On Aprtil 2, I made the case that the IHG card is no longer worth applying because Chase had limited the most important card’s benefit, free IHG anniversary night, to a redemption value up to 40,000 points.
Aparently, Chase has received a lot of complaints about it and [somewhat] relented. Per Miles To Memories, Chase confirmed on Twitter that those who apply by 4/5/18 (today) will get the unrestricted free anniversary night.
We can understand your concern, and we’ll make sure to forward it for review. Accounts opened between 1/1/18 and 4/5/18, would receive the normal unrestricted free night certificate in the first year. Please let us know if you have additional questions. ^CM
— Chase Support (@ChaseSupport) April 4, 2018
With this in mind, I guess, my wife and I will apply for the card after all. We can always use a couple of nigths at a nice place, even so (or, should I say, especially that) it will be the last time. If you’re interested in getting the card on these terms, hurry up!
Here is the reminder of what the old IHG card is offering.
|Card||The Old Chase IHG Rewards Card|
|Annual Fee||$49 annual fee (waived 1st year)|
|Spending Requirement||$1,000 in 3 months|
|IHG Anniversary Night uncapped||First year|
|10% Rebate on Point Redemptions||Yes|
|Sign up Bonus (after adding AU)||65,000 points|
|Earning at IHG Hotel||5X|