Last Day For IHG Card’s Best-Ever Offer of 125,000 Points and Monster Earning for a Year

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I’ve been saying this offer won’t last and Chase shared that it’s ending October 9th: the best-ever IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card that lets you earn an initial bonus of 125,000 points and gives you 12 months of supercharged earning for your additional spend. [Offer expired]

Initial Bonus: 125,000 points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

12 Months of Higher Earning:

  • For the first 12 months this card will earn 25 points per dollar at IHG hotel properties. That strikes me as much stronger earn than any other card at any other hotel chain.
  • And for the first 12 months it will earn 4 points per dollar on all other spend which makes the card worth using.

After that the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card reverts to its normal 10 points per dollar at IHG, 2 points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1 point everywhere else.

Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

The card comes with:

  • Platinum status
  • A free night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide.
  • A free 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.

Intercontinental Boston

The card is worth getting for the initial bonus. It’s worth keeping for 4th night free on points redemptions and the annual free 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 now appears to be subject to 5/24 so if you have fewer than 5 new cards opened in the last 24 months definitely consider this one.

Notably you are eligible for this card even if you have the old version of the IHG credit card. And it’s really valuable to get this one even if you have the older one, since the fourth night free when redeeming award nights with this card is stackable with the 10% rebate on award redemptions from the legacy product.

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  1. Felt like i was missing out until i looked at the redemption options and the fact that you don’t get upgraded on award stays and it was an obvious pass for me.

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