Posted by William Charles on October 12, 2016
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Published on October 12th, 2016 | by William Charles


[Targeted] Chase IHG 100,000 Point Offer

The Offer

No direct link, offer via e-mail

  • Apply by 11/11/16 and upon approval receive 100,000 points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening on the Chase IHG Card


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, not 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

The standard offer is currently 60,000 points, but it’s been possible to get a match to the 80,000 bonus since that 80k bonus disappeared. 100,000 points is the highest bonus we’ve ever seen on this card by 20,000 points (although keep in mind you need to pay the $49 annual fee in the first year). If I was targeted for this offer, I’d be jumping on it. Not sure how they are targeted people, doesn’t seem to be on a elite status though. If you were targeted, let us know some information about yourself so we can see if we can work it out. I doubt Chase/IHG will match people to this offer, unless they received the targeted offer – but let’s wait and see.

Before applying or asking basic questions about Chase in the comments, please read these 24 things everybody should know about Chase credit cards.

Hat tip to reader Alex C & UCLAbadger on /r/churning

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This is a great offer! Almost 2 nights at any IHG hotel or 23 nights at a pointbreak hotel!

100,000 + 5,000 +2,000 + 10% = 117,700 points

And this card is a keeper my wife and I both have a card and I have used the free night at IC’s from $400s to $200s

$49 is not waived first year

How to get matched for 80k bonus? Please explain

I want to know that too.

Send a SM

here is what i did. goto your ihg account and try to book a room. at the payment page, you will be asked to apply for a card and that offer is 80k plus $50 credit so id say its a similar deal to 100k points.

I don’t think the A/F is waived, my 80k email explicitly states it is waived in the same place the fee is mentioned here.

I received the offer thru email today. Will go for it.

Targeted. Hardly ever stay at IHG. It’s been years. Literally don’t remember when or where.

I Booked 2 stays across September and October for work. Total of 3 nights. Got the offer via email today.

The 80k (targeted?) bonus is still out there – the details you can view here:
For me, I can log into my IHG account (note: have gold status left over organically earning last year, no stays this year) and there’s a banner ad that takes you there. If I open that link in incognito, it says offer is expired when you go to apply.

With dummy booking, it also adds a different offer for bonus 50 statement credit (still annual fee waived, and 80k + 5k AU points).

Can you share the link for 80k + $50 statement credit? All i got with a dummy reservation is 60k+$50
Thank You.

80k + 5k AU + $50 statement credit, waived AF

THANK YOU very much! Im sending secure msg to chase right now to try to match the offer!

This is like the old 80k status point offer only you won’t get Spire anymore. But you got an additional 5k which were not available. So just a so so historical high

I applied for this card in 2013 but cancelled in march 2016. Am I eligible for the bonus again now? I am targeted for the 100k and I do not have elite status.

How do you check to see if you are targeted? Log into your IHG account?

I have this card currently and received the bonus over 2 years ago. If I cancel today (hypothetically), when could I apply again?

So last month i got the 60k+$50 statement credit. I got the credit but i still havent spent the 1k for the 60k bonus points. Can i be matched for the 80k? Hwo should i call?

Thank You.

send a secure message online

I was denied under the 5/24 rule, a few months ago, I believe this card now is included in the 5/24….

I got IHG 80K card 1 month ago. way over 5/24

I’ve asked for a point match and I got this answer: “zmay, we would like to explain that the $50.00 statement
credit and 80,000 Reward Point offer is only available
when applying for instant credit while booking an IHG
hotel reservation online. Regrettably, we are unable to
honor your request and issue the additional points to the
account since the specific reservation path was not used
for this offer. However, if you wish to have the $50.00
statement credit re-billed to the account, we would then
be able to add the additional 20,000 reward points to
match the 80,000 reward point?s offer without a statement

I don’t see any “reservation path” in the offer details. I got the $50 credit on a non-hotel purchase.

What should I do? Advice?

My personal experience on Saturday 10/15/16:
I did not receive the targeted offer, and after trying several workarounds suggested on this blog & others like booking a dummy hotel, I was still only offered 60k. So I called IHG Rewards to see if they might honor it. The answer was no, however they passed me to Chase’s call center which happened to be in the Philippines. The nice woman on the phone informed me that the best she could locate in her system was 80k with the 1st year $49 fee waived. I jumped on that offer, applied by phone (WAYYY over the 5/24 – probably about 10+/24) and was instantly approved with a 25k limit. I also applied that same evening for a targeted AMEX Business platinum (100k with $10k spend, all other benefits the same as the public offer) and was also instantly approved.

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