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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 Feb 10, 2016, 11:22 pm
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So I applied for this card back in January 2014 and it looks like my bonus points posted on 2/23/14. So if I apply for this card after 2/24/16 and get approved I should be eligible for the sign-up bonus again right?
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by wholeinone04
So I applied for this card back in January 2014 and it looks like my bonus points posted on 2/23/14. So if I apply for this card after 2/24/16 and get approved I should be eligible for the sign-up bonus again right?
Yes
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 8:56 am
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Looks like 5/24 rule will apply to this card soon

https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/co...ded_cards_too/
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 9:19 am
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I noticed something interesting in my IHG account. Only those points from 2x category in last stmt was posted, but 5x at IHG wasn't. Does anyone have similar issue?
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 9:27 am
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Couldn't get the link to work, but called the 877 number and received the 80K offer.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by atlion25
Couldn't get the link to work, but called the 877 number and received the 80K offer.
What's the 877 number? I'm looking to apply for the card. Can't find the 877 number on the wiki.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by lz80521
I noticed something interesting in my IHG account. Only those points from 2x category in last stmt was posted, but 5x at IHG wasn't. Does anyone have similar issue?
Do you mean the 5x spend at IHG not showing as 5x earning on your Chase statement or the 5x spend did not show up in your IHG account?
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Old Feb 12, 2016, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by emofeng
What's the 877 number? I'm looking to apply for the card. Can't find the 877 number on the wiki.
877-274-0851 and press 1 to apply. The representative will offer it after they ask if you want to apply for the IHG card.
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 10:38 am
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So I went to make a reservation and saw them target me for an 80K +$50 credit offer. That is pretty amazing but it is targeted as it will redirect you to the 60k if you do not qualify. Of course, I already have the IHG cc so unless I can get 2!!!? It would be amazing if that was possible haha https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ihg...plus?CELL=6ZZN
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 11:30 am
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Great discussions with much helpful info: has anyone initially only received the 60,000 points and when called to get correction to 80,000 and asked about the $50 : did they also receive the $50?
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 3:39 pm
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Great discussions with much helpful info: has anyone initially only received the 60,000 points and when called to get correction to 80,000 and asked about the $50 : did they also receive the $50?
Did you care to read just a page or 2 upthread?
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 3:41 pm
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Re: #2655, Chase never adds the cash.

Re: #2658, why post replies like that when a *five-word* reply would have answered the question?
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by jsk1973
Re: #2655, Chase never adds the cash.

Re: #2658, why post replies like that when a *five-word* reply would have answered the question?
People should start doing some work themselves so they would not cluster a thread with same questions that the answers are readily found.

I read a post on a thread in the MS forumthe other day that is a great one

The poster said to a person who asked the questions that have been asked umpteen times, as recently as a day or 2 ago.

He said, FT is a Public Library full of resources. It is up to the users to use this resource.

Besides, it is better to learn how to fish then want others keep feeding you.

Have some common sense, use some brain, instead of just asking questions and wanting quick answers without putting in any efforts. That would go a long way on anything in one's life.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 4:41 pm
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This is a discussion board. It's absurd to expect people to read a 67-page thread to get basic info.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by jsk1973
This is a discussion board. It's absurd to expect people to read a 67-page thread to get basic info.
Who said to read 67 pages?

The same question and answer are literally on the SAME page the latest question is posted. One extra page back there are several real life examples on what Chase has answered.

Reading the past few pages are too much of an expection? In this case, it is on the same page and just one more page back... Seriously.

Precisely this is a community, people should learn it is Give and Take. People should not always just Take. Reading the thread for a few pages on the recent development would be a Give, to show one has put in some efforts at least to try to find the information.

You want to argue for argument sake, then keep argue. But what you are arguing just show you have not a sense on how a community should work.
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