Loyalty Programs Don’t Actually Reward Loyalty Anymore

When you hear the term Loyalty Program, what do you think? I’d imagine that images of a program that rewards you for being a loyal customer, right? I mean that’s the definition of loyal.

Loyal – faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product

But let’s be honest. Do programs really reward us for being loyal anymore?

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Accelerate Is Back! Sign Up For The Next IHG Promotion Now

IHG promotions have gone from being one of the most interesting offers out there to just plain disappointing. After flipping the script and encouraging people to find ways to maximize promotions, they went away from that formula last summer and came out with some yawners like Double Points Plus More or Easy Like Summer which provided a discount over normal rates and a gas discount (for which I never received my code).

In January 2019, IHG came back with an Accelerate promotion, but they didn’t call it Accelerate. Instead, they called it Free Nights, Faster. Our offers for that deal weren’t anything worthwhile so I was hoping the next promo would bring something good.

Offers for the current Accelerate promotion must be completed between May 1, 2019, and August 31, 2019 (both dates inclusive). You need to register for the promotion by June 18, 2019.

To register, click on THIS LINK

Here are the offers we received:

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Our Underwhelming Offers From IHG’s New Promotion

If you don’t want to do something, just don’t do it at all. That would be my advice to IHG after looking at the offers I just received. Don’t get me wrong, earning more points is always better than earning less points. However if you’re going to put out a promotion where I have to log in and enroll to see my personalized offer, it better be worth the time it takes me to do so. This IHG offer wasn’t.

More importantly, it doesn’t make me want to spend any more money at IHG hotels that I otherwise would have, which is the main reason to have a promotion, isn’t it?

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It’s Time To Sign Up For Hotel Promotions

If you’re like me, there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Because of that, I tend to put things on the back burner if they’re not due right away. So I haven’t even noticed that the hotel chains have all started their newest round of promotions. As it turns out, not all is lost as many offers are very “procrastinator friendly” this time around.  Instead of waiting until the last minute, take a few minutes right now to sign up. That’s what I’m going to do. That way you won’t forget and end up missing out on free points.

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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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