I just received an email from IHG Rewards Club offering 500 bonus points if I link my IHG credit card to my profile by October 31, 2015:
Reserve rooms in an instant—and securely. Add your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card to your traveler profile to speed up booking. You’ll be able to make reservations with fewer clicks & never search for your card again. You’ll be rewarded with 500 bonus points when you add your card by October 31, 2015. Go ahead and make life simpler. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do this sooner.
Based on the terms & conditions, it doesn’t seem to me like the promotion is targeted, so as long as you have the card you should be eligible for the bonus. It also seems like you get the bonus if you already have the IHG credit card as your preferred method of payment on your profile. Bonus points should post within 6-8 weeks.
Here are the full terms of the promotion:
Mastercard Bonus: Save your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card as your preferred method of payment in your member profile and earn 500 bonus points. Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in this Offer. Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after member has saved IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card as preferred method of payment in their member profile between 1 September 2015 and 31 October 2015 (both dates inclusive). If member has previously set IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card as default method of payment within member profile, number of bonus points listed above will also be rewarded. This Offer is subject to the General Promotion Terms and standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. Offer limited to one time use. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus points to be posted into your account. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. Chase Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or failure to provide the stated benefits and services. © 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group, Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30346-2121 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and operated.
While 500 points isn’t a ton, it will help reset the expiration date of your points. And for that matter, every point counts!