Free Night Certificate Reprieve For IHG Credit Card Holders

Holders of the now unavailable IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card will be happy to hear that IHG and Chase, have rolled back on the devaluation of the annual Free Night certificate that comes with card membership. The news was confirmed by IHG Service via twitter, and you will be able to use your certificate at any IHG hotel through May 1, 2019.

IHG Reduces Value of Free Night Certificate

IHG has reduced the value of its annual free night certificate earned by being an IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card cardmember. Certificates issued as of May 1, 2018, can only be redeemed at properties that have standard award nights priced at 40,000 points or less. Category 8 or higher properties will no longer be eligible for redemption with the free night certificate.

IHG Rewards Card Going Away?

It looks like the life of the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card may be in question. We can’t find the card directly linked at, but a google search does drive to mentions of the card. At the same time, the links we have on the blog here continue to work.

Redeem IHG Points & Certificates for Stays at Kimpton

Realizing IHG’s announcement in late 2017, you can now book Kimpton properties using IHG Rewards. In light of the recent price hike of IHG redemptions, this is good news, since it adds a portfolio of over 60 boutique hotels to the IHG property list, increasing your choice and options. You can also use your IHG Free Night certificates awarded from the IHG Rewards credit card at Kimpton properties.