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 One Rewards update – December 2022:
Get bonus points: You will earn bonus IHG One Rewards points on stays between 13th October 2022 and 31st December 2022. You can choose between 2,000 points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights (not cumulative). Read this article for full details. You can register here.
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.
You will receive a 100% bonus if you buy IHG One Rewards points by 29th December 2022.
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.