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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 28, 2015, 3:22 pm
  #226  
 
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Is there any way to check (narrow down) which hotels offer bonus points package rates? I just need one stay to get 50K points, but I need to reserve a stay under "bonus points package"

Thanks!
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by JamieDee78
This weekend won't count. Promotion only counts for stays starting September 1st. Read the T&C's.
Well the Ts&Cs state
Each Offer must be completed between 1 September 2015(...)
I guess one could argue that a stay that started August 28th and completed (ended) September 4th (for example) does meet this requirement.

Besides, whats written in Ts and Cs, but happening in IT may not be identical. I do think that stays completed before promo registration, but only posting afterwards have counted in the past, but I am not certain, hence asking for other members experience.
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by tsmith12
Is there any way to check (narrow down) which hotels offer bonus points package rates? I just need one stay to get 50K points, but I need to reserve a stay under "bonus points package"

Thanks!
On the IHG homepage if you click on offers and then IHG rewards offers near the bottom there is an option for the bonus points packages and you can search specifically for that rate.
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by chrism20
On the IHG homepage if you click on offers and then IHG rewards offers near the bottom there is an option for the bonus points packages and you can search specifically for that rate.
Awesome, this worked. Thanks a lot! ^
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by raph
Well the Ts&Cs state


I guess one could argue that a stay that started August 28th and completed (ended) September 4th (for example) does meet this requirement.

Besides, whats written in Ts and Cs, but happening in IT may not be identical. I do think that stays completed before promo registration, but only posting afterwards have counted in the past, but I am not certain, hence asking for other members experience.
Each IHG member needs to click and read carefully the associated rules on each offer part they have

Rules May refer to not just start of stay but also booking date for eligibility for this 4Q2015 promo
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 6:30 pm
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My minimum 50k derisory offer , only reason to stay 4Q2015 is my Ambassador/RA year runs September-August so I like to get some nights in early in case I have fewer nights in last months of my RA year / Plus seems possibility number if nights needed for RA msy jump from 20/60 to 30/75


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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.

17,200 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 13 night(s) and earn 17,200 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.

2,600 Travel with the IHG® App
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4,000 A Bonus Weekend Stay
Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.

2,000 Earn More, Faster
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1,000 Earn When You Redeem
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Old Aug 29, 2015, 9:47 pm
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I am curious about what can be combined and earned using only ONE stay. For example, I have these:

- Stay Once Get 5,000
- Earn More, Faster (Earn 3,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay)
- Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card

It looks to me that if I booked just ONE stay that was a Bonus Points package using my IHG card, that I would earn all three of the above with just that one stay, correct?

(I would also meet my Achievement Bonus by doing the 3 above, so it really would be a big deal for me -- since I'd earn 39,800 points with just one stay.)

Can someone confirm that the above seems correct (that I would qualify for all 3 of those with just one Bonus Points stay)?

Thanks!

- John...
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Old Aug 29, 2015, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by jgoggan
I am curious about what can be combined and earned using only ONE stay. For example, I have these:

- Stay Once Get 5,000
- Earn More, Faster (Earn 3,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay)
- Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card

It looks to me that if I booked just ONE stay that was a Bonus Points package using my IHG card, that I would earn all three of the above with just that one stay, correct?

(I would also meet my Achievement Bonus by doing the 3 above, so it really would be a big deal for me -- since I'd earn 39,800 points with just one stay.)

Can someone confirm that the above seems correct (that I would qualify for all 3 of those with just one Bonus Points stay)?

Thanks!

- John...
yes you earn all of those in the one stay.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 10:40 am
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2 separate booking same day count as 2 stays?

hi, does anyone know if IHG has similar policy as SPG for multiple rooms booking. I got the Stay twice and get a Free Night promotion. If i booked 2 rooms for the same night under 2 separate bookings, does that count as 2 stays or only 1?
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by angelboi2001
hi, does anyone know if IHG has similar policy as SPG for multiple rooms booking. I got the Stay twice and get a Free Night promotion. If i booked 2 rooms for the same night under 2 separate bookings, does that count as 2 stays or only 1?
i believe it's only one, i have just gone through this with the Share Forever campaign, and found out overlapping stays don't count.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 12:17 pm
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Hi guys,

apologies if this has been asked, but there is a lot of pages...

do the stays have to be booked through the buttons in the offer page? I have an upcoming stay next weekend, but I booked it before I got to the offer. (I am not sure if it was after the offer was made public, or before).

It would be a nice unexpected bonus of 10 000 points if the answer is yes, so I'd be a very happy camper.
And I guess qualifying stays on corporate rates count as well? That would make me be very receptive of an invite to stay for a longer time with one of our clients, normally I'd stay clear of longer trips, but 30 000 extra past 18th night is quite a nice bonus to consider.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 12:30 pm
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Anyone know how to go about completing this offer? I don't have a corporate account and neither does my work..

5,600 Corporate Account Bonus
Stay 4 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 5,600 bonus points.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by raph
Well the Ts&Cs state


I guess one could argue that a stay that started August 28th and completed (ended) September 4th (for example) does meet this requirement.

Besides, whats written in Ts and Cs, but happening in IT may not be identical. I do think that stays completed before promo registration, but only posting afterwards have counted in the past, but I am not certain, hence asking for other members experience.
In one of the previous promotion one such stay (before and after the start) did not post. But after calling they manually corrected something to get it right. I don't say it will be the same now, but i got i think it was 4 out of 6 nights counting for the promo.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jjoaquin
Anyone know how to go about completing this offer? I don't have a corporate account and neither does my work..

5,600 Corporate Account Bonus
Stay 4 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 5,600 bonus points.
Maybe you had a stay where another party (a client?) paid directly using their corporate code...
If not, then I'd suggest asking IHG for a corporate code that you'd like to use.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 2:31 pm
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I know this is repetitive, but sometimes it's the simple stuff that gets past us. And this promo seems to be raising enough yawns (the glitches just haven't hit yet? Or, all has been worked out from before?) that I'm just not paying the usual attention to detail.

I found a great 4-day ("Stay Longer") that was on my previously-planned trip for October, and then went about booking a 2-day weekend to qualify for the other ("Bonus Weekend") offer. Only the next day did I realize that the 4-day completely included a weekend, and would probably fulfill that offer, too.

Can we confirm that we fulfill multiple offers in one stay? Or any gotchas in this? There's plenty of time for me to correct this, both before and later trips after October, so it's mostly educational, for me and any newbies just getting up to speed, as I was two years back.

Oh, and we've determined that it's safe to set up a family member as a new IHG member, but being without a credit card, we'd advise using a different one of ours as the account card? (She'd be along with me on any trips booked with it.)
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