IHG Summer 2018 Accelerate Promotion (May 1 to July 31, 2018)

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

IHG has released its Accelerate promotion for the Summer of 2018. Like every other Accelerate promo, it is a tiered-like game with several tasks you need to complete. Bonus points are earned for completing tasks, as well as completing a threshold of tasks.

IHG runs multiple versions of the Accelerate promotion; you'll have to register to see the details of your specific promotion. This quarter, my promo can earn up to 46,100 bonus points, for activities running between May 1, and July 31, 2018.

IHG Accelerate Summer 2018

Promotion Overview

Typically, the promo has relatively few terms and conditions—although it is always best to check the full T&C’s if you are going to invest in the promo.

My promotion comprises the following tasks:

  • Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points
  • Stay 5 nights and earn 10,000 points
  • Stay at 2 Holiday Inn brand hotels (including Holiday Inn Resort, and Holiday Inn Club Vacations but excluding Holiday Inn Express properties) and earn 5,600 bonus points
  • Book 2 stays with the IHG App and earn 3,200 bonus points
  • Stay 2 weekends, including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,000 bonus points
  • Book 1 stay using Points & Cash and earn 2,400 bonus points
  • Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn a further 11,400 bonus points

Bonus Tasks:

  • Stay once in May and get 2,000 bonus points

IHG Accelerate Summer 2018 Details

Worthy Promotion?

This quarter’s Accelerate promo is an attractive proposition, and it should be easy enough to pick up the maximum number of points for staying 5 nights. For instance, one weekend stay in May at a Holiday Inn hotel, another weekend stay in June at a different Holiday Inn property, and a single night at any other time during the promo period. The total bonus points earned would be enough for several free nights with the current IHG PointBreaks promo.

Our Take

IHG Accelerate promotions can provide some great earning value, and with four promos per year giving away between 20,000 and 60,000 points, you can pick up a significant number of bonus points. The game with the IHG Accelerate promo is to pick up as many points as possible for the least number of nights; even a partial completion of the promotion can yield a substantial number of bonus points.

Focus on what gives you the best value and fits within your stay and travel plans. While we wouldn't mattress run for the promo, this quarter my promo is solid, and where I can pick up 46,100 bonus points for 5 nights; at an average of over 9,000 bonus points per night that is a great value.

Source: IHG Accelerate Promotion

IHG Summer 2018 Accelerate Promotion (May 1 to July 31, 2018)
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  • I don’t know why but 5th time in a row I receive 500 points bonus offer for IHG app downloading.

  • In response to the above poster, have you actually downloaded the app? It’s odd they would keep sending it. My parents got that offer a few times in a row until they finally downloaded it. Then no more. Just FYI.

  • Thanks for the heads up on the new accelerate offer.
    There is also a separate, much more time limited, (till the end of April) offer:
    Book a stay through the IHG® app to earn 3,000 bonus points.
    Both programs require prior sign up.

  • Jason Logan says:

    thanks for letting us know 🙂

  • Thanks for the reminder – signed up even though I don’t have any plans to use at present but you never know!

  • I’ve registered to the promo.
    It seems to me that my offer is almost identical to the previous one.

  • Now if we could find some quality properties where we go this would be great…

  • I also received this offer: 500 points – Download the IHG® App
    Good way to keep IHG points – I’ve not stay in their hotels every year

  • Ditto from other comments, thanks for the reminder!

  • signed up! thank you!
    In the back of my head I wished for an increased bonus overall since IHG devalued their annual night!

  • Ive registered. Mine is pretty interesting…

    Earn 44,400 total bonus points.

    1,000 Stay Once Get 1,000 Bonus Points

    5,000 Stay More, Earn More when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 5,000 bonus points.

    9,600 Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 9,600 bonus points.

    12,000 Explore with Confidence
    Have 2 stays in any country in Europe, Greater China (China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and earn 12,000 bonus points.

    2,000 Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

    12,300 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 4 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 12,300 bonus points.

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

    1,500 Exclusive Brand Bonus
    Stay once at an InterContinental®, Hotel Indigo® or Even® hotel and earn 1,500 bonus points.

  • beppoello81 says:

    no app bonus for me finally…

  • The_Bouncer says:

    This one’s a bust for me. One of my tasks involves a stay outside Europe – and I never leave Europe between April and October. Another is joining Ambassador – and I never stay at ICs.

  • Aside from the inclusion of a “Corporate Account Bonus” hurdle, my offer is almost identical… talk about underwhelming. There used to be some really good sweet-spots in these promos; not anymore.

  • Yes, I received those 500 points 4 times and I hope to receive them again

  • Good reminder, thanks!

  • Finally got a very nice and easy-peasy promo, will certainly take part this time round.

  • beppoello81 says:

    Mine should be easy to reach too, finally…

  • Richard Blundell says:

    Mine underwhelming. The less I stay the more difficult these offers become.

  • @aba546 says: “I don’t know why but 5th time in a row I receive 500 points bonus offer for IHG app downloading.”

    Does that mean you downloaded and received 500 pts each time? If so, congrats on your easy, rare good fortune!

  • It’s always worth checking out IHG offers every quarter. Sometimes I’ll complete a few of the tasks other times it’s worth completing them all.

  • Mine super meaningless… need to stay over 30nights at least for just 38000 pts. ridiculous!

  • I’ve received same offer also -Download the IHG App and get 500 points
    It’ idea to keep IHG points – I’ve not stay in IHG hotels about one year

  • I have been able to really reap the rewards of my stays at IHG and participation in the Accelerate program.

    Q4 2017 I achieved 8 of the 9 offers and accumulated 124,500 of 130,000 bonus points.
    (Stay Once +2000/Stay 48 nights +96000/Corporate Account 2 times +2500/Stay 4 consecutive nights +6000/Apply for IHG Card +2000/Redeem Points +1000/Complete 6 of the 7 offers +10000/September stay once +5000)
    Q1 2018 I achieved 7 of 9 offers and accumulated 171,900 of 180,900 bonus points.
    (Stay once +2000/Stay 19 nights +3000/Stay 38 nights +38000/Book Points and Cash +2400/Spend on IHG Card +1500/Complete 5 of 6 offers +86000/January Stay Once +4000)
    Q2 2018 I achieved 9 of 9 offers and accumulated 60500 bonus points.
    (Anniversary bonus Stay once +2000/Stay 18 nights +36000/Weekend Stay +4000/Corporate Stay 3 times +2500/Stay 4 consecutive nights +4000/Spend on IHG Card +1500/Achieve 5 of 6 offers +7000/May stay once +2000/Exclusive Brand Stay once +1500)

    Coupled with my bonus amenity points and Spire Elite Rewards points, plus my bonus points from my IHG credit card, I have been able to book several personal use rooms and am taking advantage of the points for booking my work stays from June through mid-August. That equates to thousands of dollars in savings for me this summer.
    I may have some issues with whatever the next Accelerate cycle (Q3 2018) offers since I am staying on points, which don’t qualify as nights since they are not at a normal rate.
    I have also considered whether or not to change to the “new” Chase card, since it offers 10x rewards points and my current card (less than 1 year old) only provides 5x points.

  • Is there no more Accelerate? I’m not seeing it on my dashboard.

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