IHG Accelerate End of year promotion (2015)

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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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Old Aug 23, 15, 10:46 pm
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IHG Accelerate End of year promotion (2015)

Latest version of the Big Win, or Into the Nights is accelerate, running from Sep 1 through Dec 31.

Registration at https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/of...r/registration
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Old Aug 23, 15, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by perthite View Post
Latest version of the Big Win, or Into the Nights is accelerate, running from Sep 1 through Dec 31.

Registration at https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/of...r/registration
24 paid nights looks nigh on impossible (46,800 points), but 5000 for the first stay, and 6000 for a weekend seem do-able. 1000 for redemption sounds low, but we'll see. I'm planning on applying for the card, but prefer 80,000 points to ... 2000!
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Old Aug 24, 15, 12:12 am
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My total points to be get is 61200

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Old Aug 24, 15, 12:16 am
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Club level? I'm a Spire.
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Old Aug 24, 15, 1:03 am
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No 2 free nights this year..
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Old Aug 24, 15, 1:08 am
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For me 65,600 Total

Stay Once Get 5,000

Stay More, Earn More
stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,200 bonus points.

Corporate Account Bonus
Stay 5 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 10,200 bonus points.

Stay for Less and Earn
Earn 5,400 bonus points when you book 3 stay(s) using Points and Cash.

Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 800 bonus points.

Redeem your points for anything from a digital download to a Reward Night and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points.

Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 33,000 bonus points.

The problem - I'm seeing just 6 offers...
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Old Aug 24, 15, 1:11 am
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Accelerate and go further, faster.

Earn at least 50,000 bonus points. Or enroll in IHG® Rewards Club to earn up to two free nights.
Are they really going to so blatantly entice people into opening duplicate accounts? Two free nights for new members - probably on ridiculously easy targets - and points for existing members - with ridiculous targets?
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Old Aug 24, 15, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Are they really going to so blatantly entice people into opening duplicate accounts? Two free nights for new members - probably on ridiculously easy targets - and points for existing members - with ridiculous targets?
New members get a free night for staying two nights, then the second free night for staying another two nights. So, that have to stay on 4 eligible paid nights to get those free nights.
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Old Aug 24, 15, 1:18 am
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Spire Ambassador - 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.

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.

5,000 Stay 3 Nights
Stay 3 nights and earn 5,000 bonus points.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 6.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 9.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 12.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 points after night 15.

30,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 30,000 points after night 18.
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It's kind of odd that this promotion and the Share one overlap for the first week in September. That could help out a lot for both goals.
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Old Aug 24, 15, 2:38 am
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I've got 6 offers, but for the bonus I need to complete 5 out of 7 ??
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Old Aug 24, 15, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by ehud View Post
For me 65,600 Total

Stay Once Get 5,000

Stay More, Earn More
stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,200 bonus points.

Corporate Account Bonus
Stay 5 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 10,200 bonus points.

Stay for Less and Earn
Earn 5,400 bonus points when you book 3 stay(s) using Points and Cash.

Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 800 bonus points.

Redeem your points for anything from a digital download to a Reward Night and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points.

Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 33,000 bonus points.

The problem - I'm seeing just 6 offers...
My wife has a similar problem:

Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 6 night(s) and earn 10,400 bonus points.

Eat, Drink and Earn
Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 600 bonus points.

Spend more on your IHG® Rewards Club Visa®
Book and pay for your next getaway at an IHG hotel using your IHG® Rewards Club Visa® card and earn 1,500 bonus points.

Complete 4 out of 5 offers and earn 32500 points. (But only 4 offers are listed although at the top it has medals for 5)
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Old Aug 24, 15, 2:56 am
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Originally Posted by Eskimoboy View Post
My wife has a similar problem:

Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 6 night(s) and earn 10,400 bonus points.

Eat, Drink and Earn
Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 600 bonus points.

Spend more on your IHG® Rewards Club Visa®
Book and pay for your next getaway at an IHG hotel using your IHG® Rewards Club Visa® card and earn 1,500 bonus points.

Complete 4 out of 5 offers and earn 32500 points. (But only 4 offers are listed although at the top it has medals for 5)
Actually double checking mine it says complete 6 of 8 offers yet only 7 are listed. I guess it wouldn't be an IHG promotion without an IT glitch or two!
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Old Aug 24, 15, 3:08 am
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Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.
Stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points.
Stay at 3 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 8,800 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 bonus points.
27,900 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 5 offers and earn (an additional) 27,900 bonus points. Terms


Looks like an easy 50,000 points. Only thing that looks weird is, like others, it says 3 of 5 but only 4 offers are listed.
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Old Aug 24, 15, 3:11 am
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Originally Posted by perthite View Post
New members get a free night for staying two nights, then the second free night for staying another two nights. So, that have to stay on 4 eligible paid nights to get those free nights.
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.
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