IHG Rewards MasterCard [now 60,000 pts]

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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/de...ary-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 Feb 20, 17, 8:39 pm
  #361  
 
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Hmm, I didn't know this offer was elusive. Both my wife and I see it. We do have IHG platinum. I make a dummy reservation (New York for example) and on the final page just where you would click the Confirm button, there is the offer.
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Old Mar 5, 17, 1:46 am
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No status, no 80k offer on that confirmation page.

no reason to get toooo upset over 20k, I suppose...
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Old Mar 5, 17, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by zhangg View Post
No status, no 80k offer on that confirmation page.

no reason to get toooo upset over 20k, I suppose...
20k is a whole night free. $110
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Old Mar 17, 17, 12:44 pm
  #364  
 
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Newbie-novice.
JUST got mailed 80Kpt $2K 3mos offer with
ihgrewardsclub.com/80koffer
but signing in keep getting:

"Offer Unavailable

Thank you for your interest, however, this offer is not currently available. Please click the button below to view alternate offers and apply online. Please note the terms and conditions of these offers may vary.

This is a link to a third-party site as described in our Weblinking Practices. Note that the third party's privacy policy and security practices may differ from our standards. We assume no responsibility nor do we control, endorse or guarantee any aspect of your use of the linked site.

© 2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. | Privacy Notice"


Out of luck?
Another path to 80K + free anniv night?
Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 17, 17, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelPhotographer View Post
Newbie-novice.
JUST got mailed 80Kpt $2K 3mos offer with
ihgrewardsclub.com/80koffer
but signing in keep getting:

"Offer Unavailable

Thank you for your interest, however, this offer is not currently available. Please click the button below to view alternate offers and apply online. Please note the terms and conditions of these offers may vary.

This is a link to a third-party site as described in our Weblinking Practices. Note that the third party's privacy policy and security practices may differ from our standards. We assume no responsibility nor do we control, endorse or guarantee any aspect of your use of the linked site.

© 2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Privacy Notice"


Out of luck?
Another path to 80K + free anniv night?
Thanks in advance.
Who mailed the offer to you, Chase/IHG, or somebody else?

If Chase/IHG, check to see if there is a phone number in the mailing that one can call to apply by phone.

If somebody else sent you the offer, I suspect that you're out of luck.
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Old Mar 18, 17, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelPhotographer View Post
Newbie-novice.
JUST got mailed 80Kpt $2K 3mos offer with
ihgrewardsclub.com/80koffer
but signing in keep getting:

"Offer Unavailable

Thank you for your interest, however, this offer is not currently available. Please click the button below to view alternate offers and apply online. Please note the terms and conditions of these offers may vary.

This is a link to a third-party site as described in our Weblinking Practices. Note that the third party's privacy policy and security practices may differ from our standards. We assume no responsibility nor do we control, endorse or guarantee any aspect of your use of the linked site.

© 2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. | Privacy Notice"


Out of luck?
Another path to 80K + free anniv night?
Thanks in advance.
Try this. Though it has been exploited big time on the Chinese site in the past few days so no idea if it still work.

https://www.uscreditcardguide.com/ho...witch_language

The original link in Chinese.
https://www.uscreditcardguide.com/ho...-work-for-you/
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Old Mar 21, 17, 11:12 am
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UPDATE: thanks for responses

Must'a been Chase website hitch.
Got appearance of proper application later -- instant approval!!!
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Old Mar 21, 17, 5:59 pm
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So, get this:

I received the flyer for this in the mail. Seems a much better deal than the Hilton one I got recently because redemptions are much lower with IHG. So I went to the website as instructed in the flyer. On that site, it asks you to sign in to your account. When I did, I received a screen that said this deal was not applicable to me, they could only offer 60K. So I called. The IHG agent transferred me to Chase, where I talked to a robot. I think they had done brain surgery on her. She was unable to respond to anything that wasn't in her script. I explained to her the situation; she promptly starts to try to sell me on the card, describing all the benefits. It did no good to explain I knew them. So I finally realized I'd just have to sit back and let her do her spiel. I was able to break her out of her robotic trance just enough to confirm that I'd receive the 80k and not 60k. Applied via phone (a 30 minute deal by the time she'd recited her script), approved.

Shouldn't be too hard to make this spend. I successfully did the $4K in 3 months for the Sapphire Reserve. I'll grab my points and run.
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Old Mar 21, 17, 6:49 pm
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Does anyone have more than one of these cards? I currently have two Freedoms and was curious if it was possible to have more than one IHG card. Free night is well worth $50 AF...
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Old Mar 21, 17, 9:49 pm
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Question 80K is Now The Norm?

I heard through a couple front desks that they have recently begun offering the 80K signup in person. Is this now the norm? Is the 80K + $50 now completely gone?
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Old Mar 21, 17, 10:35 pm
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What I got was equivalent, as they waive the $49 annual fee the first year, and offer the 5K for another user.
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Old Mar 28, 17, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by HUGE AL View Post
I heard through a couple front desks that they have recently begun offering the 80K signup in person. Is this now the norm? Is the 80K + $50 now completely gone?
I just got approved for the 80K + 5k AU + $50 offer. I am a gold ambassador and found the offer on the confirmation for an upcoming stay.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
I just got approved for the 80K + 5k AU + $50 offer. I am a gold ambassador and found the offer on the confirmation for an upcoming stay.
Oh man! I guess the elite status route is still the way to go. Since the Inn Business promo has long since expired, any other fast way to Gold Status?
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Old Mar 31, 17, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by HUGE AL View Post
Oh man! I guess the elite status route is still the way to go. Since the Inn Business promo has long since expired, any other fast way to Gold Status?
Buy ambassador status for $200. That gets you automatic gold.
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Old Mar 31, 17, 11:58 pm
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Don't think you can have more than 1.
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