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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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:17 am
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My offer is:

Earn 161,600 bonus points:

1 - Stay once get 5000 points.
2 - Stay 11 nights get 21000 points.
3 - Single stay of 4 nights mor more get 6000 points.
4 - Stay in 1 Intercontinental for a weekend get 15000 points.
5 - Stay in 4 IHG hotels outside country of residence and get 33,600 points.
6 - Complete 5 out 6 offers get 81000 points.

I think the only one I would struggle with is stay 4 nights or more but if I had to do it to get the 6000 plus 81000 points, I would find a cheap HIX to book into!

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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by aks120
My offer is:

Earn 161,600 bonus points:

1 - Stay once get 5000 points.
2 - Stay 11 nights get 21000 points.
3 - Single stay of 4 nights mor more get 6000 points.
4 - Stay in 1 Intercontinental for a weekend get 15000 points.
5 - Stay in 4 IHG hotels outside country of residence and get 33,600 points.
6 - Complete 5 out 6 offers get 81000 points.

I think the only one I would struggle with is stay 4 nights or more but if I had to do it to get the 21000 plus 81000 points, I would find a cheap HIX to book into!

aks120
thats very generous....
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:38 am
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11,600 Corporate Account Bonus

Stay 9 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 11,600 bonus points


Except I don't have a Corporate Account/negotiated rate that I know of

and

Stay at 2 Holiday Inn Resort or Holiday Inn Club Vacations destination(s), and earn 9,600 bonus points.

means an 8 hour flight to get to the nearest property (and I need 2 of them)

No paid stays at IHG for me this quarter and unlikely to have more than one next quarter. Will have to requalify Platinum on PB stays.

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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec
11,600 Corporate Account Bonus

Stay 9 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 11,600 bonus points


Except I don't have a Corporate Account/negotiated rate that I know of


have you used any discount codes?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 3:53 am
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Both my wife and I have 1 less offer,ie complete 6 out of 8 with only 7 showing.

Are we going to get a 100 point survey to complete to make up the number of offers?As everybody seems to be 1 short there must be a reason.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 4:53 am
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Here's Mr.'s offer, IHG Gold, based in Sweden:

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.

11,600 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 11,600 bonus points.

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.

12,800 Globetrotter Bonus
Earn 12,800 bonus points for staying at 2 IHG hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country.

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.

15,600 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of 6 offers and earn (an additional) 15,600 bonus points.

Last edited by nacho; Aug 24, 2015 at 3:26 pm Reason: IHG finally spitted out the last bonus
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:00 am
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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.
Presumably can be used in conjunction with the discount offer I read about on http://www.headforpoints.com/ this morning?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:01 am
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My Offers

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.

10,200 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,200 bonus points.

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

9,600 Stay Smart
Stay Smart by staying at 2 Holiday Inn Express hotel(s) and earn 9,600 bonus points.

6,000 A Bonus Weekend Stay
Stay with us for the weekend and earn 6,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.

3,000 Earn More, Faster
Earn 3,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

900 Eat, Drink and Earn
Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 900 bonus points.

26,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of 8 offers and earn (an additional) 26,000 bonus points.

Not impossible.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by nacho
My Offers

26,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of 8 offers and earn (an additional) 26,000 bonus points.

Not impossible.
I have a similar complete 6 of 8 offers. But if you count the offers up, there are only 7 so I assume it will be complete 6 of 7 offers

Edit: just read the rest of the thread, and this is obviously a common problem
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:12 am
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Mine, as a UK-based spire who's hardly stayed this year due to the crazy requirements on the spring promotion, are

Earn 66,500 total 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.

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 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.

9,200 Corporate Account Bonus - Stay 7 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 9,200 bonus points.

17,600 Globetrotter Bonus - Earn 17,600 bonus points for staying at 3 IHG hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country.

1,500 Spend more on your IHG Rewards Premium Club Visa - Book and pay for your next getaway at an IHG hotel using your IHG Rewards Club Premium Visa card and earn 1,500 bonus 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.

19,000 Your Achievement Bonus - Complete 6 of 8 offers and earn (an additional) 19,000 bonus points.

Like most others here with that target, I don't have a corporate rate to use. I'm going to hold off deciding whether to go for this or not (would need some weekends away abroad to hit), until I find out what that corporate account challenge is going to be replaced with properly
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:19 am
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I also received one that requires me to complete 6 of 8 offers, but only 7 are listed. My wife's requires her to complete 6 of 7 offers, but only 6 are listed.

One of the seven I received is to stay four times using a negotiated rate, which I don't have. I frequently stay using a AAA discount, and I'm wondering if that might have triggered the offer. (However, my wife also uses the same AAA rate, and she didn't get that offer.)

Perhaps I'll just call the good folks at IHG Customer Service and....oh, never mind.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:22 am
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UK based spire, like Gagravarr my spring offer was poor and I only completed three parts of it. The autumn one is less appealing.

5k for one stay in September
5k for any stay
16k after 14 nights
3k after 17 nights
3k after 20 nights
3k after 23 nights
3k after 26 nights
30k after 29 nights.

My qualifying nights in comparison to last year have collapsed. Currently 35, last year it was almost double that although I have made Spire for next year in points.

I'll take the 10k for the first two and will probably make the 16k one, however there is very little motivation for me to stay more with IHG between now and next year do to having qualified already. Hiltons flat double/triple promotion actually looks more appealing and due to the poor spring promo and nothing in Europe this summer from IHG I've made diamond for the first time in years. Not sure that was really what IHG intended.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:26 am
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Here's my list. Total 80,700 points.

Stay once, 5K
Stay 25 nights, 32.4K
Book 3 stays with the mobile app, 3.5K
Book 3 stays on points and cash, 3.6K
Book 4 stays outside of my home country, 19.2K
Redeem points, 1K
Achievement bonus 16K
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:27 am
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How are stays spanning the start or end date usually handled?

I have a 4 night stay planned 8/30 - 9/03. Should this count as a 4 night stay, a 2 night stay, or not at all? Should I leave it as is, or should I rebook it as 2 stays 8/30-9/01 and 9/01-9/03?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:41 am
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Stay 1 night 5,000 points
Stay 41 nights 52,400
2 Bonus Point package stays 3,200
3 night stay NY metro area hotel 5,000
Use IHG credit card 1,500
Complete all 7,000
74,100 total
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