IHG Accelerate 2016 promotion (September to December 2016)

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For newcomers to IHG promotions, note that Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn (including Holiday Inn Resorts) are two different brand categories for these things. If your dashboard says 'stay at a Holiday Inn Express' as one of the tasks and you stay at a Holiday Inn, it will NOT credit for the Holiday Inn Express task. (and vice versa)

At IHG, points + cash stays are simply points stays where you bought some of the points at the time of the reservation. Once you finish the reservation, a points + cash stay shows as a points stay. Thus points + cash stays only count for tasks where they are specified, and not other tasks.
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Old Aug 28, 16, 7:41 am
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BTW, does anyone know what will happen if I check in on 9/5 and out on 9/7? Will I get one night of stay for this promotion? (9/6)
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Old Aug 28, 16, 11:07 am
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I am in the same boat as I have never used a "Corporate Rate" and will not be getting one in the next 6 months. I guess I will use one I find here or online on my first stay and see what happens. Although................................

"any misuse of corporate rate is considered a fraud activity subject to IHG® Rewards Club Membership terms and conditions. IHG® reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. "


Maybe I better spend my 700K points first.
If you don't have a corporate rate, but have a corporate rate task, contact IHG!

Upthread someone said they did, and (after some negotiating) IHG agreed to not require the corporate rate but yet give the points for the task, or something like that. Search This Threads for "corporate rate" if you want to see what they were told more precisely.
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Old Aug 28, 16, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Sisosig View Post
Why? 33.5k + your regular points will be enough for two nights in many places and it can be achieved in only three nights. I bet with Hilton, you'll need many more nights to obtain two award nights.
I hadn't thought of it that way. Hmm.

Originally Posted by ChimarraoMate View Post
Add in the welcome amenity points
I have no status on IHG. Nor am I likely to achieve it.
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Old Aug 28, 16, 4:50 pm
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My offers, with a total of 75,900 bonus points, are as follows:

2,000 Stay Once Get 2,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.

12,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 8 night(s) and earn 12,000 bonus points.

4,500 Travel with the IHG® App
Book 4 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 4,500 bonus points.

6,400 Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 6,400 bonus points.

22,400 Globetrotter Bonus
Earn 22,400 bonus points for staying at 4 IHG® hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country.

3,600 Earn More, Faster
Earn 3,600 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

1,000 Eat, Drink, and Earn
Spend $100 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 1,000 bonus points.

19,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 19,000 bonus points.

5,000 September Bonus Offer
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.
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Old Aug 28, 16, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
My offers, with a total of 75,900 bonus points, are as follows:

2,000 Stay Once Get 2,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.

12,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 8 night(s) and earn 12,000 bonus points.

4,500 Travel with the IHG® App
Book 4 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 4,500 bonus points.

6,400 Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 6,400 bonus points.

22,400 Globetrotter Bonus
Earn 22,400 bonus points for staying at 4 IHG® hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country.

3,600 Earn More, Faster
Earn 3,600 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

1,000 Eat, Drink, and Earn
Spend $100 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 1,000 bonus points.

19,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 19,000 bonus points.

5,000 September Bonus Offer
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.

That's rough
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Old Aug 28, 16, 11:44 pm
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Here is mine (and how I might try to do part of it):

57,000 total

A weekend stay in September to get:
0 - 5,000 September bonus
1 - 3,000 First Stay
2 - 4,000 Weekend Bonus

Won't try to:
3 - 28,000 for 14 nights
4 - 1,000 Points & Cash
5 - 2,500 for 2 Corporate Rate stays
6 - 1,500 for using IHG credit card
7 - 1,000 for redeeming
A - 11,000 for achieving 6 out of 7

The offer is not that great and #4, 6 and 7 will require personal effort (on top of work travel). I still have tons of nights to do for HH Diamond this year so I guess I might even bypass it completely...
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Old Aug 28, 16, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by vsevolod4 View Post
Hey, 46 is down from my "Share" target of 50, which will fall short by 5 or 6. These stretch targets get ridiculous.
There whole greedy scheme is actually counter-productive for people who either give up or feel they need to sit out a few to get the requirements to come down. Mine is not so great so I might take this opportunity to bypass and let the counter come down.
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Old Aug 29, 16, 1:49 am
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Here's mine.

Earn 58,700 total bonus points.

3,000 Stay Once Get 3,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 3,000 bonus points.

32,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 16 night(s) and earn 32,000 bonus points.

3,200 Your Rate
Stay 2 times using our member exclusive discount, Your Rate, and earn 3,200 bonus points.

8,000 Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,000 bonus points.

