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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 6, 2015, 10:28 am
  #841  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Programs: Hilton Diamond, IHG Spire Ambassador, Radisson Gold, Hyatt Discoverist
Posts: 3,652
Originally Posted by BillyBaloney
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?
Yeah, I had four stays by October 10, earned two free nights. They have been credited to my account, but the dashboard shows the challenge as only 75% complete.
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Old Dec 6, 2015, 10:33 am
  #842  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Programs: AA PLT PRO, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Plt. Premier
Posts: 587
Originally Posted by jphripjah
It takes about 8-10 days
Ya it takes way too long for something so simple. I completed both offers by Nov 13th - the offer just showed up as completed last week, but the free night has not yet posted.
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Old Dec 6, 2015, 11:29 am
  #843  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 276
Originally Posted by jphripjah
It takes about 8-10 days
Cheers!
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Old Dec 8, 2015, 10:10 am
  #844  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Scotland
Programs: Oneworld, Avios and IHG Spire Ambassador
Posts: 574
Originally Posted by darthbimmer
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.
They posted yesterday
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Old Dec 8, 2015, 10:51 am
  #845  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,955
Just earned a free night. Received an email advising of this and the track my progress icon shows as completed however it has not been credited to my account and I am unsure as to how to book it, unless I am looking in the wrong place?
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Old Dec 8, 2015, 12:28 pm
  #846  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Programs: IHG Platinum
Posts: 442
Originally Posted by adobbing
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?
I stayed mid Sept, paid with my ihg visa (UK), after 8 weeks, no points, chased them, got told we will get back to u within 7 working days, still no reply, emailed again and a week later I got the points
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Old Dec 8, 2015, 12:43 pm
  #847  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Programs: Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, IHG Platinum, ClubCarlson Gold
Posts: 309
Mixed Bag

I have to complete three of four tasks to get the bonus points. I have completed the requirements for three tasks. However ...

One task is marked complete and bonus points are posted.

One task is marked complete and bonus points have not posted.

Third task is not marked complete and bonus points have not posted.

Information Technology is a fickle thing.
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Old Dec 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
  #848  
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
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Just completed 6/7 last night
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 4:38 am
  #849  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
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Just earned a free night. Received an email advising of this and the track my progress icon shows as completed however it has not been credited to my account and I am unsure as to how to book it, unless I am looking in the wrong place?
Any ideas?
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 5:26 am
  #850  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
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Originally Posted by pazza2000
Just earned a free night. Received an email advising of this and the track my progress icon shows as completed however it has not been credited to my account and I am unsure as to how to book it, unless I am looking in the wrong place?
Same here, 2 email confirmations for 2 free nights but they are nowhere to be found... how to book them??
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 5:39 am
  #851  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by Delectatio
Same here, 2 email confirmations for 2 free nights but they are nowhere to be found... how to book them??
Perhaps they take some time to post across to the actual IHG account once they are showing as earned within the Accelerate profile. It did take almost 2 weeks from the qualifying stay for the Accelerate profile to update and show as completed.
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 7:50 am
  #852  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: HK
Programs: SPG Platinum, BW Diamond, TK Elite
Posts: 380
Just got 1 free night, about 1 week after my 2nd stay.
I stayed the 3rd time 3 days ago, now I can't even see the normal points posted to my account, and not to mention that I don't even see that stay in my "past activity", is this normal for the slow processing?
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 9:16 am
  #853  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
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Lowest room price

Mattress run time... What are the lowest ihg rates you've seen lately before the end of the year? It doesn't matter where. I found the holiday inn Farmington hills Michigan for $64.
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 9:38 am
  #854  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SJC/SFO
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Posts: 6,302
Originally Posted by darthbimmer
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.
Update: These bonuses finally posted Monday. Only 11 weeks after my stay!
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Old Dec 10, 2015, 10:01 am
  #855  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
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Posts: 1,939
Originally Posted by kwh191
Mattress run time... What are the lowest ihg rates you've seen lately before the end of the year? It doesn't matter where. I found the holiday inn Farmington hills Michigan for $64.
In Chicago area, there are hotels AI at $65! I booked a couple of staycations to use indoor pool with kids. Look for a Sunday near an industrial park. Even at downtown during Xmas they are cheap.
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