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IHG Accelerate Fall / End of year promotion 2015

Stay dates 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015, inclusive.

Offer page: http://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/off...ffer/dashboard

FAQ:

Q: Is there any way to change to different offers?
A: No.

Q: Can the same stay count towards multiple offers?
A: Yes, as long as it meets the terms of the individual offers, it will count for all of them. The same stay can count towards staying once, staying more, staying at a brand, staying on a weekend, booking with the app, paying with the credit card, and so on.

Q: Really? Seems too easy.
A: Yes, really.

Q: Do Cash and Points rates count as qualifying stays/nights?
A: No. Neither do award nights.

Q: How long does it take for completed items to show on the dashboard?
A: Various posters say their activities took 1 to 14 days to show.

Q: For "Change Your View" offer, can I stay at the same Holiday Inn more than once?
A: No, the stays must each be at different hotels to count separately.

Q: For "Change Your View" offer, does Holiday Inn Express count as a Holiday Inn?
A: No, Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn are different brands.

Q: For "Discover Our Brands" offer, can I count both Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn separately?
A: Yes, Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn are different brands.

Q: For "Eat, Drink and Earn" offer, must the food and beverage spend amount be a single transaction?
A: No, you can spread the spend amount across multiple transactions and multiple stays, to achieve the required total.


Q: If check in is in August, but check out is on September 1, will that count at all?
A: It appears that checkouts on September do not qualify.

Q: If check in is in August, but check out is after September 1, will that count at all?
A: No, check in must be Sept 1 or later. For stays starting in August and ending September 2 or later, it appears the September 1st and onward nights do count (e.g. Aug xx to Sep 3 = 2 nights).

Q: Do I need to make my reservations after September 1?
A: No, you can book now, or use bookings from before the promo was announced, as long as the stays are consumed starting Sept 1.


Terms and Conditions (as of 8/24/15):
You must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in “Accelerate” ("Promotion"). Upon Registration, members will be presented with the opportunity to earn at least 50,000 bonus points upon completion of all offers presented. Members will be awarded bonus points listed for each individual Promotional offer ("Offer") after completing the requirements of each individual Offer. Each Offer must be completed between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive) ("Registration"). The bonus points earned through individual Offers can be used for redemption opportunities toward Reward Nights, merchandise and other redemption opportunities. See individual Offers for the specific terms and conditions per Offer type. A Stay is defined per IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”). A Stay constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN®or HUALUXETM hotels worldwide. Bonus points are not issued for Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. “Non-Qualifying Room Rates” or “Non-Qualifying Stay” include the following: any stay at a Kimpton Hotel, net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points. Each Promotion Offer of bonus points is available only once to each member. No retroactive bonus points will be awarded for Stays prior to Registration. Except as otherwise stated in the terms and conditions, please allow up to 2 to 3 weeks for Promotion Offer bonus points to be credited after checkout .This Promotion is subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. This exclusive Promotion is valid and applies to the original recipient only. IHG reserves the right to remove a member's bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.
NEW Member offer
Stay twice and get a Free Night.

Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in this Offer. Free Nights earned are applicable only to the room nights and privileges specifically provided by this Promotion and supporting Offers, at IHG’s discretion, and are not comparable with IHG® Rewards Club Reward Night (redeemed by points) or any other room nights. To be eligible for this Offer you must complete a Stay (as defined below), on two separate occasions, throughout the period of 1 September 2015 to 31 December 2015 (inclusive). Free Nights earned from any such Stay, must be redeemed by 31 December 2016. A Stay is defined per IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”). A Stay constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Free Nights are not issued for Stays at the following reduced room rates (Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stay): net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion. Only one room per member per Stay will be awarded the applicable Free Nights. Free Nights can only be used in IHG hotels and may not be transferred. A Free Night is valid only for one standard room night rate and applicable taxes (not including breakfast). Redemption of Free Night is subject to availability. The hotel room type provided by the hotels relating to this promotion shall be determined at IHG’s discretion. Free Nights shall be redeemed on first-come and first-served basis. Redemptions must be made 24 hours in advance by logging in to the member account on www.ihgrewardsclub.com. Cancellation or changes must be made 48 hours prior to 6 P.M. of arrival date. Any changes or cancellation after that will be deemed to be a no show, and the Free Night credit will be removed from member's IHG Rewards Club account. Individual hotel’s cancellation policy applies to the use of the Free Night. Cancellation fees apply if cancellation is made outside of the hotel’s cancelation time period. Free Nights cannot be exchanged for cash and are not transferrable in the system to other members and guests. IHG reserves the right to remove a member's Free Night reward or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. IHG Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:19 pm
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Are holiday inn and holiday inn express 2 different brands? \


Discover Our Brands
Stay at 3 number of brands and get 31,200 bonus points.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by JBG89
Are holiday inn and holiday inn express 2 different brands? \


Discover Our Brands
Stay at 3 number of brands and get 31,200 bonus points.
Yes they are two different brands
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:53 pm
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Earn 104,800 total bonus points

5,000 September Bonus Play
Stay once in September and earn 5,000 bonus points.

