The fall/winter 2016 version of IHG’s Accelerate promotion is now open for registration and that could mean tens of thousands of points for you. The promo enables IHG Rewards Club members to accelerate their earning of rewards points, for stays completed between 6 September 2016 and 15 December 2016 (both dates inclusive).
Each member is targeted with slightly different offers. You get the details of your specific offers once you register.
I registered earlier today and got a combo of offers which could net me a total of 64,300 points! As of writing, I value IHG Rewards Club points at 0.8 cents each (one redemption actually yielded 1.7 cents/pt!) so those bonus points would be worth about $514 to me!
One really important note: The offers “stack,” meaning a single stay may actually earn you multiple bonuses. For my offers, I could stay a total of 5 nights and earn all of the bonuses.
To pull that off I would stay a weekend at one hotel, using my IHG card to pay the bill. Those two nights would qualify me for the 5,000 point “Stay Once” offer and the 4,000 point “Weekend” offer and the 1,500 point “IHG Card” offer.
Then I would stay two more nights at a different brand hotel and one more night at another different brand hotel using a points + cash rate, and I would be sure that at least one of these nights is in September. By doing so, I would meet the 10,000 point “5 night” offer and the 20,800 point “Discover Our Brands” offer and the 1,500 point “Stay for Less…” offer and the 17,000 point “Achievement” bonus offer and the 5,000 point “September” bonus offer.
So with 4 nights of cash stays and 1 night of a points + cash stay I would pull in 64,300 bonus points. Those are in addition to the points I would earn normally for the stays.
However, I have a good problem: I currently have a large enough stash of IHG Reward Club points from signing up for the IHG credit card that I’ll be booking upcoming stays with points instead of cash. Award night stays don’t count for this promo so I may not personally rack up any bonus points for this round of Accelerate.
If you might have a paid stay or stays at any IHG property this fall, be sure to register. There’s no downside to doing so and you might just earn some free bonus points.
It’s probably unnecessary but it never hurts to take a screengrab of your offers just in case you encounter an issue with getting the bonus points credited.
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