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The IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card is one of my favorite hotel credit cards, and it now has a big new 80K point sign-up bonus. The card is offering a sign-up bonus of 80,000 IHG Rewards Club points after spending $1,000 on the card within the first three months. On top of that, you can get 5,000 bonus points if you add an authorized user and have them make a purchase within the same timeframe. The card has a $49 annual fee, which is waived the first year.
If you don’t yet have this card, getting it is an absolute no brainer. The card offers:
- An anniversary free night certificate every year, which is valid at any IHG property worldwide, pending availability; given IHG’s global footprint, that should justify the card for just about anyone
- IHG Rewards Club Platinum status for as long as you have the card, which gets you bonus points, room upgrades, etc.
- A 10% rebate on points redemptions, for up to 100,000 points back each year
And now the card even has an increased sign-up bonus, which is ~33% bigger than the previous bonus of 60,000 points upon completing minimum spend.
Also keep in mind that this is one of the few Chase cards not subjected to the 5/24 rule, meaning that you can be approved for the card even if you’ve opened more than five new card accounts in the past 24 months. This is one of the easiest Chase cards to be approved for.
I don’t recall ever seeing a bigger bonus on the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, so this really is tough to beat.
This is the lowest annual fee hotel card that offers an annual free night certificate, and it’s also the only hotel credit card that offers a free night certificate without a category cap or day of week restriction.
Seriously, just about anyone should be able to get at least $49 of value per year out of a free night at an IHG property. For example, I used my IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card annual free night certificate at the InterContinental Hong Kong this year, where paid rates were $300+ per night.
I redeemed my annual free night certificate at the InterContinental Hong Kong
If you don’t yet have the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, this is a fantastic opportunity to sign-up. This card is worth getting just for the long term perks, so the increased sign-up bonus is the icing on the cake. This is one of those cards that I almost consider to be too good to be true.