IHG Rewards Club has brought back the “Birthday Gift 1,000 Bonus Points” for 2017 per the email that a LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me.
It is unclear who get this specific bonus but it probably doesn’t hurt to have your birthday on file with IHG Rewards Club (whether real or fake).
You can access IHG Rewards Club here.
The reader who had received this bonus is Spire Elite and Ambassador member at the same time. I have never personally received these bonus points. Perhaps I should update my profile with the birth date?