IHGs new promotion Accelerate

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Looks to be about 3 weeks for me too.

Completed 3 of the targets and have 3 targets to go.
 

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Been doing some mattress running - it's been a while since I have done this - but Stay 4 receive 2 Free nights ; now I need to wait for my awards to post so I can book one of the ICs at Bora Bora for two nights :D
 

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Hi folks,
I registered for this accelerate program:

"Earn 50,000 total bonus points.

Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points.

Stay Once Get 1,000

Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

Download the IHG® App

Earn 500 bonus points and let your membership take you further when you download and sign into the IHG® App. The IHG® App allows you to get mobile-exclusive rates, access your virtual membership card and more.

Stay More, Earn More

Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 9 nights and earn 14,000 bonus points.

Spend $340 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 3,700 bonus points.

Complete 4 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 30,800 bonus points."

Seems very different to everyone else. Any ideas?
 

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Hi folks,
I registered for this accelerate program:

"Earn 50,000 total bonus points.

Complete all your offers to get 50,000 total bonus points.

Stay Once Get 1,000

Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,000 points.

Download the IHG® App

Earn 500 bonus points and let your membership take you further when you download and sign into the IHG® App. The IHG® App allows you to get mobile-exclusive rates, access your virtual membership card and more.

Stay More, Earn More

Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 9 nights and earn 14,000 bonus points.

Spend $340 on food or beverages at IHG® hotels and earn 3,700 bonus points.

Complete 4 of 4 offers and earn (an additional) 30,800 bonus points."

Seems very different to everyone else. Any ideas?

Are you a new member?
 

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Seems very different to everyone else. Any ideas?
I think your status has something to do with it although when you compare yours to mine then yours is easier.

For mine I managed to fit the hurdles into 2 existing trips to Thailand otherwise it's too difficult.
 

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Quick question - if the rate l booked was "IHG® Rewards Club Rate" l assume this would be deemed a qualifying stay? I had a look through the T&Cs but it didnt specify this exact rate was / wasnt a qualifying stay. Thanks in advance :)
 

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Quick question - if the rate l booked was "IHG® Rewards Club Rate" l assume this would be deemed a qualifying stay? I had a look through the T&Cs but it didnt specify this exact rate was / wasnt a qualifying stay. Thanks in advance :)
Should be OK.
 

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I seem to be registered twice with IHG.

The account I use regularly received the easy Accelerate program - Stay once (5000), Stay more (9200) and Eat (800) - complete3/3 and get 35000.

The non used account got one of the more difficult offers- a huge list of hurdles that would lead me to ignoring it.

Would have thought it would be the other way around. Not complaining as I am just about done.
 

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You know what happens to people with two accounts ....


( you lose BOTH of them, after the 'random' audit ).
 

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Been doing some mattress running - it's been a while since I have done this - but Stay 4 receive 2 Free nights ; now I need to wait for my awards to post so I can book one of the ICs at Bora Bora for two nights :D

The earned two Accelerate Free Nights have been posted to my account and I have redeemed them for two nights at the IC Le Moana Bora Bora then I will have four next at the IC Thalasso. Looking forward to Bora Bora (and French Polynesia being my 50th country visited) :)
 

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So I need a one night stay to get my free night stay through the Accelerate promotion. I will be able to use this free night on our travels coming up over January, so it nearly is a 'no brainer' to pay for another night somewhere to get it!

We have a reasonably early flight out of Melbourne on Saturday the 19th of December so was looking to book a night at the Holiday Inn at the Airport, but the rates aren't that great, cheaper to stay in the city!

My question is will the night qualify if I use the 25% off best flexible rate through Dining Rewards? As this makes the rate more palatable?
 

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I understood 30% was the point where there was a risk of it being non-qualifying
 
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Looked around on T&Cs, FT and elsewhere and apparently the exclusion on deeply discounted rates is only supposed to apply in the Americas.
In theory if in other regions and the rate is publicly-available and booked on IHG website, you should get points
 

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Thanks. I actually contacted them on their chat system and got confirmation that it would be valid, so have a screen shot of that if it comes to pass that it doesn't get credited!
 

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I need to spend $100 on food and beverage as one of the targets in the promotion.

I have already achieved 8% of the target. Had a 2 night award stay in Chiang Mai last week with dinner and 993 points + Platinum bonus posted to account. Some of that was shuttle bus spend so not sure if I have hit the $100 spend requirement yet but should be very close. May just buy an overpriced beer from minibar today to make sure.
 

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Email came through the other day that I have achieved my targets. I have earned 60,800 points from promotion + normal points earned from stays.
 

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Having major hassles getting my points...points for a stay failed to post. Got that sorted, logged request for missing points for Accelerate...nothing.
 

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Having major hassles getting my points...points for a stay failed to post. Got that sorted, logged request for missing points for Accelerate...nothing.

I'm having the exact same issue :(
 
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