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You can now claim your 25,000 IHG Rewards points for having Spire Elite status

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If you had your IHG Rewards Spire Elite status rolled over last year, even though you didn’t earn enough points to requalify, there is some good news.

Your 25,000 bonus IHG Rewards points for requalifying as Spire Elite are now available to claim.

Alternatively, you can gift Platinum Elite status to a friend.

Given that the points are worth at least £100 I doubt many of you will want to do any gifting, but you can review the Platinum Elite benefits on this page of ihg.com.

Many of us thought that the points would not arrive

When IHG rolled over elite status last year, it specifically said that members who were Spire Elite WOULD receive their requalification gift.

The gift usually appears immediately when you requalify but in this case it did not. No-one was sure what was happening, but as IHG Rewards had voluntarily extended status you couldn’t really complain.

All has turned out well, however, and the 25,000 points are now available.

How do you claim your 25,000 IHG Rewards bonus points for being Spire Elite?

Go to ihg.com here and log in to your account.

On your account home page, scroll down and you will see this:

Click the link and you are taken to this page:

You can then choose between gifting Platinum Elite status or taking the points.

It is good to see IHG Rewards coming through here, when they could easily have said that people who were gifted requalification would not receive anything.


IHG Rewards update – October 2021:

Get bonus points: You can earn up to triple IHG Rewards base points with IHG’s new Autumn promotion. It runs from 1st October to 31st December. You can register here and our full article on the offer is here.

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (81)

  • Stephen Lee says:

    Wow – I got 2 x lots of 25,000 today on top of the 25,000 last November.

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      @Stephen Lee:
      You hit spire target this year & got 2 x 25k bonus?

  • Chris D says:

    Rob – that is an amazing tip and such a welcome bonus to my account. 25k points for Spire Elite rolling over. Thanks for all these tips as you have taught me how to accrue and spend both hotel and airline points over the past few years resulting in some amazing family holidays. Keep up the great work

  • Mark says:

    No sign of my IHG Premium credit card fee night yet. Card applied for at the beginning of January last year (though my Creation account was showing spend progress towards last year’s voucher until my statement at the end of January this year). Spent well over the £10K threshold – should I have the voucher by now?

    • Anna says:

      Yes – there’s an issue which seems to be affecting people randomly where the vouchers aren’t being issued. Neither Creation nor IHG seem to know exactly how to resolve it though so you may be in for a frustrating time.

    • AK says:

      Same here. Not trying to be a Karen but I am considering escalating this – Creation is not delivering what they are obliged to under the T&Cs.

      • Mark says:

        OK, thanks Anna/AK. In that case time to start chasing it perhaps so I have it by the time we’re able to travel somewhere it might be useful….

        And yes, I will get it (or suitable alternative recompense) even if it goes to Financial Ombudsman if Creation can’t get their act together (since they are the ones who offered it).

  • N says:

    lol.

    i’m still spire off 2019’s status challenge (even though I managed zero nights during the challenge).

    i think i’ll take the points.

    thanks ihg!

  • K says:

    Does anyone know when they sent the email confirming that elite spire benefits of £25k will be given for 2020? I cannot find it and IHG are not budging. They say that no such offer available to anyone.

  • K says:

    Sorry, just found it. Thank you

  • John says:

    Everything was as Rob said it would be, but when I clicked add points it said “Benefit Redemption is not found”. In the expired and redeemed benefits suctions it stated that I had redeemed the point, but they did not appear in my account. Is there a delay in the deposit of points?

  • John says:

    Good news on my above comment, the points have arrived after all! Depression over 🙂

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