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

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Old Oct 26, 13, 11:37 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Originally Posted by Leif Karlen View Post
I've been trying the links for several days, on a variety of computers and browsers, and I always get "this webpage is not available".
The link in the wiki loaded fine for me just now in a Chrome Incognito window.

Are you sure you don't have a firewall blocking it? And ensure your IP address is US-based?
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Old Oct 28, 13, 3:05 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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Churn?

Any experience in churning this card since it is IHG Awards and not Priority Club now? I received a promotional email from Chase "sign up get 80k... etc", I closed this card earlier this year, I was planning to wait a bit to try to churn it, but if someone has positive results, I'd like to hear about it. If this was already answered, sorry for cluttering up this thread.

Best,

PedroNY
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Old Oct 28, 13, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Leif Karlen View Post
How did you apply? I've been trying the links for several days, on a variety of computers and browsers, and I always get "this webpage is not available". I assumed the link must have gone dead.
Link in the wiki, it worked for me in Chrome.
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Old Oct 30, 13, 6:52 pm
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Is this card available with an EMV chip?
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Old Oct 30, 13, 7:47 pm
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I called to cancel my card and asked whether they would be able to offer anything for retention. The agent said that since it's a card partnered with PC, they couldn't do anything for it. Though the free night certificate is nice, even then I don't think I'll travel enough to justify paying extra for the card just to get the certificate. Definitely a solid card otherwise, it's been a good run!
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Old Nov 2, 13, 5:50 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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I understand that I shouldn't request to change my billing statement cycle in the effort to speed up the reward points being posted to my account. Am I also to understand that simply reaching the $1k spend and paying the balance off early (I've had the card for about a week and have paid off a $1k+ balance already) won't yield the reward points either?
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Old Nov 2, 13, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by mrbehm View Post
I understand that I shouldn't request to change my billing statement cycle in the effort to speed up the reward points being posted to my account. Am I also to understand that simply reaching the $1k spend and paying the balance off early (I've had the card for about a week and have paid off a $1k+ balance already) won't yield the reward points either?
The wiki explains in detail when you can expect to receive your points.
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Old Nov 3, 13, 12:09 pm
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I got the IHG card a while back and had no problem getting the 80K. I already had about 10K in points from stays before applying. Now I'm wanting to get this card for my husband on his next AOR. He does not currently have an IHG account. I'm going to set that up for him & transfer 1,000 from his Chase UR. Hope this 80K offer works for someone who has an even 1000 and no stays in their account. Guess the worse case scenario would be 60K. Any thoughts?
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Old Nov 3, 13, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by jt58203 View Post
I got the IHG card a while back and had no problem getting the 80K. I already had about 10K in points from stays before applying. Now I'm wanting to get this card for my husband on his next AOR. He does not currently have an IHG account. I'm going to set that up for him & transfer 1,000 from his Chase UR. Hope this 80K offer works for someone who has an even 1000 and no stays in their account. Guess the worse case scenario would be 60K. Any thoughts?
Don't worry about putting any points in the account. You'll get the 80K if you sign up using the link. I opened up an IHG account just before applying to put the number on the app. Approved, confirmed 80K bonus through SM.
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Old Nov 4, 13, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by PedroNY View Post
Any experience in churning this card since it is IHG Awards and not Priority Club now? I received a promotional email from Chase "sign up get 80k... etc", I closed this card earlier this year, I was planning to wait a bit to try to churn it, but if someone has positive results, I'd like to hear about it.
PedroNY
I have the same question. And yes, I know there is an endless thread on churning Chase cards, but I couldn't find anything in it that applied to this specific question. Maybe it is answered there, but if so I couldn't find it.

I have the Priority card, but the T/C for the IHG card say for "new members of the IHG card", and don't mention the Priority card at all. I'm hoping this means they are considering the IHG card to be a different card from the Priority, thus I qualify for it. Anyone have and info about this?
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Old Nov 4, 13, 3:53 pm
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good sign on bonus, great aniversary cert, too poor for spending
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Old Nov 5, 13, 10:55 am
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husband just got instantly approved.. has only one other Chase card. recently approved for World Arrival
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Old Nov 5, 13, 7:12 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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I applied on 10/29, received the card on 11/4 and confirmed the $80k promo.

Would anyone know if sending someone money via PayPal as a gift (so no 4% fee) using this credit card would qualify as purchases towards the $1k?

I'm looking to make a private party purchase and would like to send money via PayPal as a gift rather than cash to help me reach the $1k asap.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 5, 13, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jjoaquin View Post
Would anyone know if sending someone money via PayPal as a gift (so no 4% fee) using this credit card would qualify as purchases towards the $1k?
Just so you know, when you fund a PayPal payment using a credit card, there is a fee -- no matter if you send it as a gift or not. So, if your plan is to be able to create spend on the card using PayPal without a fee, it will not work that way.

- John...
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Old Nov 6, 13, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by jjoaquin View Post
I applied on 10/29, received the card on 11/4 and confirmed the $80k promo.

Would anyone know if sending someone money via PayPal as a gift (so no 4% fee) using this credit card would qualify as purchases towards the $1k?

I'm looking to make a private party purchase and would like to send money via PayPal as a gift rather than cash to help me reach the $1k asap.

Thanks in advance.
What you can do, is send up to $1K thru Amazon payments, and fund it with a credit card. Just make sure you check the button for "goods and services". If you chose "cash advance" it will not count towards your minimum spend, and you will be charged fees and interest.

Sadly, this will not count towards the 5X points this quarter on the Freedom card. Although you can use that card, and get 1X points per $.

Do not send more than $1K a calendar month, and do not send money back and forth between the same two people. A to B, or A to B to C is fine. A to B, then back to A thru Amazon payments, will get your account closed. So you can use this to pay someone you owe money to, or you can do this with anyone you trust to give you the money back in cash, or check.

I have been doing this monthly for some time now, yes even with Citibank cards, with no problems at all. Both parties need to have an Amazon account, each must sign up for a free Amazon payments account, and the person receiving the money has to designate a bank account to deposit it into.

12K miles or points a year for free !
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