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IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, Holiday Inn and related brands, has a new premium credit card. And they’re offering 80,000 bonus points after $2000 spend within 3 months as an initial bonus.
It’s actually better than that because you also earn 5,000 bonus points after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months. So 85,000 points available.
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
This is a good signup bonus. And the card has good benefits. It’s not a card for ongoing spend (although you do earn 10 points per dollar at IHG hotel properties, two points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants isn’t compelling).
The card comes with:
- Platinum status
- A free night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide.
- A free reward night on points stays of 4 or more nights. That’s better than the ‘5th night free’ from Starwood and from Hilton, and amounts to a 25% discount on four night award stays.
- Global Entry or TSA Precheck fee credit (up to $100 every 4 years) as well.
The card is worth getting for the signup bonus. It’s worth keeping for 4th night free on points redemptions and the annual free night (though like the annual free nights from Marriott and Hyatt cards this one isn’t ‘uncapped’ it’s still worth more than the cards $89 annual fee).