IHG Diamond status and Ambassador
14th May 2023 at 11:16iamfugly
Hi, probably a question which has been asked and answered already but I can’t really stomach reading through 8 pages this Sunday morning.
So, I have Diamond status expiring end of Dec 2023. I only really achieve this status through my creation credit card. Now with the card closing am I correct in thinking if I apply for Ambassador this will further extend my Diamond status until end of 2024?
If so, is it irrelevant if I apply now or end of the year nearer the expiry date of my Diamond status? ie will the extension be only until Dec 2024 either way?
Many thanks in advance for any advice.14th May 2023 at 11:27Lula
It has for others. And it might for you. But it might not. And there’s no comeback if it doesn’t. I reckon there’s a better than evens chance that it will work though.14th May 2023 at 12:30NorthernLass
Unless you need the benefits before then, I would wait until the beginning of December – IIRC it’s been reported by a couple of readers that this seemed to extend Diamond for nearly 2 years. Report back with your findings, anyway!14th May 2023 at 17:18Supergers49
IIRC it’s been reported by a couple of readers that this seemed to extend Diamond for nearly 2 years. Report back with your findings, anyway!
My Ambassador was due to expire on 31-Jul-23, recently renewed and it immediately updatedy Diamond from 31-Dec-23 to 31-Dec-24. Whether it remains that way at the year end is anyone’s guess… but so far so good.14th May 2023 at 18:18NorthernLass
There were people who renewed in Dec 22 and their Diamond was extended until Dec 2024 – by this logic if you renew in Dec this year, you may get it till the end of 2025!14th May 2023 at 18:30zio
I renewed Dec 22 and had diamond extended to Dec 23. There were reports of people getting the extra year (but did it stick past April?). I think most seem to have been getting rest of current calendar year plus all of the following year.14th May 2023 at 19:55Guernsey Globetrotter
On page one of this thread I reported as below and am pleased to confirm that my Diamond Elite status STILL shows as ‘until Dec 31, 2024’in the app:
“My data point –
Mrs T was a new Ambassador member (paid cash) in Sept 22 and this extended her Diamond Elite membership (expiring 31/12/22) until 31/12/23. It has now (today?) reverted to 31/12/22 expiry.
Mr T – existing Ambassador member and Diamond Elite (expiring 31/12/22), renewed with points in Dec 22 which extended Diamond Elite until 31/12/24 and this is currently still showing as my expiry…”14th May 2023 at 20:23zio
Lucky you! So is Mrs T currently platinum AMB?
My post this afternoon was not precise, and may account for my different treatment: I was a lapsed rather than renewing AMB member (last paid in 2019).14th May 2023 at 22:31Guernsey Globetrotter
Lucky you! So is Mrs T currently platinum AMB?
My post this afternoon was not precise, and may account for my different treatment: I was a lapsed rather than renewing AMB member (last paid in 2019).
Thanks for pointing out I didn’t update on the Mrs GT datapoint @Zio – She actually reverted to Diamond Elite expiry of 31/12/23 once the April updates happened so all’s well that ends well!15th May 2023 at 00:19iamfugly
Hi all, thank you for your input. Much appreciated.
I am not requiring the Ambassador benefits at the moment so will try and wait towards end of the year to apply.
I’ll post the results here when I do so.
Thanks again.5th July 2023 at 09:25NorthernLass
Data point – renewed Ambassador yesterday and will be sparkling through 2024 💎5th July 2023 at 09:27Supergers49
Fingers crossed @NorthernLass – Did mine last month and got the same outcome.5th July 2023 at 09:47BA Flyer IHG Stayer
Did you use points or cash?5th July 2023 at 09:55NorthernLass
Cash, because they were offering 15k bonus points which made it a slightly better deal than using 40k points. However, I used points last year and got the same result.5th July 2023 at 10:32BA Flyer IHG Stayer
Thanks. I’m trying to wind down my pointe balance so would prefer to use those rather than cash. But yes 15k is something to factor in when o come to decide – my renewal isn’t until December.5th July 2023 at 10:43BJ
Thanks for datapoints. Good to hear that it’s still business as usual. I timed mine so renewal window would span Black Friday period.13th July 2023 at 21:26PaulMichael
Just had diamond extended til 31/12/24. Oddly although the invitation to renew was on my account, I couldn’t actually pay. Tried different browsers, don’t know if it’s an iPhone/Mac glitch? Ended up calling them.13th July 2023 at 22:36Olly
Also just received an email stating “Welcome to Diamond” and confirming status has been extended until end of 2024 but the weird part is that I haven’t renewed my Ambassador membership. At least not since I rejoined last December in order to get diamond for this year. Anyone else had this?13th July 2023 at 22:51Harrier25
Yes I have, but it still says that my Diamond tier expires on 31/12/2023 in the app, so God knows what’s going on?14th July 2023 at 01:02Peggerz
Just had an e-mail confirming my status as Diamond until end of December 2024. I am 8 months into this years’ Ambassador year so I am confused. I was 💎 until end of December 2023 and had hoped with the renewal of Amb to continue, but this a bonus. Still, I am not complaining and will graciously accept.14th July 2023 at 01:39Anna
Is that reflected in your account though, @Peggerz?14th July 2023 at 03:04sloth
Same timeline as Peggerz for me also, but date has not changed in the app, still expires 12/2314th July 2023 at 09:30milesandmordor
Me too – email to say extended to Dec 2024 but still only Dec 2023 in App. A bit puzzled.14th July 2023 at 10:48PaulW922
And the same for me!
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