IHG Rewards club with ANA has brought back the offer that allows select members to get Mileage Club Platinum-status (Star Alliance Gold) through March 2020.
ANA operates InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Japan under a franchise agreement from IHG that is the likely reason for this generous offer. Eligible members must register by June 23.
You can check your eligibility for this offer on IHG’s website here.
Here’s copy of the email:
ANA Mileage Club status levels:
Mileage Club Platinum is a Star Alliance Gold that comes with alliance wide benefits such as lounge access, Business Class check in, extra luggage allowance and priority boarding + some ANA specific ones.
This offer was sent to an IHG Rewards Club Gold member living in Canada. Not sure what is the criteria used to target members.
Renewing Mileage Club Platinum-status is likely difficult for most living outside of Japan because you are required to fly half of the Premium Points (ANA’s version of elite qualifying miles) on their own metal to requalify.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
As a selected, eligible IHG® Rewards Club member, you qualify for an upgrade to ANA Mileage Club (AMC) Platinum status. Offer is valid for recipient only. Invitation and offer is non-transferable and status matches cannot be bought or sold. Offer only redeemable once for the lifetime of the promotion. Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your IHG® Rewards Club member number and AMC account number in order for AMC upgrade to be processed. Registration period is open from 10 June 2019 to 11:59pm EDT 23 June 2019. Upon registration and upgrade completion, AMC Platinum status upgrade is valid until 11:59pm JST, 31 March 2020. Thereafter, standard tier requirements must be met to maintain elite status. IHG® Rewards Club members receiving complimentary AMC Platinum upgrade will not be eligible to register for the ANA Super Flyer Card, receive Upgrade Points, receive desktop calendar and desk diary, or subscription for ana-logue lifestyle magazine. ANA is responsible for fulfilment of status upgrade. Please allow four (4) to six (6) weeks for the upgrade to be applied to your AMC account. This offer is subject to the standard IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com and the AMC Membership Terms and Conditions, which can be obtained by visiting www.ana.co.jp/en/us/amc/kiyaku/ . IHG and ANA reserve the right to cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the offer is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG and ANA reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the offer at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG and ANA reserve the right of final interpretation of this offer. This exclusive offer valid for original recipient only.