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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 24, 2015, 11:48 am
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Can anyone find the T+C's of this new account getting 2 free nights?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 12:02 pm
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Complete all your offers to get 58,800 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.

6,800 Stay 5 Nights
Stay 5 nights and earn 6,800 bonus points.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 8.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 11.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 14.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 17.

30,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 30,000 points after night 20.

Looks like I'll get at least 10k points from this promo and another 3k points from the end of Share Forever by staying labor day weekend somewhere. Not a bad deal.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by scoobybpc
Does anyone know the details of the free nights? Specifically the expiry?
Valid until end of 2016 (similar as free night from Into The Nights promo)
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 1:02 pm
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Complete all your offers to get 50,000 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.

12,800 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 8 night(s) and earn 12,800 bonus points.

900 Eat, Drink and Earn
Spend $80 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 900 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.

30,300 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of 5 offers and earn (an additional) 30,300 bonus points.

Pretty easy, though I don't quite like $80 F&B spend requirement. Does anyone know if breakfast (not pre-paid at booking) counts?

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Old Aug 24, 2015, 1:27 pm
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Complete all your offers to get 67,600 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.
26,400 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 12 night(s) and earn 26,400 bonus points.
13,200 Change Your View
Stay at 3 Holiday Inn hotel(s)including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacationsand earn 13,200 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.
2,000 Eat, Drink and Earn
Spend $120 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 2,000 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. T
14,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 5 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 14,000 bonus points.

Everything looks pretty easy except "Change Your View"... never stayed at resorts by IHG
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 1:45 pm
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Here is mine:

Earn 50,000 total bonus points.

Complete all your offers to get 50,000 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.

12,800 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 10 night(s) and earn 12,800 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.

3,600 Stay for Less and Earn
Earn 3,600 bonus points when you book 3 stay(s) using Points and Cash. We'll reward you with more Bonus Points when you use a combination of points and cash.

1,500 Spend on your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card
Book and pay for one stay with your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points.

23,100 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of 6 offers and earn (an additional) 23,100 bonus points. Terms
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Jasperrr
13,200 Change Your View
Stay at 3 Holiday Inn hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations—and earn 13,200 bonus points.


Everything looks pretty easy except "Change Your View"... never stayed at resorts by IHG
I have that one also, but the T&C (my bolding) make it clear that regular Holiday Inn stays count also. (But not HI Express, based on past promos).

Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after required numbers of Qualifying Stays have been consumed by the member between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive) at Holiday Inn hotels worldwide. Stays at Holiday Inn Resorts, Holiday Inn Select and the Holiday Inn Club Vacation properties count as Stays at the Holiday Inn brand.
https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/of...r/terms.hixx.4
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:08 pm
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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. Terms

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. Terms

6,400 Change Your View
Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotel(s)including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacationsand earn 6,400 bonus points. Terms

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. Terms

1,500 Spend on your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card
Book and pay for one stay with your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points. Terms

26,300 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of 6 offers and earn (an additional) 26,300 bonus points. Terms


Mine looks really easy, should be able to knock 4 out of 5 (enough for the bonus) with just 3 nights. One weekend stay at any Holiday Inn, plus a second stay at any other Holiday Inn.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:17 pm
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Gotta get my parents to enroll in this program. Can two persons join from same household or just one?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by CanuckFlyHigh
Can anyone find the T+C's of this new account getting 2 free nights?

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.

Originally Posted by Ramitran
Gotta get my parents to enroll in this program. Can two persons join from same household or just one?
Both can enroll. My mother has been a member for a few years, and the T&C above are from my father's new account.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:42 pm
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I had reduced my past stays and they listened , got an easier one this time around:

50 000 points for
Stay once
Stay more get more, 9 nights
Stay at 4 Holiday Inns
Redeem 1
Complete 3 of 5 to unlock bonus
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by bgriz18
Getting an error on my GFs account when I go to register. Anyone else?
And here it begins...again. I have taken my screenshots
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 3:41 pm
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Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points

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

Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 6 night(s) and earn 15,600 bonus points

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.

Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 27,400 bonus points.

*************

Okay, which one is it- all my offers or 3/4 of which only 3 are visible?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by beachmouse
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 27,400 bonus points.

*************

Okay, which one is it- all my offers or 3/4 of which only 3 are visible?
Could the last offer that everyone appears to be missing be the achievement bonus?

i.e. it's the final 'task' and has just been badly worded?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 4:36 pm
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Stay at 3 Holiday Inn hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations—and earn 13,200 bonus points.

Everything looks pretty easy except "Change Your View"... never stayed at resorts by IHG[/QUOTE]

A regular Holiday Inn is fine (NOT a Holiday Inn Express, though). They're telling you that Resort and Vacations are included in this components, not that those are the only ones that count.
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