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At the risk of beating a dead horse, I think it is worth (yet) another quick post on the coming IHG credit card anniversary night changes…because they have changed again. The good news is that this change is positive both in terms of clarity and a consistent policy.
To give a tiny bit of context, IHG is changing the anniversary night awarded with the co-branded Chase credit card to go from an unrestricted annual award night to use at any of their properties, to one that you can only use at properties costing up to 40,000 points per night. What makes this bad news is that the IHG award chart goes as high as 70,000 points per night. What made it even worse news was that multiple properties on the excluded list were at or below 40,000 IHG points per night, which added tons of confusion to what you could really do with this new anniversary night.
Thankfully, IHG has now shortened the list of properties excluded from the new version of the IHG credit card anniversary night to only include properties that are indeed priced at more than 40,000 points per night. All of the properties I knew of that were at our below 40,000 points per night and on the excluded list have been removed.
Let’s hope that the properties that were ‘incorrectly’ on the excluded list for a period of time were not foreshadowing an increase to over 40,000 points per night in the near term!