Register for IHG’s Huge Fall 2017 Accelerate Bonus Points Offer

Aug 8, 2017

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Following the World of Hyatt launch (and a sky-high requirement to stay 60 nights to earn top-tier status), this year I’m focusing most of my hotel stays on Starwood Preferred Guest, so I can requalify for Platinum (which earns me Marriott Platinum as well). But as hard as I try, it’s simply impossible to always book a Starwood hotel, which led me to a handful of Hilton and IHG stays while working my way through New Zealand earlier this year.

As a cardholder, my IHG status never drops below Platinum, which means I generally earn 15 points per dollar spent at member hotels — a 10.5% return based on TPG’s most recent valuations. And when you pair that earn rate with the chain’s frequent (and generous) Accelerate promotion, which just launched for Fall 2017, you can earn a very nice return.

Even though I don’t have any specific IHG stays in mind, I always register for this particular promo — this time, offering up to 59,300 bonus points if I complete each requirement on the list.

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Meanwhile, here’s the breakdown from our very own JT Genter:

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And here’s Katie Genter’s:

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This particular promotion is valid for stays from September 1 through December 31, 2017, giving you a full four months to earn. And while I know some folks go out of their way to unlock the “achievements” (perhaps more for the fun of it than the earning potential), I’ll likely only be able to score a few thousand bonus points this time around — if I end up with any eligible stays at all.

As for what counts as an “eligible stay,” there are plenty of exclusions to keep in mind:

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

Bottom Line

Is this the world’s most lucrative hotel promotion? No, not even close, but if there’s a chance you’ll be staying with IHG later in 2017, you might as well click through to sign up — even if for no other reason than to see what crazy offer you’ve been targeted for this time around.

What’s your fall 2017 Accelerate offer from IHG?

Featured image courtesy of the Intercontinental Sydney.

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