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CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I like the card and the IHG program in general. The best signup bonus I've seen on the card is 80k+$50, and they occasionally revive that offer.
Yeah, I'm going to wait maybe another month or two and see if that bonus comes back up. I've also noticed that IHG sometimes will offer me a 70k bonus in their promo emails to me (I'm already part of their loyalty program).
Good to know you like the program. I figure we do enough over-night airport stop-overs before international trips that we'd use the free night every year (and earn back the annual fee).
One of the great things about the program is that there are so many ways to get points cheaply (Priceless Surprises, bonus point rates up to 30k, points + cash rates, buying points with a 100% bonus). You don't need to get spectacular redemptions because it's generally easy to get more points. Compare that to Hyatt, where the redemption values are generally better, but points only trickle in slowly.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech