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IHG increased the points price of many hotels recently, but fittingly Chase has upped the ante on the initial bonus offer for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card as well.
Chase launched an offer for you to earn 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night (worth up to 40,000 points) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. As a result this offer is worth up to 165,000 points which is more points than they’ve offered on the card before.
A reader recently asked me changes in how much any given hotel costs affects my view of this card and it does not because this is a card to strongly consider getting for its up front bonus, and keeping for the ongoing benefits like Platinum status and 4th night free on redemption stays. It was already not a great card for your ongoing spend, and that hasn’t changed.
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
The card comes with:
- Platinum status
- A reward night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide.
- A reward night on points stays of 4 or more nights. That’s better than the ‘5th night free’ from other chains, and amounts to a 25% discount on four night award stays.
- Global Entry or TSA Precheck fee credit (up to $100 every 4 years) as well.
IHG Rewards Club Bonus points can be used for stays at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, Holiday Inn, Indigo and related brands.
The card is worth getting for the initial bonus. It’s worth keeping for 4th night on points redemptions and the annual reward night which is worth well more than the card’s $89 annual fee.
Anecdotally my sense is that this is one of the easiest Chase travel rewards cards to be approved for, although it is now subject to 5/24 so if you have fewer than 5 new cards opened in the last 24 months definitely consider this one.
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