Old Feb 3, 2024, 8:55 am
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Instead (or in advance) of an annual renewal, Ambassador members who meet the criteria can ask for a one time extension (avail once per life of the member)
https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental...rms-conditions
  1. An InterContinental Ambassador Membership Extension may be awarded to select Ambassadors who meet the criteria below.
    1. To be eligible for a two (2) month extension, individuals must have an active Ambassador membership and must not have redeemed a two-month extension in the past. Ambassador members whose membership has expired are not eligible for this extension. Eligible Ambassador members may request this benefit once per lifetime. If a member elects to use this offer, their Ambassador membership will extend for an additional two months beyond when it would have otherwise expired. This is a one-time offer per member and once the extension is applied to their account, this action is considered final and is not reversible.
    2. To be eligible for a six (6) month extension, individuals must have an active Ambassador membership that is in its second or greater consecutive membership year, and must not have redeemed a six-month extension in the past. Ambassador members whose membership has expired are not eligible for this extension. Eligible Ambassador members may request this benefit once per lifetime. If a member elects to use this offer, their Ambassador membership will extend for an additional six months beyond when it would have otherwise expired. This is a one-time offer per member and once the extension is applied to their account, this action is considered final and is not reversible.
    3. Membership Extensions are granted at the discretion of IHG and may be denied, ended, or amended with or without notice or compensation, at IHGs sole discretion. Any extension granted excludes the extension or issuance of any Complimentary Weekend Night certificates.
    4. Extensions for Royal Ambassadors are not available.
    5. The two (2) and six (6) month membership extensions cannot be combined into a combined eight (8) month extension. The two different extension periods must be applied in two (2) separate membership years.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 1:10 am
  #196  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 617
FWIW, in April 2022 my extension of both the status and the certficate took place simultaneously in less that 24 hours from contactng the Ambassador Customer Service Team. The support the agent offered was exemplary.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 1:44 am
  #197  
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Programs: Flying Blue Platinum & Priority Club Platinum
Posts: 46
Question regarding renewal, on my dashboard it says "renew by Feb 1" as a clickable link. When I click this link I end up at a blanc IHG amb page with nothing to fill in. Is it too early or is something wrong?
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 7:46 pm
  #198  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SFO or OAK
Programs: AA 1MM GLD, Hertz #1 Gold, bunch of other programs w/no status
Posts: 1,439
Glad I read this thread - didn't know about the extensions. I was able to extend AMB by 2 months which is great because we have an IC stay booked checking in on last day of AMB validity (pre-extension). Furthermore, the stay was booked with the free weekend night certificate. I had to email again after they extended the AMB status, as the certificate did not show an updated expiration date. They replied the certificate is not normally extended, but as a one-time courtesy, they extended it for us.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 2:06 pm
  #199  
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Join Date: May 1998
Location: Midwest
Programs: Marriott Titanium, IHG Plat, Hyatt Globalist, HHonors Diamond, AA Plat Pro, UA Silver
Posts: 563
Im due to renew Jan 1. I believe when joined last year there was a promo running where it was only a net of 20000 points. Do they offer promos for renewing very often? I have a stay in January at IC Cancun and would like to use the certificate to look at NYC in April. I will wait a few more days but was curious if promos are a regular thing.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 2:14 pm
  #200  
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brighton. UK
Programs: BA Gold / VS /IHG Diamond & Ambassador
Posts: 14,105
Mine expires tomorrow and despite a couple of reminer emails I've not had any offers to renew.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 2:27 pm
  #201  
 
Join Date: Jul 2023
Posts: 162
Originally Posted by kklems
Im due to renew Jan 1. I believe when joined last year there was a promo running where it was only a net of 20000 points. Do they offer promos for renewing very often? I have a stay in January at IC Cancun and would like to use the certificate to look at NYC in April. I will wait a few more days but was curious if promos are a regular thing.
15,000 points if you renew for $200.

That makes the net cost about $125 and of course you get a free weekend night.
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 9:09 pm
  #202  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Programs: Cathay Pacific, Hyatt
Posts: 44
Do you still get an extra year of your IHG status if you renew ambassador?
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 9:10 pm
  #203  
 
Join Date: Jul 2023
Posts: 162
Originally Posted by turtle777
Do you still get an extra year of your IHG status if you renew ambassador?
No.
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Old Dec 12, 2023, 1:50 am
  #204  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Programs: A3 *G, AA exePlat, AS MVP 75k Gold, JL sapphire, UA silver
Posts: 4,023
I just renewed ambassador at IC Yokohama grand yesterday. With 200 USD. The weekend cert posts, how long will it take for the 15k points to post?

Thanks.
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Old Dec 12, 2023, 3:18 am
  #205  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Programs: NZ
Posts: 1,530
Originally Posted by pbd456
I just renewed ambassador at IC Yokohama grand yesterday. With 200 USD. The weekend cert posts, how long will it take for the 15k points to post?

Thanks.
When doing it online it is immediately, at least that has been my experience, but I guess if you do it at a hotel it may take longer.
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Old Dec 14, 2023, 12:20 am
  #206  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Programs: A3 *G, AA exePlat, AS MVP 75k Gold, JL sapphire, UA silver
Posts: 4,023
I contacted ambassador via email. They reply very quickly saying that 15k points was posted to my account buy the app has a big and it displayed a 0 points instead and I would be able to see 15k had I logon from a desktop or laptop. I have yet to verify to claim.
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Old Dec 14, 2023, 2:42 am
  #207  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 8,670
Originally Posted by pbd456
I contacted ambassador via email. They reply very quickly saying that 15k points was posted to my account buy the app has a big and it displayed a 0 points instead and I would be able to see 15k had I logon from a desktop or laptop. I have yet to verify to claim.
I had this last year. It was correct - the points had actually been added but it didnt show in the activity. I only really could tell by double checking what my balances had been previously.
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Old Dec 25, 2023, 3:05 am
  #208  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 356
Got an email to extend amb membership before newyear for usd 200 to receive 15.000 points.

If I don't extend and just buy new ambassador membership in Jan or Feb the 15.000 points won't be included?
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Old Dec 25, 2023, 6:11 am
  #209  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Charlotte NC USA
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, AA Exec Plat, Alaska 75k, IHG Diamond, Wyndham Diamond, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 850
Originally Posted by daruda
If I don't extend and just buy new ambassador membership in Jan or Feb the 15.000 points won't be included?
Correct. The bonus is for renewing only.
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Old Dec 25, 2023, 9:24 am
  #210  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NJ USA
Programs: AA PLAT 2MM, MR TITANIUM 2M, HH DIA, Hyatt EXP, BW DIA, IC AMB, IHG PLAT, UA GLD
Posts: 1,075
Can I see my actual ambassador expiration date online or in an app? IHG app indicates I can renew ambassador before Feb 1, 2024 but I believe I first purchased it late December 2022.

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