IHG Accelerate Promotion - Winter 2017

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

IHG has just launched a tailored promotion offering rewards points for completing stays and more; the Winter 2017 IHG Accelerate Promotion. Each member will have several offers for varying numbers of points. To get your bonus points, you’ll need to complete these offers between January 1, 2017, and April 15, 2017. (Complete terms of Winter 2017 IHG Accelerate Promotion)

Promotion Overview

The goal of this promotion is to persuade you to stay at IHG’s brands more often, so your offer is tailored based on your history with IHG. We’ve seen offers with total potential bonus amounts ranging from the minimum of 30,000 points up to 41,000 points (and we would love to hear from you in the comments if your total offer is higher than 41,000!).

Tasks We've Seen

In addition to varying the total available points amounts, IHG varies the tasks available to different members. Here are the different basic categories of offers we’ve seen within the promotion (followed in most cases by a specific example we’ve seen of that type of offer):

  • Downloading the IHG app
  • Staying a certain number of nights at any IHG property (for example, 5,000 bonus points for staying 5 nights or 1,000 points for staying 1 night).
  • Extra bonus points for staying additional nights (for example, 3,000 bonus points after night 6 and 3,000 more after night 9).
  • Staying a certain number of nights at a specific IHG brand (for example, 5,600 bonus points for staying at two different Holiday Inn Express locations).
  • Completing weekend stays (requiring a two-night stay on Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday).
  • Applying for the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card.
  • Booking an IHG stay using your IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card.
  • Booking Bonus Points Package stays (for example, 3,600 bonus points for booking one Bonus Points Package stay)
  • Staying using IHG’s Your Rate member discount (for example, 2,000 bonus points for completing 2 stays using Your Rate).
  • Staying during a specific month (so far, the only variation of this we’ve seen is 1,000 bonus points for completing one stay in January).
  • Staying in a specific city (for example, 2,400 bonus points for a stay in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas)
  • Achievement bonuses for completing a certain number of your other offers (for example, points for completing 4 out of 5 of your other offers in the promotion).

Worthy Promotion?

To put the points amounts in context, you’ll need 10,000 to 60,000 points to book a room. PointBreaks rooms take only 5,000 points but tend to be fairly limited and not ideal properties.

You’ll need to register for the Winter 2017 IHG Accelerate promotion before your stays will qualify. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to see your personalized offers.

Here's one of the best offers that we have seen:

IHG Accelerate Winter 2017 - Best Offer We have Seen
Earn up to 41,000 Bonus Points

So, what is your Offer?

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  • My offer is for 52.200 points. Unfortunately the requirements are harder than the last promotion for my account.

  • Great promo – I need to reactivate my IHG account – thanks for sharing!

  • My offer is not so good: only 35000 points!

  • my offer was 61,000 total which is half of what my last offer was. I won’t be participating in this one.

  • I apparently don’t stay enough at IHG to get in these deals.. but they do some great for those that can get them.

  • Haven’t been staying with IHG much lately, so my offer is only 34,000 total bonus points.

    Still glad to see this promotion continuing every season!

  • Szu-Yuan Liao says:

    Haven’t stay with IHG for a while, thinking about getting these deals during my trip to JP.

  • Bertrand Say says:

    Is there a way to get a different offer on accelerate? My offer is pretty bad.

    • Definitely not recommended as IHG is infamous for continuously proactively closing members’ accounts whenever they smell anything fishy! Chance for any so called “randomly audited” accounts to be re-actived is sooooooo slim even for those innocent ones. Therefore not worth to take such risk.

  • My partner and I were treated so differently!
    Relatively I was so inactive with IHG for the past years, then got an offer with basically stay two stays (2 nights each, anywhere) and spending USD80 in food and drinks could earn 41,000 pts.
    While partner was just qualified as plat few weeks ago, have to stay over 40 nights (!???) in order to earn 50,000 points!

  • Not bad – 3 stays, 5 nights:

    Travel with the IHG® App
    Book 3 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 2,900 bonus points.

    Book and stay Once Get 2,000
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Book and stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.

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

    Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 3 of the 3 offers and earn (an additional) 27,600 bonus points.

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

  • My offer totals 84,100, with tougher requirements than last time:

    Stay once: 2,000

    12 nights: 18,000

    5 stays booked on app: 7,700

    Stays in 4 countries outside my home country: 26,400

    Single stay of 4 or more nights: 4,000

    Redeem points: 1,000

    Get the credit card: 2,000

    6 of the above 7: 22,000

    January bonus: 1,000

    You definitely get tougher requirements when you successfully complete the last promotion.

  • My offer was also tougher than previous promotions but I do like the IHG program

  • GlobalTraveller says:

    My offer is 67,600
    Two stays in different countries (not home country) totalling two brands over 9 nights including a weekend booked using IHG app.

    Achieved 100% last Accelerate and will achieve this one well within time frame

  • Heres mine.
    2,000 Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.
    2500 Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points.
    22,000 Stay 11 night(s) and earn 22,000 bonus points.
    1,000 Earn When You Redeem
    4,000 Single stay of 4 or more consecutive nights.
    4,000 Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points.
    5,600 Stay 4 nights at participating IHG® hotels in Germany
    10,000 Your Achievement Bonus (6/7)

    The 2 x 4 night stays will make this a tricky one this time doesn’t really fit in with my travel plans.

    I have an Ambassador Weekend Certificate trip booked in December. Can anyone tell me if this will tick off the weekend stay challenge?

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