The InterContinental Hotels Group credit card is one of my favorite cards. It is one of the cards where the annual fee more than pays for itself. With this card you earn a free night that can be used at ANY InterContinental Hotels Group hotel after every anniversary year. The annual fee is $49/year, but the cost of a free night hotel can easily be worth $250+. You can learn more about the card and the benefits in this prior blog post.
Up until recently, there was a non-publicized 80,000 point offer for this card. While this was for the Chase Visa card, it looks like Chase is moving this card over to a Mastercard and the 80,000 point bonus for the Visa is no longer available. However, there looks like there might be an opportunity to still get the 80,000 point bonus through the new Mastercard version of the card. The link does not take you to a landing page specifying the offer, but folks have reported a Chase representative confirming the 80,000 point offer upon meeting the minimum spend requirements. I actually just applied for this card for my Dad last night, so I will be able to report with my success soon enough. If you are interested in this offer, I suggest reading through this FlyerTalk thread to see the latest success reports – it also includes the sign up link.
Additionally, those that currently have the Visa version of this card should have recently received an email explaining that their Visa will be replaced with a IHG Rewards Club Select World Mastercard. This new card should come in the mail by May 17th. Fortunately, nothing else is changing, you will still receive the exact same points for dollar spent and annual free night. Here is what the notice states:
If you’ve had any success applying for the IHG Mastercard with the 80,000 point bonus offer, comment below to help out other readers!