10% Ambassador rebate on points

Old Mar 3, 17, 8:28 pm
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10% Ambassador rebate on points

I re-signed up for Ambassador after a one year absence after finally getting over losing my RA status which I held for over 5 years.

i signed up using 32k points back in October and status ends in oct....I understands there is a 10% rebate on points... I have stays for Nov 2017... when will the points credIt?

Also can you combine this offer with the chase rebate and get 20% of your points back?
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Old Mar 6, 17, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by navatwal View Post
I re-signed up for Ambassador after a one year absence after finally getting over losing my RA status which I held for over 5 years.

i signed up using 32k points back in October and status ends in oct....I understands there is a 10% rebate on points... I have stays for Nov 2017... when will the points credIt?

Also can you combine this offer with the chase rebate and get 20% of your points back?
The rebate posts usually about 10-14 days after the stay. Atleast it has for me. The 10% for Amb and 10% for chase should be combinable.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 2:04 am
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Are you certain that your offer said you would get a 10% rebate? I had thought that the rebate was only given when renewing with cash for a slightly higher price.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 10:57 am
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Having double checked my Ambassador offer was for no rebate on points.

My current AMb status ends in October 17 and I have made a number of rewards stays for November and December... this menas I will be renewing Ambassador and should obviously pay to get my 10% rebate.

I should be able to keep my existing bookings right? i believe that the redemptions rebate counts as being used in my Ambassador renewal / offer year right?
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Old Mar 7, 17, 12:36 pm
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You only get the option to get the 10% renewal when you're renewing Ambassador, i.e. after one year
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Old Mar 8, 17, 10:54 am
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Thats what I intend to do.... Considering that my rewards stays which are already booked are post renewal I should not have to cancel and rebook right?
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Old Mar 9, 17, 1:03 am
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I was told by 2 CSRs that in order to get the 10% points rebate, the award nights have to be booked after you renew your Ambassador status at that option (i.e., renew for $200).

In my situation I'm Ambassador with an expiration end of April. A few months ago I had booked award stays for end of March/early April. I just renewed my Ambassador 3 days ago (so early March). Had to cancel and rebook all of my future award nights to make them eligible for the 10% rebate. It was a pain, but luckily all dates still had award nights available.
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Old Mar 9, 17, 10:24 am
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Redemption: Qualifying or Non-Qualifying?

I am an Ambassador. I am entitled to a 10% redemption, I renewed.

Is the redemption Qualifying or non-Qualifying?

Assuming that it was qualifying, I renewed. Can someone point me to the Rules that deal with this?
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Old Mar 20, 17, 11:14 pm
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I just renewed AMB last week and the language regarding 10% points rebate as a benefit is GONE in the letter i received and online. I paid $200 (the highest tier) for 15,000 points...last 2 years min. that package also included the rebate as a benefit.

If i don't stay in an IHG, 15K + 10% points rebate is a wash for $200 (to me anyway). Without the rebate it isn't a great deal.
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Old Mar 21, 17, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
I just renewed AMB last week and the language regarding 10% points rebate as a benefit is GONE in the letter i received and online. I paid $200 (the highest tier) for 15,000 points...last 2 years min. that package also included the rebate as a benefit.

If i don't stay in an IHG, 15K + 10% points rebate is a wash for $200 (to me anyway). Without the rebate it isn't a great deal.
Thats bad news indeed if it is gone! The 10% rebate was what kept me renewing ..
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Old Mar 21, 17, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by kauppias View Post
Thats bad news indeed if it is gone! The 10% rebate was what kept me renewing ..
i just renewed last week and saw the 10% rebate
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Old Mar 21, 17, 9:51 pm
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I renewed(24K) and got 10k bonus, but 10% didn't post yet.

I renewed(24K) two weeks ago and got 10k bonus, but 10% chase-IHG didn't
post yet. Already got the the metal tag and the card in the mail.

Strangely, my spire elite also got extended to Dec 31st, 2018.

Update: 10% of IHG credit card chase rebate posted, 2400 pts. Total cost right now for the renew is 11600 pts.

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Old Mar 22, 17, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Mauibaby2008 View Post
i just renewed last week and saw the 10% rebate
say more. Can you post a screenshot?
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Old Mar 22, 17, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ylord789 View Post
I renewed(24K) two weeks ago and got 10k bonus, but 10% chase-IHG didn't
post yet. Already got the the metal tag and the card in the mail.

Strangely, my spire elite also got extended to Dec 31st, 2018.
there are two 10% rebate schemes (well now maybe just one)

10% on reward nights booked using points if you hold a IHG Chase credit card

10% on reward nights booked using points if you hold AMbassador AND chose the $200 (higher) renewal option

whatvi am saying is the second one did not appear as a marketed benefit of renewing AMB at the higher level this month. Where itvhad previous years. And my renewal welcome letter had nothing on this too.
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Old Mar 23, 17, 5:49 am
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The 10% rebate was definitely clearly stated on the website when I renewed in December, but indeed there is no reference to the rebate in the welcome letter. I kept a letter form two years ago and it is listed in that letter as one of three benefits: 15,000 points, 10% rebate and complementary weekend night. In the latest letter it's just the 15,000 points and the complimentary weekend night.

Let's wait and see... I am waiting for 42,000 rebate points from a stay that I finished 4 weeks ago. I will have to wait for another two weeks until I can reach out to the Ambassador helpdesk. I have renewed my membership using this option 4 years in a row and thus far I had to chase for the rebate in 80% of the cases :-(
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