Seems to me hotel and airline loyalty program points fall into a few different categories. Some points you know you’ll put to great use, and some points you’ll likely use and even have a general travel plan for. And some hotel and airline points you scratch your head and wonder how the heck you’ll use them! Whether or not to buy hotel and airline points when promotions are running depends on which of these three categories the loyalty program falls into. When it comes to Hyatt points, Hilton points, andIHG points, I always have a plan for them!
We have a few hotel points sales going on right now with Hyatt, Hilton, and IHG. The sales expire soon, so take a look if you’re planning some hotel stays and can use these points at a discount. We also have an American Airlines AAdvantage sale going on right now, as well. It’s not the best offer ever. But if you’re tapped out of AA miles like I am after using a huge stash of my miles for my trip to Spain, and need some AA miles for trips you’re planning, a discount, even a small one, is better than paying full price when you need to top off your account. Continue reading →
Good morning everyone. A few readers have asked me if they should keep their old Chase IHG Rewards Select Credit Card ($49 annual fee) and old Chase Hyatt Credit Card ($75 annual fee) in exchange for the annual free night certificate. As a reminder, the free night certificates are not really free, since you pay the annual fee before getting the free night certificate – they are more like prepaid free night certificates with a strict expiration date. Both of these credit cards are no longer available to new applicants, so if you do not have these credit cards right now, there is no way for you to get them now. That also means that if you ever cancel or upgrade to the new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card or the new Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card, you will never be able to get the old Chase IHG Rewards Select Credit Card and old Chase Hyatt Credit Card again.
Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. During my Mini July App-O-Rama, I was approved for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card. Then a few days later, I was matched to the 100,000 IHG Points sign up bonus offer. Before the credit card arrived, I receive an email from Chase on August 1 that a new credit card was mailed to me. The email did not specify which credit card, but I figured it was my new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card.
A few days later, I received a letter in the mail, dated July 27, that I was approved for the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, but Chase called it the INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GRP World Elite card. Even though I was only approved for a $2,000 credit limit and needed to spend $3,000 on the credit card to complete the minimum spend requirement, I wasn’t worried. I knew I could call Chase and have them move some of my credit limit from another Chase credit card to my new Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card.
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.
Updated 8/2/18 at 2pm PT: The current highest Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card offer is 100,000 IHG points after spending $3,000 in 3 months + $50 statement credit after first purchase. Read this post for more info.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to give a special thank you to the members of the Front Range Travel Hackers meetup group in Denver. I had a great time speaking with you guys on Saturday afternoon. I have a few other posts about Denver, but today, I wanted to talk about my mini July App-O-Rama. Last Wednesday, I applied for 2 new credit cards: the American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card and the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card. Let’s talk about the first card now.
I love Hilton properties and love being a Hilton Diamond Elite Member, thanks to my recent American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card. Right now, you can get the American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card with 100,000 Hilton Points, a $50 statement credit and no annual fee when you do a dummy Hilton hotel booking (thanks DOC). You get the $50 statement credit after your first purchase and the 100,000 Hilton Points after you spend $3,000 within 3 months. When you get to the payment page, look for the credit card ad on the page (if you do not see it, you may need to disable ad blocker on the site), and click the ad.