IHG Rewards Club “Accelerate” Promotion Free Nights & Bonus Points September 1 – December 31, 2015 (Post Your Offers!)

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IHG Rewards Club is about to launch their fall 2015 promotion that is called ACCELERATE. Please post your personalized offers on the comments section.IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion

IHG Rewards Club members will receive targeted offers based on their recent stay history and new members receive base level offer for free nights.

You can access and register for this offer here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

New members can earn a free night after two stays and second free night after another two stays for maximum two free nights after four stays.

Here’s my personalized offer (the new member one would have been better):

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion RAThis is for my IHG Rewards Club Spire/Royal Ambassador account that has 88 qualifying nights so far in 2015 of which 7 are awards and 31 rollover ones from 2014.

Here’s the new member offer:

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion Base

Conclusion

Finally my personalized offer stay requirement is so high that I doubt that I would complete it. That’s the way these promotions work.

The two free nights after just four stays is an excellent offer for members that are just joining the program. Those two free nights can be worth up to 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points if used at 50,000 points per night properties.

Please post your personalized offers below so that we can compare them. Note also you IHG Rewards Club status, total nights in 2015 with possible rollover and award nights.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

You must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in “Accelerate” (“Promotion”). Upon Registration, members will be presented with the opportunity to earn at least 50,000 bonus points upon completion of all offers presented. Members will be awarded bonus points listed for each individual Promotional offer (“Offer”) after completing the requirements of each individual Offer. Each Offer must be completed between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive) (“Registration”).   The bonus points earned through individual Offers can be used for redemption opportunities toward Reward Nights, merchandise and other redemption opportunities. See individual Offers for the specific terms and conditions per Offer type.  A Stay is defined per IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”). A Stay constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN®or HUALUXETM hotels worldwide. Bonus points are not issued for Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. “Non-Qualifying Room Rates” or “Non-Qualifying Stay” include the following: any stay at a Kimpton Hotel, net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion. Only one room per member per Qualifying Stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points. Each Promotion Offer of bonus points is available only once to each member. No retroactive bonus points will be awarded for Stays prior to Registration.  Except as otherwise stated in the terms and conditions, please allow up to 2 to 3 weeks for Promotion Offer bonus points to be credited after checkout .This Promotion is subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. This exclusive Promotion is valid and applies to the original recipient only. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice.  IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. Members must make any promotional inquiries by 60 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.

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  • Taecu

    Thailand based, Gold Ambassador

    • No achievement bonus?

      • Taecu

        Yes

    • RRsc09

      I got the same promo, as EU based club member and 1 night last year :O

    • CerHK

      I got the same, no status, zero stays ever.

    • HansWurst1887

      Same offer but I would get 6000 points for the first 3-nights.
      German, Club-level, no stays this year.
      This seems to be the worst offer ever…

  • Sherry

    UK BASE,GOLD MEMBER,
    1. FIRST STAY GET 5000
    2. BOOK WITH IHG APP TWICE GET 2600
    3.BOOK WITH”STAY AND BONUS POINT” PACKAGE GET 2000
    4.APPLY IHG VISA CARD GET 2000
    5.REEDOM YOUR POINT GET 1000
    FINISH and get 37400 bonus

  • chris

    Hi. Have you had any experience of hotels increasing the reward requirement outside of the yearly increase. For example, Intercontinental Da Nang was 25,000 in 2014. The 2015 increase PDF listed it as increasing to 35,000 – but I now see it’s actually 50,000. Was saving towards this, but has kind of made me think why bother if they can just increase when ever.

    • Chrism

      CP Glasgow wasn’t on the list that was released earlier in the year and it appears to have went from 20k to 25k over the last couple on months.

  • Wora Panit

    Thailand Based, Club member

    • hclee01

      IHG Royal Ambassador, SG based

  • Rajiv

    Gold elite, no achievement bonus

  • Chrism

    Recent stay history? Mine requires more nights in four months than I have had all year. They haven’t got a clue.

  • Rajiv

    I checked-in on 23-Aug and will check out on Sep 3. Will I earn credit of 3 Sep nights under this offer?

  • jupp

    IHG Gold elite

  • James Chia

    Can the offers stack up?

    • Reward nights are not qualifying ones towards this offer. They are only qualifying for elite status process.

      • James Chia

        Thanks!

  • Keitchai

    Hi John!
    Does BOGO night from Ambassador count as a qualify night?

    Thanks

  • Mark Flynn

    Spire member from UK, no achievement bonus as well.

  • hta

    Gold Ambassador from Finland

    • Michael B

      Here’s mine, the biggest question is what hotels are included in the “Stay at 4 Holiday Inn Hotels” offer? I’m worried that they didn’t say specifically that this includes non-resort Holiday Inn hotels (I presume it does not include the HI Express hotels since that’s the way they have divided things in the past). Makes all of the difference in the world to me.

      1.) Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points. Terms BOOK NOW 9,200 Stay More, Earn More

      2.) Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 9,200 bonus points. Terms BOOK NOW 11,200 Change Your View®

      3.) Stay at 4 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 11,200 bonus points. Terms BOOK NOW 4,000 A Bonus Weekend Stay

      4.) Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required. Terms BOOK NOW 5,000Las Vegas Bonus

      5.) Book a (1) 2 night minimum stay at The Venetian® or The Palazzo®, an InterContinental Alliance® Resort in Las Vegas and earn 5,000 bonus points. Booking must be made via an IHG website or an IHG reservation call center. Terms BOOK NOW1,500Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card

      6.) Book and pay for one stay with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points. Terms BOOK NOW 1,000Earn When You Redeem

      7.) You earned your points, now use them how you want. Redeem your points for anything from a digital download to a Reward Night and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points. Terms REDEEM NOW 14,000Your Achievement Bonus

      Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 14,000 bonus points.Terms

  • Jasper_DME

    Russia based, Gold Elite

  • timmy

    spire Royal Ambassador

  • Ramitran

    Europe based club member, 3 nights this year.

  • Sergey Fedorov

    Taiwan based Gold Elite

  • Mark Palmetto

    IHG Platinum Ambassador, 1 stay in 2015

  • Sam Carpenter

    Australian Platinum with 8 nights this year.

  • Simon Tilley

    Platinum status with 34 nights stayed in 2015 so far which is a massive jump to 2014, I’m not far off spire elite with 11,000 points to go. I won’t be doing the Visa card offer as I keep getting rejected for this (already have a Barclaycard and they want to know why I need another)

    The 21 nights is hefty but doable and if I can get that done then the rest is easy and I should walk this.

  • Andrew

    Stayed a total of 54 nights this year.

  • Eric Kao

    Club member based in AP

    1,000 Stay Once Get 1,000
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 bonus points.

    9,200 Stay More,Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 9,200 bonus points.

    6,400 Change YourView®
    Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 6,400 bonus points.

    9,600 Getaway bonus
    Stay at 2 Holiday Inn Resort® or Holiday Inn Club Vacations® destination(s), and earn 9,600 bonus points.

    500 Eat, Drink and Earn
    Spend $39 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 500bonus points.

    27,000 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 5 of 5 offers and earn (an additional) 27,000 bonus points.

    So how many HIR i have to stay? 🙂

    • Thecat

      2x HIR will do the trick for “stay more,earn more” & “Getaway bonus”

      • Eric Kao

        Thanks thecat!

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  • Christopher Mac Holland

    So sick of these IHG messy multi layred promotions to achieve points. I like how for new members its keep it simple stay twice get a free night – but for existing its jump through a hoop to get a few points. I want simple promos that are straight forward and give a decent return.

  • Danielle Kurek

    Spire with 40+ nights this year already

  • Alex

    Dear John,

    I had just enrolled with IHG, so my offer is two free nights after four stays. The terms stated that “a stay must be on two separate occasions”. Do you think that I can stay two different hotel consecutively, within the same city? Eg. 1 October 2015 on Crowne Plaza and on 2 Oct 2015 on Holiday Inn? Or can I stay 1 Oct 2015 on Crowne Plaza and 3 Oct 2015 to Holiday Inn? Is that still considered under one occasion? Please advise. Thank you.

    • Two different hotels in consecutive nights is fine. You are just not supposed to check out and then back in to the same hotel on subsequent nights and thing that it would be qualifying.

      • Alex

        Great to hear that! Thank you, John!

        • arecknor

          Does a stay on a Friday night count or do you have to stay on a Friday and a Saturday night for it to count as a stay? I’m not sure how weekends work.

      • arecknor

        (accidentally replied to the wrong person) Does a stay on a Friday night count or do you have to stay on a Friday and a Saturday night for it to count as a stay? I’m not sure how weekends work.

  • bob

    I am absolutely disgusted with my offer. I completed the last two and have 50 or so nights this year and this is how they treat me.

