STILL ALIVE! New IHG Premier Card Offers 140,000 Point Welcome Bonus

At the end of January Chase and IHG launched an extremely lucrative offer on the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. This is the best public offer we’ve ever seen for this card if my memory serves me correctly. This is a fantastic hotel credit card that I recommend for everyone. Let’s take a brief look at the card.


The IHG Premier Card has an incredible new welcome bonus of 140,000 IHG Rewards Club points after spending $3,000 within the first three months. That spend requirement is pretty standard, however, the bonus is phenomenal.

Often, banks will run a promotion where they have an increased bonus on a particular card BUT generally those cards will also have an increased spend requirement.

And just to put this bonus into context, the standard welcome bonus has been 80,000 points.

Last year, there was a short time period when the offer had been increased to 125,000 points and everyone was raving about it. Now it’s 140,000. That’s a 75% increase in points!


If 140,000 isn’t impressive by itself, here are a few more benefits that you may want to consider with the IHG Premier Card:

  • Anniversary Free Night: You receive a certificate on your account anniversary every year. The certificate can be redeemed at any IHG property up to 40,000 points.
  • Platinum Status: You get IHG Rewards Club Platinum status for as long as you have the card, which offers bonus points, room upgrades, and more.
  • Fourth Night Free: You get a fourth night free on award bookings, which can be a great way to stretch your points even further.
  • TSA Pre-Check / Global Entry: You will receive a fee credit once every four years for enrolling in TSA Pre-check or Global Entry.

Are You Eligible For The IHG Premier Card?

The welcome bonus on this card isn’t available to those who currently have this specific card, or those who have received a new cardmember bonus on this card in the past 24 months.

However, you are eligible for this card if you have any other version of the IHG credit card.

For the more advanced points pros reading this, the card is subjected to the usual Chase credit card restrictions, including the 5/24 rule.


The IHG Premier Card is an absolute no brainer! In my opinion, the 140,000 point welcome bonus more than justifies the $89 annual fee on the card. In other words, every year that you keep the card, you are “exchanging” $89 for a free night in some of IHG’s premier properties.

Anyone interested in the Intercontinental Bali? How about the Intercontinental in Fiji? Name your destination and compare the paid rates against $89 to calculate your savings.

In addition to the free night, 140,000 points can cover multiple nights at many hotels around the world.

Platinum status has the potential to take things to a new level if you know a few “tricks.

Global entry is heaven on earth, period!!

Personally, this card isn’t necessarily a card I would be putting all of my spending on, but you can easily extract more than $89 worth of value from this card given all of these benefits.

I have the older version of the card but this card has been on my radar for some time. It’s an excellent card that’s worth having long term for the anniversary free night certificate if nothing else.

If you don’t have this card, I’d definitely recommend jumping on it.

So who is applying for the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card?


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