Best Credit Cards For IHG Points
The best credit cards for earning IHG Points will be IHG's own credit cards, but you can also use Chase Ultimate Rewards and Cash Back cards to earn more!
The best credit cards for earning IHG Points at IHG brand hotels will always be IHG's own credit cards. If you don't have access to IHG's credit cards or you're looking to earn IHG Points on non-IHG spend, you'l want to consider earning points using IHG's transfer partners. This will usually provide you with a better return on all non-IHG spend.
Best Credit Card Calculator
This calculator will give you a list of the best credit cards for earning IHG Points based on your monthly, yearly, or quarterly spend across different categories. Results will include credit cards that earn IHG Points directly and credit cards that earn rewards that are transferable to your IHG Rewards Club account.
Credit Card Search Types
Best Cards By Estimated Return - Get a list of credit cards that gives you the best return. This is based on spend, currency value, annual credits, and annual fees.
Best Cards By Total Points - Get a list of credit cards that earns you the most points/miles based on spend. Currency value, annual credits, and annual fees are not factored into this search. Great for those who get waived fees (i.e. military).
After your results are displayed, I recommend clicking on a card's Rewards Calculator. This allows you to come up with a more accurate number by adjusting the cash value of perk, being able to calculate spend bonuses & other savings, add in sign up bonuses, toggle annual fees and authorized user fees, and much more. You'll also be able to compare the results side by side any credit card featured on the site!