    • 41 nights certainly is a challenge.

      • Jan

        I can top that. I need to do 66 night to get the max out of it, that is about 4 nights per week till Xmas. 41 nights is indeed already hard so in other words the best I can get is 10K. In other words not worth it to stay with IHG for me this year any more. I travel mostly in Europe so ACCOR is far more favourable. I stayed 40 nights this year with IHG and had a roll-over of 55 from 2014. Might have been the reason for this outrageous target. No doubt it’s all computerised which shows again that they don’t make any sanity checks. My status was so far Spire Ambasador.

  • Justin

    Could you help clarify whether HI Express satisfies this requirement: “Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®”

  • Paul

    Does this mean that IHG stays during the first week in September should count against both the expiring “Share Forever” promotion (expiring September 7th) and this new “Accelerate” promotion (Starting September 1st)?

  • Trevor

    Quite a few screenshots show you only need to achieve 5/6 out of 7/8 tasks to get the bonus points, but if you actually count the number of tasks, there are no 7 or 8 tasks, meaning you can’t escape the most difficult task(s). The same happened to me as well.

    • You are absolutely right now that I am having a closer look. Probably mistake on IHG’s part. Let’s hope that they don’t introduce new hurdles/fix some.

  • Kristin

    IHG Spire Member with 25 qualifying nights YTD

  • Jon Garside

    I’m USA Spire/Ambassador with 65 nights 80K qualifying points I will say the conditions of spending 3 nights in NYC is a change – and given how little control I have over my schedule, unlikely. The algorithm they are using is based on the past, and less on the future.

  • Jan

    Aspire Ambassador and did 40 nights this year with 55 carried over from last year. I have the outrageous ultimate target of 66 nights, that’s about 4 per week till Xmass. Even 41 nights are needed to get some rewarding bonus. In other words the most doable is 10K so not worth the effort. I’m already secured for next year Aspire so better book ACCOR hotels. It shows that the IHG system is not making any sanity checks in what’s possible.

  • Ben

    Canada Gold Elite 15 nights and 50,000 points so far in 2015

  • Steve

    Hong Kong based Gold Elite. My offer seems reasonable, until finding out the Dining Rewards programme does not operate in Hong Kong.

  • Rodger

    Club member based in AP, 0 stays in 2015 yet.

    Looks like I got a simple one to deal with.

  • TH

    Gold Elite with 9 nights in 2015, based in Finland.

  • Keitchai

    Hi John!
    Does BOGO night from Ambassador count as a qualify night?

    Thanks

    • Thecat

      its qualifying so yes

      • Keitchai

        Thank you. 🙂

    • Both nights should post as qualifying IF the property processes them right. I have never had a problem but some have.

  • Scott

    UK based IHG Platinum Ambassador with 11 qualifyng nights this year.

  • Angelo Pratt

    Accelerate and go further, faster
    ANGELO, earn 50,000 total bonus points when you complete your offers.

    Points Earned

    0 of 50,000 points

    Completed Offers

    0 of 5

    Days Left

    126
    Earn 50,000 total bonus points.

    Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points
    My Offers
    Points Offer
    5,000 Stay Once Get 5,000
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points. Terms
    BOOK NOW
    12,800 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 10 night(s) and earn 12,800 bonus points. Terms
    BOOK NOW
    4,000 Stay a Little Longer
    Earn 4,000 bonus points when you book a single stay of four or more consecutive nights. Terms
    BOOK NOW
    4,600 Eat, Drink and Earn
    Spend $480 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 4,600 bonus points. Terms
    BOOK NOW
    23,600 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 23,600 bonus points. Terms

    Platinum Ambassador with 7 qualifying nights of which 3 were reward.

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  • Melanie

    Platinum Elite USA, 24 nights

  • Melanie

    Platinum Elite, 24 nights

  • Ben Carter

    Just 87 Night for me! WOW!!!!

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  • alwaysflying

    Canadian Platinum Elite. My Accelerate offers are easily achievable:

    Earn 50,000 total bonus points.

    Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points

    Complete all your offers to get 2 Free Nights.

    Stay once and earn 1,000 bonus points.

    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points.

    Stay at 3 number of brands and get 20,800 bonus points.

    Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

    Complete 3 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 19,400 bonus points.

  • Benjamin Rohé

    Germany based, 60 nights in 2015 so far

  • Grider

    Club level with 3 nights in 3 different countries, based in Poland and finished last promotion for 50K point .

