Yesterday IHG Rewards (“the hotel loyalty program formerly known as Priority Club”) revised its terms and conditions to codify a benefit that was previously undocumented — the ability to transfer miles from an account upon death.
Transfer of IHG® Rewards Club Points Upon Death. When an IHG® Rewards Club member passes away, the member’s IHG® Rewards Club points may be transferred to the IHG® Rewards Club account(s) of the member’s beneficiary(ies). The request for transfer should be sent to the IHG® Rewards Club Service Center by the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate, along with court documents showing authority, or by a sole beneficiary, along with copies of the decedent’s will and death certificate. The request must be received within one (1) year of the date of death. Transfer fees will be waived.
They have long permitted this, but it wasn’t in the terms and conditions. Yesterday they quietly slipped this in. It’s interesting the things you find in program terms and conditions!
While many programs do allow this, it often is easier just to leave your account login information available so that your intended beneficiaries can redeem awards from your account.