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 125,000 points plus a free night for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.
All these benefits are included with the IHG Premier Card. IHG Premier charges a $89 annual fee, 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.
125,000 points + 1 Free Night: spending $3,000 in the first 3 months will get you 125,000 points and a free night certificate.
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, comes with a similar (but lesser) list of benefits and keeps costs down with a $0 annual fee. IHG Traveler Card benefits include 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.
There are fewer free hotel stays with the IHG Traveler Card, but if you stay at IHG properties often, you’ll earn lots of rewards points that can be used for free hotel stays, among other things.
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