IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion January 1 – April 30, 2016 (Post Your Offers!)

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IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion returns for January 1 – April 30, 2016.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate 2016

IHG Rewards Club members will have personalized offers based on their recent stay history with IHG.

You can make your IHG bookings here and register for this promotion here.

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

Please take a screenshot of your offer and post it to the comments section below (note that the attached photo will not show up instantaneously).

Here’s my offer:

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate 2016 Offer 1IHG Rewards Club Accelerate 2016 Offer 2

I have 125 elite qualifying nights for 2015 of which 31 are rollover nights and 11 award nights (83 paid).

And here’s one family member that hasn’t had stays for a while:

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate 2016 Offers

Conclusion

Seems that IHG Rewards Club continues these targeted offers that they have now had for quite some time. They are good as long as your personal offer is reasonable (sometimes they might be close to unachievabke).

Post your personalized offer below with your 2015 stay info (total number of stays: paid and awards plus possible rollover from 2014).

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 (as defined below), members will be presented with the opportunity to earn at least 30,000 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 January 2016 and 30 April 2016 (both dates inclusive) (“Registration”). The bonus points earned through individual Offers can be used for redemption opportunities towards Reward Nights, merchandise and other redemption opportunities. See individual Offers for the specific terms and conditions per Offer type. A Stay is defined as 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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  • Kevin Smith

    55,000 Points option. I stay about 10-15 times a year.

    • Boobaholic

      Platinum status (via credit card) only been a member for less than 1 year. Had 4 stays over the past 3 months (my only stays at IHG this year) (leisure user only) and those 4 got me 2 free nights in any IHG property via the previous accelerate promotion.

      Earn 31,500 total bonus points.

      Complete all of your Accelerate 2016 offers and earn 31,500 total bonus points.My OffersPoints ValueOffer DescriptionStatus500Download the IHG® App

      Earn 500 bonus points when you download and sign in to the IHG® App. You’ll get mobile-exclusive rates, access your virtual membership card & find more ways to go further, faster. TermsDOWNLOAD THE APP2,000Stay More, Earn More

      Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 3 night(s) and earn 2,000 bonus points. TermsBOOK NOW2,000Book with IHG

      Book 2 stays directly through IHG and earn 2,000 bonus points. From our website, your mobile device or through our Central Reservations Office, book with us for the best rate. TermsBOOK NOW2,000Discover Our Brands

      Stay at 2 number of brands and get 2,000 bonus points. TermsBOOK NOW10,000Your Achievement Bonus

      Complete 3 of the 4 offers above and earn (an additional) 10,000 bonus points. Terms15,000Your Achievement Bonus

      Complete 4 of the 4 offers above and earn (an additional) 15,000 bonus points (excluding the January Bonus Offer). Terms

  • Here’s two offers for me and my partner. My account has the credit card and has one paid stay in the past few months, with two two-night stays booked later this month. My partner’s was just created a few days ago.

  • Sam Carpenter

    75,800 points offer; I had 17 nights this year. My offer is actually easy to achieve. It’s bad quality, so it’s the Jan stay offer. Stay once. Stay More for 5 nights. Travel with the IHG app (2 stays booked). Bonus weekend stay. 2 Globetrotters (both 2 stays, one outside country of residence the other outside Greater China). And Member exclusive rate bonus for 2 stays.

  • Yeskendir Sergaziyev

    55 000 points offer, quite easy. I had only one stay recently.

  • Christopher Mac Holland

    yawn yawn can’t they come up with some variation on this offer

  • Talal Hashem

    this my offer

  • Talal Hashem

    this my offer for iHG

  • CV3V

    Anyone know if existing bookings automatically qualify? Or do i need to cancel and rebook?

  • Jagir Jhaveri

    This is my offer. Thank you for sharing this the news.

  • Dave

    Had less than 10 stays in 2015. Is it possible to combine the “Stay once” and “Stay for less and earn” which is a points and cash offer? If points and cash are a “qualifying stay” then that would be two offers completed and 11,600 points for one paid night.

    • Jeff R

      Hi Dave,
      Did you ever get an answer to your question re the Stay for Less (Points and Cash) night? I had the same requirement on mine. Met that requirement and still waiting for it to post on the promo.
      Thanks.

  • Dan

    I got a 57,400 version. UK Spire Ambassador who stayed 14 nights in 2015 (I tend to prefer Accor Hotels but am getting sick of problems with points crediting!). Earned the Spire status through IHG Visa (Barclaycard) points.
    Not particularly excited for this but will probably do a stay in Jan to get the 5k Jan bonus and 6k for staying once. Might make it 3 nights overseas (2 at one hotel for the 4k weekend bonus and another nearby to qualify for the 12.8k globetrotter bonus), booked via the app for the 2.6k app bonus. Then just buy some points the next time there is a 100% bonus (can’t do it now as I’m over the annual limit – those points saved me £2k on a stay at the IC in London in the summer though:). Given that, making one of the aforementioned stays a bonus package rate will probably make sense; I usually find them bad value but would earn the 1k bonus and the 14k bonus by doing so.
    My wife, who joined simply to earn the 2 free nights through the last Accelerate promotion got a very uninspiring offer. Might stay once in Jan for the 6k bonuses if we make the above a 4 night trip but the double points offer is very poor value compared to the last accelerate!

  • Dan

    I got a 57,400 version. UK Spire Ambassador who stayed 14 nights in 2015 (I tend to prefer Accor Hotels but am getting sick of problems with points crediting!). Earned the Spire status through IHG Visa (Barclaycard) points.

    Not particularly excited for this but will probably do a stay in Jan to get the 5k Jan bonus and 6k for staying once. Might make it 3 nights overseas (2 at one hotel for the 4k weekend bonus and another nearby to qualify for the 12.8k globetrotter bonus), booked via the app for the 2.6k app bonus. Then just buy some points the next time there is a 100% bonus (can’t do it now as I’m over the annual limit – those points saved me £2k on a stay at the IC in London in the summer though:). Given that, making one of the aforementioned stays a bonus package rate will probably make sense; I usually find them bad value but would earn the 1k bonus and the 14k bonus by doing so.

    My wife, who joined simply to earn the 2 free nights through the last Accelerate promotion got a very uninspiring offer. Might stay once in Jan for the 6k bonuses if we make the above a 4 night trip but the double points offer is very poor value compared to the last accelerate! …

  • bob

    Last time round they wanted me to stay 41 nights and I just went to Hilton, this time they’ve reduced it to 27 so I will continue with Hilton, as they matched my Spire Elite.

  • Danielle Kurek

    US Spire Member, I will most likely stay the 18 nights so not bad for me. They’ve gotten harder for me over time as I keep staying with them. Probably 60 nights this year with IHG.

  • Dan

    Does anyone know if points and cash stays count?

    • Dan

      Oh wait, yeah, I don’t think they do as technically you are buying extra points and paying with those. Sigh.

      • Cash + Points are considered pure award stays. You are merely buying the points to be able to redeem the awards. They are qualifying for elite nights but don’t count for promos unless explicitly spelled out.

    • I have the same question too. I know for a fact that reward nights (full redemption) do not contribute to these – I’m guess Points and Cash will not either since it is technically still a reward night. Can anyone confirm?

      • Jeff R

        Yes, Cash & Points stays DO count. In fact, they are part of the Accelerate task choices for some members including myself and my wife.

        • They ONLY count if you are Cash + Points award night requirement. They are not considered paid stays.

  • Phong Huynh

    Here’s mine. I had 11 nights this year only and got downgraded from Plat to Gold…. Might be able to achieve the 2015 Accelerate challenge though.

  • I have an offer for 55,000 IHG Points – have not had a paid stay in 2015 (only reward stays).

  • ordfreqflyer

    Best offer yet – 107,800 points after 5 nights at 4 different brands.

    January Bonus Offer

    Stay once in January and get 5,000 bonus points.

    Stay Once Get 5,000

    Thank you for choosing IHG. We’d like to see you again soon. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

    Stay More, Earn More

    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,000 bonus points.

    Discover Our Brands

    Stay at 4 number of brands and get 38,400 bonus points.

    Stay for Less and Earn

    Earn 5,400 bonus points when you book 1 stay(s) using Points and Cash. We’ll reward you with more bonus points when you use a combination of points and cash.

    Your Achievement Bonus

    Complete 3 of the 4 offers above and earn (an additional) 44,000 bonus points (excluding the January Bonus Offer).

  • Steve

    HK based Platinum Member. 25 Elite Qualifying Nights and 2 Reward Nights in 2015.

    Offer: 7 nights / 5 hotels / 2-3 countries: 81,000 pts

    * 5,000 – stay once in January

    1) 5,000 – stay once
    2) 10,000 – stay 5 nights
    3) 6,400 – stay at 2 HI (incl Resorts & Club Vacations)
    4) 3,200 – book 2 times with the IHG app
    5) 6,400 – stay 2 weekends, including Saturday & another night
    6) 17,600 – stay at 3 IHG hotels outside Greater China
    7) 6,400 – stay at 2 IHG hotels in selected destinations in greater China [Shanghai, Hongkong, Macau, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna]

    * 21,000 – complete 6 of 7 offers

  • Mark Flynn

    UK Spire. 103 nights, 36 rollover from 2014, 10 reward nights

    5,000 January Bonus Offer

    6,000 Stay Once Get 6,000

    stay 19 night(s) and earn 38,000 bonus points.

    Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 3,200 bonus points.

    Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points.

    Earn 4,000 bonus points when you book a single stay of four or more consecutive nights.

    1,000 Earn When You Redeem

    Complete 5 of the 6 offers above and earn (an additional) 8,000 bonus points (excluding the January Bonus Offer)

  • Jozsef

    5,000 January Bonus Offer
    Stay once in January and get 5,000 bonus points.

    3,000 Stay Once Get 3,000
    Thank you for choosing IHG. We’d like to see you again soon. Stay once and earn 3,000 bonus points

    9,000 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 6 night(s) and earn 9,000 bonus points.

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

    35,400 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 3 of the 3 offers above and earn (an additional) 35,400 bonus points (excluding the January Bonus Offer)

  • Scott

    UK Spire Ambassador Member, this year have done 14 nights (4 of which were redemptions).

  • Sergey Fedorov

    Mine (IHG Gold)

    • Bill

      IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion returns for
      January 1 April 30, 2016
      Between my wife`s and my card we accumulate quite a few points along with their 100% bonus offer match each it tends to benefit us. We`ll complete this as offer with a 7
      night stay in Costa Rica then 10 night stay between Tahiti and Moorea. Plus
      they always offer points or gifts when checking in plus free upgrades.

      Get going, get ahead
      Earn 43,000 total bonus points when you
      complete your offers.

      Get going, get ahead
      Complete all your offers to get 2 Free Nights.
      Points Earned

      Nights Earned
      0 of 43,000 points nights
      Completed Offers
      0 of 7
      Days Left
      135

      Earn 43,000 total bonus points.

      Complete all of your Accelerate 2016
      offers and earn 43,000 total bonus points.

      Complete all your offers to get 2 Free Nights.

      My Offers Points Value

      Offer Description Status 5,000
      January Bonus Offer Stay once in January and get 5,000 bonus
      points.
      Terms Book Now 6,000
      Stay Once Get 6,000
      Thank you for choosing IHG. We’d like to see
      you again soon. Stay once and earn 6,000 bonus points.

      Terms Book Now 8,000
      Stay 4 nights
      Stay 4 nights and earn 8,000 bonus points.

      Terms Book Now 3,000
      Stay 7 More Nights

      Get an additional 3,000 points after night
      Terms Book Now 3,000

      Stay 10 More Nights
      Get an additional 3,000 points after night 10
      Terms Book Now 3,000

      Stay 13 More Nights
      Get an additional 3,000 points after night 13

      Terms Book Now 15,000 Stay 16 More Nights
      Get an additional 15,000 points after night 16.
      Terms Book Now

      • I am a Platinum Elite (via IHG CC). At one point I did pay for Ambassador level, perks were amazing, was upgraded every time. This year I have only stayed 6, and in other years almost 75 – but on points awards from MS.

        I’m keeping the IHG card for the annual certificate and cash in the bank.

