Gaming the IHG Accelerate Promotion and More to Worry About Delta SkyMiles

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  1. “Change is coming” isn’t nice to here — but still better than Delta announcing “Winter is coming”.

  2. Maybe it’s just that I picked a bad week to stop drinking coffee, but I don’t see how a huge profit center like Skymiles is unsustainable.

  3. I think that other blogger is heading for IHG disappointment. Generally, for these promos, only qualifying (i.e. paid) stays count, except for redemption tasks. So the P&C stay, even if booked via the app, likely won’t count for the “book 2 stays via the app” task.

  4. @Swag This will be an interesting one to watch. I checked with IHG before I made the bookings to make sure that the Points & Cash stay will count towards the “book two stays via the App” and I have an email from IHG saying that it will….but, then again, IHG support staff are hardly infallible.

  5. I’m now finding that IHG Spires get to “purchase” 5000 miles on a C/P stay for 15% off ($34). Not too shabby.

  6. @Andyandy – Delta cant be run by the Lannisters – because a Lannister always pays his debt… and Delta is continuing to devalue their SkyPesos….

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