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Amex Offers adds more IHG deals

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IHG Amex Offers!

IHG has had a lot of news this year. They quietly announced the ability to use points to stay at Six Senses, and almost devalued their program in the middle of the night. They’ve rolled out an outstanding triple points promo, a new Kimpton 10k bonus points a night promo, and haven’t been shy on releasing new Amex offers. Today, a retooled Intercontinental and Kimpton Amex Offer just dropped – spend $300 at Kimpton or Intercontinental and get $60 back.

Unfamiliar with Amex Offers?

Read all about Amex Offers here

Here are the 8 American Express Cards that I keep and links to their current offers and why we have them in our wallet and recommend your consideration. I spend over $1500 a year on Amex cards and utilizing Amex Offers erasing a lot of those annual fees with bonus points and statement credits.

Check out this new Intercontinental and Kimpton Hotels Amex Offer

These offers cycle through every few months and we’ve been hit with another one that is fantastic to stack with the current Kimpton Offer ( 10k bonus points a night + 15% off ) and the triple IHG points promo.

  • Note that IHG had a spend $250 get $50 promo that ended in May 2021

  • Spend $300 get $60 back
  • Runs between 8/02/2021 and 10/18/2021
  • Excludes all other brands except Intercontinental & Kimpton

I had a fantastic stay at the Kimpton Sylvan in the heart of Buckhead earlier this year. They have a very cool rooftop bar, St Julep, seen below.

Don’t forget this Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Amex Offer: Spend $100 get $25 back

Pretty straight forward, needs to be on room rate or room charges.

  • Spend $100 get $25 statement credit
  • Must be on room rate and room charges
  • Valid in US, US Territories, and Canada
  • Between 7/1/21 and 9/10/21



Enrollment limited. Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards are eligible. Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Offer valid for stays at InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts or any Kimpton® Hotel locations in the US. Reservations must be made online at or, by using the mobile app or by calling 1-888-424-6835 or 1-800-KIMPTON (546-7866). Excludes The Palazzo Las Vegas, The Venetian Las Vegas, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, voco™ hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Resort®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, avid® hotels, Atwell Suites™ and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels. Excludes international locations outside the US. Not valid for purchases at restaurants, gift cards,, or for IHG Rewards Club points purchases. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for lodging stays that are paid for before the promotion start date or after the promotion end date. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of 1 statement credit per Card Member. The enrolled Card account must not be cancelled or past due to receive statement credit. Any benefit earned from this offer is in addition to the rewards (i.e. Membership Rewards or cash back) earned as part of your existing Card benefits, but your ability to earn spend-based rewards for the purchase will be based on the amount after any statement credit or other discount is applied. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/18/2021, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: K2GP:0001

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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. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

Super solid welcome offer.

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.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 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 Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. 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. 


  • Aashi August 9, 2021

    Help a girl out, planning a surprise trip with my boyfriend to propose to him 🙂

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    Apply for an American Express Card with this link. We can both get rewarded if you’re approved!

  • Fzmovies August 5, 2021

    Nice blog with good content

  • Gene July 18, 2021

    Um, “Almost devalued their program in the middle of the night”? They DID. Have you looked at any award nights recently?

  • DaninMCI April 17, 2021

    I was excited to get this offer only to find out it excluded almost all the IHG brands. Silly. Why would they care which hotel I spend money at? My assumption is that while some travel sectors are recovering despite mask mandates that the higher-end IC and Kimptons may not be due to the business and leisure clients they typically see. They don’t want to reward customers for stays they may already be making.

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