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IHG Share Forever, Accelerate and Double Up summer 2016 promotions, defining target members

IHG Rewards Club has two summer promotions for bonus points, IHG Share Forever and IHG Accelerate. A third summer promotion for IHG Rewards Club miles earners is IHG Double Up. Both of the bonus points promotions offer IHG Rewards Club bonus points for meeting individual member target goals of a certain number of hotel nights. Goals are generally based on your stay history with IHG.

IHG Double Up is double miles for IHG Rewards Club members with earning preference set to miles.

Which IHG Rewards Club summer bonus points promotion applies to your member account depends on your country of residence.

IHG Rewards Club Share Forever May 1 – September 5, 2016

IHG Rewards Club Share Forever May 1 – September 5, 2016 offers 65,000 bonus points and one free night for meeting member goals.

Share Forever offer is only for IHG Rewards Club members residing in the Americas.

IHG Share Forever Summer 16

My wife’s Share Forever tasks for 69,400 bonus points + one free night after 24 nights.

IHG Share Forever tasks May1-Sep 5

Loyalty Traveler – IHG Share Forever 65K + free night takes too many nights May 1-Sep 5, 2016 (April 13, 2016).

IHG Accelerate Summer 2016 June 1 – August 31, 2016

Last week another promotion from IHG Rewards Club hit the miles and points sharewaves. IHG Accelerate June 1 – August 31, 2016 is another targeted promotion and most of the comments I read on other blogs stated members were unable to register for IHG Accelerate.

IHG Accelerate Summer 2016 is only for IHG Rewards Club members residing in countries outside the Americas region.

The basic offer is earn at least 30,000 bonus points for meeting specific number of IHG nights for your member target goals.

IHG Double Up (for Mile Earners) June 1 – August 31, 2016

IHG Double Up is open to all IHG Rewards Club members worldwide who select miles earning preference for their account.

This promotion offers double miles for each hotel stay. A maximum 10,000 bonus miles may be earned during promotion. There are nearly 30 airline partners. Most airline partners earn 2 miles per $1 spent at most IHG hotel brands, except one mile per $1 for Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites, IHG’s extended stay hotel brands. You would have to spend at least $5,000 during the promotion to max out at 10,000 bonus miles.

Check the earning rate for your preferred airline partner since there are some airlines with different earning rates. You can check the earn rate for each airline partner at IHG Rewards Club.

For example, British Airways only earns 1 mile per $1 for Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands. If BA is your partner airline, you may want to switch airline partner preference, prior to checking into a HI/HIX brand, for an alternate airline partner earning 2 miles/$1.

IHG Double Up Airlines

IHG Rewards Club Airline Partners participating in Double Up.

IHG Double Up 2x miles June1-Aug31

IHG Rewards Club Double Up T&C

Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member with miles as the chosen earning preference and must register their member number in advance to participate in “Double Up” miles campaign. Double miles will be awarded on all Qualifying Stays after completing 1st Qualifying Stay, between 1 June 2016 and 31 August 2016 (both dates inclusive) (“Registration”). Maximum bonus award is 10,000 bonus miles or 1,250 AIR MILES®† reward miles during this campaign (on top of base miles earned). A Qualifying Stay is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. A stay constitutes a Qualifying Stay when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, EVENTM, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® or HUALUXE® hotels worldwide. Double miles are not issued for stays for Non-Qualifying Room Rates and Non-Qualifying Stays. Non-Qualifying Room Rates and Non-Qualifying Stays are subject to standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and include the following: 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, most rates booked through most third party web sites, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable miles. No retroactive miles will be awarded for stays prior to registration. You must be a miles collector with a preferred alliance in order to collect miles. Frequency/ partner credits may be issued in currencies other than miles. Click here for a list of all participating airlines. Those members who collect airline miles from airlines not participating in this promotion will collect the equivalent conversion amount of points as their bonus for this promotion. At the end of the promotion the member can choose to have the bonus points converted into miles by calling the service center as per the IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions.

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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