exactly that means, not by you and me and anyone on FT... so it is useless to ask for an interpretation here.
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Old Mar 19, 14, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by unkn0wns0ldier View Post
Any reports on what happens if your confirmation says you were approved for a Visa card???
You would either get a Visa which would eventually be converted to MC, or you would get a MC outright.

So what is the big deal on which one you get, as we already know that one could not get both?!

The things we know so far are:

1) Chase system detects existing Visa holders and denies the application for MC automatically, without pulling credit report.

2) We have a few posters have applied the card thru the DF01 link and are told upon approved by the CSRs that their bonus would be 80K.

3) We will soon find out (in a month or two) whether a bonus would be given on the MC if one had a Visa before.

4) The branches would have 0 clue on what the application link is for. Worse, if the branch calls around and brought the attention to some dept in Chase which realizes the old link was still alive - one such naive (if not downright stupid) action would bring the demise to the still working link.

In this miles/points pursuit business, one would need to have some faith if one wants a better bonus than the publicly available links that anyone can find on the official sites... Just sayin.

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Old Mar 20, 14, 12:30 am
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Oh man, my 1st anniversary award is coming up and they decide to change it to a MC. I guess I'll still cancel and take a chance at a second bonus.
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Old Mar 20, 14, 9:50 am
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Got an email from Chase yesterday stating that they have converted my IHG Visa to a Mastercard and I will be getting the new card soon. This actually works out in my favor because I already have a lot of Visa/Amex cards that I keep long term for improving my age of accounts, but no Mastercard (until now that is).
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Old Mar 20, 14, 11:48 am
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Applied for new card using link from original post. Called today morning and confirmed it will be coming with 80k points.

I was told, since its a new card (Mastercard), they are running quite a backlog and wont be able to do a rush delivery.
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Old Mar 20, 14, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by welookgood.com View Post
Per: http://www.frugaltravelguy.com/2014/...club-card.html

Chase is not giving people bonuses when getting a slightly different product (Visa instead of MC) these days. SO YMMV

My recent experience contradicts this. I had a CSP MC. I canceled it to apply for the 50k CSP Visa offer. This month the 50k bonus posted for the CSP Visa after making the spend.

You need to cancel the existing slightly different product before applying for the new one.
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Old Mar 20, 14, 10:08 pm
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I applied for the IHG Visa from the link in the wiki above on 3/12, and today I received the MC instead!!! Confirmed Platinum status (Rep couldn't tell me when!) and 80K IHG points after $1000 spend in 3 months. Spending already done & looking forward for the points in 6-8 weeks.
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Old Mar 21, 14, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
I applied for the IHG Visa from the link in the wiki above on 3/12, and today I received the MC instead!!! Confirmed Platinum status (Rep couldn't tell me when!) and 80K IHG points after $1000 spend in 3 months. Spending already done & looking forward for the points in 6-8 weeks.
I applied on 3/5 via an email solicitation and still haven't received my card. Shocking how slow they are in my case.
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Old Mar 21, 14, 1:20 am
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I applied earlier this week and just received my VISA IHG Rewards card today. I applied through the Visa link shown below. Need to confirm on the bonus. Sending a secure message now to Chase to ensure its 80K with 1k spend and no annual fee.
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Old Mar 21, 14, 6:29 am
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Is the annual night clawed back when cancelling?
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Old Mar 21, 14, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by The_Wrath_of_Khan View Post
Is the annual night clawed back when cancelling?
The answer is in the wiki (actually, is the entire wiki) for http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inter...t-pc-visa.html.
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Old Mar 21, 14, 2:24 pm
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How quickly do points post?

Does anyone know how quickly the sign-up bonus points will post to your IHG account after you pay off your first $1,000 in spend? Looking to book a room with points, and there is a limited number of rooms left during our desired travel period. Thanks!
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Old Mar 21, 14, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by sweetpea1813 View Post
Does anyone know how quickly the sign-up bonus points will post to your IHG account after you pay off your first $1,000 in spend? Looking to book a room with points, and there is a limited number of rooms left during our desired travel period. Thanks!
Welcome to FT!

The answer to your question is in the wiki at the top of this page (and every page in this thread). It's always a good idea to read a thread's wiki for FAQs before posting a question.
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Old Mar 21, 14, 2:44 pm
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Thanks so much for your prompt response. Yes, I saw that on the wiki. I guess I was hoping for other people's personal experience. I just opened the card, and the billing period doesn't end until May, but I made payment as soon as I hit the $1,000 spend. I am hoping not to wait until May (close of the statement) to receive my points. I didn't know whether the points would post within a shorter period after payment, even though the billing period does not end for 1.5 months.
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