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 17, 16, 12:02 pm
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IHG Accelerate 2016 promotion (September to December 2016)

http://ihg.com/xxzq3

http://ihg.com/xxz4

Found it in Chinese FT. I registered - pretty much the same mission as last time:

My Offers

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
14,000 Stay More, Earn More Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 14,000 bonus points. Terms
4,800 Travel with the IHG® App Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 4,800 bonus points. Terms
9,600 Saturday Stays Bonus Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 9,600 bonus points. Terms
19,200 Globetrotter Bonus Earn 19,200 bonus points for staying at 2 IHG hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country. Terms
900 Eat, Drink, and Earn Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 900 bonus points. Terms
20,000 Your Achievement Bonus Complete 5 of the 6 offers and earn (an additional) 20,000 bonus points. Terms
5,000 September Bonus Offer
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points. Terms
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Old Aug 17, 16, 12:17 pm
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Or if you prefer the English UK/US versions

http://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/off...accelerate2016

http://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/off...accelerate2016
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Old Aug 17, 16, 12:20 pm
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Old Aug 17, 16, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Flyersj18 View Post
Thank you so much, I do prefer them!

My offer (USA):
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.
10,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,000 bonus points.
6,400 Stay Smart®
Stay Smart® by staying at 2 Holiday Inn Express® hotel(s) and earn 6,400 bonus points.

(T&Cs spell out they must be 2 different HIX hotels.)
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.
19,100 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 19,100 bonus points.
5,000 September Bonus Offer
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.
For perspective, I only did 2 stays in the Q1 promo and 1 stay in the summer promo.

And once again, I can achieve 3 out of 4 (plus one extra) this time by doing just 2 (1-night) stays, with one of them being in September, and both of them being at (different) HIXs, and of course paying for both of them with my IHG credit card.

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Old Aug 17, 16, 2:53 pm
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Having had a June 1st-Aug 31st challenge that included seven challenges, a requirement for 7 weekends and a belly busting $2,000+ F&B spend, I currently have only a two night stay nights showing in the June 1st-Aug 31st challenge, albeit I have just completed a longer stay that is yet to post long stay. My challenges this time are.....

Earn 98,500 total bonus points.
5,000 Stay Once.
60,000 Stay 30 night(s).
16,000 Stay 6 weekend(s).
1,000 Earn When You Redeem.
11,000 Your Achievement Bonus. Complete 3 of the 4 offers.
5,000 September Bonus Stay once in September.
500 Registration Bonus.

Initial thoughts are I'll manage the 30 days, redeem something and skip the 6 weekends.

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Old Aug 17, 16, 3:22 pm
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Warning!

I clicked on the link in the 2nd post and accepted the t&c's. Basically that meant that I registered for this promotion. My offers were shown and there is one extra offer to earn a Registration Bonus: "Register for Accelerate and earn 500 bonus points."

The following is stated in the t&c's of this offer: "Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after the member registers for the “Accelerate” Promotion between 6 September 2016 and 15 December 2016 (both dates inclusive)."

Since I registered today already I will probably miss that bonus. Not a big deal because it's only 500 points and it is not part of the 6/7 I need to achieve for the Achievement Bonus, but still annoying....
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Old Aug 17, 16, 3:37 pm
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I finally got a good one (not one of those stay xxx nights and get yy 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.

10,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,000 bonus points.

8,000 Comfort Seeker
Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 8,000 bonus points.

8,000 Explore with Confidence
Stay in any country in Europe, Greater China (China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa and earn 8,000 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.

13,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 13,000 bonus points.

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

I could potentially get 19,500 points from one stay, and 40,500 points from two!
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Old Aug 17, 16, 5:40 pm
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I love clicking the t and c's...get 4 out of the above 5 for your bonus, which is fine...click the t and c's... get 4 out of 2 for your bonus...Doh typical ihg
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Old Aug 17, 16, 6:34 pm
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I love IHG though I haven't given them much business lately, two paid stays in the Summer Share promo. I did hit all my goals in Winter Accelerate much to my surprise.

45k offer this time. 13.5k bonus for a single September weekend night.

3k Stay once
10k 5 nights
8.8k 3 HIX stays
4k Weekend night
1.5k IHG credit card
12.7k Complete 4 of 5
5k September
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Old Aug 17, 16, 9:09 pm
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Earn 45,500 total bonus points.

