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Ending Soon: Last Chance for 70,000 IHG Hotel Points

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InterContinental Ruijin hotel in Shanghai, China.

Link: 70,000 IHG Hotel Points

A while back I mentioned a limited-time offer for 70,000 IHG hotel points (normally 60,000 or fewer). The deadline for the big bonus is coming up, and this is one that’s definitely worth looking at if you’re eligible.

70,000 points in the IHG network can be used for at least two nights at nicer properties, or up to a week or longer at budget properties. Personally, I’m in the “life is short” department—I have plenty of points these days and would use this bonus at the nicer places. But I used to be a very low-budget traveler, and the idea of essentially getting a week’s worth of free hotel nights in exchange for a single credit card application will be appealing to a lot of folks.

There’s a low minimum spend requirement of $1,000 (charge $1,000 to the card and you’ll get the points). There’s also no annual fee for the first year (afterwards, it’s $49). Lastly, just by having the card you’ll be comped into IHG’s elite status program at the Platinum level.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

To be fair, Platinum status with IHG isn’t as good as Platinum with Starwood or Diamond with Hyatt—but hey, it’s free status and counts for something.

IHG brands include Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Even, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, InterContinental, and Staybridge Suites. The best of these, by far, is InterContinental.

As I said, this is an especially strong offer. I already have a lot of Chase cards, but I’m planning to apply for this one as well. We’ve heard that the offer will disappear at some point soon, so if you want the extra points, don’t wait.

Link: 70,000 IHG Hotel Points

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