Receive 125,000 bonus IHG points after spending $3000 on purchases within the first three months of approval. Plus, all purchases the first 12 months are rewarded 4X points — so you’ll score a total of 137,000 points! (Even more if some of your spend occurs at an IHG property!)
(Pictured above: the InterContinental in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read Rene’s review now!)
Definitely consider signing up for this card if you’re attending the Chicago Seminars next weekend and staying at the host hotel (an IHG property) — or if you have a family. (More on that in a few minutes)
Cardholders enjoy increased point bonuses the first year — and a complimentary anniversary night starting year two!
- All purchases earn 4X
- 40X total per dollar spent during stays at IHG hotels
- Annual anniversary night at select IHG properties
- 25X total per dollar spent during stays at IHG hotels
- 2X points at:
- Gas stations
- Grocery store
- 1X point on all other purchases
Complimentary “Anniversary” Night at Eligible IHG Hotels
Receive a complimentary night each year when your card renews. The benefit is valid at properties with a redemption level of 40,000 or fewer points.
Platinum Elite Status
Cardholders automatically are upgraded to IHG Platinum Elite status and receive benefits and perks such as:
- Room upgrades when available
- Guaranteed room availability
- Complimentary internet
- Priority check-in
- Late check-out when available
- Welcome amenity
- $30 In-room spa credit
- Two free Amazon Kindle eBooks each quarter
- Enjoy a free reward night when you redeem points for any stay of four or more nights
- Redeem your bonus points at hotels such as:
- Crowne Plaza
- EVEN Hotels
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Venetian Las Vegas
Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Credit
Receive up to $100 off Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application fees once every four years. Also good for Global Entry and TSA Pre√ renewals.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Use your card overseas!
$89, not waived the first year.
I enjoying holding the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card.
I have a young child, which means we must stay in hotels with swimming pools. 🙂 Many Holiday Inns are perfect for families. Dads and Moms — consider adding this card to your repertoire.
The $89 annual fee is fine for the hotel benefits and complimentary night we receive each year. It’s not as spectacular as the old IHG Mastercard (RIP) but $89 for a good hotel room is a deal, in my opinion.
What To Do If You Want This and the Delta Amexes?
If your mouth is watering over this and the big welcome bonuses on the Delta American Express cards, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Make Sure You Can Afford Both Sets of Annual Fees
The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card‘s $89 annual fee is not waived the first year.
The Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card and Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card are the only Delta Amexes with waived annual fees the first year.
The Delta Platinum or Reserve cards‘ respective $195 and $450 annual fees are not waived the first year.
If you can’t afford the annual fees on two new cards, pick just one. Should you fall into that category, I’d go with the Delta Amexes before their annual fees increase next year.
Ensure You Can Reach Minimum Spend on Both Cards
The Delta Amexes have minimum spend requirements ranging between $1000-$5000. So make sure you can safely afford to spend between $4000-$8000 in the next three months. If you can’t meet the bonus requirements, the offers can be literally pointless for you.
Apply for Both on the Same Day
Banks may raise an eyebrow when people apply for multiple credit cards (or loans, etc) over a span of several days or weeks. You’re better off applying for multiple cards in a single day.
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