IHG Points: Easiest way to extend expiration?

Old Aug 13, 18, 3:14 pm
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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by baroqen View Post
I would like to point out that the "make a reservation and cancel it" no longer works.
Source? I'm not saying you're wrong, just that this is the first I'm seeing this claim & it would be helpful to point to the basis for it, whether on FT or elsewhere. Thanks.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 8:12 pm
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Easiest, quickest and most secure way is probably to buy a handful of points. If you have a reasonably large balance it’s probably worth the 12 dollars or so. Points usually post immediately or soon after.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by baroqen View Post
Wow, you really resurrected a pretty old thread. That said, since you resurrected it, I would like to point out that the "make a reservation and cancel it" no longer works.
It worked for me in July, end it wasn't even intended. I had a backup reservation (award) that I didn't need to use, when I canceled that reservation my points expiry date extended one year from that date…
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Old Aug 14, 18, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
Source? I'm not saying you're wrong, just that this is the first I'm seeing this claim & it would be helpful to point to the basis for it, whether on FT or elsewhere. Thanks.
The terms and conditions for IHG Rewards now specifically states it. It was added in an update to the T&Cs a good few months ago now.

Was discussed in another thread about extending status at the time, not sure which one though. Whether they have actually changed the IT to deal with it or just inserted something in the T&Cs I don’t know but it is in there now.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 10:09 pm
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Thanks for the assist @chrism20. I haven't personally tried it since I have the IHG credit card (and therefore points never expire while I have the card). I just remember reading about it in another thread here on FT.

Preventing IHG Rewards Club points from expiring?

That thread is the actual wiki for for topic. I feel like there was another mention of it somewhere else, where they were complaining that they lost their points because they didn't know about the change to redeem/cancel, but I can't remember for sure. I could be remembering it incorrectly.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by baroqen View Post
Thanks for the assist @chrism20. I haven't personally tried it since I have the IHG credit card (and therefore points never expire while I have the card). I just remember reading about it in another thread here on FT.

Preventing IHG Rewards Club points from expiring?

That thread is the actual wiki for for topic. I feel like there was another mention of it somewhere else, where they were complaining that they lost their points because they didn't know about the change to redeem/cancel, but I can't remember for sure. I could be remembering it incorrectly.
Pretty sure that was the thread.

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