IHG’s New Promotion is Out and it Varies For Everyone, What Did You Get?

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IHG Rewards Club is out with its new promotion and to the surprise of absolutely no one on earth it’s called Accelerate.

Registration required for the earning period between September 1 and December 31. You’ll be able to take advantage of a targeted set of offers — various tasks that earn various levels of points. My offer is to earn up to 40,650 points.

I can earn the full 40,650 points in just 2 stays provided they’re strategic: 5 nights at 2 Holiday Inns that include 2 Saturday nights, at least one of which that’s a cash and points stay and 1 that’s at least 4 nights long.

Since each person may receive a different Accelerate offer, what’s yours? (I’ve seen other offers including double points up to 40,000 points and 37,200 based on stays across brands and co-brand credit card spend.)


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Comments

  1. 41,700 total bonus points

    Breakdown:

    14,400 Discover Our Brands
    Stay at 3 brands and get 14,400 bonus points.

    8,000 Saturday Stays Bonus
    Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,000 bonus points.

    4,500 Stay for Less and Earn
    Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.

    2,800 Stay at 2 IHG® Hotels
    Stay at 2 IHG® hotel(s) and earn 2,800 bonus points.

    12,000 Stay a Little Longer
    Earn 12,000 bonus points when you book 2 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights.

  2. 41,700 total bonus points

    Breakdown:

    14,400 Discover Our Brands
    Stay at 3 brands and get 14,400 bonus points.

    8,000 Saturday Stays Bonus
    Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,000 bonus points.

    4,500 Stay for Less and Earn
    Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.

    2,800 Stay at 2 IHG® Hotels
    Stay at 2 IHG® hotel(s) and earn 2,800 bonus points.

    12,000 Stay a Little Longer
    Earn 12,000 bonus points when you book 2 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights.

    This requires that I stay at least 9 nights. Way too many night for me to get the full bonus. I don’t travel enough for my job for this to work for me. Pass.

    Hopefully my wife has a better offer.

  3. I might have the lamest promo out there…stay one night and get 1,000 bonus points. That’s it. Nothing else.

  4. I can get 72,000 points with three stays totaling five nights. It would have to be three different brands, two two-night stays on weekends, and one as a cash and points stay. I’l do it if I find situations for needed stays that cover most of it.

  5. One of my offers is 5,000 bonus points for renewing my Ambassador membership….but I just did it LAST NIGHT while booking a stay in Singapore for November (I needed to renew and the offer of 15,000 bonus points swayed me to go ahead and get it done).

    On the plus side, I am hoping that my previously booked stays in Singapore and Thailand will net me 11,000 bonus points…..

  6. Offer 61,200 total:
    Stay at 3 brands and get 21,600 bonus points
    Stay at 2 InterContinental® hotel(s) and earn 16,800 bonus points
    Stay 3 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 10,800 bonus points
    Earn 12,000 bonus points when you book 2 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights

  7. Earn 51,750 total bonus points.
    –16,200 Discover Our Brands–Stay at 3 brands and get 16,200 bonus points.
    –4,800 Saturday Stays Bonus–Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 4,800 bonus points.
    –12,000 Stay a Little Longer–Earn 12,000 bonus points when you book 2 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights.
    –1,500 Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card–Book one stay at any IHG® hotel using your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card and earn 1,500 bonus points.
    –17,250 Your Achievement Bonus–Complete 4 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 17,250 bonus points. Terms

  8. Stay 1 night and earn 1000 points. Maximum points 1000. I guess this is supposed to motivate me to stay with IHG?

  9. 36K IHG points (worth $180) offered for basically 3 stays (5 nights) – don’t think it’s worth a mattress run!

    8,400 Discover Our Brands: Stay at 2 brands and get 8,400 bonus points.

    16,000 Stay at InterContinental® Hotels: Stay at 2 InterContinental hotels and earn 16,000 bonus points.

    5,600 Saturday Stays Bonus: Stay 2 weekends, including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 5,600 bonus points.

    4,500 Stay for Less and Earn: Book 1 stay using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.

    1,500 Spend on your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card: Book one stay at any IHG hotel using your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card and earn 1,500 bonus points.

  10. Also got only the 1,000 points for one stay. I’m insulted that they think this would move me to book with them based on that. Like the previous poster pointed out…. it’s worth exactly $5.

  11. But can you use a single stay to qualify for 2 bonus points offers? eg Points & Cash (4,500 pts bonus), and with the same stay, this counts as one of the 3 brands (24,400 bonus points)?

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