Published on April 3rd, 2018 | by William Charles65
Chase IHG Cardholders That Opened Accounts 1/1/18 To 4/5/18 Will Have Free Night Certificate Grandfathered For First Year
Update: Still no official response from Chase, but reps are consistently giving this information now so I suspect the 1/1/18 to 4/5/18 dates are correct.
Update: Now the same reps on Twitter are saying it is restricted even for those who applied 1/1/18 until 4/5/18. Let me escalate it and get a real answer.
Yesterday we posted that the anniversary free night certificate on the Chase IHG card will be limited to properties that cost 40,000 or less starting on May 1st, 2018. A lot of readers that recently applied for the card felt this was unfair as one of the primary reasons for them signing up was to receive this unrestricted anniversary free night certificate. Chase is now informing cardholders that if they opened their card between 1/1/18 and 4/5/18 then they would receive the normal unrestricted free night certificate in the first year.
We certainly apologize for the news. Accounts opened between 1/1/18 and 4/5/18, will not see this change for the first year. ^JD
— Chase Support (@ChaseSupport) April 3, 2018
This is certainly good news, but you still have a segment of cardholders that applied from May 1st 2017, 2018 through December 31st, 2018 that will have never received an unrestricted free night certificate. What I’d like to see is for Chase to extend the grace period from 1/1/18 to 4/30/17. That way every cardholder will have received at least one unrestricted free night certificate.