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Similar thread on IHG Forum here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/intercontinental-hotels-ihg-rewards-club-intercontinental-ambassador/1232030-annual-free-night-cert-ihg-rewards-club-visa-mastercard-23.html Currently, the IHG credit card is NOT subject to Chase's 5/24 restriction.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of April 2018, a new IHG card is being released. There are changes, including a limit to the value of the annual free night certificate (40,000 point vs. any hotel).
Ongoing discussion can be found here, in the IHG forum.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inte...valuation.html

Existing card members can use "any hotel" certificates that were issued/will be issued prior to April 30th. Any Anniversary Night issued BEFORE May 1, 2018 is still valid at any IHG hotel worldwide.
Certificates issued AFTER May 1 will be under the new T & C's.

From Chase:

Update: We’re changing the Anniversary Free Night on your IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card

On May 1, 2018, we’re changing the Anniversary Free Night benefit associated with your IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card.

Here’s what’s changing
Currently, we award this Anniversary Free Night each year after your anniversary date, and it is redeemable at any IHG property. Going forward, Anniversary Free Nights issued after May 1, 2018, will be redeemable at eligible IHG hotels with a redemption value up to and including 40,000 points.



Here is the list of IHG hotels that will NO LONGER be available for certificate redemption: https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/deals/partner-offers/anniversary-free-night?_PMID=99634986&cm_mmc=CJ-_-4453693-_-7718223-_-www.ihg.com%2Fcontent&glat=AFFI&setPMCookies=true& url=https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/deals/partner-offers/anniversary-free-night


Current public offers, as of 9/1/17
See post 527 regarding an 80,000-point offer: "When I made my reservation, when I got past the point of picking my hotel, and picked my room, there was an active link on the bottom of the page for the 80000+$50 offer."

All offers have the following terms/benefits:
  • Signup bonus earned after $1,000/$2000 spend in first 3 months
  • Starting on the first anniversary of account opening, a free night every year at any [effective with Anniversary Certs issued on 01 May 2018, redeemable only at properties 40,000 points and under] IHG hotel. (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.
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 IHG (Rewards Club) Visa / Mastercard.

Q. Once I meet the $1000 (or $2000) spending requirement, how soon will I receive my bonus points?
Q. Can I apply for this card and earn the bonus after doing so previously?

A. For answers to these and other questions, see the wiki and related discussion in the master discussion thread Applying for Chase Credit Cards, 2017 onward

Q. Will the signup bonus count toward Spire Elite status?

A. No
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Old Apr 7, 2016, 1:54 pm
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The public offer is back to 70k + 5k AU: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ihg/aepdefault

Wiki updated.

By the way, did the 80k phone offer have an AU bonus?
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Old Apr 7, 2016, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by mk712
The public offer is back to 70k + 5k AU: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ihg/aepdefault

Wiki updated.

By the way, did the 80k phone offer have an AU bonus?
And note that it is a minimum spend requirement of $2000 instead of $1000.

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Old Apr 8, 2016, 7:17 am
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Originally Posted by mk712
The public offer is back to 70k + 5k AU: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ihg/aepdefault

Wiki updated.

By the way, did the 80k phone offer have an AU bonus?
When I called to get the 80K phone offer, I was not told about a 5K AU bonus. Same with the 80K +$50 through the booking page.
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Old Apr 10, 2016, 1:02 am
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The 80k link in the wiki leads to a 404 page that redirects to a 70k offer.
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Old Apr 10, 2016, 5:50 am
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Originally Posted by ralphs
The 80k link in the wiki leads to a 404 page that redirects to a 70k offer.
Thus the phrase "targeted/semi-targeted."
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Old Apr 12, 2016, 2:25 pm
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I booked a stay with IHG points for July. After booking that stay I opened a Chase IHG card. Since I am now a cardholder, will I receive the 10% rebate for my stay even though I booked before being a cardholder?

I'm looking for data points more than guesses because the card T&C isn't very specific, it just says:
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks after Reward Night stay for rebated points to be deposited into your account, and 4 to 6 weeks after date of redemption for all other (non-Reward Night) redemption items. Maximum number of points to be rebated not to exceed 100,000 points in a calendar year. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to reverse rebated points when redemption item has been returned. In order to receive points for redemption rebates, you must be a U.S. IHG® Rewards Club Select Card holder and your IHG® Rewards Club account must be in good standing. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment.
Usually I would re-book just to be safe, but the hotel is now sold out and if I cancel my existing reservation there is no guarantee it'll be available again.

It's a 70k point stay and I wouldn't say no to an extra 7k points...
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Old Apr 12, 2016, 2:45 pm
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Not sure. Might end up needing to contact customer service afterward. It's possible the initial rebate eligibility is determined/flagged at the time of booking.
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Old Apr 13, 2016, 5:38 pm
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Don't see this in the wiki: When will my status show up on my IHG account? I was approved last night.
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Old Apr 14, 2016, 10:32 am
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I got denied for the card, looks like We can only get this card every 2 yrs now.
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Old Apr 14, 2016, 4:11 pm
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I asked about matching the 80k signup that I wasn't offered and got this message in response:

The offer you requested that includes 80,000 points if you
spend $1,000 in net purchases cannot be matched as the
spending requirements are not the same. We apologize for
any inconvenience this matter may cause you.

Uhhh... what?
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Old Apr 14, 2016, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode
I asked about matching the 80k signup that I wasn't offered and got this message in response:

The offer you requested that includes 80,000 points if you
spend $1,000 in net purchases cannot be matched as the
spending requirements are not the same. We apologize for
any inconvenience this matter may cause you.

Uhhh... what?

did you sign up for the 70k w/$2k spending?
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Old Apr 14, 2016, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by odin99
did you sign up for the 70k w/$2k spending?
Yeah I did. I understood what they were saying but that seems completely arbitrary. I responded asking if they'd meet it after I met 2k spend. We'll see.
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Old Apr 17, 2016, 1:38 pm
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Apparently it takes 6-8 weeks (according to Chase DM) for the status to show up on my account. The only reason I got the card was for the HHonors status match to diamond which expires at the end of the month. Anyone know anything I can do?
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Old Apr 17, 2016, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode
Apparently it takes 6-8 weeks (according to Chase DM) for the status to show up on my account. The only reason I got the card was for the HHonors status match to diamond which expires at the end of the month. Anyone know anything I can do?
I thought it ended June 30th? where are you seeing april
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Old Apr 17, 2016, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by omghaxcode
Apparently it takes 6-8 weeks (according to Chase DM) for the status to show up on my account. The only reason I got the card was for the HHonors status match to diamond which expires at the end of the month. Anyone know anything I can do?
This is just my family member's timing:

Applied March 8, got the status change on IHG March 17
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