The best IHG Premier benefits are a free fourth night on hotel stays of at least 4 consecutive nights booked with IHG points, plus a free night at a participating IHG hotel after each account anniversary, automatic Platinum Elite status in the IHG Rewards Club, and 150,000 points for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.
All these benefits are included with the IHG Premier Card. IHG Premier charges an $89 annual fee (waived the first year), but it packs a lot of value with all the free hotel night opportunities.
IHG Premier Credit Card Benefits List:
Fourth Reward Night Free: redeem points for an IHG hotel stay of 4 or more consecutive nights and get your 4th night for free.
Free Anniversary Night: get a free night at any IHG hotel with a point redemption level of 40,000 points or less.
150,000 points: spending $3,000 in the first 3 months will get you 150,000 points.
Up to 25 Reward Points per dollar at IHG Hotels: you get 10 points / $1 at IHG Hotels and resorts as cardholder, plus up to an extra 10 points for your IHG Rewards Club membership and up to another 5 points for the Platinum Elite Status you benefit from automatically.
TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry Statement Credit: up to $100 credit every 4 years for TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry application fees.
Complimentary IHG Rewards Club Platinum Elite Status: late checkout, complimentary room upgrades, spa credits for eligible properties, and 50% extra bonus points on top of base points earned at IHG hotels.
20% off Points Purchases: purchased rewards points are at least 20% cheaper when charged to your IHG Premier.
$0 Foreign Transaction Fees.
The IHG Premier’s little brother, the IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card, used to come with a similar (but lesser) list of benefits and keept costs down with a $0 annual fee. Unfortunately, it is currently unavailable to new applicants. IHG Traveler Card benefits included free fourth nights at hotels booked with IHG points, 20% off purchases of rewards points, 60,000 points for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, $0 foreign transaction fees, Gold Elite status in the IHG Rewards Club after spending $10,000 in a calendar year, and 5 points / $1 spent at IHG hotels and resorts worldwide.
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