September Increased Card Bonuses: IHG Rewards Club Premier, Amex Hilton Aspire, Amex SPG Business

Increased offers of the month highlight cards that are worth a spot in your wallet. These cards offer long-term value that can range from a free anniversary night or resort credits.

 IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

  • Intro offer: 100,000 points after spending $3,000 in spend within the first 3 months

  • Earn 10X on IHG hotel stays

  • Earn 2X on gas, groceries, and restaurants

  • One free anniversary night every year (up to 40k points)

  • Automatic Platinum Elite status

  • Fourth award night free

  • Save 20% on points purchases

  • $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit

The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card currently has an increased intro offer of 100,000 bonus points. In the past, the offer was 80,000 bonus points after $2,000 in spending.

Hilton Honors Aspire Card

The Hilton Honors Aspire card has an increased intro offer of 150,000 bonus points. When the card was first introduced earlier this year, it had an intro offer of 100,000 bonus points.

The Hilton Honors Aspire card is a keeper in my book because it gives you automatic Diamond status, travel credits, resort credits, and free weekend nights.

  • Airline incidental credit: $250

  • Hilton resort credit: $250

  • Property credit (Waldorf Astoria + Conrad via Aspire Package): $100

  • Earn 14x on Hilton purchases

  • 7x at restaurants

  • 7x on airfare (direct or AmexTravel)

  • 7x on car rentals (direct)

  • Automatic Hilton Diamond status

  • Free weekend reward night upon signup and anniversary

  • Earn a second weekend reward night after spending $60,000 in a calendar year

  • No foreign transaction fees

  • Priority Pass: Unlimited visits for you and up to 2 guests

If you’re not ready to get the Aspire card yet, the Hilton Honors Ascend and the Hilton Honors card also have increased offers of 125,000 and 75,000 points, respectively. Check out the hotel cards at the end of the post to learn more.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card

The Amex SPG Business card has an increased intro offer of 100,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening. Keep in mind that the points are Marriott points and not SPG.

The intro bonus is equivalent to 33,300 (old) SPG points.

  • Intro offer: 100,000 points after $5,000 in spend within 3 months of account opening

  • Earn 6X at SPG and Marriott properties

  • Earn 4X at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers

  • Earn 4X on select business and travel categories

  • Earn 2X on everything else

  • Free anniversary night upon membership renewal

  • Silver Elite status



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