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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 26, 2015, 3:18 am
  #166  
 
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Mine now says do 3 out of 3. darn.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 3:49 am
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Apologies if already been covered, does the iPad app count for make bookings using IHG App? Or are they wanting the mobile phone versions?
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 4:45 am
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Also a quick question: if I stay at a hotel from 8/30 - 9/3 (4 nights), will it be considered to finish a 4-night stay? or will it be considered in the promotion program? Thanks!
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 4:53 am
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IHG Accelerate End of year promotion

So can we just make a new account with a different address but same name and then get the 2 free nights offer?

Or should I get my friend to make an account and pay for his mattress run so I can use the 2 free nights he earns? Are you able to book the free nights for other people or does the member have to stay themselves?
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 5:00 am
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Not too bad, and extra points for renewing Ambassador membership is handy.

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.

6,800 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points.

16,000 Authentic experiences
Live the InterContinental life when you stay at 2 InterContinental hotel(s) and earn 16,000 bonus points.

3,200 Travel with the IHG App
Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG App and earn 3,200 bonus points.

10,000 A Luxurious Weekend
Stay at an (1) InterContinental hotel for the weekend and earn 10,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.

600 Eat, Drink and Earn
Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 600 bonus points.

5,000 Renew Your Ambassador Membership
Earn 5,000 points when you renew your Ambassador Membership.

20,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 20,000 bonus points.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 5:25 am
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Holy crap. I have had IHG mostly ignored for awhile with a stay here or there. Sounds like they REALLY want me back. Considering I already have a 3 night stay at an HIX booked for September.

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

13,800
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 13,800 bonus points.

31,200
Discover Our Brands
Stay at 3 number of brands and get 31,200 bonus points.

46,000
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 3 offers and earn (an additional) 46,000 bonus points.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 5:30 am
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The number of posts asking about opening new accounts is unbelievable in comparison to previous promotions like this.

I can see the IHG security/account fraud guys getting a lot of overtime over the next few months.

Ask yourselves if it is worth losing any points etc that you already have guys before even contemplating risking it.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by Tommys888
Also a quick question: if I stay at a hotel from 8/30 - 9/3 (4 nights), will it be considered to finish a 4-night stay? or will it be considered in the promotion program? Thanks!
I asked the exact same question on Facebook, and they replied "The stay will need to start Sept.1. "

Not that social media replies are 100% accurate, but I rebooked my stay as two separate reservations 8/30-9/01 and 9/01-9/03, hoping that the latter will count towards 1 stay, my night total, and my book-with-the-app tasks. This assumes that 9/01-9/03 doesn't fall afoul of consecutive stay rules, but it seems more likely to work this way than with an August check in.

The absolute safest way would be to book the 2 August nights at a different hotel, but I also need those nights for the Share promo, and there's not another good IHG alternative near my destination.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by username
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.
Then it occurred to me that I can get 5000+2000+1500+29900 for staying once on a bonus package rate and charge to my IHG card.... That is not bad...
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by hclee01
I have the member exclusive rate bonus task too:

Member Exclusive Rate Bonus
Book 2 stays with the Member Exclusive rate and earn 4,000 bonus points.

Based on the T&C reflected, I have to book via this website:
http://www.ihg.com/hotels/gb/en/glob...special_vanity

However, participating hotels are across Asia Pacific (excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Middle East and Africa only.

Not too sure if you have the same task. Is there anything reflected in the T&C for this task?
I clicked on that link and all that comes up is the IHG Rewards Club Advance Rate.

So this is the member exclusive? Why not keep it consistent?
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 9:26 am
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My somewhat crappy offer. I guess thats what I get for getting 70/70 nights for shareforever.

Earn 119,500 total bonus points.

Complete all your offers to get 119,500 total bonus points
My Offers
-Stay Once Get 5,000

-Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 30 night(s) and earn 36,000 bonus points.

-Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points.

-Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay

-Stay 5 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 6,000 bonus points. Terms

-Enjoy a 3 night stay at a hotel in metro New York area and earn 5,000 points.

-1,500 Spend on your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card

Complete 7 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 60,000 bonus points. Terms
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by Kindred
Apologies if already been covered, does the iPad app count for make bookings using IHG App? Or are they wanting the mobile phone versions?
It counts.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 12:58 pm
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I'm a new IHG member so I have the 2 stays = 1 free night deal (x2). I'm hoping to stay in a cheap Holiday Inn Express on four separate occasions so I can use the free night certificates to stay in an expensive Las Vegas hotel next May.

My question:

Does a stay on a Friday night count or do you have to stay on a Friday and a Saturday night for it to count as a stay? I'm not sure how weekends work.

Thanks!
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by arecknor
I'm a new IHG member so I have the 2 stays = 1 free night deal (x2). I'm hoping to stay in a cheap Holiday Inn Express on four separate occasions so I can use the free night certificates to stay in an expensive Las Vegas hotel next May.

My question:

Does a stay on a Friday night count or do you have to stay on a Friday and a Saturday night for it to count as a stay? I'm not sure how weekends work.

Thanks!
All nights of the week are equal in value for counting as a qualifying night so eg stay 4 nights consecutive in one hotel = 4nights, 1 Stay

However a stay is consecutive nights at one hotel whether or not you use separate reservations per night and check in/out each day it is still 1 Stay
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by scubaccr
All nights of the week are equal in value for counting as a qualifying night so eg stay 4 nights consecutive in one hotel = 4nights, 1 Stay

However a stay is consecutive nights at one hotel whether or not you use separate reservations per night and check in/out each day it is still 1 Stay
Thanks for the reply scubaccr. Just to clarify - If I stay one night in each of September, October, November, and December then that equals 4 stays right? You don't have to stay 2+ consecutive nights to count as a stay, do you?
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