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after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Earn up to 26 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel.
Earn 5 points per $1 spent on purchases on travel, at gas stations, and restaurants.
Earn 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Free Anniversary Night at one of IHG®’s eligible Hotels & Resorts worldwide, every year.
Automatic Platinum Elite Status as long as you remain an IHG® Rewards Premier Cardmember
Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
Get your fourth reward night free when you redeem points for a consecutive four-night hotel stay.
The IHG card confuses a lot of people because you have probably never seen an “IHG Hotel” along the side of the road. IHG hotels include Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, and more. There are more than 5,000 of them to choose from worldwide.
Many IHG properties go for as little as 10,000 points per night, with their high end properties pricing out around 80,000 points per night.
Personally, I used the annual free night certificate to book a free night at the Intercontinental Osaka. Which normally goes for ~$400 a night.