Good afternoon everyone. Doctor of Credit wrote an article this morning about a great sign up bonus on the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card. By using this link, you can get 100,000 IHG points after spending $3,000 in 3 months + $50 statement credit after first purchase. Last week, I signed up for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card during my Mini July App-O-Rama, but the sign up bonus was only 80,000 IHG points after spending $2,000 in 3 months + $50 statement credit after first purchase. The only difference between these 2 offers is the extra $1,000 in minimum spending to get an extra 20,000 IHG points, that is basically 20x IHG points / $ on the last $1,000 in spending. I like that earning rate.
Chase is pretty good at matching increased sign up bonus offers if you ask to be matched within 3 months of getting the credit card. Since I was approved for the credit card last week, I decided to send a secure message (SM) to Chase this morning. I was hoping for a quick approval to my request.
Hello, a few days ago, I signed up for the new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card. The sign up bonus was for 80,000 IHG points + $50 statement credit. Here is the link I used: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ihg/premierplus?CELL=6S5G&cm_sp=OSMAM-6C-US-EN-RR-AI-MNR-80K-FRPN-S5G-ChasePremier
This morning, I see that the sign up bonus has increased to 100,000 IHG points + $50 statement credit. Here is the link to that offer: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ihg/premierplushundred?CELL=6S5W&cm_sp=OSMAM-6C-US-EN-PG-AI-MNR-100K-FT4K-S5W-ChasePremier
Can you match me to the 100,000 IHG points + $50 statement credit offer? I would really appreciate that. Thank you for your help and have a great day.
2-3 hours later, I got a response from Chase. According to the secure message, my card is enrolled in the 80,000 IHG point offer… but if I spend $3,000 before the 3 month period ends, I can respond to the secure message and Chase will match the 100,000 IHG point offer. So instead of directly matching me to the new / higher offer, I have to complete the higher minimum spend requirement and then tell Chase. They will then manually credit the extra 20,000 IHG points to my account. I guess that is not too much work.
I haven’t received my new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card yet, but I have a few large bills in mind that I could pay to meet the $3,000 minimum spending requirement. If you signed up for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card in the last 3 months, ask Chase to match you to the 100,000 IHG point offer. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!