    28 nights for 70000 points, 10K after first night, 18K after 13 nights, and then 4x 3K points after every three nights, finally 30K after 28 night but no extra bonus.

    For me its sucks big time, but at least i’ll earn 10K after one stay.

  • Kurt

    John, I’m not any good at doing screen shots and getting them to paste in.

    I’m Spire, US Member. My goals are pretty high but I’ll get some extra points. I have a goal I don’t see on anyone else’s and I don’t quite understand it. It is called:

    “17,200 Corporate Account Bonus

    Stay 13 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 17,200 bonus points.”

    I also have the more common goal of:

    “20,800 Stay More, Earn More

    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 16 night(s) and earn 20,800 bonus points”

    All my points come from stays I do for my job but my company is too small to have any Corporate Account discounts. I do usually get the AARP discount that IHG has because I belong to AARP. Do you think that would count as a Corporate Account Bonus? If it does, I think I get to “double-dip” on the 2 goals.

    Here are the Terms from the Corporate Account Bonus:

    “Corporate Account Bonus

    Stay 13 time(s) using your negotiated rate and earn 17,200 bonus points.

    Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in this Offer (“Registration”). Number of bonus points listed above will be awarded after the required number of Qualifying Stays have been booked at the required corporate rate and consumed by the member between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive) at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVENTM or HUALUXETM hotels worldwide. Stays at Holiday Inn Resorts® , Holiday Inn Select and the Holiday Inn Club Vacation® properties count as Stays at the Holiday Inn brand and Stays at InterContinental Alliance® Resort properties count as Stays at the InterContinental brand. A Stay is defined per IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”).For purpose of this Offer under this Promotion a Stay constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” under the corporate rate. This Offer is subject to the General Promotion Terms and standard IHG Rewards Club Membership terms and conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting http://www.ihgrewardsclub.com. This exclusive Offer is valid and applies to the original recipient only. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer.”
    It counts “Stays” instead of “Nights” but I can understand that difference for this goal. If the “Corporate Account Bonus” is only for members who belong to big companies, it seems unfair to require I do 7 of 7 goals when it would be impossible to do this one.
    I’d appreciate your comments and hearing from anyone else who got this goal.

    • Terry Davies

      I emailed IHG about the Corporate Account bonus at the end of August, and chased again the other day. I get responses, but the Corporate Account bonus seems as much of a mystery to IHG Rewards Club reps as it does to us! Like you, I can only get my Achievement Bonus if I achieve my Corporate Account bonus.

  • bemylast

    Do all the reservations need to made after Sep 1st??? Please advise

  • Mark

    Do reservations made prior to registering (for stays after 1.Sep) qualify ?

  • cinderella

    Gold level with 3 nights this year.

    Earn 50,000 total bonus points.

    Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points

    Complete all your offers to get 2 Free Nights.

    My OffersPoints ValueOffer DescriptionStatus1,000 Stay Once Get 1,000

    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 bonus points. Terms Book Now 9,200 Stay More, Earn More

    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 9,200 bonus points. Terms Book Now 6,400 Change Your View®

    Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 6,400 bonus points. Terms Book Now 2,000 Earn More, Faster

    Earn 2,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster. Terms Book Now 2,000 Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card

    Apply here for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 points. Terms Apply Now 29,400 Your Achievement Bonus

    Complete 4 of 5 offers and earn (an additional) 29,400 bonus points.

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  • John Rice

    Platinum member, 35 stays this year so far. I have 1 strange offer, needing me to basically buy a song! Also IHG are really desperate for me to get their visa card, last 3 promotions have involved trying to get me to sign up.

    Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points

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    17,600 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 12 night(s) and earn 17,600 bonus points.

    6,400 Change Your View®
    Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 6,400 bonus points.

    3,600 Stay for Less and Earn
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    2,100 Eat, Drink and Earn
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    2,000 Get the IHG® Rewards Club Premium Visa®
    Apply for the IHG® Rewards Club Premium Visa® and earn 2,000 bonus points.

    1,000 Earn When You Redeem
    You earned your points, now use them how you want. Redeem your points for anything from a digital download to a Reward Night and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points.

    12,300 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 6 of 7 offers and earn (an additional) 12,300 bonus points.

  • Dr Manuel Cachutt

    John I have 157 nights i am SPIRE ROYAL AMBASSADOR 240522203 but they don´t given nothing