IHG Accelerate 2016 is the fall global promotion for IHG Rewards Club members for stays from September 6 through December 15, 2016. Each member can earn at least 30,000 bonus points.
As typical for IHG Rewards Club promotions, this Accelerate offer started out rough for many IHG members similarly to most of the IHG promotions these past two years. Many members like me simply got an error link when trying to register yesterday.
Today I was able to register both my account and my wife’s account.
In short, my offer sucks for 38,000 bonus points.
One stay in September earns 8,000 points. After that all my stays earn double points or 20 points/$1, up to 30,000 bonus points. So, for every $100 I spend I earn an extra 10 points/$1 or 1,000 points. I need to spend $3,000 to max out my double points offer for 30,000 bonus points.
I’ll probably book one night to earn 8,000 points and there is no incentive with my promotion offer to book more nights.
Kelley’s IHG Accelerate 2016 Offer 52,600 bonus points
September stay 5,000 bonus points and 16,000 points for two InterContinental stays are interesting. Her offer has potential, but InterContinental Hotels in California are quite expensive. Las Vegas could make this a potential deal with the right combination of 4 nights.
Most likely this will be a promotion we sit out.
You can get a good idea from the discussion on this FlyerTalk thread of what kinds of targeted offers are out there for members.