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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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IHG Accelerate End of year promotion (2015)

Old Dec 2, 2015, 8:10 am
  #826  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Chicago
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I'm actually pretty frustrated that others seem to have gotten easy tasks - donate, travel with the IHG app, eat at the restaurant. All my tasks involve staying at a hotel, and I don't change my travel pattern, so I"m much more likely to do tasks that don't involve adding extra stays into my schedule. I guess that makes me a terrible traveler to target the promotion to, as they're not going to get more money out of me than usual.
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Old Dec 2, 2015, 8:33 am
  #827  
 
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Question

Is the "IHG® Rewards Club Advance Rate" a qualifying rate for the promotion? Will it count as a night stay?
Thanks!
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Old Dec 2, 2015, 2:30 pm
  #828  
 
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Originally Posted by TheShis
Is the "IHG® Rewards Club Advance Rate" a qualifying rate for the promotion? Will it count as a night stay?
Thanks!
YESSSS :-)
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Old Dec 2, 2015, 2:42 pm
  #829  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Indiana
Programs: IHG Spire- Marriott-Hilton Diamond sort of- Choice Diamond
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This was mine. I've completed all of them as of last month, but still don't have all of the points.


Earn 59,600 total bonus points.
Complete all your offers to get 59,600 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 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.

36,000
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 30 nights and earn 36,000 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.

2,000
Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
Apply here for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 points.

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.

8,000
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 5 of 6 offers and earn (an additional) 8,000 bonus points.
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Old Dec 2, 2015, 2:43 pm
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Red face

Originally Posted by Delectatio
YESSSS :-)
Cheers!!!
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Old Dec 4, 2015, 4:15 am
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I completed a 4 night stay more than 8 weeks ago and this triggered 3 tasks, 4,000 for 4 consecutive nights, 4,000 for a weekend stay and 20,500 for completing 5 of the 6 tasks.

More than 8 weeks later the 20,500 have posted but neither of the 4,000 ones have - most frustrating
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Old Dec 4, 2015, 11:36 am
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Where is the free night???

I just completed the Stay Twice Get Free Night Offer" a couple of weeks ago.
Where can I access this free night? Should it be shown anywhere in my profile? I cannot seem to be able to locate it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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Old Dec 4, 2015, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by TheShis
I just completed the Stay Twice Get Free Night Offer" a couple of weeks ago.
Where can I access this free night? Should it be shown anywhere in my profile? I cannot seem to be able to locate it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
It should show up in your IHG Account under "Free Night Status" on the left.
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Old Dec 4, 2015, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by ross11988
It should show up in your IHG Account under "Free Night Status" on the left.
Thanks, but there is no such text anywhere.
How long after the task is recognized as "completed" should I see it?
Thanks again!
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Old Dec 5, 2015, 4:55 am
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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For some reason the pay with an IHG card has not been triggered on my page even if the stays have. It's been 2 weeks now. Do I need to wait until the statement for the card in question is generated?
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Old Dec 5, 2015, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by wobbly wings
For some reason the pay with an IHG card has not been triggered on my page even if the stays have. It's been 2 weeks now. Do I need to wait until the statement for the card in question is generated?
Exactly the same position, my stay was 3rd November, points for this stay have been issued.
I have also had the points from Barclays for the regular spend on the IHG Visa card.
I have also had points for the same stay for eating in the restaurant trigger one of the challenges.

I have chased up several times with IHG customer services, each time I've been told it takes 6 to 8 weeks.
I've pointed out to them that I've had points for other challenges related to the same stay, but they just keep sticking to 6 to 8 weeks.

Has anybody, had the points for using the IHG rewards club Visa card, if so how long, exactly, from the stay?
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Old Dec 5, 2015, 11:00 am
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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I have the opposite problem of a lot of people here - my dashboard has been updated with 'offers completed' but they haven't posted to my account. Weird. I'm waiting on so many thousands of points to post to my account that it's making me nervous.
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Old Dec 5, 2015, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by DrRodneyMcKay
I have the opposite problem of a lot of people here - my dashboard has been updated with 'offers completed' but they haven't posted to my account. Weird. I'm waiting on so many thousands of points to post to my account that it's making me nervous.
That's exactly what happened to me, only with the free nights. :\
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Old Dec 5, 2015, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Bloobell
I completed a 4 night stay more than 8 weeks ago and this triggered 3 tasks, 4,000 for 4 consecutive nights, 4,000 for a weekend stay and 20,500 for completing 5 of the 6 tasks.

More than 8 weeks later the 20,500 have posted but neither of the 4,000 ones have - most frustrating
I am in a similar situation. The bonus for completing n-1 tasks posted, but the bonuses for each of those n-1 tasks did not.
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Old Dec 6, 2015, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by TheShis
Thanks, but there is no such text anywhere.
How long after the task is recognized as "completed" should I see it?
Thanks again!
It takes about 8-10 days
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