Delta I know. I am learning more and more about SPG and how it works. So many have talked about the SPG Platinum Challenge that I have checked it out. But first my IHG Platinum since I have “truly arrived” (really?)!
I like IHG. I like Crown Plaza hotels. I even like Holiday Inn and Express hotels. Intercontinental are always nice, but it irritates me the dual program thing they have going on with the Ambassador for $200 more (no thanks)!
I am not sure I am impressed with the new cards (then again the old ones were not that great either). There is no bar code or magnetic strip so the cards are just “bling-ish”.
The perks of being Platinum with IHG are hit and miss as most know. It is also so easy to get their top status, it just take getting a Chase
PC IHG card & you can pick up 80k points with the Chase IHG card (not my link and at the bottom of the list of cards)!
“Where are we headed next?” you ask me? Why back to SPG since I can rely on them much more to extend elite benefits across ALL their products consistently and on points or non-points stays. I have my SPG Business card and I am waiting for my next round of cards next month to get the SPG Personal card to get 2 more stay credit (you can get a total of 4 stay credits or 10 nights total per year if you hold both personal and business cards).
What do you think, is IHG Platinum status worth anything to you? – René
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