Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:34 am
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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, EVENor 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 IHGs 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 members 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 IHGs 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 IHGs 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 IHGs 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 hotels cancellation policy applies to the use of the Free Night. Cancellation fees apply if cancellation is made outside of the hotels 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 members 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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IHG Accelerate End of year promotion (2015)

Old Aug 25, 2015, 5:54 pm
  #151  
 
Join Date: May 2002
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I don't see any points listed for my offer?
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My Offers
Points Value Offer Description Status
Stay Twice Get Free Night Offer
Stay twice and get a Free Night. Terms
BOOK NOW

Stay Twice More Free Night Offer
Stay twice more and get an additional Free Night. Terms
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by PokerHammy
I don't see any points listed for my offer?
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My Offers
Points Value Offer Description Status
Stay Twice Get Free Night Offer
Stay twice and get a Free Night. Terms
BOOK NOW

Stay Twice More Free Night Offer
Stay twice more and get an additional Free Night. Terms
This is the new member offer.
No points are given for your offer. That's because you get a free night after 2 stays then another free night after another 2 stays.

You can use the free night at any property which is better then getting points as you can use them at Intercontinentals (50000 points)
or Holiday Inns (25000 points) so you can actually get 100,000 points depending on where you use your free nights.

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Old Aug 25, 2015, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ryry2003
No points are given for your offer.
That's because you get a free night after 2 stays then another free night after another 2 stays.

You can use the free night at any property which is better then getting points.
I see. Thanks.

I hardly stay with IHG so maybe they're trying to get me to stay with them more.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by PokerHammy
I see. Thanks.

I hardly stay with IHG so maybe they're trying to get me to stay with them more.
Well, yes, of course. Duh
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 6:36 pm
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Hi -

One of my targets is a number of stays at a negotiated corporate rate.

I work for myself, so I don't have such a thing. Does anyone know if the AAA counts as a negotiated corporate rate?

Thanks.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 7:18 pm
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After qualifying ShareForever, I thought I would get a hard one to do for this. It turned out to be easy:

5,000 for 1st stay
11,600 for 9 nights
2,000 for bonus package
1,500 for using credit card

29,900 for doing 3 out of 4

My question is do I spend the rest of the year chasing SPG 75, HH Diamond or IHG Spire. This has been a crazy travel year for me.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 7:37 pm
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If the three hotel chains are neutral as to location/cost/convenience, I would order them 1) SPG (especially if you travel overseas); 2)Spire; 3) HH Diamond.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 9:19 pm
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1 old account, 1 new account (no stays yet), both no 2 night free.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by ryry2003
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.
They can be combined ... if you had only one six night stay during the period, and nothing else, you would get credit for both requirements (full 6000 points).
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:10 pm
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Mine is fairly easy:

Stay Once Get 1,000

Stay 5 nights and earn 6,300

Stay at 2 number of brands and get 12,500

Book and pay for one stay with your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card and earn 2,000

Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 28,200
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:15 pm
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Mine is quite easy. Just need ONE stay to get 50K points. ^
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by JamieDee78
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
You also forgot your Platinum bonus on the base points.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 11:45 pm
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6 year platinum, I haven't stayed much in the last 8 months due to horrible promo goals, re-earned platinum for 2016 because of rollovers from last year

Total 82,000
Stay once get 5000
Stay 17 earn 22,00
Stay at 6 crowne plazas 24,000
Weekend stay Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday 4000
3 night stay in NYC 5000
apply for credit card 2000
5 out of 6 Bonus 20,000

I could stay in NYC for a weekend in September and get 10,000 points but I doubt I will even do that. The last promotion share forever wanted 40 stays for the second bonus. I will sit this one out. I won't even stay once. I hope they adjust my next promo.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto

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.
Probably not, if anything there is more possibility of it getting worse.

I never made my spring one for fifteen nights so the response for autumn/winter is twenty nine nights.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by darthbimmer
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.
+1
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