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I am a frequent guest on InterContinental Hotels Group properties for a number of reasons, most about how well the hotel chain handles repeat guests. You can sign up for IHG's free membership program, for example, to get discounted room rates, and the chain's portfolio is also big enough – that includes Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and InterContinental hotels – which I usually find a place to stay wherever I go, it's part of the brand.
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There are other benefits to being a repeat IHG guest we could go in, but in the context of this post we will look at a co-branded IHG credit card that offers a fairly impressive bonus at the moment just for signing up. In fact, the card – IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card – offers the highest ever sign-up incentive: 125,000 IHG bonus points after spending $ 3,000 in the first three months after opening the card.
Not only that, but you will also get an incredible 25x points per dollar spent on IHG Hotels and Resorts for the first 12 months after you sign up. After all, you will actually end up earning as much as 40x points for every penny you spend on an IHG hotel for the next year. And as if that wasn't enough, you can also score 4x points on all other purchases in your first 12 months with the card. After that, you earn 2x points for every penny spent on gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants (and 1x points on all other purchases).
Let's take a closer look at why this special card is definitely worth considering.
(Before you get too excited about the benefits and want to sign up, we should mention right off the bat that the IHG Premier Card now appears to be subject to Chase's so-called 5/24 Initially, it determines that if you has opened at least five personal credit cards in the last 24 months (regardless of which issuer they come from, Chase is not likely to approve you for this card.)
The annual fee will set you back $ 89, and unfortunately You cannot waive it during the first year that you can with other cards. However, the card gives cardholders IHG Rewards Platinum Elite status, with The Points Guy valuing this status at $ 880 for those earning it through stays. If you are a regular IHG guest, these benefits alone can make the $ 89 annual fee worth it.