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(EXPIRED) Good transfer bonus: IHG->United (buy miles from 1.67c)

United is offering a pretty decent transfer bonus on points transferred from IHG Rewards Club. Until June 30th, when you convert 10,000 IHG points, you’ll get 3,000 United Miles. There are often opportunities to grab IHG points for around 0.5c each (including through a promotion going on right now), which would translate to 1.67c per United mile. While that’s more than our Reasonable Redemption Value for United miles, it’s certainly possible to get more value than that out of…

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Which hotel program is the most rewarding? IHG vs Radisson vs Wyndham vs Choice

Several weeks ago, I began exploring the question, “Which hotel loyalty program is the most rewarding?” I found that question wasn’t easy to answer, and it only developed more layers as I delved into it. I started by comparing Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott (See: Which hotel program is the most rewarding? Hyatt vs Hilton vs Marriott). In that post, I promised to follow up with a few other programs. In the end, I think beauty is…

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Which Hotel Program Has The Most Rewarding Promotions?

Hotel Quarterly Promotions

Nick and Greg have recently been looking at which hotel loyalty schemes offer the best return on paid stays (see here and here). Their analysis has focused on the (somewhat) constant – how many base points you earn for stays, how many bonus points you’ll earn with status and how many points you’ll earn with a co-branded hotel credit card. There’s another factor that can greatly influence the number of points you’ll earn on a…

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Another uncapped free night: Chase and IHG do the right thing

Good news for IHG Rewards Club Select credit card holders: Chase and IHG have decided to honor the annual free night certificate that comes with this credit card at any property in the world for all certificates issued by May 1st 2019. This card is no longer available for new applications, but if your card recently renewed or will renew between now and next May, your certificate will be valid at any IHG property worldwide.…

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[Expired] 50% off award nights in Mexico Latin America, & the Caribbean with IHG

IHG is offering 50% off award nights at select hotels & resorts in Mexico, Latin America & the Caribbean, including a few all-inclusive properties when you book by May 7th for stays through June 30, 2018. If you bought IHG points on sale earlier this week, you can probably snag a great deal at some of the properties on the list. The Deal 50% off award stays at select IHG properties in Mexico / Latin America / The…

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[Expired] Buy IHG points from 0.46 cents each w/ targeted promo

IHG is once again offering a targeted promotion for a 20% discount on the cash portion of cash & points bookings, making for a good opportunity to buy points at a discount – from just 0.46 cents per point. This could be especially attractive given that the latest round of PointBreaks is scheduled to go live on Monday, April 30th (See: New IHG PointBreaks list coming on Monday) — which is coincidentally when this promotion is scheduled to end. The Deal Get…

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Calling recon to request a denial

On our page, we list recon (reconsideration) numbers in the App Tips section for each card issuer.  Often, when your application is denied, it is possible to reverse the decision by talking with an analyst. The news that the IHG card’s annual free night is being devalued (see: BUMMER: IHG Free night capped for everyone) has led to an interesting situation.  If you applied for the IHG card recently under the assumption that you’d be…

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BUMMER: IHG Free night capped for everyone (includes $49 card)

One Mile at a Time and users on Reddit report Chase has sent out a letter with bad news: IHG annual reward night certificates issued from May 1, 2018 onward will be no longer be redeemable at any IHG hotel. They will now be redeemable at hotels that cost up to 40,000 points per night. For years, the free night at any IHG hotel that comes with the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card made this card arguably the best…

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New IHG card will carry free night, but higher fee

This morning, Greg reported that today might be your last chance to get the $49-annual-fee version of the Chase IHG card (see: Last call for $49 IHG card. The single best rewards card to have and to hold.). Spencer Howard at Straight to the Points now shares a screen shot of the new IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card offer that’s coming (see his post for the image, the details of which are outlined below). The new card will still…

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