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Amex Offers: Spend $250 at IHG get $50 back ( Holiday Inn®, EVEN®, etc )

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Amex Offers: Spend $250 at IHG get $50 back

American Express just dropped a fantastic new offer targeting IHG brands on the lower end of their spectrum ( full details below ). If you spend $250 between now  and 06/15/24 you’ll get $50 back as a statement credit. There are some restrictions such as US based Amex cards, no gift cards, no point purchases, and any IHG properties that aren’t listed are excluded.

Amex Offers is a great way to offset annual fees and part of the reason I can end up extracting more money out of the 10 Amex cards I keep in my wallet than the fees I pay. It’s worth noting that you don’t need an Amex that has an annual fee to get Amex Offers, but I do find I am targeted for different offers on different cards. Let’s take a look at this Amex Offers for IHG.

Check out our Intercontinental Barclay review

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If you’re unfamiliar with Amex Offers you can read our full breakdown here.

Here are the 10 American Express Cards that I keep and links to their current offers and why we have them in our wallet and recommend your consideration.

Our favorite hotel in West Hollywood, CA – The Kimpton La Peer ( Tho Kimpton isn’t on the list of included brands this go around )

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Spend $250 get $50

  • Valid until 6/15/24
  • US Amex cardholders only
  • Offer valid at participating
    • Valid only for Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, EVEN® Hotels, avid® hotels, Atwell Suites™, Garner™ Hotels brands under IHG. Reservations must be made directly through IHG online at IHG.com, by calling 1-877-424-2449, or through the US merchant mobile app IHG®.
  • US and US territories at participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts
  • Excludes
    • gift cards or IHG One Rewards points purchases.

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Overall

It’s nice to see IHG getting some Amex Offers since their credit cards are with Chase, and getting an effective 20% off stays ( $50 back on $250 spend ) at more economically affordable brands is nice too especially if you’re doing a road trip. ( the last time it was only on Intercontinental and Kimpton ).

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
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We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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