If you have a IHG Rewards Club Credit Card, then you should be aware of some benefit changes that are coming next month. The information was mailed out today to cardmembers. The most notable things in the list are the addition of cell phone protection and removal of Price Protection. Let’s take a look.
IHG Rewards Club Card Changes
Here’s what’s changing on Nov. 17, 2019:We’re adding Cell Phone Protection to your IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card. Get up to $600 per claim and $1,000 per year in cell phone protection against covered theft or damage for phones listed on your monthly cell phone bill when you pay it with your eligible credit card. Maximum of 2 claims in a 12 month period with a $50 deductible per claim.Price Protection and Mastercard Concierge will no longer be available.If you make a purchase before Nov. 17, 2019, it will be covered under the current terms.
You’ll continue to enjoy your other benefits, which aren’t changing:Earn 5 points per $1 spent when you stay at IHG hotelsEarn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchasesAnniversary Night good for a night stay at any IHG hotel with a redemption value of 40,000 points or lowerNo Foreign Transaction FeesZero Liability Protection for unauthorized purchases and Fraud ProtectionAuto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Purchase Protection, and more
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The removal of price protection was expected, as it’s going away from most cards. The addition of Cell Phone Protection along with the annual free night, could make this card more valuable and worth keeping for more people.
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