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 7, 17, 10:31 am
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IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 (1st January to 30th April)

The Q1 Accelerate promo is now live: https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/of...accelerate2018
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Old Dec 7, 17, 10:42 am
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It keeps redirecting me when i click the link. I can't seem to access the Q1 promo.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 11:03 am
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Will be interesting to see when the Kimpton integration happens. I'm an IC and changing Q1 stays over to IHG properties would be a lot more attractive if I had Spire status recognized.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 11:07 am
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2000 - Stay once
20000 - 10 nights
8800 - 4 Holiday Inns
2900 - Book with app
4000 - Weekend stay FRI/SAT or SAT/SUN
1500 - Spend on IHG CC
1000 - Redeem
10000 - 6/7 of the above

500 - Registration bonus
5000 - Refer a friend
4000 - Stay once in January

Total 59,700

Easy enough but tbh I’m getting a bit bored of these now.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by emofeng View Post
It keeps redirecting me when i click the link. I can't seem to access the Q1 promo.
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​​​​​​Same here
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:20 pm
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I'm a bit confused as to whether or not we can actually start booking these now in order to meet the requirements (assuming we stay between the January 1st and April 30th dates). The T&C's of most of my goals don't seem to mention the date of booking, but then for my goal of "Spend on Your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card" it says "Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded when you purchase a qualified night Stay with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card between 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2018 (both dates inclusive)." To me that could possibly be interpreted as meaning it should only be booked starting January 1.

Anyway, here's my list:

2,000 - Stay once
10,000 - 5 nights
28,800 - 3 brands
3,600 - 1 stay in a big city (NYC, Chi, DC, LA, Orl, SF)
1,500 - book and pay for 1 stay with cc
18,000 - Achievement bonus (4 of 5 above)
5,000 - Refer a friend and they log a stay by April 30
2,000 - Stay once in January

Total 70,900
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:20 pm
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I also have had no success - the URL re-directs me to a standard Offers Page with no mention of Q1 2018.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:26 pm
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Same here- redirect.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:27 pm
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For those getting redirects, try a different browser. I had this problem in Chrome but when I switched to Safari it worked OK. You should see two tick boxes appear on the top right hand side which you must accept. Then you can click the REGISTER button.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by yurtripper View Post
For those getting redirects, try a different browser. I had this problem in Chrome but when I switched to Safari it worked OK. You should see two tick boxes appear on the top right hand side which you must accept. Then you can click the REGISTER button.
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
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:06 pm
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Not working for me regardless of browser.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:19 pm
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Older version (the last one for Windows XP/etc) of Firefox worked for me from SoCal.

I got similar to what I got last cycle, except no brand-specific stuff this time and instead a Redeem for Something task (which can be a 300 point digital download whether I need one or not ). I can get a bit around 35k by staying one night paid in January, paying for that night with IHG credit card, doing any kind of Redemption, plus doing a point + cash stay.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:26 pm
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Doesn't work on my Windows PC, tried using Mac Safari successfully reregistered. Thanks for posting.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Nirvana91 View Post
I'm a bit confused as to whether or not we can actually start booking these now in order to meet the requirements (assuming we stay between the January 1st and April 30th dates). The T&C's of most of my goals don't seem to mention the date of booking, but then for my goal of "Spend on Your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card" it says "Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded when you purchase a qualified night Stay with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card between 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2018 (both dates inclusive)." To me that could possibly be interpreted as meaning it should only be booked starting January 1.
I have that language for that task as well and I interpret that to mean that the charge date on the credit card has to be within the promo period. So there would perhaps only be issues for pre-paid stays if a property actually does charge in advance.

Worse is that on ONE (but only one) of my stay related tasks (the Weekend stay one), it seems to indicate that the booking has to take place during the promo period:

"Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after member books and consumes required number of Qualifying Stays, including a Saturday Stay and for a minimum of 2 nights, between 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2018 (both dates inclusive)"

Compare that to the language on all my other stay related tasks, such as:

"Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after the required number of qualifying room nights have been consumed by the member at any IHG brand hotels between 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2018 (both dates inclusive)"
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:43 pm
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I have more than met all requirements for every single Accelerate Promo except this last one.

So, I think that IHG might see that in this offer in that I have never been offered this many points for such little activity.

Also, what is with the "24,000 points after night 12"? Does that mean ont he 13th night I get those extra bonus points?

I am at 81 nights for 2018 total, but almost all of them were before July 1.

The crappy thing is that I have never used a Corporate Account and don't have one. So it puzzles me as to why this is even on here, since there is no "Book Now" link.

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