5,000 Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

34,800 Stay 31 Nights
Stay 31 nights and earn 34,800 bonus points.

5,000 Stay 5 more nights
Get an additional 5,000 points after night 36.

5,000 Stay 5 more nights
Get an additional 5,000 points after night 41.

5,000 Stay 5 more nights
Get an additional 5,000 points after night 46.

5,000 Stay 5 more nights
Get an additional 5,000 points after night 51.

40,000 Stay 5 more nights
Get an additional 40,000 points after night 56.

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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by renwaldo
Hi chaps, would appreciate advice if possible...my offer is as follows:

1,000
Stay Once Get 1,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

8,000
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 4 nights and earn 8,000 bonus points.

2,000
Get the IHG® Rewards Club Visa®
Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Visa® and earn 2,000 bonus points.

39,000
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 3 offers and earn (an additional) 39,000 bonus points.

————-

Seems pretty reasonable, just wanted to ask if the Stay Once and the Stay More, Earn More conditions can count for the same night. i.e can I stay for 1 x 4 night run in a hotel, apply for the VISA and get the 50K points?
Originally Posted by JBG89
Hi All,

Are these milestones mutually exclusive or can I apply 1 night to more than 1 achievement?

Also, if I use a corporate code will it disqualify an achievement?
A single stay or night will count simultaneously to multiple offers.

Corporate codes are generally fine. In fact, a few here have even reported offers that require corporate rates. Some wholesale, employee, crew rates are excluded: see the T&C on the promo website or in the wiki here for a detailed list.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles
OK, so 4 nights at a dirt cheap HIX for 2 nights at a top IC .....! Still sounds good to me - especially as it is nights and not stays, do doable on 1 mattress run.

Remember that IHG matches credit cards, though - if you open a new account and pay with a card you used for a stay linked to a different account, the audit team will spot it.
Will they spot it if I use the same address but a different card?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by renwaldo
Hi chaps, would appreciate advice if possible...my offer is as follows:

1,000
Stay Once Get 1,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

8,000
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 4 nights and earn 8,000 bonus points.

2,000
Get the IHG® Rewards Club Visa®
Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Visa® and earn 2,000 bonus points.

39,000
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 3 offers and earn (an additional) 39,000 bonus points.

————-

Seems pretty reasonable, just wanted to ask if the Stay Once and the Stay More, Earn More conditions can count for the same night. i.e can I stay for 1 x 4 night run in a hotel, apply for the VISA and get the 50K points?

Yes, you understand correctly.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by darthbimmer
Of course there are only 4 offers so I'm not sure what "3 of 5" means.
Update: IHG sent me an email message this morning that reflects the proper counting-- 3 of 4, not 3 of 5. The online dashboard shows this, too, now.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:06 pm
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I have this offer:
Stay Once get 5,000
Stay More, Earn More 6,800
A Bonus Weekend Stay (F,Sa or Sa, Sun) 4,000
Use IHG Card 1,500
1 Bonus Points Package 2,000
Complete 4 of 5 offers and receive a bonus 30,700 points.

Seems as if I can accomplish 4 of the 5 tasks simply just by booking the cheapest weekend stay I can find (Sat night and Sunday night in December) at a nearby Holiday Inn Express (T&C states that HIE is included?) for $255 including all taxes and fees at the bonus points package rate, which'll give me 1,000 bonus points a night. Paying with my IHG card gives another 5 points per $.

So, 43,200 points (from offers) + 2,000 points (2 nights booking with bonus points rate) + 1,275 points (5 points per dollar from using IHG card to book) = 46,475 points which equate to acquiring points at about .5 cents per point and I get a hotel stay. Seems worth it, yes? Am I missing something?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by JamieDee78
I have this offer:
Stay Once get 5,000
Stay More, Earn More 6,800
A Bonus Weekend Stay (F,Sa or Sa, Sun) 4,000
Use IHG Card 1,500
1 Bonus Points Package 2,000
Complete 4 of 5 offers and receive a bonus 30,700 points.

