The IHG Accelerate Offers Have Arrived!!

When I see a message that the IHG hotels Accelerate offer for the next few months have been released, I get excited. Maybe too excited.

For me, they’re like opening up presents, because you never know what you’ll find. Sometimes the offers are amazing, like the most recent one where I earned 30,000 points for a stay I booked before the promotion was announced.

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However there are times when the offers are, well, disappointing.

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For those of you not familiar with the Accelerate promotions, each IHG member is given a number of tasks that need to be achieved. By completing the tasks, you earn bonus points and if you finish a certain number of tasks, you can earn a large bonus.

The most recent IHG Accelerate promo runs from May 1, 2018 to July 30, 2018. You’re able to sign up for the promotion by signing into your IHG account at the link HERE.

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  • Stay once and get 2,000 bonus points
  • Stay five nights and get 10,000 bonus points
  • Book two stays with the IHG App and get 9,600 bonus points
  • Book and pay for one stay with IHG Rewards Club credit card and get 1,500 bonus points
  • Purchase IHG points and get 1,000 bonus points
  • Complete four of the five tasks and get 15,900 additional points
  • Extra offer: Stay once in May and earn 2,000 bonus points
  • Extra offer: Stay once at an InterContinental, Hotel Indigo or Even hotel and earn 1,500 bonus points

OK, not bad but I’d either have to make two stays or one five night stay to get the bonus. I have neither of those trips planned for the next couple of months.

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There’s always Sharon’s account. Maybe she has a better offer:

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  • Stay once and get 1,000 bonus points
  • Stay five nights and get 5,000 bonus points
  • Stay at three brands and get 21,200 bonus points
  • Stay for a weekend (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun) and get 4,000 bonus points
  • Apply for the New IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit card and earn 2,000 bonus points.
  • Complete four of the five offers and receive 14,100 additional bonus points
  • Extra offer: Stay once in May and earn 1,000 bonus points
  • Extra offer: Stay once at an InterContinental, Hotel Indigo or Even hotel and earn 1,500 bonus points

So if I didn’t want to get the new IHG card (which I don’t because we just signed up for the old IHG card before it went away), we’d need to stay for five nights in three different hotel brands including a weekend stay.

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Don’t get me wrong, I still signed up for the promotions for both of us. We might stay for a night at an IHG property and I’m not going to refuse 1,000 extra points. This promotion just isn’t exciting enough to me to change around travel plans we already have made.

That’s what’s good about the Accelerate promos. If you don’t like the one you have, hopefully there will be a better one that comes around next time. One can only hope but I’m not going to be sitting here, holding my breath.

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