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I got an email the other day about 3000 bonus IHG points. It is probably targeted, but several people I know got it, so it may very well be targeted to people with the IHG card
(SEE ALSO: Why you should get 2 IHG cards)
IHG bonus points offer
From April 1 through August 31, 2017, you can earn 600 bonus points each month when you spend at least $750 per month with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card
All purchases qualify and the offer is automatic, so there’s no need to activate or enroll – just use your card and roll up the points.
But is it worth it?
I would say that this offer would not be worth it in most cases. $750 of regular spend on a 2% cashback card would be $15, and even with this offer and using your card at a grocery store or gas station (2x), your $750 spend would net you 2100 IHG points. If you want to buy IHG points at 0.71 cents, you can use the Cash and Points trick to get it even cheaper than that.
The one exception might be if you have spend at an IHG hotel (5x) but even then, you probably were either already planning on using your IHG card for that and if you weren’t, I’m not sure this bonus would be enough to make you want to change your mind.
If you have the IHG card, did you get this offer or a similar one? Are you planning on taking advantage of it?
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Did not get that offer but got similar from Hyatt Credit Card…
EARN AN EXTRA 4,000 BONUS POINTS
by using your Hyatt Credit Card to spend $4,000 or more on purchases through June 30, 2017
Shopping, dining, groceries, and more… turn your purchases into Bonus Points in World of Hyatt when you use your Hyatt Credit Card. Register your card by June 30, 2017 – spend $4,000 or more on purchases with your card from April 1 – June 30, 2017, and you’ll receive an extra 4,000 Bonus Points.1 That’s in addition to the Bonus Points you normally earn!
I have not received this offer yet 🙁
I also would not participate. In fact, I’m wondering why they would even offer such a paltry amount of points. Do they have research that suggests people respond to offerings that are this poor?
I know – this offer is pretty weak