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Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is an uncommon name, with a lot of brands you’ve probably heard of, like Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza.
Right now, IHG is running a promotion this quarter called “Into the Nights” where everyone that signs up is given a particular offer to earn either 2 free nights or 50,000 points.
The reason that I decided against pursuing this promotion is that I already have a ton of IHG points. My wife and I both have the Chase IHG Visa card – I got mine back in July, and she got hers as part of last month’s churn.
There is a published offer for 60,000 points but that’s what we call in the bizness the “sucker’s offer”. I won’t link to it because I don’t want anyone to actually click it, since it’s inferior in every way to the “secret” 80,000 offer
How to get the 80,000 IHG point offer
While there isn’t a landing page that spells out the offer, here is a link to the application. Nothing on that page confirms the 80,000 points, but many people in this Flyertalk thread, as well as both my wife and I can confirm that we’ve received 80,000 points after meeting the $1,000 spending target in the first 3 months.
Is this card a keeper?
This is one of the few cards I plan on keeping. The $49 annual fee is waived the first year, but each year on your anniversary you get 1 free night at ANY IHG property worldwide
Bora Bora for $49? Sign me up! This was another reason I decided to pass on the Into the Nights promotion – since we will already have 2 free night certificates, I didn’t see the need to spend another $600 or so for 4 more – we just don’t travel that much. Even though we’ve had some success bartering airline miles for babysitting, we just “used” my parents for a weekend trip to Las Vegas, so it will be awhile before the 2 of us can get away again. And clearly we’re not taking the KIDS to one of these 5-star hotels! Even if we weren’t worried they’d fall in the ocean, all they care about are swimming pools and waffle makers – we’ll save them for the budget hotels of the world!