IHG Credit Cards Boost Their Sign-Up Bonuses

With the change, both IHG credit cards will boast six-figure welcome offers.
Jae Bratton
By Jae Bratton 
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Edited by Kenley Young

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IHG&® One Rewards Traveler Credit Card
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Both IHG credit cards — hotel cards that earn elevated points at IHG properties including Holiday Inn and many others — are increasing their welcome offers starting Feb. 8, 2024. The changes impact the IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card and IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card, which are issued by Chase.

New IHG Premier cardholders will earn 165,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on qualifying purchases on the card in the first three months from account opening, an increase of 25,000 points compared to the previous sign-up bonus.

New IHG Traveler cardholders will earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on qualifying purchases on the card in the first three months from account opening. That’s a 20,000-point jump from the old welcome offer.

IHG® One Rewards Premier Credit Card
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Notably, while the number of points increased for both sign-up bonuses, the spending requirements stayed the same.

NerdWallet values IHG points at 0.8 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 0.8 cent or more in value from your IHG points.

The IHG cards are solid options for travelers who frequent IHG properties. The IHG Premier and IHG Traveler cards offer massive rewards rates on IHG bookings — 26x and 17x, respectively — and the fourth night’s stay free when cardholders use points to book a hotel. However, the IHG Premier has an annual fee, while the IHG Traveler does not.

IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card

IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card

Annual fee

$0.

$99.

Sign-up bonus

Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

Earn 165,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Rewards rate

  • Up to 17 points total per $1 spent at IHG (5 from card, 10 from loyalty program, 2 from automatic elite status).

  • 3 points per $1 spent on monthly bills, gas stations and restaurants.

  • 2 points per $1 spent on all other purchases.

  • Up to 26 points total per $1 spent at IHG (10 from card, 10 from loyalty program, 6 from automatic elite status).

  • 5 points per $1 spent on travel, gas stations and restaurants.

  • 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Other perks

Fourth night free when redeeming rewards for four or more nights. Earn Gold status when you spend $20,000 or more on your card in a calendar year.

Free anniversary night each year (up to 40,000 point value).

Fourth night free when redeeming rewards for four or more nights.

Automatic Platinum status.

Foreign transaction fees

None.

None.

Hotel Cards from Our Partners
IHG® One Rewards Premier Credit Card

on Chase's website

IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card
5.0
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Rewards rate

1x-26x

Earn up to 26 total points per $1 spent when you stay at IHG Hotels & Resorts. Earn 5 points per $1 spent on purchases on travel, at gas stations, and restaurants. Earn 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Points

Intro offer

165,000

Earn 165,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Points
World Of Hyatt Credit Card

on Chase's website

World of Hyatt Credit Card
5.0
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Rewards rate

1x-9x

Earn up to 9 points total per $1 spent at Hyatt – 4 Bonus Points per $1 when you use your card at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member. Earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships.

Points

Intro offer

35,000

Earn 35,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent. Offer ends 3/6/2024.

Points
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

on Chase's website

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
4.0
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Rewards rate

2x-17x

Earn up to 17X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card. 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.

Points

Intro offer

250,000

Limited time offer! Earn 5 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card.

Points
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