Good morning everyone. As part of my Mini July App-O-Rama, I was approved for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card. The sign up bonus was for 80,000 IHG Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months + $50 statement credit after your first purchase. A few days before my new credit card arrived, Chase increased the sign up bonus to 100,000 IHG Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months, so I sent Chase a Secure Message (SM) to get matched to that offer. A few days later, I shared my welcome letter & card art; and a few days after that, I shared details of the $50 statement credit.
Chase responded to my Secure Message stating that after I spend $3,000 in 3 months on my new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, I should respond to the Secure Message and let them know when the $3,000 spending was complete. Chase would then manually add 20,000 IHG Points to my account. I am happy to share the details of Chase’s Secure Message response. The Chase rep verified that I spent more than $3,000 on my new credit card and stated that the 20,000 IHG Points would post to my IHG account on my next credit card statement. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long…
2 days after getting Chase’s Secure Message response, my Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card statement closed. I am happy to report that the original 80,000 IHG Points posted from the sign up bonus, plus the 20,000 IHG Points from the Chase Secure Message, plus an extra 5,000 IHG Points from adding an authorized user to my account. 108,003 IHG Points is a nice haul, even if they are only IHG Points. (P.S. do you like Chase’s new statement format, it looks pretty cool).
I signed into my IHG Rewards Club account and the 108,003 IHG Points were posted to my account and are ready to be spent. I don’t have a specific redemption in mind, but I tend to find good redemption options for IHG Points.
If you were matched to the 100,000 IHG Points offer and completed the $3,000 spending requirement, just make sure to follow up with Chase so that they can manually add the 20,000 IHG Points to your account. If you have any questions about this credit card or sending Secure Messages, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!