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Back in July, IHG came out with an 80,000 point offer for the IHG credit card. This is their highest publicly available offer and a card I highly suggest everything having in their wallet! Just days later, a 100,000 point offer surfaced, although highly targeted. The great thing about Chase cards is that they are typically very willing to match you to a higher offer (as long as you’ve applied within the past 90 days). Many folks were able to apply through the 80,000 point offer, get approved, and then send a secure message to Chase requesting to be matched to the 100,000 point offer (even though they were not targeted). Chase was more then happy to match these folks after meeting the slightly higher minimum spend requirement. You can learn about all hotel credit cards here.
Fast forward a month and it seems like Chase is no longer matching for the higher offer. Yesterday, I wrote a post titled “Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Have the IHG Credit Card“. I had a bunch of readers comment or email me that that the honeymoon period of the match is over. Bummer since 100,000 points for the IHG card is the best we’ve ever seen! I am actually not sure if the 100k offer is still available for those even targeted – I was not targeted so I am not able to see.
With that being said, I still really do recommend this offer even at 80,000 points. The single best perk of this card is that you receive a free night annually at ANY IHG property (think InterContinental Paris, InterContinental Cancun, Holiday Inn Aruba, InterContinental Los Angeles, InterContinental Bora Bora, InterContinental New York, InterContinental San Francisco, etc.). No restrictions – there just has to be a room on points available. That means you are paying a $49 annual fee to receive a free night certificate at every single year on a room that could easily cost $300+ a night. You can learn more about the free night certificate here.
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