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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, 4:56 pm
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Here's mine:

Earn 57,000 total bonus points.

Complete all your offers to get 57,000 total bonus points

5,000 September Bonus Play
Stay once in September and earn 5,000 bonus points. Terms
BOOK NOW
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
BOOK NOW
5,000 Stay 3 Nights
Stay 3 nights and earn 5,000 bonus points. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 6. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 9. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 12. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 15. Terms
BOOK NOW
30,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 30,000 points after night 18. Terms



I don't stay at IHG's often so... I'll maybe get 3 nights for 15k bonus points and call it a day, afterwards it's all diminishing returns anyway, with only 3k per 3 nights

Do BRG free nights count towards this?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Smiley90
Here's mine:

Earn 57,000 total bonus points.

Complete all your offers to get 57,000 total bonus points

5,000 September Bonus Play
Stay once in September and earn 5,000 bonus points. Terms
BOOK NOW
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
BOOK NOW
5,000 Stay 3 Nights
Stay 3 nights and earn 5,000 bonus points. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 6. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 9. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 12. Terms
BOOK NOW
3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 15. Terms
BOOK NOW
30,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 30,000 points after night 18. Terms



I don't stay at IHG's often so... I'll maybe get 3 nights for 15k bonus points and call it a day, afterwards it's all diminishing returns anyway, with only 3k per 3 nights

Do BRG free nights count towards this?
No brg do not count towards these unfortunately
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:28 pm
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Question with Eat Drink & Earn
60 $ for 700
1.Is it require for consume 60$ in 1 stay?
2.60$ is exclude or include Tax&service Charge?
3.Is it eligible for earn when consume in Pre book free night award?(I already have free night book in december before this promo lunch)
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by chrism20
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?
That's my theory right now. Past experience with IHG has been that they're language challenged. Then too, past experience with IHG has been that they change promos around after rolling them out, so I'm not taking anything for granted at this point.

Still, though, this promo looks like a good one. Thanks, IHG. ^
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by nongsom
Question with Eat Drink & Earn
60 $ for 700
1.Is it require for consume 60$ in 1 stay?
2.60$ is exclude or include Tax&service Charge?
3.Is it eligible for earn when consume in Pre book free night award?(I already have free night book in december before this promo lunch)
1. Nope you can split the amount over as many stays as you like.

2. The $60 will be after tax IIRC from the last promo. Room service tray charges will also not count towards the target.

3. My F&B spending from reward nights on the last promo added no problem to the tally. Any F&B that has been included to the room rate though will not count. For example if you select best flexible rate and then click the box to add breakfast the cost of the breakfast didn't add on to the tally on the last promo.

Originally Posted by darthbimmer
That's my theory right now. Past experience with IHG has been that they're language challenged. Then too, past experience with IHG has been that they change promos around after rolling them out, so I'm not taking anything for granted at this point.

Still, though, this promo looks like a good one. Thanks, IHG. ^
Given that most of us seem to be missing it I'd say it's pretty likely.

I'm actually hoping for an IHG software malfunction and a reshuffle of the offers after seeing mine. This of course means it will all run smoothly this time.

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Old Aug 24, 2015, 5:56 pm
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Pretty good promo if you ask me, though hopefully it won't come with a side of all the issues that Into the Nights had. My offer:

- September Bonus Play
Stay once in September and earn 5,000 bonus points.
- 5,000 Points Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.
- 9,600 Points Stay 6 Nights
Stay 6 nights and earn 9,600 bonus points.
- 3,000 Points Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 9.
- 3,000 Points Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 12.
- 3,000 Points Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 15.
- 3,000 Points Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 18.
- 30,000 Points Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 30,000 points after night 21
I booked a September Stay to get the first two, then we'll see what my plans are like after that.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 6:13 pm
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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.
I think for new members, it's 4 STAYS for the 2 free nights, not 4 NIGHTS.

At least that's what LoyaltyLobby reports.

http://loyaltylobby.com/2015/08/24/i...t-your-offers/
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 6:26 pm
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I'm IHG Plat AMB, been a member for 2-3 years now. My offer isn't too bad--

1. Stay Once Get 5,000
2. Stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points.
3. Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.
4. Book and pay for one stay with your IHG Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points.
5. Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 34,700 bonus points.

So I can just stay 1 night with a bonus points package and pay with my IHG Chase card and I'll get 43,200 points. Not bad!
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 8:41 pm
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So of all the offers i am reading, i am one of the unlucky ones that got this:

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.

So they want me to use a bunch of points so i can earn less points? It sort of makes the concept of bonus points seem idiotic- what am i missing here?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by WannaTheater
So of all the offers i am reading, i am one of the unlucky ones that got this:

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

So they want me to use a bunch of points so i can earn less points? It sort of makes the concept of bonus points seem idiotic- what am i missing here?
I also got this! And if I need to complete every offer, then this really kills the deal. I dont really want to use personal points for work trips. Dont have any personal trips coming up, and 3 stays is alot.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA
I'm IHG Plat AMB, been a member for 2-3 years now. My offer isn't too bad--
So I can just stay 1 night with a bonus points package and pay with my IHG Chase card and I'll get 43,200 points. Not bad!
I like your offer better than mine.

Anyway, I'm also Platinum Ambassador:

5,000 1st Stay
6,800 5 Nights
6,400 2 HI Stays
3,200 2 Stays booked with HI App
2,000 Apply and receive the IHG CC
5,000 Ambassador Renewal (mine expires end of Sept)

If I meet 5 of the 7 challenges... another 21,600 points. However, like others, I'm missing a challenge option.
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 9:15 pm
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Has anyone ever successfully gotten their offer changed? With the combination of my offers, i either have to redeem a bunch of points with cash (3 stays), or pay out of pocket for a weedend stay of 2 nights.... Both making the total bonus worth less than the investment of points or cash....
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 9:16 pm
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It appears that my offer has been adjusted. It went from completing 3 of 4 for the bonus to completing 3 of 3 for the bonus. I am certain that this afternoon My wife's bonus was to complete 3 of 4. Now it says complete 4 of 4 to get the bonus.

Have others noticed that their offers have been adjusted?
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Old Aug 24, 2015, 10:31 pm
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My offer:
1,000 Stay Once Get 1,000
10,400 Stay 6 night(s)
6,400 Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations
4,000 Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.

28,200 Complete 4 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 28,200 bonus points.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by navej
It appears that my offer has been adjusted. It went from completing 3 of 4 for the bonus to completing 3 of 3 for the bonus. I am certain that this afternoon My wife's bonus was to complete 3 of 4. Now it says complete 4 of 4 to get the bonus.

Have others noticed that their offers have been adjusted?
I would be pretty upset if my offer changed. I actually have a photo of my offer.
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