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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 Nov 29, 2015, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by erwin123
Received an email indicating that I completed all the offers from the accelerate promo (which is correct , i did complete them all).
Also received all the bonus points into my account.

However, the track my status page still shows that the offers are incomplete.

Will not care much about it, since the points posted into my account.

Same problem. My dashboard isn't working. Got my 1500 points for using the IHG card and that one doesn't even show up on my dashboard anymore. No little circle, just a blank space.

I've completed the required stays and I'd like to get this thing over with. Seems like the usual glitchy IT department screwed it up again. Good old IHG promos. Will they ever learn?
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Old Nov 30, 2015, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by ma_zeoli
Hi FTers !

Does anyone know if it is possible to satisfy more than one of the objectives at the same time ? In other words, for me, three of my objectives are :

1. Stay one night for 5,000 points.
2. Pay with IHG card for 3,000 points.
3. Book Bonus Points Package for 2,000 points.

So is it possible if I stay one night on a bonus point package and pay with my IHG card, I can satisfy all three objectives at the same time ??

Thank you all...
I'm also hoping you can, as I had a weekend stay that satisfies the weekend stay requirement and the "stay once" requirement. I'll let you know when/if they post.
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 3:28 am
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here is my offer:

Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

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

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

Complete 3 of 3 offers and earn (an additional) 36,700 bonus points.
i currently have 2 rooms booked at a candlewood suites for 3 nights each....is it safe to assume that this would give me 6 nights towards this promo????
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:08 am
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Mine is also for 5 stays = 6800 bonus points.
"Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points." The title of this task is STAY MORE EARN MORE. The terms for this task are below:

Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in this Offer ("Registration"). Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after your Qualifying Stay at the required number of distinct IHG brand hotels between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive) at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVENTM or HUALUXETM 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 and Stays at InterContinental Alliance® Resort properties count as Stays at the InterContinental brand. This Offer is subject to the General Promotion Terms and standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. This exclusive Offer 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 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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So no, your stays at Candlewood would not count for 6 stays. Read the terms. Each task has terms - go to your dashboard and there is a link for the terms immediately after the task. For example:

Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points. Terms
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by BillyBaloney
Mine is also for 5 stays = 6800 bonus points.
"Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points." The title of this task is STAY MORE EARN MORE. The terms for this task are below:

Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in this Offer ("Registration"). Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after your Qualifying Stay at the required number of distinct IHG brand hotels between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive) at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVENTM or HUALUXETM 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 and Stays at InterContinental Alliance® Resort properties count as Stays at the InterContinental brand. This Offer is subject to the General Promotion Terms and standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. This exclusive Offer 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 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.

© 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group, Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30346-2121 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and operated.


So no, your stays at Candlewood would not count for 6 stays. Read the terms. Each task has terms - go to your dashboard and there is a link for the terms immediately after the task. For example:

Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points. Terms
i read the terms before i posted here & read them again in your post....where does it say that i will not get credit for booking 2 rooms because i can't find it????all it says is that i need to stay 5 nights & i have 2 rooms booked for 3 nights each....
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See underline.
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser
i read the terms before i posted here & read them again in your post....where does it say that i will not get credit for booking 2 rooms because i can't find it????all it says is that i need to stay 5 nights & i have 2 rooms booked for 3 nights each....
I think you will only get the three nights.

From your quote you say you need to stay five nights. Two rooms for three nights is not you staying five nights.

All your nights can be in the same brand or even the same hotel (unless it says you have to stay at X number of brands or hotels but I am fairly sure YOU will have to stay the required number of nights rather than pooling. I could be wrong though....
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:32 am
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See underline.
i did see the underline....are you trying to tell me that i need to stay at 5 different brands in order to complete this task????if you are then i don't think you are correct....its simply 5 nights at any ihg participating property....
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by chrism20
but I am fairly sure YOU will have to stay the required number of nights rather than pooling. I could be wrong though....
the reason i'm asking is that ihg has allowed pooling of rooms for other similar promos in the past....the t&c are silent on this so if anyone here has done something similar then it would be great to know if it worked or not....
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser
here is my offer:
i currently have 2 rooms booked at a candlewood suites for 3 nights each....is it safe to assume that this would give me 6 nights towards this promo????

Based on the language, I think you will get 2 nights; one night for each room booked.
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by BillyBaloney
Based on the language, I think you will get 2 nights; one night for each room booked.
that doesn't make sense....i have 2 rooms booked for 3 nights each....so i will either get 3 nights or 6 nights....i don't get why you are saying i will only get 2 nights....
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:44 am
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Makes perfect sense to me. Read the terms. See definition of "Qualifying Stay." You have two qualifying stays for the bookings you mentioned (2 rooms).

It wouldn't matter if you booked a room for 120 nights. It's still going to be counted as 1 qualifying stay.
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by BillyBaloney
Makes perfect sense to me. Read the terms. See definition of "Qualifying Stay." You have two qualifying stays for the bookings you mentioned (2 rooms).

It wouldn't matter if you booked a room for 120 nights. It's still going to be counted as 1 qualifying stay.
i think you need to read the terms again....its 'nights', not 'stays'....you need to stay 5 nights to complete this offer....if i booked a room for 120 nights then i would have completed this task as all i need are 5 nights, not stays....
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