7,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 7,000 bonus points.

5,000 September Bonus Offer
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.

I'll be able to do them easily, except for the weekend stays (my employer pays for my weekday stays & I have enough points that any personal weekend stays are free). I'll get 50,700 points for pretty much carrying on as normal. I've also managed to complete the last 3 accelerate promos easily.
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Old Aug 29, 16, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by Mauibaby2008 View Post
That's rough
Do you really think so?? I thought it wasn't so bad and is just about doable with my travel structure this Autumn/Fall. I will do 6 nights clean, 7 at a push and for the 8th will have to concoct a reason to make it work.

One question: I will likely have a stay of 2 nights from 31st September to 2nd October. Will I be able to tick off the September bonus offer with that? The question is, rephrased, has anybody managed to complete the offer for a specific month by having a stay which carried over into the next month?
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Old Aug 29, 16, 4:50 am
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This is probably the best IHG accelerate promo I've ever gotten:

Earn 88,100 points by completing the following:

* Stay once - 5,000 points
* Stay a total of 5 nights - 10,000 points
* Stay in 3 brands - 20,800 points
* Stay at 2 different IHG hotels - 12,800 bonus
* Stay at 1 Europe or Asia Pacific Brand - 8,000 bonus
* Complete 4 of 5 tasks - 26,000 bonus

BONUS OPPORTUNITIES
* Stay once in September - 5,000 points
* Register for Promo - 500 points

Since I was already going to Europe in September, it actually works out perfectly for me. Also, recently got approved for the IHG card so get to rack up a ton of points that way. Also just renewed my Ambassador status.

I'm not typically local to particular hotel brands but if IHG keeps throwing me nuggets, they will get all my business.
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Old Aug 29, 16, 6:23 am
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Is the current wisdom that everyone with Ambassador status that doesn't expire until 2017 (January+) will automatically complete their "Renew Your Ambassador Membership" offer on 9/6 when things go live?

The AMB renewal page doesn't even provide an option to renew membership until a few months out from your expiration date...

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Old Aug 29, 16, 8:03 am
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Points and cash

Originally Posted by beachmouse View Post
Another easy one here- 2 nights and a small point purchase:

1. Stay Once Get 3,000
2. Stay 5 nights, get 10K
3. Earn 1,000 points with a pojnts + cash stay
4. Earn 1,000 points with a points purchase
5. complete 3 0f 4 for the 25K achievement bonus

6. 5K for a September stay
I have a question about the points/cash stays. We all know that a points stay does not qualify as a stay with the 2nd offer "Stay five nights, get 10k"
However would a points/cash stay qualify for one of the five nights just like a paid stay?
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Old Aug 29, 16, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by sanFF View Post
I have a question about the points/cash stays. We all know that a points stay does not qualify as a stay with the 2nd offer "Stay five nights, get 10k"
However would a points/cash stay qualify for one of the five nights just like a paid stay?
At IHG, a points + cash stay is simply a points stay where you bought some of the points (at $40 for 5000 or $70 for 10000) at reservation time. Nothing more. Once you complete a reservation for 5000 + $40, it shows as a reservation for 10000 points. If you cancel a points + cash reservation, it's returned as all points, not as points + cash.

So since a points + cash reservation is really a points stay, that answers your question, doesn't it?
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Old Aug 30, 16, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Earn 33,500 total bonus points.

Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 33,500 total bonus points.
My Offers

500 Download the IHG® App
Earn 500 bonus points when you download and sign in to the IHG® App. You'll get mobile-exclusive rates, access your virtual membership card & find more ways to go further, faster.

2,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 3 night(s) and earn 2,000 bonus points.

2,000 Your Rate
Stay 2 times using our member exclusive discount, Your Rate, and earn 2,000 bonus points.

2,000 Change Your View®
Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 2,000 bonus points.

2,000 A Bonus Weekend Stay
Stay with us for the weekend and earn 2,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.

10,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 10,000 bonus points.

15,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 5 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 15,000 bonus points.

This is pretty much zero incentive to switch stays from Hilton 2x bonus.
I posted upthread the same offer and, as has already been pointed out, 3 nights as a 2x (weekend) plus a single night, with both at HI completes the task.

I'll head to Hilton after completing this promo.
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Old Aug 30, 16, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
If you don't have a corporate rate, but have a corporate rate task, contact IHG!

Upthread someone said they did, and (after some negotiating) IHG agreed to not require the corporate rate but yet give the points for the task, or something like that. Search This Threads for "corporate rate" if you want to see what they were told more precisely.
Just dropped them an email on this, as I haven't had a corporate rate available to me for over a year.
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