2 IHG Rewards Credit Cards Debut Bigger Sign-Up Bonuses

Two of the three IHG Rewards credit cards have new sign-up bonuses — and one is the card’s highest-ever points…

Two of the three IHG Rewards credit cards have new sign-up bonuses — and one is the card’s highest-ever points offer. The bonuses became available Jan. 26 on the co-branded cards issued by Chase.

Consumers who regularly spend at IHG hotels and resorts, such as Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Hotel Indigo, might want to consider getting a card. You can redeem your points for free stays, with nights starting at 10,000 points.

IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card

Annual fee: $99.

Sign-up bonus: 175,000 for spending at least $3,000 in the first three months with an account, the best-ever sign-up bonus on this card. Previously, new cardholders could earn 140,000 bonus points for the same spending.

Rewards: It’s possible to earn up to 26 points per dollar at IHG properties. You’ll get five points per dollar on travel, gas station and restaurant purchases, and three points per dollar on all other spending.

Select benefits: Cardholders get Platinum Elite status in IHG One Rewards, unlocking perks including free room upgrades and amenities. The card also comes with a statement credit of up to $100 every four years to cover the application fee for Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or Nexus. You’ll get a reward night each year after your account anniversary, and when you redeem your rewards for four or more eligible nights in a row, you’ll get every fourth night free.

IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card

Annual fee: $0.

Sign-up bonus: 120,000 bonus points to cardholders who spend at least $2,000 in their first three months with the card, a 40,000-point increase over the previous offer.

Rewards: It’s possible to earn up to

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IHG One Rewards guide

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The InterContinental Hotels Group includes 18 hotel brands and over 6,000 hotels around the world. A stay with the InterContinental Hotels Group could include a luxury vacation at a Hotel Indigo, an InterContinental resort property or a Crowne Plaza, or a quick stop at a local property like a Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express or Staybridge Suites, among others.

This hotel group also has a loyalty program, IHG One Rewards. In this guide, we’ll explain how the IHG One Rewards program works, how to earn points and the best ways to use them.

IHG One Rewards basics

In early 2022, the InterContinental Hotels Group revamped its loyalty program. In addition to changing its name from IHG Rewards Club to IHG One Rewards, it now offers more benefits, redemption methods and elite status tiers. Members will continue to earn points on hotel stays and more, which can then be used for free nights, airline miles, merchandise and a handful of other redemption options.

As of November 2022, free hotel stays within IHG One Rewards start at just 5,000 points (previously, they started at 10,000 points). Plus, you can pay for a redemption entirely with points or a combination of points and cash. And like other hotel programs, IHG One Rewards has elite status tiers you can earn, which come with more travel perks.

How to sign up for IHG One Rewards

To sign up for IHG One Rewards, head to the IHG website and click on “IHG One Rewards” in the top-right corner. Then, scroll down on the rewards page and click “Join for free.” On the enrollment page, you’ll enter information like your name, email address, home address, country of residence and password to create your account.

Once you provide the information required to create

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