IHG Rewards Club E-Rewards No Longer Elite Qualifying Points


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.


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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