Part of the benefit “package” for the new IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite is the Choice benefit of 25,000 bonus points or gifting Platinum status for one member.
The other current Spire Elite level benefit is the 100% bonus for stays that I already wrote about yesterday (access here).
You can access your IHG Rewards account here where you can choose the Spire Choice benefit.
IHG Rewards Club has not informed Spire members how to choose the Choice benefit, so I have made the following guide.
You have to go to “My Account” on IHG.com (access here)
On the lower left side is a link for Choice benefits
Choice Benefits Selection
You are then presented with two choice of 25,000 points or gifting the Platinum status for one.
There is a warning that the award expires on December 31, 2016. You have almost 18 months to make the selection.
Choice Benefits Confirmation
I chose the 25,000 points and the text indicated that they were deposited to my account.
The points were posted to my account instantaneously.
Choice Benefits Indication
The Choice Benefits link from your “My Account” is now gone like it hadn’t even existed.
At least the Choice Benefits selection of 25,000 points work exactly as it should. Not sure what would have happened had I chosen to gift the Platinum status for someone. Not sure if IHG Rewards Club is going to email eligible Spire members to prompt them about making the Choice Benefits selection?