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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 25, 2015, 1:01 am
  #91  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Originally Posted by jms_uk
I've got 6 offers, but for the bonus I need to complete 5 out of 7 ??
Still 6 offers here and now the bonus is after completing 5 of 6. ^
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:25 am
  #92  
 
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Originally Posted by WannaTheater
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....
Yes, my Big Win 2 was changed although it was changed to one that was harder.

When I registered I got one that was for something like five nights for 35k then I started getting emails tracking my progress against one that was for 80k but required an extra ten nights.

It took weeks to sort though and was escalated several times. If they had not been sending me conflicting emails there is little chance it would have been changed tbh.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:29 am
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Seems achievable for 50k points though the chart at the top shows 0 of 5 met bit over only 4 challenges:

1. 5,000 - stay once get 5k points
2. 4,000 - stay for the weekend and get 4k.
3. 6,800 - stay 5 nights and get 6.8k points
4. 2,000 - get the ihg rewards premium visa and get 2k point

I should get the first three with existing stays. Only the last one I'm not keen to do but nets me 32,200 extra points. Plus the 20k for the spend target on it. So an easy 70k overall. Will wait to see if a higher bonus comes up on the visa.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:54 am
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Originally Posted by chrism20
Yes, my Big Win 2 was changed although it was changed to one that was harder.

When I registered I got one that was for something like five nights for 35k then I started getting emails tracking my progress against one that was for 80k but required an extra ten nights.

It took weeks to sort though and was escalated several times. If they had not been sending me conflicting emails there is little chance it would have been changed tbh.
That was the experience for a lot of us.

IHG finally back peddalled after a lot of pressure.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:24 am
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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I got:

Complete all your offers to get 131,600 total bonus points
5,000 Stay once in September and earn 5,000 bonus points.
5,000 Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.
61,600 Stay 48 nights and earn 61,600 bonus points.
5,000 Get an additional 5,000 points after night 53.
5,000 Get an additional 5,000 points after night 58.
5,000 Get an additional 5,000 points after night 63.
5,000 Get an additional 5,000 points after night 68.
40,000 Get an additional 40,000 points after night 73.

As much as I'd like 131k points, I am not that willing to spend 75 nights in a hotel till year-end. Seems like it must be based on my previous stays this year (I have over 100 nights with IHG in 2015).
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:40 am
  #96  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
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Here's mine:

Earn 74,200 total bonus points:

1. Stay once - 5,000
2. Stay 15 nights - 19,600
3. Stay 4 consecutive nights - 4,000
4. Book 5 stays on IHG app - 5,400
5. 4 stays outside of country of residence - 19,200
6. Get IHG premium visa - 2,000
7. Redeem points - 1,000
8. Complete 6 out of 7 offers - 18,000

I've given up on this one before I've even started.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by blindman
That was the experience for a lot of us.

IHG finally back peddalled after a lot of pressure.
Wasn't that ITN this time last year that all the reinstating went on rather than the Big Win at the start of last year?

When everyone's changed unexpectedly last year and there was mass hysteria I never had an issue.

Now I'm sitting hoping that mine changes this time around

Either way unless they have goofed big time there is very little chance of being able to change it easily.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:58 am
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I'm an existing Spire Elite member (through credit card sign up points), somewhere between zero and two lifetime stays.

I got the two free nights offer. Would need four stays. I live in Las Vegas, there's a $75 per night Candlewood suites here, is it worth it for me to book there four times? Would I have to physically show up and check in, even if I booked a nonrefundable prepaid rate?

Are there cheaper IHG properties where you can book a prepaid rate and get credit wihtout showing up?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:06 am
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Hey if starting a new acct for this promo what things should I watch to make sure IHG doesn't detect it. I know about using a different CC. Anything else?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:17 am
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Haha, I'll be in Bangkok in a few weeks and am seeing some $40-$45 rates when I am there. Easy credit. Can I walk around and check into multiple hotels on the same day and get credit for them or will the computer flag that?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by jphripjah
Haha, I'll be in Bangkok in a few weeks and am seeing some $40-$45 rates when I am there. Easy credit. Can I walk around and check into multiple hotels on the same day and get credit for them or will the computer flag that?
Overlapping stays don't count as qualifying with IHg
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by markis10
Overlapping stays don't count as qualifying with IHg
Aha, so if I went to two cheap Bangkok IHG hotels on the same day and checked into both, I would only get credit for one stay?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:45 am
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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?
My offer was to complete 5 of 6, but only 5 offers are listed plus the achievement bonus.
I emailed IHG.
This is the reply:

Thank you for contacting IHG Rewards Club regarding your account. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your inquiry.
Please be advised that you are to complete the 5 offers given to you first for you to unlock your achievement bonus. The 6th offer would be seen after completing your first 5 offers.
We hope this clarifies your query.


anyone care to explain that?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by scoobybpc
No brg do not count towards these unfortunately
The ones where you get charged and reimbursed by head office should do (they did for me last time). The ones where they change the rate to a house comp didn't.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by whiskerxx
My offer was to complete 5 of 6, but only 5 offers are listed plus the achievement bonus.
I emailed IHG.
This is the reply:

Thank you for contacting IHG Rewards Club regarding your account. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your inquiry.
Please be advised that you are to complete the 5 offers given to you first for you to unlock your achievement bonus. The 6th offer would be seen after completing your first 5 offers.
We hope this clarifies your query.


anyone care to explain that?
Sounds like what they done with Into the nights where there were new offers popped up after you had completed the others.

The only problem there was it took them a fortnight minimum to post into the dashboard at times and most people's bonus offers didn't unlock until something like December 30th and required three stays before December 31st!
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