IHG’s New Gamified Promotion is Out — What’s Your Offer?

The next IHG Rewards Club promotion is in the process of going live. It came right up for me, though if I use Google Chrome’s incognito mode I get the ‘promotion ended’ page from their last offer.

They’re coming out with ‘Accelerate’ again for stays between May 15 and August 31 you earn even more points. And in some ways it’s my favorite hotel promotion — not as much for its richness as much because it is sort of fun. It’s tough to get a thrill over double points for stays you’re going to make anyway.


Intercontinental Singapore

IHG Rewards Club has moved to ‘gamified’ promotions with different pieces meant to incentivize behavior among members — with the specifics driven by data about your activity so far, like whether you’re a co-brand credit card holder or an elite or which of their brands you stay with.

For instance they’ve had:

Sign up for the new Accelerate and you’ll see the offer you qualify for.

Here’s my offer:

I’m not a frequent guest at IHG hotels like Intercontinental (any longer) or Holiday Inn. I value IHG Rewards Club points at 6/10ths of a cent apiece. I’m just being bonused for incrementally more and more stays and without especially rich offers.

On the other hand others report they’re able to earn “36000 points for 1 stay before 30th June in Asia paying with IHG credit card” (they can complete multiple tasks with a single stay and stack bonuses with their offer). And people can earn twice as many bonus points as I’m being offered.

What’s your offer?

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  1. this is what i’m getting:

    Relax, Accelerate is working for you

    Thank you for going the distance with our Accelerate promotion. The promotion came to an end as of August 31, 2017, but don’t lose your momentum, there are more opportunities to earn toward the rewards you deserve.

  2. OK, got through by substituting “us” in the URL to “gb”:

    88K Points
    2,500 Stay Once Get 2,500
    44,000 Stay More, Earn More 22 nights
    14,400 Authentic Experiences
    Live the InterContinental® life when you stay at 3 InterContinental® hotels and earn 14,400
    2,500 Corporate Account Bonus
    Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points.
    3,600 Earn More, Faster. Earn 3,600 bonus points when you book 2 Bonus Points Package
    1,500 Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card
    1,000 Earn When You Redeem
    13,000 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 13,000 bonus points.
    500 Registration Bonus. Register for Accelerate and earn 500 bonus points
    5,000 Early Stay Bonus
    Stay once before 30 June and get 5,000 bonus points.

  3. Use IHG credit card for stay for 1,500
    Stay Once for 2,500
    Five nights for 10,000
    Complete 3 of 3 for 26,000
    Early stay for 3,000

    So I’m either one stay for 7,000 or five nights for 44,000.

  4. Use incognito if the link isn’t working for you.

    2500: Stay once, get 2500
    10000: Stay more, earn more (5 nights)
    28800: Discover our brands (3 brands)
    1500: Spend on your IHG Card
    16000: complete 3 of 4
    5000: Stay early (before June 30)

  5. I can get 38,200 points by staying a night each at three different brands, at least one of them by June 30, and pay at least one with my IHG credit card. This could well be worth it. Another 10,000 if I up it to five nights.

  6. Already have 5 nites booked near NYC using points. Will those nites qualify for any points? I couldn’t find an exception in the details. Did I miss it or hopefully we will get some bonus points!!!

  7. Wow, mine is awful. Maybe because I recently signed up and got the credit card? All I’ve got is 2000 for 3 nights, 2000 for 2 stays, 2000 for 3 Holiday Inns and 2000 for a weekend stay.

  8. Just talked to IHG customer service, rewards nights DO NOT count towards any of these promotions with the exception if you get a book with points plus cash bonus. In that case you only get that one bonus if you book with points and cash.

  9. 2500 – Stay Once
    10000 – Stay More (5 nights)
    7200 – 3 HIX stays
    1500 – One Stay booked and pay for with IHG Card
    18,800 – 3 of 4 above
    3,000 – Stay before June 30.

    Looks like my existing stay in May is going to be good for 7k bonus points without having to think about it.

    A little annoyed now I have two IHG bookings the first week of September that would’ve nailed all of this, but hey, free points are free points.

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