Register for IHG Accelerate promotion. Starts 6th September

IHG's Q4 promotion is similar to the promotions it has been running every quarter this year. They give you around 6-9 targets to achieve, each with its own points bonus, and you will earn a large bonus for completing most of them.


The promotion runs between 6th September – 15th December 2016. The link to sign up is here.

My offer is pretty reasonable considering I have not given IHG much business in recent times.

Points Task Description
2000 Stay Once Get 2,000 Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.
13500 Stay More, Earn More Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 9 night(s) and earn 13,500 bonus points.
3200 Travel with the IHG® App Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 3,200 bonus points.
4000 A Bonus Weekend Stay Stay with us for the weekend and earn 4,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required.
2500 Corporate Account Bonus Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points.
3600 Earn More, Faster Earn 3,600 bonus points when you book 1 bonus points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.
12000 Explore with Confidence Stay in any country in North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Greater China (China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) , Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and earn 12,000 bonus points.
15000 Your Achievement Bonus Complete 6 of the 7 offers above and earn (an additional) 15,000 bonus points.
5000 September Bonus Offer Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.

As I may head to Asia or North America later this year I will probably opt for staying once and getting 12000 points rather than staying 9 nights for 13500.

Using the targets of my offerings, the most efficient way is to book using a Corporate Code (if you have access to one), on a bonus point package, via a mobile phone app, for a Friday and Saturday night at one hotel outside Europe in September, and then find another cheap one-night stay another time.

Valuing IHG Reward Points at 0.3p, it's around £155 of points if I exclude the 9-night target, which is a fairly decent sum if you can book a combined 3 nights.

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