Posted by William Charles on April 23, 2017
Credit Card Offers

Published on April 23rd, 2017 | by William Charles


New Chase IHG Offer: 50,000 Points & $100 Statement Credit (AF Waived First Year)

The Offer

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  • Chase IHG card is offering the following bonuses:
    • $100 statement credit after first purchase
    • 50,000 points after $2,000 in spend within the first three months of account opening
    • 5,000 points for adding an authorized user after they make their first purchase

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Card Details

  • This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months
  • Chase 5/24 rule does not apply to this card
  • Annual fee of $49 waived first year
  • Free night certificate on your card member anniversary, can be used at any IHG property
  • 10% rebate on all points that are redeemed (maximum of 100,000 per year)
  • Platinum Elite status for as long as you’re a card member
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x points at IHG properties
    • 2x points at gas stations, grocery stores & restaurants
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees

Our Verdict

To see if this is a good deal we need to compare to what else is available. Currently there is technically three offers available, they are all the same apart from the sign up bonus and whether the annual fee is waived or not:

I personally think the both the targeted and match offer are way better than this 50,000 points + $100 offer. But this offer is better than the 62,000 point public offer. As always if you have any questions about Chase cards I’d recommend reading this first.

Hat tip to reader Stephen P

31 Responses to New Chase IHG Offer: 50,000 Points & $100 Statement Credit (AF Waived First Year)

  1. Jana says:

    Hello guys, do we have any reecent DP that 80k match is still alive?

  2. Dong says:

    I still have a no annual fee version of ihg card, but got it more than 2 years ago. shall I close the old one before applying?

  3. Abey says:

    I keep this card for the annual free night.
    Its one of the very few hotel cards (if not the only one) that gives you an annual free night at any category. Unlike Marriotts 1-5 and Hyatts 1-4.
    By the way does anyone remember the IHG priceless promotion with the 96 envelopes and index cards? I got like 70,000 points out of it. Are they gonna run it again?

  4. J. says:

    Hello Doc,
    Does chase consider this card as different from the no annual fee IGH credit card. I don’t want to cancel no fee card but would like to apply for this one for the bonus.

  5. Jc says:

    Can anybody tell me what 50000 points would buy in gift cards

  6. harv says:

    I recently cancelled this card because it was too difficult to use the free annual night. I searched a 60 day period at a nice IHG property in Chicago and only 6 of the 60 days were available. I also search a month at a low level IHG property in London England and there were no award nights available.

    • P says:

      that’s true with a lot of their hotels. Also calling in doesn’t help much with finding an award might. I much prefer hyatts free night since you can call in and the rep might be able to find one

    • Cory says:

      That’s disappointing. I haven’t seen any blogs bring this issue up; I wonder how widespread it is…

      • MSer says:

        Very widespread. Always complaints about lack of availability, but since the pimps and credit card shills masquerading as travel experts have financial interest to market the living H out of any/card that pays them a commission, don’t expect honesty from them.

        Never clicking on any blogger affiliate link is the only way to get unbiased reviews.

  7. Pavel says:

    One data point I haven’t seen nowhere, when you sign for the lower bonus (let’s say the 50000) and then ask to be matched to the 80000, the extra 30000 points are counted towards the spire elite status (unlike the base bonus).
    I’ve been matched for the 80000 a month ago.

  8. Jack says:

    My last go around with this card was March 2017. I received a bonus in May…right about 24 months.

    I guess I have to call in to find out how long until this offer expires…cutting it close

  9. VJ says:

    Could you apply for this card if you have applied the same card before 2 years?

  10. Shell says:

    FWIW, there have been reports of this being counted as part of the 5/24, but not being denied due to 5/24, which is a different flavor from the CSR

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