        My offer is:

  • William

    Basic membership. 4 stays and with 2 stays coming up. All in china

  • Kevin McLoughlin

    Spire Elite

  • Kevin McLoughlin

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  • digo

    Here is my offer
    the terms and conditions of the offer Globetrotter Bonus

    Earn 22,400 bonus points for staying at 4 IHG
    hotel(s) outside Greater China (including mainland China, Hong Kong,
    Macau & Taiwan) states that Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member with residence in Greater China
    That is very weird because my profile in IHG shows that my address is in the Middle East meaning i will not be able to achieve it, that offer is mist-targeted.

  • Lgr58

    US Spire Ambassador. I have 112 stays this year:

  • Armando86

    Hi John, For the Accelerate 2016, I booked a weekend stay using advanced rate and the IHG cc charged. Will that make the ‘pay with IHG card’ task incomplete at it was charged before the promotion period. I noticed the terms say book and stay for that challenge. Thanks

  • Michael

    How does bookings made through a corporate travel agent or through a cashback site affect the requirement of bookings made through IHG.com website? I have a task of two stays booked through ihg to complete.

  • Ray Morrell

    Does anybody know the answer to this Q for this promotion?
    Some of the steps in the Accelerate 2016 promotion require stays at specific brands. For example, one of them is TWO stays at Crowne Plazas for 9,600 pts.
    Can I use Rewards Nights to earn these stays? And is it worthwhile? Looks like it would cost me 40K points to earn back just 9,600, so I have answered my own question in a way, but ALL the steps are needed to get the maximum bonuses. Also, do they all need to be done in order?

  • Ray Morrell

    Also here is what I got…
    I had about 10 paid nights in 2015 and 11 nights (1 was a reward stay), with a bunch of bonus points racked up (Share Forever, etc.) to reach Gold.

  • Stuart Sunley

    Has anyone had their points for “Download the IHG App” yet..?!

  • Kevin James

    I have hit several hurdles early in the month and they’re not showing up on the tracker dashboard. Anyone else having issues like this?

  • thatsthatmattressman

    I am kind of late to the party on this one but does anybody know if the Spend 110$ is my local currency (NON-USD$) or is it based on a USD$ spend (i.e. my food and beverage will get converted to USD$ and I must spend a total of 110$USD?

  • Jeff R

    Questions for anyone –
    This is the first Accelerate promo that my wife and I have participated in (both Spire). Two issues I would like advice on:
    1. If one offer requires a Points and Cash night (“Stay for Less”), does that also count (stack) as one of the nights for “Stay xx Nights” offer?
    2. Terms and Conditions state the points will post within 2-3 weeks of completion of each offer. Well over a month since stay (offer completion) and 3 emails to IHG Rewards got me 3 different answers and no resolve. Is this runaround from the CSAs common? What’s the best way to address issue? Is there a special Spire Elite number that may get some assistance?
    Thanks for any help on this,
    Jeff

  • Tasha

    Has anyone had any problems redeeming these points?

    I did not receive the points for “2,000 Book with IHG
    Book 2 stays directly through IHG and earn 2,000 bonus points. From our website, your mobile device or through our Central Reservations Office, book with us for the best rate.”

    and therefore missed out on tonne of bonus points too, as with this one I would have completed the set.

    But IHG are saying that the terms and conditions said that you had to ‘book AND stay’ by the time the promotion was over, but I read the terms and conditions when booking the stays and this didn’t appear to be a factor. They’ve also said they can’t send me the terms of the offer because they don’t have them, but still won’t give me the points.

    Can anyone tell me if I’m right/wrong with this promotion please?

    • Jeff R

      Hey Tasha –
      Here’s a link to the T&C:
      https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/offers/q1accelerate16/terms
      If you want to double check your promo dashboard, first log into IHG and then click on:
      http://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/offers/q1accelerate16/dashboard
      I always save screenshots and yes, I’ve had some issues with IHG myself; but trust me, you will probably not win this argument. Even if your accelerate task was “BOOK 2 stays…” it will be interpreted as book & stay. The deal on these promos are always book AND stay (you could check in on 4/30/16 and it would count towards the last night for promo purposes). Hope this helps.
      Jeff