Seems as if I can accomplish 4 of the 5 tasks simply just by booking the cheapest weekend stay I can find (Sat night and Sunday night in December) at a nearby Holiday Inn Express (T&C states that HIE is included?) for $255 including all taxes and fees at the bonus points package rate, which'll give me 1,000 bonus points a night. Paying with my IHG card gives another 5 points per $.

So, 43,200 points (from offers) + 2,000 points (2 nights booking with bonus points rate) + 1,275 points (5 points per dollar from using IHG card to book) = 46,475 points which equate to acquiring points at about .5 cents per point and I get a hotel stay. Seems worth it, yes? Am I missing something?
Yes, you forgot about the 10 points per dollar you'll earn on the base rate.

Enjoy your staycation.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by swag
Yes, you forgot about the 10 points per dollar you'll earn on the base rate.

Enjoy your staycation.
Oh yes! Base rate is $114 per night (excluding taxes/fees). So $114 x 2 nights x 10 = 2,280 points..gets me almost to 50k
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by chrism20
Sounds like what they done with Into the nights where there were new offers popped up after you had completed the others.

The only problem there was it took them a fortnight minimum to post into the dashboard at times and most people's bonus offers didn't unlock until something like December 30th and required three stays before December 31st!
mmm.....so instead of achieving 5 from 6 I have to achieve 5 from 5, because I wont know what the sixth one is until after I have successfully completed 5? And when I have completed the fifth I will get the achievement bonus whatever the sixth offer is? So assuming the sixth is some more points, if I achieve 6 my total bonus will be even more than the bonus they say I will achieve if I do 5?

Doesn't everyone usually have an offer that is 3 from 4, 5 from 6, 6 from 7 etc??
I feel a bit aggrieved that it seems I need to do 5 from 5, even though it says 5 from 6. (I need to go and lie down! )
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 4:11 pm
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First off, I think those of you that are missing an item counted in your list are the ones whom already have a credit card. I don't have the credit card, so applying for it is in my list. Problem with that offer is that you have to apply from the offer link and then only get the 2000 bonus points. The typical 60,000 or 80,000 points after a certain dollar spend does not apply if you apply for the card through the "Accelerate" offer.

For me it looks like I can get 50,000 points in 7 nights (1x4 night stay and 3 single night stays at a Holiday in using my corporate discount code.) So the offer for me is doable. My wife on the other hand needs 27 Nights to earn 65,200 points; however, she can get the first 10,000 points with a one night stay in September.

Mine:

5,000 Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

9,200 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 9,200 bonus points.

4,000 Stay a Little Longer
Earn 4,000 bonus points when you book a single stay of four or more consecutive nights.

11,200 Change Your View®
Stay at 4 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 11,200 bonus points.

5,600 Corporate Account Bonus
Stay 4 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 5,600 bonus points.

2,000 Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
Apply here for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 points.

1,000 Earn When You Redeem
You earned your points, now use them how you want. Redeem your points for anything from a digital download to a Reward Night and you'll earn 1,000 bonus points.

14,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 14,000 bonus points.


My Wife's

5,000 September Bonus Play
Stay once in September and earn 5,000 bonus points.

5,000 Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

13,200 Stay 9 Nights
Stay 9 nights and earn 13,200 bonus points.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 12.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 15.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 18.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 21.

30,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 30,000 points after night 24.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 4:16 pm
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My offer, as a Gold, is not anything to get excited about:


- 5,000 points on my next stay
- 2,600 points for booking two stays with the IHG app
- 12,800 points for completing 8 nights
- 6,400 points for staying at 2 Holiday Inn hotels
- 1,000 points for spending $50 on food and drink whilst at a hotel
- 22,200 points for hitting five of the above targets

TOTAL - 50,000 points

I just wonder if I didn't do any of it this time (although having registered) they might send me a better offer next time.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 5:22 pm
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Would the stay once to earn 1000 points and the stay longer 6 nights earn 5000 points be combinable or would I need seperate stays?

The rest is undoable especially renew my Ambassador membership for 5000 points as I did it 2 weeks ago.

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Old Aug 25, 2015, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Concerto
My offer, as a Gold, is not anything to get excited about:


- 5,000 points on my next stay
- 2,600 points for booking two stays with the IHG app
- 12,800 points for completing 8 nights
- 6,400 points for staying at 2 Holiday Inn hotels
- 1,000 points for spending $50 on food and drink whilst at a hotel
- 22,200 points for hitting five of the above targets

TOTAL - 50,000 points

I just wonder if I didn't do any of it this time (although having registered) they might send me a better offer next time.
Doubtful.. I havent participated in any since into the nights, and mine was pretty similar to yours.

My wife's was even worse, and she only did a few stays for into the nights and no history before that and she has to stay 25 nights!
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