IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 (1st January to 30th April)

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Another year, another Accelerate. Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions below:


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)

An award stay only counts toward a task that specifically requires an award stay and will not count toward other tasks and night requirements for the purposes of the promotion. (Award stays do count toward general elite qualification, but that's outside this promotion)

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.

Doing a points + cash booking and then cancelling it does NOT trigger a 'buy points' task completion. A 'buy points' task is a points transaction that is processed through points.com

The 'pay with your IHG credit card' task has typically been very slow to post. If it does within about two weeks of completing a stay, that's relatively quick, and it will often be several weeks beyond that, depending on when your statement closing date is and how IHG's system sweep is timed.

Some offers require booking within the promotion period in addition to staying during the promotion period.

Registration & dashboard link:


https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/of...accelerate2018
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Old Dec 11, 17, 12:07 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Here are mine:

1,500 January Bonus Offer
Stay once in January and get 1,500 bonus points.

1,500 Stay Once Get 1,500 Bonus Points
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,500 bonus points.

17,600 Stay 12 Nights
Get an additional 17,600 bonus points after night 12.

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

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 18.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 21.

3,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 24.

15,000 Stay 3 more nights
Get an additional 15,000 bonus points after night 27.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 5:40 am
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Fairly good quarter again, not as nice as last one but not bad.

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

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

3,200 Travel with the IHG® App
Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 3,200 bonus points.

6,600 Earn More, Faster
Earn 6,600 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

24,200 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 24,200 bonus points.

1,000 January Bonus Offer
Stay once in January and get 1,000 bonus points.

The main diference for me since last quarter is that instead of 2 different HIs I have a bonus points package now.
The wording in Terms is still weird, so I am slightly worried that there will be some kind of a special 6,600 bonus points rate for this and if it's not available at any reasonable hotel for me, I am SOTL.
On the other hand, I have a business trip planned where the most convenient hotel is a Holiday Inn, so that and the 2 app stays (which I will have to shoehorn in somehow) shall do it.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by HeavenlyJane View Post
Does anyone know if Senior or Government Rates count as a qualified stay for this promotion?
They should as they are paid rates. Non-qualifying are reward nights or multiple rooms on the same night.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 8:26 pm
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Arghh...

Originally Posted by Lionheart View Post
Thanks!
Chrome & IE did not work.

Android Chrome worked perfectly Now registered.

Earn 128,600 points (Less than last time )
2000 - Stay 1 night
100,000 - Stay 50 nights
4800 - Stay at 2 HIE
3800 - Book 4 stays with IHG App
2500 - Book 2 stays with Corporate Code
1000 - Redeem some points
2000 - Get an IHG CC
8000 - Complete 6 of the 7 above

4000 January Stay bonus
500 For registering
I get:My Offers

Points ValueOffer DescriptionStatus2,000Stay Once Get 2,000 Bonus Points
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.
18,000Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 9 night(s) and earn 18,000 bonus points.
7,200Stay at Holiday Inn Express®
Stay at 3 Holiday Inn Express® hotel(s) and earn 7,200 bonus points.
4,000A 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.
4,000Stay a Little Longer
Earn 4,000 bonus points when you book a single stay of 4 or more consecutive nights.
1,500Spend on Your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card
Book and pay for one stay with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points.
1,000Earn When You Redeem
You earned your points, now use them! Redeem your points for anything, from a digital download to a Reward Night, and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points.
10,000Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 10,000 bonus points.
4,000January Bonus Offer
Stay once in January and get 4,000 bonus points.


Not nearly as much as the rest of you. And I only completed 4 of 7 offers during 4Q 2017.

Edit: read some more of these. Maybe it's not that bad.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 3:47 am
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I had skipped Accelerate in 2017 as I was focusing on Kimpton and on burning a bunch of Hilton points.

I got the stairstep bonus points every few stays structure. Comes out to 40800 for 22 nights, and 5000 for a 23rd night where my dad checks in under his name. With Kimptons qualifying this year, 6 nights a month isn't a terrible burden.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 9:38 am
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One of mine is 'stay using your corporate rate'. I am retired and have no job, let alone a corporate rate.

