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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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Free night is available for the rooms which are under 35k points redemption. You can't redeem the free anniversary night if the value of the room is more than 35000 from this year.
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UR are worth a minimum of 1.5c/pt if used via a CSR, and it's not all that tough to get 2/pt out of them via point transfers and coach fares and/or Hyatt hotel bookings


The business fares you mention get you more in the 4-6 cent a point range.



That said, the IHG cards are generally worth having for for the free night (much like the Marriott cards)- plus for the Wyndham and then with Caesars Diamond status matches- even if it's not usually worth putting any actual spend on them beyond earning the signup bonus.
You are not getting 1.5 even with CSR in UR portal. I used to believe that. Thing is, Hotels.com has GC discounted all the time, all major booking sites have some kind of reward programs. Cashback sites are all over for all these booking site, not to say priceline/hotwire deals (which you can guess the hotels for the most part). Actually car rental is the closest you can get, however there are lots of discount codes you can hack when using the official websites.

Domestic flight bookings hardly yield anything above 1.5cents these days either, maybe Southwest occasionally. Also UR to Avios is curently inferior to MR considering AMEX often puts up extra 40/50% offers and after the BA depreciation, it's even worse.
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Free night is available for the rooms which are under 35k points redemption. You can't redeem the free anniversary night if the value of the room is more than 35000 from this year.
Data point: in June I redeemed two nights at the Kimpton Palomar in Westwood, CA. Waaaay in excess of 35K points/night. The system must not have caught up yet.
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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.
Yes there is an interview required and also a criminal background check. And they do back all the way....just a heads up for our slickdeal members who may have a blemish or two.
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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/
TPG is very commercial now, dont take their word for it and do your research. They will push anything just to generate income. There are usually better offers available but they wont advertise those. Also, there is a link to get $50 statement credit as well as 125k points on this IHG card. Just google it.
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TPG seems to indicate this card IS restricted by 5/24. Weird, I shouldn't have received it then...

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/ih...rd-review/
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Really really depends on what you do

I have used my annual chase free nights on hotel nights at least $500+ multiple times . You can find new year Eve in times square or the Venetian if you book early enough 10 month plus.

I recently used point discount 10k points for one night near Sequoia. Nightly rate was $229 plus tax.

I also was able to get 15K and 20K nights in cologne during a gaming conference where crappy $80 hotels were inflated to $400 because of the show.

I also got Platinum Elite through the older IHG card. I matched with Wydham and then with Caesars so I now have Caesars Diamond status. Yes it took about 1 hour worth of emailing and taking screen shots but certainly worth it, I don't pay resort fees anymore (but my nightly rate has increased about $20/night from what I can remember my avg rates used to be when I was Platinum at Caesars).

I have the older $49/yr card. I doubt I qualify for this offer. They don't have that card anymore. So unfortunately I won't qualify.

With hotels you got to stick to one and don't switch.

Staying nights and spending money does not pay much in points so use these cards to get a jump start for a few years and quit. You could go through years and to years of spending and not get enough points for a single night.

Also IHG has surveys which sometimes helps say you have 24,989 points and want to use 25,000.

IHG customer service rocks.
FYI the free night has been devalued greatly. Vegas hotels on the strip no longer qualify.
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Data point: in June I redeemed two nights at the Kimpton Palomar in Westwood, CA. Waaaay in excess of 35K points/night. The system must not have caught up yet.
New (post May 2018?) free night vouchers are capped. Maybe you had those old vouchers.
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New (post May 2018?) free night vouchers are capped. Maybe you had those old vouchers.
Could be, but they expire in 365 days and my booking was in early June with certs that were set to expire in September. So doesn't quite add up...
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I'm way in excess of 5/24 and I was approved. Plus, I believe it was mentioned on The Points Guy. I think the Hyatt card is exempt, too.
i dont think hyatt is exempt of 5/24 rule..i could be wrong..anyone wanna chime in?
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How to match CEASAR Diamond with IHG Platinum Elite??
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Quote from Brooklynite
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Really really depends on what you do

I have used my annual chase free nights on hotel nights at least $500+ multiple times . You can find new year Eve in times square or the Venetian if you book early enough 10 month plus.

I recently used point discount 10k points for one night near Sequoia. Nightly rate was $229 plus tax.

I also was able to get 15K and 20K nights in cologne during a gaming conference where crappy $80 hotels were inflated to $400 because of the show.

I also got Platinum Elite through the older IHG card. I matched with Wydham and then with Caesars so I now have Caesars Diamond status. Yes it took about 1 hour worth of emailing and taking screen shots but certainly worth it, I don't pay resort fees anymore (but my nightly rate has increased about $20/night from what I can remember my avg rates used to be when I was Platinum at Caesars).

I have the older $49/yr card. I doubt I qualify for this offer. They don't have that card anymore. So unfortunately I won't qualify.

With hotels you got to stick to one and don't switch.

Staying nights and spending money does not pay much in points so use these cards to get a jump start for a few years and quit. You could go through years and to years of spending and not get enough points for a single night.

Also IHG has surveys which sometimes helps say you have 24,989 points and want to use 25,000.

IHG customer service rocks.
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i dont think hyatt is exempt of 5/24 rule..i could be wrong..anyone wanna chime in?
I haven't held that card for a while. Back when I did (a couple years ago), it was.
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What is better this deal or the Chase Sapphire prefered? Don't know the perks of each card

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What is better this deal or the Chase Sapphire prefered? Don't know the perks of each card

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Then maybe you should read about them and ask specific questions rather than expect us to spoon-feed you this info?
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Can you tell me where to find that info?
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/ch...nt-credit/

That link will probably get censored. But if you google doctor of credit and 125000 IHG you can find the link.
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