Limited Time Offer: Earn 85K Or More Points On The Chase IHG Card, Plus Get An Annual Free Anniversary Night!

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The Chase IHG card has increased its standard bonus offer from 60K points to 80K points after spending $1,000 within 3 months. You can also get an additional 5K points for adding a free additional user card.

You can view credit card offers by hovering over the “Credit Cards” tab. You can then view hotel cards “Hotel Credit Cards“ or you can choose to view “credit cards from all banks.

The card’s $49 annual fee is waived for the first year.

You can get the signup bonus as long as you haven’t received an IHG signup bonus within the past 24 months.

An excellent perk of the card is the annual free anniversary night that is valid at any IHG in the world. The free night can even be used at Intercontinental hotels where hotel rates are normally up to $1,000 or 60K points per night in places like Bora Bora, London, Hong Kong, etc. It’s worth hanging onto the card just for this perk alone.

The Chase IHG card is not subject to the Chase 5/24 guidelines, so you can get approved even if you have 5 approved consumer card applications within the past 24 months.

IHG free nights start at just 5K points with PointBreaks, which offers discounts on rotating hotels.

IHG cardholders get Platinum IHG elite status and they get a 10% rebate on all points redeemed, making 5K hotels cost 4.5K and top-tier 60K hotels cost 54K points.

The card earns 5 points per dollar at IHG hotel, 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores & restaurants, and 1 point per dollar elsewhere. That’s not a particularly compelling value for your spending, but the card benefits make this a valuable card.

There are no foreign transaction fees with this card.

IHG also has a large footprint in Israel. Here is what those hotels charge per night before the 10% points rebate for cardholders:

  • Holiday Inn Ashkelon: 10K
  • Crowne Plaza Jerusalem: 20K
  • Crowne Plaza Dead Sea: 30K
  • Crowne Plaza Eilat: 30K
  • Crowne Plaza Haifa: 30K
  • Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach: 30K
  • Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv Diamond District: 30K
  • Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center: 30K
  • InterContinental David Tel Aviv: 40K

Will you be adding the IHG card to your card portfolio?

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But what if I closed this card in the past 6 months?


Do I get to keep the points once the card is closed? (e.g., like Starwoods points that stay in the account after Amex Starwoods card is closed)


is there a way for me to search for a night and find out how many points I will use without having the card? i.e. one night at intercontinental tlv october 22nd will be how many points?


website still says 60,000 signup points not 85K

zippora beer

can i qualify for this offer if we already have an ihg card for years?


Can the anniversary night and points be redeemed at any IHG property (Kimpton, Crown Plaza, etc.) or only an actual Intercontinental Hotel?


any noteworthy IHG all-inclusive resorts?


Sorry if this is a dumb question – you said it doesn’t count towards 5/24 so if you have 5 already you can still get it – does it work the same the other way, meaning if I currently am at 4/24 I will still be able to get another card after this one?


great question, I was wondering the same thing, thanks for asking before me!


Do u think ill get approved if i just signed up 4 chase freedom, and sapphire this week, before i signed up my score was around 720


Probably not. Just wait till 30 days after getting approved for your last one

Fan of Dan

When staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel @ 20k per night, does that include Shabbos meals ?


I think only Leil Shabbos, kiddush and the seuda Shabbos morning but not Shalosh seudos as that is after check out time.


Does the free night to check in right away or only after a year?


After a year.


Is there a date, when this offer expires?


I’m wondering the same thing…


HI Ashkelon is being removed from the IHG family as of August 1, 2017 so if anyone wants to use 10K points per night, hurry up. In my opinion it isn’t worth it. All the IHG properties in Israel charge a lot, either in money or points, for what they offer.


I’m over 5/24. I was turned down for Hyatt for this reason just 2 weeks ago. Is it a bad idea to try for this card so quickly after a denial? Does it even matter?


Both the Hyatt and Ihg should be exempt from 5/24. Is that the reason they specifically gave you? Maybe they are now rejecting for too many recent applications, even if exempt from 5/24. Anyone know? Think you’d get same response if you attempted the IHG card. I’d also HUCA on the Hyatt card.


Can these points transfer 1:1 to united miles.


I would just point out that my experience is that there is very little availability in Israel.


Had no problem using the free anniversary night at the Haifa Crowne Plaza right after o pesach, also gave me free parking and free breakfast for two because I’m a platinum member


For some reason the Crowne Plazas seem to value Platinum members more than any of the other brands within the IHG chain, not only in Israel but Europe as well. I have also stayed at the CP Haifa [using points] where they were very pleasant. We had an upgraded room to a small suite with great views. I didn’t even think to ask for breakfast as well. Contrast that to stays in the David IC Tel Aviv and the HI Ashkelon where they just look at you blankly when you mention your Platinum status – I have never been welcomed as such – then tell you politely and with a sweet smile that you are not going to get anything more than what your reservation confirmation shows, because that is all you are entitled to! They may have the IHG logo but they are Israeli run hotels with the usual Israeli arrogant attitude.


can I transfer these points to my Saphire reserve and use them for travel?


any hotels in jerusalem for the free night?


Crown Plaza Jerusalem. Decent hotel but in middle of nowhere.




can I only use my points for hotel stays or can I use them for other things as well? Can I transfer them to saphire reserve and use them at 150% for travel?

dansdeals newbie

I am wondering the same thing. Does anyone know the answer?


was pending for a couple days…asked via sm asking to transfer credit from existing card got reply that there was still no decision so too early to ask…next day, i saw card was automatically approved with just 2k taken from a random existing card

thanks dan


Hi Dan, Is this better than the Hyatt card reward that is currently out? I would probably use it at a hotel in Manhattan/Long Island


can these 85k points be transfered to my chase freedom account


Never saw an answer from anyone as to whether these miles can be transferred to the chase sapphire reserve account. Does anyone know the answer to that??


Sent an email to Chase card services and they gave an extra 20k bonus points after spending 2K in 3 months.


You did that after spending? Cause I tried twice and they answered that my account is not eligible! What did you write to them?


i tried applying for another ihg card (last time i applied was over 2 years ago) but i was declined they said because i already have one?
anyone else have this issue?
any solution besides sending a secure message?