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IHG is sending out emails today, offering 2,500 free points for filling out a survey on possible new credit card offerings. In the survey, they ask the typical customer profile-type questions, but then it gets very interesting! They float 16 new ideas for credit cards, with all kinds of different benefits and a range of annual fees from $29 – $149. Some of the possible new benefits sound pretty great.
Credit Card Options
The most compelling benefits I noticed are as follows:
- 1:1 Transfer to Select Airlines – From other questions in the survey, I gather that these “select airlines” will likely be Jet Blue, American Airlines, and Delta. This appears to be a way to try to compete with Marriott/Starwood’s options to transfer points to airlines. This would offer a major boost to the value of IHG points.
- 100,000 Point Bonus – This does not appear in the offers, but it was a question on the survey. “How likely would you be to apply for one of these offers if the bonus was 100,000 points… or 80,000 points?”
- Redeem 3 Nights, Get the 4th Free – This would be great! Hilton and Starwood currently offer a 5th night free on redemptions, so this would improve on that.
- Free Night Worldwide Annually – This is already a thing, but an excellent perk!
Look at the options for yourself below. What are the most compelling potential benefits to you?
Edit: Screenshots were removed from this post after a reader pointed out in the fine print that no photographs were to be shared publicly.
What is the Best Offer?
Personally, I like offer that gives a free night annually and 1:1 transfer to airlines for a $29 annual fee, yes please!