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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 Jan 31, 2016, 9:41 pm
  #31  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Maui
Programs: AS 75K
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Just got the 80k offer...on week too late

I just logged into my IHG account and saw that the offer is now 80000. Don't know if that's just for me, or for all account members. Unfortunately I pulled the trigger on the 60k and $50 last week (and had the weird pending app thing happen)...SMd chase today, I hope I get the 80k! What are the odds of that happening?
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Old Jan 31, 2016, 9:53 pm
  #32  
 
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Originally Posted by spamman808
I just logged into my IHG account and saw that the offer is now 80000...Unfortunately I pulled the trigger on the 60k and $50 last week...SMd chase today.
I think the chances of Chase allowing you to receive the 80,000 points are good, especially since you can see that higher offer once you've logged in; wouldn't hurt to take a screenshot of it.
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Old Feb 1, 2016, 6:04 am
  #33  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: On strike
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Originally Posted by spamman808
I just logged into my IHG account and saw that the offer is now 80000.
I've edited the wiki to add the new 80K offer (the one I saw upon login, anyway) and to clear out expired offers.
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Old Feb 1, 2016, 8:04 am
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 299
Link for 80k not working for me. Must be targeted...
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Old Feb 1, 2016, 3:41 pm
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With all this talk of the 80k offer being selectively offered, I also read at r/churning that some fellow called in to apply and inquired about the 80k offer, which the CSR acknowledged and allowed him to apply for.

I thought I'd take a crack, as well, rather than applying for the 60k offer and asking for the additional 20k later on. Was successful in getting the 80k offer all three times I tried -- neither rep mentioned the $50 statement credit, so I explicitly asked about it and was told it wasn't part of the offer and that online offers may differ, etc.

First time I got through, I called the IHG Rewards club membership line 8004215162 and said I'm a member and wanted to apply for the Rewards Club credit card with Chase and was transferred over. The Chase rep answered and immediately offered me the 80k offer ($1000 spend with waived AF) right after greeting me. Since it was so readily offered, I asked for a direct line if I was uncertain about applying on the spot, and was provided 8772740851. I then continued the application successfully.

Few minutes later, I called the 877 number with my family member and we encountered an automated menu, with #1 to apply. We pressed 1 and encountered the same, right off the bat, the rep said "we're pleased to offer you this offer..." and went into the 80k offer details. We applied and got the further review notice.

Just to test it out for the community, I called up the 877 number an hour later on a whim and once again was offered the same 80k promo immediately, so it seems this may be a direct number for the offer without need for haggling/inquiring about available offers.

Anyhow, caveat emptor!
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Old Feb 1, 2016, 8:35 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Houston
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Posts: 37
Called, rep immediately offered 80,000 points. Approved. Good find, I was going to sign up for 60,000 points.
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Old Feb 1, 2016, 10:51 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by muji
I think the chances of Chase allowing you to receive the 80,000 points are good, especially since you can see that higher offer once you've logged in; wouldn't hurt to take a screenshot of it.
SM from Chase today said I could pick: 60000 + $50 or 80000. Went with the points!
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Old Feb 2, 2016, 7:49 am
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80k points

Worked like a charm...80k points. Thanks for the info-- been waiting for the offer to return!
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Old Feb 2, 2016, 7:57 am
  #39  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
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Originally Posted by spamman808
I just logged into my IHG account and saw that the offer is now 80000. Don't know if that's just for me, or for all account members. Unfortunately I pulled the trigger on the 60k and $50 last week (and had the weird pending app thing happen)...SMd chase today, I hope I get the 80k! What are the odds of that happening?
10/10
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Old Feb 2, 2016, 9:30 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2009
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Saw the 80k link. Pulled the trigger and got approved. Now trying to match with the 80k+$50, is this possible? Anyone had an experience?
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Old Feb 2, 2016, 9:51 pm
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No, Chase never adds/matches the cash.
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Old Feb 3, 2016, 7:58 am
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 204
Datapoint:

March 2013: Applied for IHG VISA
March 2013: Converted to MC
April 2014: Closed card
February 2015: Applied for MC and approved. Will confirm if points post.
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Old Feb 3, 2016, 7:10 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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80K + $50

For a datapoint:

While I was booking a Holiday Inn Express Room ($130 for 1 night) today I saw an offer on the page for 80K bonus points and $50 for the IHG Chase card.

Too bad I got the card back in October...Any chance they would match the offer outside of their normal 90 day window?
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Old Feb 3, 2016, 7:20 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2003
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Originally Posted by IHGforFree
Too bad I got the card back in October...Any chance they would match the offer outside of their normal 90 day window?
Not good. I'd say, one out of a million.
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Old Feb 9, 2016, 8:00 pm
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Called the phone # and got the 80K offer. Smooth, instant approval, and I called to rush the card delivery. Hopefully I can get the card this week.
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