How do I get around this??
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Old Dec 12, 17, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by pretzlaff View Post
One of mine is 'stay using your corporate rate'. I am retired and have no job, let alone a corporate rate.

How do I get around this??
Yep, that tends to show up sometimes. Usually IHG is not considerate enough to remove this requirement... but you can find on the internet some corporate rate codes.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by pretzlaff View Post
One of mine is 'stay using your corporate rate'. I am retired and have no job, let alone a corporate rate.

How do I get around this??
Does you have to do all of your tasks, or can you skip one ("complete 4 out of 5 of the above tasks to earn an additional...")?
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Old Dec 12, 17, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
Does you have to do all of your tasks, or can you skip one ("complete 4 out of 5 of the above tasks to earn an additional...")?
i would like to avoid the "stay 8 nights" one.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 12:31 am
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There are 2 different version of the Weekend Bonus


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


and

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


Seems like the difference is that the former requires that you book during the promotional period
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Old Dec 13, 17, 3:28 pm
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Here is my offer. It's an odd one to me.
I'm fairly new to IHG (the last 6 months), but I LOVE these accelerate promos. I'll complete 3 of 3 and collect my 28,600 points.Earn 48,500 total bonus points.

Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 48,500 total bonus points.My Offers

Points ValueOffer DescriptionStatus1,500Stay Once Get 1,500 Bonus Points
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,500 bonus points.

7,500Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 7,500 bonus points.

2,400Stay for Less and Earn
Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 2,400 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.

28,600Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 3 offers and earn (an additional) 28,600 bonus points.

5,000Refer a Friend and Earn
Refer a friend to enroll into IHG Rewards Club, and receive 5,000 bonus points. The referred member must complete their first stay by April 30th.

L2,000Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
Apply here for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 bonus points.

1,500January Bonus Offer
Stay once in January and get 1,500 bonus points.

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Old Dec 13, 17, 4:18 pm
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Stay at Holiday Inn®
Stay at 3 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 7,200 bonus points


Do Holiday inn Expresses count toward this?
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Old Dec 13, 17, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Marriott15 View Post
Stay at Holiday Inn®
Stay at 3 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 7,200 bonus points


Do Holiday inn Expresses count toward this?
No, Express is separate for accelerate.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 4:51 pm
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2,000Stay Once Get 2,000 Bonus Points
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.

Terms
BOOK NOW54,000Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 27 night(s) and earn 54,000 bonus points.

Terms
BOOK NOW25,600Stay at InterContinental® Hotels
Live the InterContinental® life when you stay at 8 InterContinental® hotel(s) and earn 25,600 bonus points.

Terms
BOOK NOW4,000A 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.

Terms
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Old Dec 13, 17, 6:09 pm
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My offer:

Earn 218,500 total bonus points.Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 218,500 total bonus points.
Points Offer
2,000
Stay Once Get 2,000 Bonus PointsThank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.

43,000
Stay More, Earn MoreStay 22 nights and earn 43,000 bonus points.

43,000
Stay More, Earn Even MoreGet an additional 43,000 bonus points after night 43.

7,200
Stay at Holiday Inn®Stay at 3 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 7,200 bonus points.

2,400
Stay for Less and EarnBook 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 2,400 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.

2,500
Corporate Account BonusStay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points. Stays booked through your corporate portal count toward the promotion.

2,400
Big City BonusStay in 1 of 6 major markets: New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Orlando or San Francisco and earn 2,400 bonus points.

1,000
Earn When You RedeemYou earned your points, now use them! Redeem your points for anything, from a digital download to a Reward Night, and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points.

104,000
Your Achievement BonusComplete 7 of the 8 offers and earn (an additional) 104,000 bonus points.

5,000
Refer a Friend and EarnRefer a friend to enroll into IHG Rewards Club, and receive 5,000 bonus points. The referred member must complete their first stay by April 30th.

2,000
Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit CardApply here for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 bonus points.

4,000
January Bonus OfferStay once in January and get 4,000 bonus points.
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