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

10,500 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 10,500 bonus points

4,800 Earn more at InterContinental
Stay 2 nights at any InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa and earn 4,800 bonus points.

13,200 Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 3 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 13,200 bonus points.

10,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 10,000 bonus points.

5,000 September Bonus Offer
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.
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Old Aug 17, 16, 10:25 pm
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my worst offer, yet:

Earn 111,100 total bonus points.

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

Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 20 night(s) and earn 40,000 bonus points. Terms

Earn more at InterContinental
Stay 2 nights at any InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and earn 2,400 bonus points. Terms

Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 5 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 12,000 bonus points. Terms

Globetrotter Bonus
Earn 19,200 bonus points for staying at 4 IHG hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country. Terms

Renew Your Ambassador Membership
Earn 5,000 bonus points when you renew your Ambassador Membership. Terms

Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 5 of the 6 offers and earn (an additional) 22,000 bonus points. Terms

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

Registration Bonus
Register for Accelerate and earn 500 bonus points. Terms

i'll most likely only manage the globetrotter, ambassador renewal, september bonus offer and registration bonus (if the terms are not applied as they read that i need to register between 6th and 13th but i got the invite email last night)

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Old Aug 18, 16, 12:09 am
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My Q3 Accelerator Offer. After completing Q2 version (25nighs needed) I am not chasing this one in anyway, will collect the hilited easy tasjks only
I am not really planning to travel Sep-Jan as enjoying an extended break relaxing and diving in Phlippines. Whilst I might take a 1week break to visit nearby countries+sights, that won't really help meet these targets.


Earn 140,400 total bonus points.
Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 140,400 total bonus points.
I'll only collect the 12,000 I hilited

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

52,000 Stay More, Earn More <= NO
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 26 night(s) and earn 52,000 bonus points.

10,400 Earn more at InterContinental <= Maybe
Stay 8 nights at any InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa and earn 10,400 bonus points.

4,000 A Bonus Weekend Stay <= YES
Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.

22,400 Globetrotter Bonus <= NO (Can't see me flying to 4 countries)
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.

2,500 Corporate Account Bonus <= YES
Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points.

3,600 Eat, Drink, and Earn <= Maybe (but not trying for it as I can buy 10k points for $70)
Spend $370 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 3,600 bonus points.

35,000 Your Achievement Bonus <= NO
Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 35,000 bonus points.

5,000 September Bonus Offer <= NO (as won't travel until late October at earliest, no IHG hotels on the Islands)
Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.

500 Registration Bonus <= YES
Register for Accelerate and earn 500 bonus points.

To be honest, if not taking a break, these individual tasks were all doable this time around.

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Old Aug 18, 16, 12:26 am
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Old Aug 18, 16, 12:50 am
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Pleased with my offers:
  • Stay once, earn 3k
  • Stay five nights, get 10k
  • Explore 3 brands, get 21k
  • Put one stay on the Chase card, get 1.5k
  • 13k achivement bonus for 3 of the above 4
  • An extra 5k for staying once in September
More than enough incentive to shift at least 3 nights to IHG. Very happy that I'm not being forced to go to Crowne Plaza to get the achievement bonus again. Still not fully getting how these lucrative targeted offers for travel hackers and bargain hunters like myself really make sense to IHG from a business perspective, but a deal is a deal...
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Old Aug 18, 16, 12:58 am
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Haven't completed one of these yet. Could stay this weekend and next to complete the present one though (4 nights and 2 weekends for £190 and approx. 45k points + what I get for the bookings) or looking at a cheaper way, it says "Your Achievement Bonus: Complete 6 of the 8 offers above and earn (an additional) 21,300 bonus points" (7 offers above, 1 below). I've done 4 out of 9 so not sure if I could just book 1 stay through the app and spend $40 on food to complete 6 out of 9.

The Sep-Dec one I will complete.

Going to be staying in Panama and the US a few times in Oct/Nov so that should mop up most of that.

2,000 Stay Once Get 2,000

10,500 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 10,500 bonus points.

2,600 Travel with the IHG® App
Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 2,600 bonus points.

8,800 Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 3 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,800 bonus points.

12,800 Globetrotter Bonus
Earn 12,800 bonus points for staying at 2 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.

500 Eat, Drink, and Earn
Spend $40 on food or beverages at IHG hotels and earn 500 bonus points.

14,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 14,000 bonus points.
Terms

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

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