Earn Double Points with IHG (Sept 16 - Dec 16, 2018)

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This IHG Accelerate promotion has ended, however, please review the most recent promotion.

IHG has announced a promotion where you can earn double points for stays between September 16 and December 16, 2018. The promotion is further structured with targets to reach to earn additional bonus points. We have seen many variants of this promotion, so you will have to check your email to see what, precisely, for which you have been targeted.

IHG Q3 2018 Promotion

Key Terms

  • You need to register to earn double points
  • The promotion is valid for stays between September 16 and December 16, 2018
  • Every promotion will guarantee the opportunity to earn at least 15,000 bonus points
  • Allow 2-3 weeks after your stay for the points to post to your account

The promotion is highly variable; the most generous we have seen is offering a total of 75,000 points and includes an offer of 24,000 points for two-weekend stays (including Saturday).

The least generous we have seen offers a total of 20,000 points and includes a 5,000 points bonus for staying at 2 brands.

The rest of the promotions we have seen vary between 23,800 points and 67,800 points, with most on the lower end of the scale.

The general targets are not particularly generous; one of the best we have seen is 19,200 points for staying at 3 brands. This yields a total of 6,400 points per night (assuming you only stay one night).

Our Take

Is this promotion a direct replacement of the regular quarterly Accelerate promotion? We are not sure! IHG has not said anything, and this promotion does look a lot like the standard Accelerate promotion. The case that it is a replacement is strengthened by the fact that there is no Q4, 2018 Accelerate promotion, although we will have to wait and see.

If this promotion replaces the Accelerate promotion, then it is a step backwards for IHG. The promotion is less generous, and crucially only runs through December 16, while the Accelerate promotions used to run through the end of the year. This covered the Christmas holiday period and could provide a nice bump for those leveraging a holiday stay.

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