Elijahmex wrote:Yea one thing that annoys me is that I recently passed the 4k spending in order to get the 50k rewards but I won't be able to access them for another 37 days and that really sucks. Next billing cycle basically.
With AMEX they were available immediately.
I have 65K UR points now; my bonus actually posted on my first statement. No idea what to do spend them on yet, but keep in mind they don't expire. I'm sure I'll come up with something.
They may not expire, but transfer partner award charts can be devalued.
Avoiding United flights, you might consider United partner awards (which I'm not very familiar with) and Hyatt stays.
Keep in mind there are many ways to earn and cheaply buy large numbers of IHG points. I think URs should serve a higher purpose.