New Accelerate Promotion (May 01, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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A new season and a new IHG Accelerate promotion. 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)

For a task that says 'Stay X number of times at a Holiday Inn Express' (or Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, etc.) each stay must be at a different property for it to fully credit rather than staying at the same property multiple times.

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)

'Redeem points' award nights only count for the 'redeem points' task and no other tasks. (example- an award night does not count toward 'Stay X number of nights')

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.


Other than the tasks for redeeming points and point + cash reservations, tasks are generally very stackable. Enjoy the game of figuring out how to get the most out of the least amount of nights and money.

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/gb/en/offers/accelerate2019
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Old Apr 29, 19, 1:55 am
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New Accelerate Promotion (May 01, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Think this looks like it is live...

I cannot post a link but use the normal link and 'accelerate2019' after the forward slash

It is for stays from 1st May to 31st August

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Old Apr 29, 19, 2:03 am
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https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/offers/accelerate2019
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Old Apr 29, 19, 2:27 am
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Let me register but not very exciting, only 32,500 up for grabs;

20,000
Stay More, Earn MoreGet closer to the rewards you want when you stay 10 night(s) and earn 20,000 bonus points.

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

4,500
Stay for Less and EarnBook 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.

No achievement bonus either!

They keep giving me the ďSaturday Stay bonusĒ challenge, Iím very unlikely to pay for a Saturday night as I would normally be redeeming points!

Think Iíll sit this one out completely, itís only really the 20,000 for 10 nights that I could do and I donít think thatís worth it.

I think Hilton may be seeing a lot more of me!

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Old Apr 29, 19, 4:04 am
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19,200
Discover Our Brands

Stay at 5 brands and get 19,200 bonus points.
8,800
Saturday Stays Bonus

Stay 4 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,800 bonus points.
4,500
Stay for Less and Earn

Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.
32,500
Your Achievement Bonus

Complete 3 of the 3 offers and earn (an additional) 32,500 bonus points

I too am a little underwhelmed. The centrepiece of my offer is 5 brands, which I find quite demanding.

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Old Apr 29, 19, 4:13 am
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Double points from the second stay up to 40k for me. Nothing else. Itís been a while since I had a rubbish one like that
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Old Apr 29, 19, 5:52 am
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Hmm well first of all it says I wasn't eligible for the offer, then I got an email saying I'd been registered for it but it just seems blank when I click on it. I guess I'll wait and see if it's an IT snafu..
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Old Apr 29, 19, 5:57 am
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Double points from the second stay up to 40k for me. Nothing else. Itís been a while since I had a rubbish one like that
I got that one last 2 times really hoping for something decent this time but I just get an error message currently.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 6:05 am
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Double points from the second stay up to 40k for me. Nothing else. Itís been a while since I had a rubbish one like that
I got the same thing. I have 3 existing bookings. I don't intend to make any more revenue bookings with IHG in this summer. It will be based on price and location for me and Qantas hotel booking channel looks very attractive to me at this moment.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by Eskimoboy View Post
Hmm well first of all it says I wasn't eligible for the offer, then I got an email saying I'd been registered for it but it just seems blank when I click on it. I guess I'll wait and see if it's an IT snafu..
Same, not eligible. But, no email.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 6:59 am
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Same, not eligible. But, no email.
+1

Posted too quickly. Still not eligible but did get an email.

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Old Apr 29, 19, 7:13 am
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So I have registered with email confirming just dont know what the tasks are yet keep getting a message saying site is having technical issues.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 7:34 am
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I could register and got the email. But no offers in the email, no offers on my personal webpage for the promo.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 7:56 am
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Weak. Definitely not staying at IHG

Earn 16,200

Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 16,200 total bonus points.
Points Offer
5,600
Saturday Stays BonusStay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 5,600 bonus points.

6,600
Earn More, FasterEarn 6,600 bonus points when you book 3 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

4,000
Stay a Little LongerEarn 4,000 bonus points when you book 1 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights.

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Old Apr 29, 19, 7:57 am
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I hope my ineligibility is due to a computer glitch, because I have a 7 day reservation at Staybridge in three days. I may cancel and rebook at Wyndham and save $174 too.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 8:13 am
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My tasks:
12,000 Discover Our Brands
Stay at 5 brands and get 12,000 bonus points.
10,800 Stay at Crowne Plazaģ
Stay at 3 Crowne Plazaģ hotel(s) and earn 10,800 bonus points.
4,000 Stay a Little Longer
Earn 4,000 bonus points when you book 1 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights.
13,400 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 3 offers and earn (an additional) 13,400 bonus points.

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