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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, 9:15 am
  #121  
 
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Originally Posted by CanuckFlyHigh
Anyone have any tips on how the hell I can do this efficiently? The hotels that I travel to are all 20K-30K points per stay.

3,600 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. Terms
Assuming you don't have to complete all offers to get the bonus (mine requires 3 of 4) this may be the one to skip. One of my offers is 3,200 points for booking two bonus point packages. I can deal with getting 46,800 points rather than 50,000 points and skipping the two bonus point package bookings.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by RDB68
Assuming you don't have to complete all offers to get the bonus (mine requires 3 of 4) this may be the one to skip. One of my offers is 3,200 points for booking two bonus point packages. I can deal with getting 46,800 points rather than 50,000 points and skipping the two bonus point package bookings.
Double Check yours. Mine switched this morning to having to complete 4 of 4, so I don't have the option of opting out.

For me to spend 45000 points + Cash to gain 54,000 obviously isnt worth it.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 9:41 am
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So, they are fiddling again with their offers and adjust them to their liking ...
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:06 am
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This is the first time i try to complete this kind of challenge, but can someone tell me. Accord to my requirement below, that mean i only need to stay 1 night [get 1,000] and using my IHG credit card [get 1,500] and book 1 bonus point package [get 2,000] which i can COMPLETE all those 3 step by book 1 night? then this mean after i complete those 3 of 4 step i get 38,700 to complete 3 of 4 step? Did i read this right? please correct me if i am understand it wrong thanks




1,000
Stay Once Get 1,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

6,800
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 nights and earn 6,800 bonus points.

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

2,000
Earn More, Faster
Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.


38,700
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 38,700 bonus points.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:15 am
  #125  
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Originally Posted by newdaybegin
This is the first time i try to complete this kind of challenge, but can someone tell me. Accord to my requirement below, that mean i only need to stay 1 night [get 1,000] and using my IHG credit card [get 1,500] and book 1 bonus point package [get 2,000] which i can COMPLETE all those 3 step by book 1 night? then this mean after i complete those 3 of 4 step i get 38,700 to complete 3 of 4 step? Did i read this right? please correct me if i am understand it wrong thanks




1,000
Stay Once Get 1,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

6,800
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 nights and earn 6,800 bonus points.

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

2,000
Earn More, Faster
Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.


38,700
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 38,700 bonus points.
Yes, that single one night stay would yield 43,200 promo points, plus the bonus points from the package rate, plus of course the base points for the stay itself.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:30 am
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8 offers ... ridiculous

Well, at least they set up a target of only 45 nights this time, but the whole thing has gotten out of control.

I finished each of the first four promotions, despite the ever more Byzantine complexity and escalating targets. And every one of these required having to contact customer service each time to get credit, as some of the tasks didn't post correctly. And I'm still waiting for 5000 points to post for a Palazzo/Venetian stay that required manual corrections, and I was assured that the bonus points would post within 6 weeks; they didn't. As we recall, the programming for the entire promotion (I think this was the "Into the Nights") was a complete cluster@#$^&*, so no big deal, it's just 5K points.

But then they lost me with the current "Share Forever" program, while not as complex as previous ones (thank you!) nonetheless set up unachievable targets -- for me to earn all the available points, they want me to stay 70 nights -- ...? So that got me off the reservation as a simply stupid target, and I am completely ignoring the promotion; it has no impact on me. Plus the upside is peanuts.

The newest promotion (Accelerate End of Year), with a target of "only" 45 nights, may or may not work, but I'm telling you, I no longer have patience nor interest in jumping through eight hoops, all for a measly 80,000 points. You can get almost that much simply by getting a Chase credit card, so why contort yourself unnecessarily? I understand that as a very frequent guest, you want me to stay more than I did last year, but at least make the bonus target meaningful! 50,000 points for staying 45 nights? That's a little over 1000 points a night? Yawn. Yeah, if I had a target of 5 stays, 50,000 points would be meaningful, but if you're going to vary the targets depending on one's stay history, also vary the size of the bonuses.

I registered and if I get points, I get points. If I don't, I don't. But IHG Rewards has blown it, and I am not going to lift one finger to do anything differently based on this promotion. It's just not worth it. I'm not a trained monkey.

Earn 80,900 total bonus points.
Complete all your offers to get 80,900 total bonus points

My Offers
Points Value Offer Description Status

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.

50,800 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 45 night(s) and earn 50,800 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.

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.

5,000 Las Vegas Bonus
Book a (1) 2 night minimum stay at The Venetian or The Palazzo, an InterContinental Alliance Resort in Las Vegas and earn 5,000 bonus points. Booking must be made via an IHG website or an IHG reservation call center.

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

10,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 10,000 bonus points.

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Old Aug 25, 2015, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by swag
Yes, that single one night stay would yield 43,200 promo points, plus the bonus points from the package rate, plus of course the base points for the stay itself.
OMG this is seriously sweet, now i start to like IHG more thanks a lot now i go book my stay ^
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 11:37 am
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Can anyone confirm whether HI Express satisfies this requirement: "Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotel(s)including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations"
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 11:37 am
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Looking at the new member offer, will I be able to book the free night as soon as the dashboard recognises that I have completed the task?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by riotpoofcity
Can anyone confirm whether HI Express satisfies this requirement: "Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotel(s)including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations"
In past promos, it has not. I'd assume the same this time.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 11:54 am
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the first week of September, we have both offers running including Shareforever and Accelerator, how does this work? Thanks!
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Tommys888
the first week of September, we have both offers running including Shareforever and Accelerator, how does this work? Thanks!
whatever you do applies to both promos independently, just that
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by riotpoofcity
Can anyone confirm whether HI Express satisfies this requirement: "Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotel(s)including Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations"
Holiday inn Express is a brand of its own and not part of the other holiday inn brands, so no, staying at a HIX will not qualify under "Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotel(s)"
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 12:23 pm
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Hi chaps, would appreciate advice if possible...my offer is as follows:

1,000
Stay Once Get 1,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

8,000
Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 4 nights and earn 8,000 bonus points.

2,000
Get the IHG Rewards Club Visa
Apply for the IHG Rewards Club Visa and earn 2,000 bonus points.

39,000
Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 3 offers and earn (an additional) 39,000 bonus points.

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Seems pretty reasonable, just wanted to ask if the Stay Once and the Stay More, Earn More conditions can count for the same night. i.e can I stay for 1 x 4 night run in a hotel, apply for the VISA and get the 50K points?
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 1:07 pm
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Hi All,

Are these milestones mutually exclusive or can I apply 1 night to more than 1 achievement?

Also, if I use a corporate code will it disqualify an achievement?
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