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Earn 125,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening on the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. Annual fee is $89. Thanks kilawoof

Card Features:
  • Earn 125,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Enjoy a Free Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, enjoy a free reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Earn 40 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel for the first 12 months - after that, 25X points.
  • Earn 4X points on all other purchases for the first 12 months – after that, 2X points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®
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Earn 125,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening on the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. Annual fee is $89.

Card Features:

  • Earn 125,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Enjoy a Free Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide. Plus, enjoy a free reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Earn 40 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel for the first 12 months - after that, 25X points.
  • Earn 4X points on all other purchases for the first 12 months – after that, 2X points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
  • IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Kimpton®, EVEN® Hotels, Indigo® Hotels & Holiday Inn®
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Very bad offer and no value!
I have ihg card wih platinum sttaus for 7 years and i have gotten zero benefit of this at any IHG hotels, FORGET BREAKFAST, not even room upgrade or late check out. always asked if i need better room or upgrade room for extra cost or $30 for late check out etc.

When I call IHG to complain about the lack of benefit during my stay, they just gave me 200 points which is pathetic and worth about 20 cents.
dishonest benefit advertisement.
Why don't you scream some more, I don't think there are enough "!"s in your post...

Here's a novel idea...maybe actually READ the benefits guide? Of course you can forget breakfast, as it's not an advertised benefit of this card. Room upgrades and late checkout are subject to availability, you're not entitled to them. That said, I get upgrades about 1/2 the time I travel as do most people.
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Will I keep unused points if I close the card?
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don't be fooled!


Very bad offer and no value!
I have ihg card wih platinum sttaus for 7 years and i have gotten zero benefit of this at any IHG hotels, FORGET BREAKFAST, not even room upgrade or late check out. always asked if i need better room or upgrade room for extra cost or $30 for late check out etc.

When I call IHG to complain about the lack of benefit during my stay, they just gave me 200 points which is pathetic and worth about 20 cents.
dishonest benefit advertisement.
I have had the ihg card since when it was still called priority club and everything you're saying is not correct. First and foremost you get a free night every year. Now most high value hotels e.g. hotels with 40k+ point redemptions won't qualify, but many still do. That alone pays for the annual fee. And if you time it right, you can use two years worth of annual nights back to back. As a platnium member I've always recieved a free upgrade 9/10 times. The only times I do not get an upgrade is when I book the best rooms already or they just don't have the space. Regarding breakfast, although it's not provided, generally speaking since you're a platnium member simply asking the front desk does your stay include breakfast, they give you a free breakfast voucher; this is not guaranteed but I've had this happen on multiple stays. Late check outs they generally give free as well just by simply asking. Given none of these are guaranteed, saying never is inherietedly untrue.

I'm currently sitting on 400k IHG points for a family vacation for next year in thailand. At an intercontiential beach front property, that's equilivant to 10 days for free. If I book it correctly for every 4 days I use points they won't charge me points. So techincally speaking I can add an additional 3 days to my stay as well. Which btw since I'm a world and premier card holder I can book an additional 2 nights for free just by being a card holder. so that's 2+ weeks at a beach front property for free.

