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Will IHG extend expiration on certificates, which are set to expire on 12/31/21?

Will IHG extend expiration on certificates, which are set to expire on 12/31/21?

Old Oct 7, 2021, 3:55 pm
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Will IHG extend expiration on certificates, which are set to expire on 12/31/21?

Just wondering if IHG has a plan to extend the expiration of Chase certificates beyond 12/31/21?
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Old Oct 7, 2021, 6:33 pm
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I wouldn’t bet on it. IHG seems happy to alienate customers this year. Hilton and Hyatt have done far more.
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Old Oct 10, 2021, 11:38 am
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For the IHG free night certificates, do you have to complete stay by 12/31/21 or only book before 12/31/21. THanks!
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Old Oct 10, 2021, 12:45 pm
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Basically, both, although sometimes you can book by the expiration for a stay within a week after expiration. That was a small loophole in the past that might have been closed by now.
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Old Oct 10, 2021, 2:27 pm
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I have other cert that says expire July 1 2022 BUT I advise try redeem to see what happens
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Old Oct 19, 2021, 6:51 pm
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I never used the ones issued in 2019 and 2020 so now I have 2 expiring 31 December. I think they probably will extend them again given what other chains are doing. However, I hope it is not like last year when they did not announce officially until mid December.
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Old Oct 24, 2021, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by js1993
Basically, both, although sometimes you can book by the expiration for a stay within a week after expiration. That was a small loophole in the past that might have been closed by now.
I think that loophole is closed now. I was initially allowed to book a night 1/1/22-1/2/22 with an expiring 12/31/21 cert. But when I checked a few days later, IHG had switched the certs I was using for the stay. It replaced the 12/31/21 cert with another one expiring later in 2022. The 12/31/21 cert was put back into my account.
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Old Oct 26, 2021, 2:47 pm
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Now that Marriott extends their free night certs again, will IHG follow? We have 4 certs that expire at the end of the year, or early next year. 🤞
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Old Oct 27, 2021, 12:44 am
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Now that Marriott extends their free night certs again, will IHG follow? We have 4 certs that expire at the end of the year, or early next year. 🤞
If IHG follows Marriott's rules, those certificates that expire the end of December won't be extended. So, hopefully they do it like Hilton...
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Old Oct 27, 2021, 3:27 am
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If IHG follows Marriott's rules, those certificates that expire the end of December won't be extended. So, hopefully they do it like Hilton...
​​​​​​ Marriott had extended all certificate to Jan 3, which had now been extended to June 30.
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 11:58 pm
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I think they probably will extend them again given what other chains are doing. However, I hope it is not like last year when they did not announce officially until mid December.
I believe they pushed the decision out to the last minute last year because they could not cancel old certificates out of account when they extended dates, those were in essence new certificates. A few people I believe were able to use their old certificates last minute and also bank the new certificate. They likely do not want a repeat.
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Old Nov 3, 2021, 10:37 am
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Loyalty lobby now reporting these have been extended.

Can anyone in UK confirm as I cant see my certs as booked a 2 night stay to use them that I wasnt that interested in using

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Old Nov 3, 2021, 2:22 pm
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Loyalty lobby now reporting these have been extended.

Can anyone in UK confirm as I can’t see my certs as booked a 2 night stay to use them that I wasn’t that interested in using
From what I heard, only those that were issued in 2021 are being extended. You can tell which were issued when by looking at the "valid from" date in the award cert details. If it the "valid from" date is in 2020, it may be not get extended again.
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Old Nov 3, 2021, 3:45 pm
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From what I heard, only those that were issued in 2021 are being extended.
You are correct. My husband and I both received emails about the extension.

IHG Rewards Club Credit Card Anniversary Night Certificates
Certificates awarded in 2021 can be redeemed through December 31, 2022.


And for those concerned about status,
Elite Status Extended through February 2023
Your current IHG Rewards Elite status will automatically be extended through February 2023. And as a reminder, points never expire for Elite members!

Keep in mind these exciting changes might not be updated in our system as soon as you receive this email. We’re working to make sure our members’ accounts are updated within the next few weeks
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Old Nov 6, 2021, 1:29 pm
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I spoke with an agent today, and on checking with her supervisor, she said they were just notified yesterday that certificates issued in 2020 that were extended into 2021 will also be extended another year, into 2022.

She said the Ambassador promotion certificates will not be extended. I have one that expires Nov 2021.
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