IHG Rewards Club credit cardholders get a free night certificate(s) capped at predetermined points value yearly. There is a set expiry on each.
Hilton Honors already announced last week (read more here) that they would automatically extend all free nights certificates for everyone through August 31, 2021.
You can access IHG’s page for Anniversary Free Nights here.
IHG is quietly extending expiring certs by 6 months for those that call or email in. These certificates are not extended by default.
It would be much better if IHG Rewards Club simply extends these through fall 2021 like what Hilton Honors already did last week.
IHG here merely pisses off cardholders that may not be able to use their awards due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.