Calculate Point Transfers To IHG Rewards Club

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Find out how many IHG Points you can earn when transferring rewards from partner programs directly to your IHG Rewards Club account. Get the full list of partners and how to transfer IHG Points to partners.
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Last Updated 2021-10-13

IHG Points can be earned by transferring rewards from partner programs directly to your IHG Rewards Club account. Those partner programs are:

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Diners Club International
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

This page covers how you can earn IHG Points transferring from these programs as well as the best options for maximizing your earnings with these programs.

Transfer Points To IHG Calculator

The Transfer To IHG Calculator will calculate the transfer of points from partnering programs to your IHG Rewards Club account. Enter any amount of IHG Points to see how many points or miles you would need to transfer from the partner programs to equal the amount you entered in the field.

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Transferring Rewards To IHG

Transferring rewards earned in other programs to your IHG account can be beneficial if you're a few points shy of a redemption and need to top off your account. While this is the cheaper route over buying IHG Points the rewards that you transfer will typically lose value when transferred to IHG. This means that depending on how much you value the points of IHG's transfer partners, it may be worth it to buy points at times.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

The Chase Ultimate Reward Program is the top option for earning IHG Points outside of IHG spend thanks to the wonderful 1:1 transfer ratio and the seven Chase credit cards you can use to build those points.

In order to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, you'll need to own at least one of the following cards:

If you have at least one of those cards, you're able to transfer points to IHG by going through the Ultimate Rewards Portal when logged into your Chase account.

Diners Club Rewards

Diners Club points can be transferred to your IHG Rewards Club account at a 5:6 ratio. This is a solid option for anyone who want to easily boost their IHG Points balance. Unfortunately, Diners Club consumer credit card applications are not currently available for new users (and haven't been for some time).

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic Airlines Virgin Points can be transferred to IHG at a 1:1 ratio. If you're a few IHG Points shy of a redemption, this could be worth looking into. Just be sure to note that Virgin Points can easily be redeemed for 1.2 to 1.4 cents per point meaning you'll want to make sure that the transfer is worth it.

Earning With Partner Credit Cards

The plus to being able to transfer rewards to your IHG Rewards Club account is that you can use partner credit cards to build up your points on everyday spend. This can earn you more IHG Points per $1 spent across several categories when compared to IHG's own credit cards.

Listed below are several of the best credit cards from partners that you can use to earn rewards transferable to the IHG Rewards Club program.

Intro Bonus
Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
Rewards Rates
10X
Earn 10X total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
5X
Earn 5X total points on air travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
3X
Earn 3X points on other travel and dining.
1X
Earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year. Through December 31, 2021, gas station & grocery store purchases will also count towards earning your Travel Credit
  • Earn 5X total points on air travel and 10X total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3X points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $900 toward travel
  • With Pay Yourself Backâ„ , your points are worth 50% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more
Annual Fee
$550
Authorized User Fee
$75 for each additional user
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Intro Bonus
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
Rewards Rates
5X
Earn 5X points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
3X
Earn 3X points on online grocery purchases, select streaming services, and dining.
2X
Earn 2X points on all other travel purchases.
1X
Earn 1X points per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy new benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5X points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3X points on dining and 2X points on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 100,000 points are worth $1,250 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Backâ„ , your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.
Annual Fee
$95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Intro Bonus
Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
1X
Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases – with no limit to the amount you can earn
Main Card Highlights
  • Points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Redeem points for cash back, gift cards, travel and more - your points don't expire as long as your account is open
  • Purchase Protection covers your new purchases for 120 days against damage or theft up to $10,000 per claim and $50,000 per account
Annual Fee
$95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Credit Cards That Earn IHG Points

If you find yourself need IHG Points often, you'll want to consider picking up one of IHG's credit cards. Both cards offer a great return and grant benefits with IHG such as complimentary status and access to IHG's 4th night free benefit.

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
Intro Bonus
Earn 125,000 bonus points plus a Reward Night after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
Rewards Rate
10X
Earn 10 points per $1 spent at IHG properties
2X
Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
1X
Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Enjoy a Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide
  • Enjoy a Reward Night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
  • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card
Annual Fee
$89
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5 points per $1 spent at IHG properties
2X
Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
1X
Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Enjoy a Reward Night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
Annual Fee
$0
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Summary

When compared to some of the other top rewards program, there's not lots of ways to boost your IHG Points balance when it comes to point transfers. Your best option for earning lots of points will usually come from the Chase Ultimate Rewards Program while the other programs are decent for topping off your account and aren't the best for producing a steady stream of points.

FAQ

Can you transfer rewards to your IHG Rewards Club account?

Yes. IHG has a small handful of partners that allow you to transfer rewards to your account.

How many IHG Points can you earn transferring rewards to your account?

It depends on the partner. You can use the Transfer To IHG Points Calculator to see how many you'll earn with each partner.

What is the best transfer option for earning IHG Rewards Points.

For most, the Chase Ultimate Rewards Program will be the best option for earning and transferring points to your IHG Rewards Club account.

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