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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by oyouno View Post
I wouldn't expect it to work either as they are still considered the same product even though 1 is Visa and 1 is MC.
I don't mean to be difficult, but what conceivable basis do you have for saying that? The MC version is all of ~2 weeks old, so we have no definitive (or even reliable) data points on how Chase is handling the changeover to a MC product.

We have some historical data points indicating that Chase has issued bonuses to people hitting other Visa/MC pairs, such as the Ink Bold, in close sequence. (One poster claims to have held both simultaneously & gotten the bonuses.)
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Old Mar 24, 14, 5:28 pm
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Dang, I've only had the Visa for 1 month. I already received and used my bonus points, but I don't want to anger Chase by cancelling so soon...
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Old Mar 24, 14, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by waingro View Post
Dang, I've only had the Visa for 1 month. I already received and used my bonus points, but I don't want to anger Chase by cancelling so soon...
I wouldn't risk that. Just take the hit and keep the visa.
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Old Mar 24, 14, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by waingro View Post
Dang, I've only had the Visa for 1 month. I already received and used my bonus points, but I don't want to anger Chase by cancelling so soon...
Originally Posted by RamboAroundTheWorld View Post
I wouldn't risk that. Just take the hit and keep the visa.
Does Chase give you the option to refuse the changeover to a MC? If you really want a Visa and they insist that you have to have a MC or they'll close the account, it's not like you're the one creating the problem.
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Old Mar 24, 14, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
Does Chase give you the option to refuse the changeover to a MC? If you really want a Visa and they insist that you have to have a MC or they'll close the account, it's not like you're the one creating the problem.
You don't want to have an issuer close an account and risk having that notation on your credit report. It becomes a red flag later on sometimes. You'd be better not playing games and simply cancelling it. Then if you need to talk to Chase later on a recon and they (by chance, but unlikely) happen to mention it you can explain why you cancelled to the agent.
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Old Mar 25, 14, 1:13 pm
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Sent secure message to close the IHG card 3 days ago and have yet to hear from them.

Anyone get a response?
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Old Mar 25, 14, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
Does Chase give you the option to refuse the changeover to a MC? If you really want a Visa and they insist that you have to have a MC or they'll close the account, it's not like you're the one creating the problem.
Why would they close the account? I haven't heard anything about Chase giving you a choice. It's like that old Mafia joke about making you an offer you can't refuse.

They'll just send you the MC to replace the Visa. If you don't like it, it would be up to you to cancel, they aren't going to do it for you.
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Old Mar 25, 14, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by allen060421 View Post
how do you get Chase to expedite the platinum status?
I will be visiting in April
SO called Chase and IHG a few times, but each time they kept saying they couldn't do anything. SO made min spend immediately upon receiving the card although I don't think that has anything to do with plat status.

Applied: 2/28/14
Plat Status: 3/14/14

About 2 weeks from application date, and there's at least 1 more report in this thread that also states 2 weeks.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by duranza View Post
Sent secure message to close the IHG card 3 days ago and have yet to hear from them.

Anyone get a response?
Did that last week; it took a day or two to get a response that it had been closed. Defintely less than 3 days.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Brugge View Post
Did that last week; it took a day or two to get a response that it had been closed. Defintely less than 3 days.
thanks.. got the message today.. now has anyone applied for the new card yet or does one have to wait till April 1st?
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Old Mar 26, 14, 6:04 pm
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Got a VISA for this card even though I applied on 03/18/14 and no word about changing it to an MC... Sent Chase a Secure Msg to confirm awards and they told me 80K / 1K Spend. Sent them another SM to expedite the platinum status but no response yet. Sent the Plat Status SM last Friday 03/21 ... still waiting
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Old Mar 26, 14, 7:57 pm
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Cancelled my card and I'll play the waiting game to see if anyone reports success in getting the MC join bonus. I have better perks with Hyatt, SPG and Hilton so the loss of a free night really doesn't weigh that heavily upon me.
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Old Mar 27, 14, 10:33 pm
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I've had my card since Fall '12 and have the free night. The sensible choice seems to be: Cancel the card. Only my continued plat status is in limbo.

Any idea how long you keep Plat after cancelling the card? (searched postings since Nov '13 and couldn't find any answers)
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Old Mar 27, 14, 11:56 pm
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Chase converting IHG Visa to MC

Just wanted to share that when I logged into my Chase account tonight, I see a message below my IHG credit card stating that the conversion has already happened. Check out this post for a screenshot: http://travelwithgrant.com/2014/03/2...-edge-program/

Good night everyone.
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Old Mar 28, 14, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by Grant Thomas View Post
Just wanted to share that when I logged into my Chase account tonight, I see a message below my IHG credit card stating that the conversion has already happened. Check out this post for a screenshot: http://travelwithgrant.com/2014/03/2...-edge-program/

Good night everyone.
Yup. The conversion is supposedly on April 1st but it has started during the overnight processing after Midnight when it turned to March 28th.

Even a card canceled yesterday day time and 100% of the line moved to another Chase card, by a specialist at Lending Dept, is now shown being converted to a new account number despite it also shows "this account is closed" with a 0 available credit. So the conversion has NO mechanism to check accounts being closed just prior to the conversion.

I hope those who closed their Visa a few days earlier do not see the conversion of their closed cards.
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