IHG Rewards launched Spire Elite status level back in 2015 and began to award an annual Elite Choice gift option for those members qualifying for the status.
Elite Choice has been now enabled for 2021, allowing Spire Elote members to choose between 25,000 bonus points or gifting Platinum status to a friend.
You can access the IHG Rewards Club page for choosing the gift here.
It shows up in your online account under Spire Benefits:
The most reasonable choice is 25,000 points as those you a value of roughly $150 when adequately used, and I don’t know anyone who could use IHG Platinum right now.
Apart from that, if someone wanted Platinum, I’d suggest signing up for Ambassador and get the whole package for $200 plus some points.
Confirmation of choice:
The points were deposited immediately:
The points are deposited into your account immediately.
IHG Rewards has some severe IT issues right now, yet again, and I will have another post up soon about my sudden Spire Elite downgrade to Gold.
You should check your IHG Rewards account to see if the Spire Elite Choice-benefit has been correctly loaded.
If it is, choose the deposit of 25,000 points. You have until the end of the year to make the decision, however. If you don’t decide, the option will expire.