IHG’s New Underwhelming Promotion: Double Points + More

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IHG just launched their new accelerate promotion where everyone will earn double points plus a targeted offer for completed different “tasks”. You’ll have to sign into your account to see your specific offer – some accounts will be way better then others!

My accelerate offer
My husbands accelerate offer is even worse!

This is definitely one of the worst accelerate promotions I’ve seen. Both mine and my husbands offers are pretty poor, giving us the opportunity to earn 20,000-25,000 points max. In the past I’ve always been able to earn 50,000+ points. Hopefully though, there are some significantly better offers out there and it is not a horrible promotion across the board.

With my offer I can earn up to 15,000 points for the double points part (everyone is eligible to earn 15,000 points with this “task”), and then my targeted offer gives me the opportunity to earn an additional 9,500 points. I can earn 5,000 points if I stay at two different IHG brands and 4,500 points if I stay two weekends. Remember though, one stay can count for multiple tasks. So if I were to spend two different weekends at two different IHG brands those two stays (four nights in total) would check the box for the two extra bonus point opportunities.

This is definitely a promotion that will not get me to select an IHG property over another chain hotel. If I happen to find myself staying at an IHG hotel, I will gladly welcome the extra points, but I definitely will not be going out of my way to stay with them.

What was your offer?

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2 years ago

50,400 for me.

2 years ago

I agree that this Accelerate promo is pretty much useless. I also used to go out of my way to stay at a HI or HIX, in order to meet the promotional requirements. Not this time.

2 years ago

131,400 for me although as I am staying 2 months in Nagasaki, Japan it will be difficult for me to complete.

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