Do you get the 25,000 bonus points every year as a Spire member

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Old Sep 17, 18, 8:19 pm
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Do you get the 25,000 bonus points every year as a Spire member

My Spire is set to expire at the end of the month, and I did not qualify again. However, I did renew my ambassador, which also appears to have extended my Spire for another year. Will I get the 25,000 points again?
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Old Sep 18, 18, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
My Spire is set to expire at the end of the month, and I did not qualify again. However, I did renew my ambassador, which also appears to have extended my Spire for another year. Will I get the 25,000 points again?
I didn't get the choice of 25K or Plat Status for a friend last year nor I got it this year when I renew last month. But please do report back if you do get it
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Old Sep 18, 18, 2:07 am
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My Spire is set to expire at the end of the month, and I did not qualify again. However, I did renew my ambassador, which also appears to have extended my Spire for another year. Will I get the 25,000 points again?
Pretty sure the glitch reactivating status is still there when renewing AMB but you only get the 25k if you physically achieve the status.

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Old Sep 18, 18, 5:54 am
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No option for 25k or Plat gift if you do not actually re-earn spire
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Old Sep 19, 18, 1:15 am
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My Spire is set to expire at the end of the month, and I did not qualify again. However, I did renew my ambassador, which also appears to have extended my Spire for another year. Will I get the 25,000 points again?
I don't follow here. "expire at the end of the month", now it is september and Spire membership at IHG runs through calender year so how come your membership would expire in september and not december?
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I don't follow here. "expire at the end of the month", now it is september and Spire membership at IHG runs through calender year so how come your membership would expire in september and not december?
Most likely the OP Ambassador status expires then easy to confuse the two
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Old Sep 19, 18, 6:05 am
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I didn't get the choice of 25K or Plat Status for a friend last year nor I got it this year when I renew last month. But please do report back if you do get it
They don't tell you about the 25k bonus any more but it's still there if you look for it.

From memory click on 'Spire Elite' then 'Explore Your Benefits' in your online IHG account and you should be able to claim them - mine are all there from 2015 to 2018
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Old Sep 19, 18, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by FFlash View Post
I don't follow here. "expire at the end of the month", now it is september and Spire membership at IHG runs through calender year so how come your membership would expire in september and not december?
Agree, I wasn't following OP either.
My Ambassador expires end of April 2019; I may miss achieving Spire by 5K points or so--hard to figure at this point. Also what happens if/when IHG credit card elite qualifying points post incorrectly for stays late in the year as they have been doing for me (i.e.,1 point per $1). Have to contact Chase and it takes another month for them to post the additional points. What if they don't post until January/February . . .

If renewing Ambassador renews Spire, I won't worry about getting every possible point by Dec 31. But seems like OP won't know until Jan.1 if renewing Ambassador in Sept did, in fact, extend Spire status.through 2019.
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Old Sep 27, 18, 4:36 am
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Agree, I wasn't following OP either.
My Ambassador expires end of April 2019; I may miss achieving Spire by 5K points or so--hard to figure at this point. Also what happens if/when IHG credit card elite qualifying points post incorrectly for stays late in the year as they have been doing for me (i.e.,1 point per $1). Have to contact Chase and it takes another month for them to post the additional points. What if they don't post until January/February . . .

If renewing Ambassador renews Spire, I won't worry about getting every possible point by Dec 31. But seems like OP won't know until Jan.1 if renewing Ambassador in Sept did, in fact, extend Spire status.through 2019.
Pretty sure renewing AMB only gets you Platinum but may be wrong.

Certainly wouldn't take the chance and would be doing a 5k bonus points stay if required as those all count
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Old Sep 28, 18, 1:45 pm
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Pretty sure renewing AMB only gets you Platinum but may be wrong.

Certainly wouldn't take the chance and would be doing a 5k bonus points stay if required as those all count
known issue/unintended-benefit of IHG I.T.

If you are xxx elite with Plat or Spire Elite Status ending on 1st Jan due to not hitting needed 40k4/40nights or 75k/75nights, buying Ambassador status/renewal (eg Nov/dec months) extends ones Plat/Spire status for duration of that newly purchased 12month Amb membership period, fo almost 1year AND seems to be repeatable 'bug' on subsequent Amb renewals in protecting/extending elite status at thae time b 12months, as long as one extends Amb before expiry
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