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.