Update: While 2021 issued certificates were extended, people are reporting getting bonus points, typically 25K but up to 40K, for each anniversary night that was issued before 2021 that is not being extended. You can call IHG at 888-211-9874 to request points for your expiring certificates. As with Hyatt, the expiring certificates remain available for use in your account.
Originally posted on 11/2:
IHG previously extended credit card anniversary night certificates to 12/31/21. They are now extending all certificates issued in 2021 through 12/31/22. While last year IHG did that by giving a bonus night, that doesn’t appear to be in the cards this time.
IHG previously said that points wouldn’t expire until 12/31/21. That has now been extended through 12/31/22. Points normally expire after 12 months of inactivity. If you have IHG Gold, Platinum, or Spire elite status (or an IHG credit card like the Chase IHG Premier Card or Chase IHG Traveler Card which give elite status) then your points never expire.
All members’ elite status have also been extended through 2/28/23.