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Generally speaking, IHG doesn’t get as much love from points and miles aficionados as its hotel program brethren — namely Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy and World of Hyatt. Nevertheless, there are some simple steps you can take to unlock some solid value from the program. If you’re looking to learn more about the IHG Rewards Club, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve just launched a series of videos to help you make the most of the program. Check out the videos below, and then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for additional updates.


Book the Suite You’ve Always Wanted With IHG Elite Status


The Best Ways to Redeem Your Points With IHG


How to Maximize Your Spending with IHG Credit Cards


IHG Points Are Worth Buying And Here Is Why


As noted above, one of the best ways to maximize the IHG Rewards Club program is by holding the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. This card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months, a haul worth $400 based on TPG’s most recent valuations. It’ll also grant you automatic Platinum Elite status, a fourth night free on all award stays and 10x points per dollar spent at all IHG properties. However, the most valuable perk is likely the annual free night certificate awarded each year on your account anniversary. Valid at properties up to 40,000 points per night, this award can easily cover the card’s $89 annual fee in one fell swoop.

For complete details on the IHG Premier, check out our full card review.

Featured photo of the InterContinental Bali by Brian Biros/The Points Guy.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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