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(Targeted ) Free IHG Top Tier Spire Elite Status for 90 days + Challenge

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Crown Plaza Singapore Changi

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There is a targeted offer circling around that gifts 90 days of top tier IHG Spire Elite status for 90 days  + if you meet all the stay requirements during your 90 day trial you can extend the status. The link to the offer, at least on my browser, is quickly skipping to terms and conditions. However, you’ll see this page, just stop the page load and I was able to give it a go. Looks like most people aren’t getting matched, but who knows…YMMV. H/T DOC

I carry Platinum Elite status ( a benefit of the IHG Credit card ) and have been treated very well on my limited Holiday Inn/Express, Crown Plaza stays. My parents carry Spire, and the only big difference I’ve encountered when traveling with them is that they’ve gotten a Suite upgrade at the Crowne Plaza Changi, and I did not. However, I did get club access at the Crowne Plaza LAX. To me…I’ve received more value in maintaining IHG’s paid status “Ambassador” than most anything else in the program.

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Broadstrokes:

  • Must register by October 31st, 2018
  • To retain Platinum Elite
    • 5 nights of $35+ using ihg.com or your corporate booking tool
  • To retain Spire Elite
    • 10 nights of $35+ using ihg.com or your corporate booking tool
  • All requirements must be done by 1/29/19

IHG Spire Elite benefits:

  • 100% bonus points on stays
  • Room upgrades ( outside Intercontinental properties
  • Earn 25k bonus upon renewal or gift Platinum Elite
  • Check in at 10am and out at 2pm
  • Priority Check-in
  • Free Internet

Instant Spire Terms & Conditions

The Instant Spire Elite offer (“Offer”) allows full time employees of an Eligible Company to experience most of the Spire Elite membership benefits for 90 days upon joining IHG Rewards Club or registering for the offer as an existing IHG Rewards Club member. The Offer is valid between August 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 and the member will have 90 days from the day of registration to consume the designated number of nights required to retain elite status for the calendar year of 2019. Instant Spire Elite members under this Offer will receive the bonus points or gifting benefit after completion of the required Stays.

All full-time employees of an Eligible Company, who register in advance, stay at any IHG hotel between August 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 and book through ihg.com or an eligible company booking tool will retain Spire Elite status after ten (10) qualifying nights and Platinum Elite status after five (5) qualifying nights during the Offer period. If the member does not make the designated nights during the 90 day offer period then they will be downgraded to their previous membership level as of January 30, 2019.

Members must book their stay using the corresponding IHG corporate travel booking codes through the Eligible Company corporate booking tool or booking direct at ihg.com with a minimum qualifying rate of $35. IHG reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Offer if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper administration of the Offer. Offer and members are subject to the IHG Rewards Club membership terms and conditions found at ihgrewardsclub.com.

The Offer is valid on reservations consumed during the Offer period but all stays must be consumed by January 29, 2019. Reservations consumed prior to registration or outside the Offer period will not be eligible for the Offer. This Offer is only available for each new booking/Stay during the Offer Period.

I got a confirmation notification, but yet to see the status update in my profile.

This seems to the par for the course…it is targeted after all. If I end up with the status, I’ll let you guys know.

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You can go here to give it a go

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