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Chase IHG Free Nights Uncapped to May 2019?

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A representative for IHG on Twitter today proclaimed that Chase and IHG have decided to make all awards issued until May 1, 2019 uncapped.

If true, this is a great turn of events for cardholders that applied before Dec 31, 2017 and after April 5, 2017, as they had been previously told they were out of luck – a truly bizarre customer treatment.

I cannot verify this beyond what this one rep is saying, and at the time of the change the answers directly from Chase Twitter reps changed by the minute, but given how much time has passed here and the surety of the rep’s response, I give it high odds of being true. Especially since giving the uncapped free night to all who applied when the application stated unrestricted free nights seemed to be the only legally compliant way to handle the situation. Banks can’t offer one thing and give you another.

You can no longer get this legacy card, but there is an offer for 80,000 IHG points with $2,000 in spend on the new version of the card (which caps the limit of the free night to hotels pricing at 40,000 IHG award points or less.

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