Posted by William Charles on July 7, 2017
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Published on July 7th, 2017 | by William Charles


Chase Is Matching IHG Cardholders To The 100,000 Point Offer If You Applied Recently (Last 90 Days)

Update: Matching no longer seems to work unless you’re eligible for the 100,000 bonus.

Chase increased the standard sign up bonus on the Chase IHG card to 80,000 points after $1,000 in spend, they also increased a targeted offer to 100,000 points after $2,000 in spend. Several readers have now reported successfully being matched to the 100,000 point offer (even if they previously applied for a 60,000 offer or the new 80,000 point offer. If you’ve applied within the last 90 days it’s worth requesting a match by secured message.

Keep in mind they will tell you to do the following:

  • Spend $2,000 (instead of $1,000) within the first three months of account opening
  • Send them another message asking to be matched

I’d recommend sending them the message before spending the $2,000 so you have evidence they have approved the match before committing to the spend requirement.

Thanks to reader purobear for originally informing me of this match. Some more succesful data points: 1, 2

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So if I sign up today for 80k, I can ask to be matched to 100k?

Nick Christopoulos

where do you send the email to? who addressed to?


So you sm them again after spending $2k?


Hi, I recently signed up for 60,000 points- $2,000 spend. When I saw that
IHG was offering 80,000 points, I requested a match which they agreed to. I have already completed the $2,000 spend. Do you think they would now match the 100,000 point offer if I asked? I am within the 90 day period. Thanks for your opinion. Bee


MSR is already met, waiting on statement to close to get (80k – already matched from 60k) points. Messaged asking for 100k and got this:

“We received your request to match the sign up bonus offer
on your Chase Intercontinental Rewards Club Select card.

Your request is under review and you should receive a
response within two to three business days.

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this

Honestly the first time I’ve seen this reply from a SM request.


I got the same response.


Same response


Update to the same response you got:

I can confirm you are enrolled in the following promotion:

-Get 60,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the
first three months from account opening
-Earn 5,000 Bonus Points after you add your first
authorized user and make your first purchase within three
months from account opening

We reviewed your credit card account and found that the
offer you requested was 100,000 bonus points after you
spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months your
account is open.

XXXX, we will not be able to extend this offer to you. We
can offer you $80,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000
on purchases in the first three months your account is

Our records show you haven’t met the spending requirement.
After you have met the required spend, please reply to
this email to claim the offer. “


I think the answer is no… but is it possible to open the Card if i already have a IHG card.

Also How many days should i wait before I open the card again if i decide to close it?


The usual answer is that you need to wait for it to fall off your credit report.


SUCCESS with matching to 100k offer! Spouse was approved on 7/6 for 80k offer but sent private message to chase support and they replied saying they will match the 100k offer.

Hello XXXX,

I am writing in response to your inquiry about the sign up
bonus on your account ending in XXXX.

XXXX, we will be able to match the offer of 100,000 points
after you spend $2,000.00 on purchases in the first 3
months your account is open. Our records show you haven’t
met the spending requirement. After you have met the
required spend, please reply to this email to claim the

You’ll be eligible as long as:
– You have not received a new cardmember bonus for this
card in the past 24 months.
– Your account is open and not in default when we post the
– Your eligible purchases do not include balance
transfers, cash advances, and cash-like charges such as
traveler’s checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any
checks that access your account, overdraft advances,
interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of
any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.

If you need any other assistance, you can send us a secure
message. We appreciate your business and thank you for
choosing Chase.

Thank you,
Chase Email Servicing


I applied to the 80k offer and got matched to the 100k offer.


Will see if works. Approved for 80k this morning, secure messaged them about 6 ago, still waiting to hear back, fingers crossed.

Wonder why some people got matched a d some people got denied.


Just heard back from Chase. Approved for the match, sort of. Message says “once you reach the $2,000 spend, reply to this mesage and we will be happy to match the offer.”

Guess this is a soft yes but they don’t want to go in and change the computer system? May just do a courtsy points grant at that point?


Rejected :/

Hello XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting Chase regarding your IHG® Rewards
Club Credit Card account.

Your account is not eligible for the new offer you
requested. The original offer you applied for will remain
on your account. You will receive 60,000 bonus points
after you spend $1,000.00 on purchases in the first 3
months your account is open.

We appreciate your business and the opportunity to address
your concerns. We value our relationship with you and
thank you for choosing Chase.

Thank you,
Chase Email Servicing

Any other way I can still get this?


I just received the same reply…. I think at the very least I/we should have been offered the 80K match. I’m going to try another message. HUCA


DP: Opened an IHG card less than 3 weeks ago under the 60k/$2k offer. Hit $2k and requested the 80k match. Was approved and already have the 80k in my IHG account. Sent a message earlier today and just received an approval for a match to the 100k offer. I worded my request as such that I did not mention I had already been matched to the 80k. Just said I received 80k and wanted to be matched to the 100k.


Is the IHG 80k card subject to the 5/24 rule. Anybody had positive or negative experience?


The IHG card is not subject to 5/24; the new offer doesn’t change that.


I applied for the 80K offer yesterday and then asked for a match to 100K. I got this vague response:

Your account has the following sign up bonus points
– Get 80,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000.00 in the
first 3 months from account opening date.

I request you to please reply to this email, once you have
met the spend of $2,000.00 within 3 months from the
account open date. Once we receive your email we will
review your request to match the 100,000 sign up bonus
points offer.


🙁 I asked them to match my account to the new offer (I opened my card about 3 weeks ago). They denied it and said my account is not eligible. Still waiting for their response for the reason.


I haven’t received the bonus on this card in almost 3 years. I still have the card though. If I closed it, how long do I have to wait to sign up to get the bonus again?



you’ll need to close it and wait until it appears as closed on your credit report.

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