Free IHG Platinum Status & Upgrade To Diamond Status With Stays

The Offer

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  • IHG is offering free Platinum status for 120 days. You can also keep or upgrade your status until the end of 2023 by completing the following night requirements within that 120 days:
    • Platinum status: 5 nights
    • Diamond status: 15 nights

The Fine Print

  • The Promotion registration period begins on May 18, 2022 and ends on July 31, 2022
  • A member, however, can keep their IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite status, or even elevate themselves to Diamond Elite status, through the end of December 2023 by having a certain number of qualifying night stays during their 120-day post-registration period (the “Stay Period”)

Our Verdict

Good deal if you have upcoming stays with IHG.

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Alan H
Alan H

Do I need existing status to match to Platinum?

sdsearch
sdsearch

If it’s Platinum status you’re after, you get it year after year after year by holding a annual-fee Chase IHG credit card that also gives you a free night certificate annually (after the first year). (The new no-annual-fee Chase IHG credit card only give you Gold status.)

V is for Virtue
V is for Virtue

Doesn’t the no-AF Chase IHG cc only give Silver status without the extra 20k annual spend?

sdsearch
sdsearch

I guess so. Different Chase sites say very different things.

This Chase website:

https://creditcards.chase.com/travel-credit-cards/ihg

claims to let you compare cards, and when you do, it says in the comparison chart, only:

Additional Benefits for IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card
Platinum Elite status

Additional Benefits for IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card
Gold Elite Status

!!!

That was the site I looked before I wrote my comment that you replied to.

But another Chase site:

https://creditcards.chase.com/travel-credit-cards/ihg-rewards-club/traveler

only lists:

Gold Elite Status
Earn IHG® Rewards Gold Elite Status after you spend $20,000 on purchases and make one additional purchase each calendar year.

without mentioning Silver Elite Status.

And yet another Chase site:

https://www.chase.com/personal/credit-cards/ihg/traveler/earn-rewards

says:

Silver Elite Status

without mentioning the Gold Elite Status after $20k spend.

So the Chase comparison site is misleading, and other Chase sites don’t give complete information.

How confusing!!!

sdsearch
sdsearch

Probably, but Chase’s websites about this card are very confusing. One Chase website:

https://creditcards.chase.com/travel-credit-cards/ihg

let you compare cards and on the comparison website, in the comparison chart, it claims you get Gold status. That’s the one I looked at first, when wrote I my original post above.

If you click Learn More there, you get this Chase website:

https://creditcards.chase.com/travel-credit-cards/ihg-rewards-club/traveler

which only mentions the Gold with 20k spend and doesn’t mention Silver status.

Yet another Chase website:

https://www.chase.com/personal/credit-cards/ihg/traveler/earn-rewards

only says you earn Silver status, and mentions nothing about the Gold with 20k spend.

Can Chase possibly make this any more confusing?

Michael Meyer
sdsearch
sdsearch

Yes, but as you can in my detailed post above (once it’s moderator approved), different parts of the Chase website says very different things. The comparison site (which is what I had originally looked at) actually claims, incorrectly, that it gives Gold Elite Status! And another site says you can earn Gold Elite Status through spend, but doesn’t spell out that you get Silver Elite Status automatically. What a mess Chase has with this very different information on different web pages.

da
da

does this work with rewards?

JMR0303
JMR0303

I tried submitting a match, 3 days later, Platinum still isn’t showing. How long did it take other people’s to show up?

LDoc
LDoc

Only IHG lux properties work for me. Marriott and Hilton have much better properties in the between 100 and 200 range, IMO.

Jake

Haven’t had much of a chance to use IHG properties, but free plat is cool, even if it’s not the best loyalty program. Thanks!

AA
AA

Any idea if you can then match the IHG status to other loyalty programs? Which ones might work?

AAA
AAA

Scroll down on the offer page, looks like they match to all major programs

Paul
Paul

While some improvements in benefits help, It’s not enough to be a serious contender. Needs better perks.

tassojunior
tassojunior

Most travelers would much prefer IHG make status mean something like Marriott’s Platinum Elite. IHG’s is pitiful.

kedaya
kedaya

Let me tell you, if you are a diamond and you try to match, it becomes platinum.