Good afternoon everyone, I have a quick update to my recent post: Get Matched to the New Chase IHG Rewards Premier 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus. In that post, I sent Chase a Secure Message (SM) and got matched from the 80,000 IHG Points sign up bonus to the 100,000 IHG Points sign up bonus. In the comments section of that post, readers wanted to know if I would still get the $50 statement credit after my first purchase if I accepted the higher sign up bonus offer. I’m happy to report that the $50 statement credit posted a few days ago. My first purchase posted on August 7 and the $50 statement credit posted on August 13, roughly 1 week later. My $89 annual fee posted on August 1, which is roughly 2 weeks before the $50 statement credit posted.
Since I signed up for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card with 80,000 IHG Points + $50 statement credit sign up bonus offer, I was still able to earn the $50 statement credit. Here is my Secure Message (SM) response from Chase. Carefully read the wording of the SM, since it sounds like I wasn’t technically matched to the higher offer. After completing the $3,000 minimum spending requirement, I need to respond to the SM and Chase will give me an extra 20,000 IHG Points.
If you have the old Chase IHG Rewards Select Credit Card, I recommend keeping that credit card open. If you have any questions about the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!