Have you been eyeing the IHG card to start, or round up your collection of free anniversary night cards? From now until May 1st, you will have the opportunity to earn an increased sign up bonus on the IHG Premier card.
The standard sign up bonus on the IHG card has been 80,000 points for spending $2,000 within the first 3 months. In the newer offer, we are looking at a tiered sign up bonus. The 80,000 point for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months is still applicable. However, there is an opportunity to earn an additional 40,000 points if you are able to spend an additional $3,000 within the first 6 months.
This means if you are able to spend $5,000 in the first 6 months, you are eligible for a total of 120,000 points! Additionally, there is a link to earn an additional $50 statement credit after your first purchase. This is a pretty great offer, especially considering that the all time high before this offer was 100,000 points.
Now of course, these points aren’t worth as much as other currencies out there. Still, if you value them at 0.5 cents per point, the complete sign up bonus is worth about $600 (+$50 statement credit).
I know, I know, the IHG card is not what it used to be. The annual free night used to be the absolute best in the business and has been limited quite a lot since then. However, this iteration of the IHG card with the $89 annual fee does still come with a free night, and there’s plenty of value to be had with it. Not to mention that holding this card will give you the top tier status at IHG hotels.
If you have been looking to get additional credit cards that come with a free night, right now is probably the best offer to get this card. The previous high was only 100,000 points, and that was without the additional statement credit.
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