IHG Rewards Club E-Rewards No Longer Elite Qualifying Points

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IHG Rewards Club seems to have changed what counts and what doesn’t towards Elite Qualifying Points that are used to determine one’s status in the program.

IHG Rewards Club E-Rewards No Longer Elite Qualifying Points

Last week, I wrote (access here) about a reader’s case where the point deposits from the dining program changed from qualifying to non-qualifying. This same apparently happened to points from E-Rewards too.

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I have tried to get a clarification from IHG spokesperson:

For the purposes of determining Elite status, IHG® Rewards Club points are classified as either Qualifying Points or Non-Qualifying Points. Qualifying Points, which count toward Elite status, are those earned from:

· Qualifying Rates paid for hotel stays

· Spend on IHG® Rewards Club credit cards

· Select partner activities

· IHG® Rewards Club Bonus Points Packages

· Qualified Spend through IHG® Business Rewards are considered Qualifying Points and are counted toward Elite status.”

IHG Rewards Club is not able (or willing) to provide a list of partners for which activity still counts towards elite status.

Conclusion

It would be better for all if they could provide a list of partner activities that count and don’t count towards IHG Rewards Club elite status.

Changing something suddenly without giving any advance notice for program members is not a good thing. At least the member above was able to get IHG Rewards Club to change them to Elite Qualifying Points one time.

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