How did I earn 400k points? Simply put 1/4 of that came from just signing up for the premier credit card. 3/4 of it came from doing accelerate where they award you anywhere from 20-50k points just by booking certain weekends, properties, or even using the mobile app. It's VERY easy to earn points for IHG. Frankly I value this IHG card more than my CSR mostly because I don't have to deal w/ the crappy expedia portal which has given me nothing but headaches. I know a lot of churners circlejerk about how great the ultimate rewards are, but frankly I don't like booking through the portal and prefer to book direct. This is why instead of churning w/ ink cards, I opted for the AA cards instead. The combined barclary and platnium AA cards will give me 2 round trip flights to thailand. Whereas it would have taken nearly 200k UR points to do the same thing and I had to fly united, which imho is the crappiest airline. UR points are verstile, but frankly if you have goals in mind and destinations you plan ahead of time, the other partners may get you better options.
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Will I keep unused points if I close the card?
Read the ToS. It varies from card to card. You might need to keep it open for a certain period of time before the points "vest".
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We have had some of our recent stays at mariott properties and I keep receiving emails from them about their pre-approved bonvoy visa CC. Where they have about 95$/yr fee and free night/yr. Kind of similar to Ihg. But what pulls me towards Ihg is the Tsa pre/global entry available every 4 years. And what pulls me towards bonvoy is their 2 points per $1 spent everywhere. Of course there are bonuses for signup for both the cards. I know one is an apple and the other is an orange, but I am slightly confused. Can anyone provide an honest opinion or guidance which one would be better? Thanks.
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We have had some of our recent stays at mariott properties and I keep receiving emails from them about their pre-approved bonvoy visa CC. Where they have about 95$/yr fee and free night/yr. Kind of similar to Ihg. But what pulls me towards Ihg is the Tsa pre/global entry available every 4 years. And what pulls me towards bonvoy is their 2 points per $1 spent everywhere. Of course there are bonuses for signup for both the cards. I know one is an apple and the other is an orange, but I am slightly confused. Can anyone provide an honest opinion or guidance which one would be better? Thanks.
There is no "better" here. It all depends on which points you value more highly and which hotel chains you like more. The offers are roughly equal in value, FWIW, but global entry is a pretty solid perk if you can make use of it.
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I signed up for this card a couple of months ago and only getting 80k bonus. Any way to get the 120k bonus at this point?
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Wonder if I can get this as an employee. 120k points is about $500 in Best Buy gift cards or some other sweet gifts in the employee catalog.
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Generally feeling/opinion that points are being devalued fairly steadily. Across most programs.
But to say 125k is worthless is an exaggeration.
My family loves the Holiday Inn Express, in particular, and regularly find redemptions around 20K a night (range 15k-25k).
That makes the bonus alone worth 6+ free nights, in what would have otherwise cost $700-$800.
Plus a lot of other perks on the card.
There are PointBreaks which also happen to work for me periodically, though those have been watered down from 5k to 5/10/15k. Still, better than full price.

Throw in the $50 statement credit advertised upstream, and I finally applied.
....only to get the "we need more time to review your application" message. DOH
Forgive me if this is a dumb question, how do you get the $50 statement credit?
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When does this promo expire? I want to wait until I can include my stay during thanksgiving to be within the first 3 months.
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awesome card

got stuck on the 'verifying your information' page for like half an hour until chase closed out the window

hopefully i'll be approved. i have the old $49 card so this would be a great card to pair that up with.
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There is no "better" here. It all depends on which points you value more highly and which hotel chains you like more. The offers are roughly equal in value, FWIW, but global entry is a pretty solid perk if you can make use of it.
Just checked the global entry/pre tsa process and on top of the $100 fee there's an interview process as well. As a FYI not every state has an interview center. For me I would have to travel about 4 hours round trip to get to the closest interview center. On top of which if you have a spouse, they may not do it on the same day, so you'll have to make that trip twice.
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Hotel points have all gotten so inflated that 125k isn't all that great anymore. The Points Guy values ING Rewards points at 0.5 cents as of August 2019, while Chase UR points are worth 2.0 cents for comparison. So this bonus would be equivalent to a 31k bonus for Chase UR (aka not good).

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/mo...aluations/ [thepointsguy.com]
So are UR. To get 2.0 cents/pt you almost have to fly some expensive route on business class, which most people won't to start with. If you are travelling on a budget, UR is basically 1.3-1.4 cents/point of worth overall.
With all this being said, all points can be maximized to its value if used right. Actual value is highly YMMV
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Just checked the global entry/pre tsa process and on top of the $100 fee there's an interview process as well. As a FYI not every state has an interview center. For me I would have to travel about 4 hours round trip to get to the closest interview center. On top of which if you have a spouse, they may not do it on the same day, so you'll have to make that trip twice.
Local state college has had TSA precheck signup drives once a year or so. May not hurt to see if something similar has happened in the past and whether you can get in there as a nonstudent. I was signed up for Global Entry but scrubbed it since it would have meant using up a vacation day driving up for an interview, got the pre-check instead.
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This offer is not good since there is another offer with the same spending: 125000points + $50 statement credit.
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