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

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Hyatt is out with their new promo and so is Hilton. Now we know what IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza and related brands, will offer.

IHG Rewards Club has been running gamified promotions for awhile where they give you ‘tasks’ that earn points. The most recent one ended at July 31.

Now they’re out with their newest promotion. It’s not called ‘Accelerate’ and it doesn’t seem to offer as many tasks for points.

They call it Double Points plus more and offers double points starting with your second stay between September 16 and December 16. Those points are capped. But you may have offers to earn more additional bonus points. Registration is required.

Here are my offers:

One Mile at a Time reports being offered double points up to 30,000 points and 6400 points for booking two stays with the IHG app.

Intercontinental Boston

The most efficient way to earn IHG Rewards Club points right now of course is with the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. Last month Chase launched a 100,000 point initial offer – the most points they’ve ever offered for an IHG card – after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. (Offer expired)

Anecdotally my sense is that this is one of the easiest Chase rewards cards to be approved for. And reports are that it is not subject to Chase’s 5/24 rules where they only approve folks that have had fewer than 5 new cards in the last 24 months for many of their products.

The card comes with platinum status; a free night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide; a free reward night on points stays of 4 or more nights; Global Entry or TSA Precheck fee credit (up to $100 every 4 years).

What’s your ‘Double Points plus more’ offer?

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  1. I’ve been a long time IHG loyalist and taken advantage of their accelerate promotions. The offer I got this time is junk. I still stay at IC’s because they have the best hotels in the places that I go to, so its too bad that their current promotion is so lousy.

  2. 5,000 Double Your Stay
    Earn double points on every stay, starting with your second stay, up to 15,000 bonus points.

    11,200 Discover Our Brands
    Stay at 2 brands and get 11,200 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.

    So basically a bad accelerate with no bonuses. The 2 brand one is easy enough and combined with the double points I guess it could be worse.

  3. I received two promotional offers:

    1) Double yourmpoints up to 15,000
    2) Stay at four brands and get 44,000

  4. Lamest Accelerate promo offer I’ve ever seen. I registered, but only because it doesn’t cost anything, not because it will affect my plans at all.

  5. Just beware of the offers for a number of stays, keep your eye on the T&Cs, IHG has been known to edit the rules afterwards to require rates above $100 / night

  6. I’m not sure what I did to deserve these offers:

    15,000 Double Your Stay
    Earn double points on every stay, starting with your second stay, up to 15,000 bonus points.

    38,400 Discover Our Brands
    Stay at 3 brands and get 38,400 bonus points.

    6,400 Travel with the IHG App
    Book two stays with the IHG App and earn 6,400 bonus points.

    24,000 Saturday stay bonus
    Stay two weekends, including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 24,000 bonus points

    Achievement bonus
    Complete 4 of 4 offers and earn 68,800 bonus points.

    If I complete all tasks would receive 152,600 bonus points.

    So it looks like three stays (two weekends and one other stay- minimum of 5 nights) would earn the entire bonus. Wasn’t planning on any IHG stays, but this may need to change.

  7. 15,000 max double points
    38,400 stay at 3 brands
    6,800 4 stays using corp discount
    1 night – maintain elite status for 2019

  8. 15,000 Double Your Stay
    Earn double points on every stay, starting with your second stay, up to 15,000 bonus points. Terms

    17,600 Discover Our Brands
    Stay at 4 brands and get 17,600 bonus points. Terms

    4,800 Saturday Stays Bonus
    Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 4,800 bonus points. Terms

    6,600 Earn More, Faster
    Earn 6,600 bonus points when you book 2 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster. Terms

    14,500 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 3 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 14,500 bonus points. T

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