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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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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/
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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 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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Is the 125k the same with Chase point or only IHG® Rewards point?
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Is the 125k the same with Chase point or only IHG® Rewards point?
IHG. This would be the signup bonus of the century if it were Chase UR points.
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Is the 125k the same with Chase point or only IHG® Rewards point?
Still decent even if not Chase UR
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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/
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Avoid this card. The point is useless. Most popular property or property near attractions have no room for points redemption.
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Avoid this card. The point is useless. Most popular property or property near attractions have no room for points redemption.
This is complete exaggeration. Points aren't useless...and there are plenty of props with reward nights.

Have used these points several times.
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is this part of Chase 5/24 rule?

Also this card's pt is YMMV, one yr I got 3 nights using 90K pts from 4.5 Star hotel down under, forgot the name but it was very nice. It is ~$250-300/night in my book
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Good question, I got the other chase IHG when I was 6/24 and yes comes handy when booking those 30k points properties
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dont their points expire if you let them sit too long?
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Holiday Inn point bookings come out between 20-30K points on the IHG site. The same room can be booked for 10K on the Chase Rewards site. It is crazy how much of a difference there is most of the time.
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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/
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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Totally agree with this comment. I have stayed at the intercontinental in dc London, and hotel Inidgo with my free nights, these ranged anywhere from $300-$500 a night. Card easily pays for itself.

Thanks for the tip on status match to Wyndham to Caesar, will try that.

You can have both cards and get free nights and points for each, I have both the rewards club world card and premier card. Call up chase to confirm what you can get. Will probably ask the wife to sign up for this so she as both too, and together we have 4 nights. A year.
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I'm an occasional leisure traveler and I've been able to find plenty of rooms on short notice for 20,000 points so I value this at six nights of stays, with a minimum value of $120 / night, so at least $700 of value IMO. Last year I had even had a couple of 20,000 nights at a property charging over $200 / night. Annual fee is offset by the free night perk. If only I hadn't gotten on Chase's naughty list during the recession....
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