IHG Accelerate Sep1-Dec 31 registration open

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion for stays September 1 to December 31, 2017 is open for registration. Members will receive tasks for a minimum 30,000 bonus points.

My offer is another set of easy Accelerate tasks for potentially 46,000 bonus points. I am certain I will pick up 30,000 bonus points with two hotel nights and potentially 40,000 bonus points, if I stay five paid nights by Dec 31.

IHG Accelerate tasks Sep1-Dec 31

Task 1: 2,000 points = Stay one time

Task 2: 2,400 points = Cash & Points stay

Task 3: 1,500 points = IHG MasterCard spend

Achievement Bonus: 24,100 points = complete 3 tasks.

30,000 Bonus points with one paid night and one Points & Cash night.

Achieving these tasks is no problem.

In addition, I can earn 3,000 bonus points for a September stay. This is one I don’t know if I will meet. No plans for September travel at the moment.

Task 4: 10,000 points = Stay 5 nights.

There is relatively high probability I will stay 5 paid nights by December 31 with two trips to Europe in the works before the end of the year.

New York Task: 3,000 bonus points. I give this task a near 0% probability. No plans to be in New York this year.

I basically see earning 30,000 bonus points with one $60 paid night and one $40 to $70 Points & Cash night. I earned 35,000 bonus points with one $60 night in Warsaw in June.

I’m loving my IHG Accelerate promotions in 2017.


IHG Accelerate 2017 Achieved 44,323 points on 2 stays for $317 (March 5, 2017).

Loving my IHG Accelerate summer 2017 offer (April 28, 2017).

Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport $58 night earned 34,828 points (July 24, 2017).


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 in 2008.

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  1. As for the POINTS and CASH part of the stay requirement, most IHG hotels cost at least 10,000 points plus the cash portion (which varies). My question is how good of a deal is it to burn 10,000 points (in the form of a purchase) only to get 2,500 for completing that task?

  2. 3,000 September Bonus Offer
    Stay once in September and get 3,000 bonus points. Terms
    2,000 Stay Once, Get 2,000 bonus points
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points. Terms
    5,000 Stay 3 Nights
    Get an additional 5,000 bonus points after night 3. Terms
    3,000 Stay 3 more nights
    Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 6. Terms
    3,000 Stay 3 more nights
    Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 9. Terms
    3,000 Stay 3 more nights
    Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 12. Terms
    3,000 Stay 3 more nights
    Get an additional 3,000 bonus points after night 15. Terms
    15,000 Stay 3 more nights
    Get an additional 15,000 bonus points after night 18. Terms

    Very unimpressed with my offer this time around…..

  3. @Janice – Paid stays.
    IHG terms:
    A Stay constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” when member pays qualifying rates.

    @Rad – I will be in London needing a hotel room, which I would likely use Points & Cash anyway for discount rate. I pay $70 and earn 26,500 points. Essentially get back the 25,000 points I spend and receive a hotel night in London for $70. Good deal for me.

    Alternatively, I also have my eye on a 10,000 points hotel in Portugal. Stay one paid night for $75 and a second night on Points & Cash for $40 and 5,000 points. Complete Accelerate in 2 nights at same hotel for $115 and net 25,000 points. Good deal.

    @LauraPDX – looks like the typical offer for members who have not stayed with IHG. My wife’s account gets that kind of offer nearly every round.

  4. @Ric. That is an awesome arrangement you have there. Is there any way to search or find a master list of which IHG hotels around the world offer $40 and 5000 points for a CASH and POINTS stay? That would be a great way to save on the usual 10,000 point minimum points requirement. With many thanks for your great posts!

  5. It has been several years since I have seen a list of IHG hotel reward categories. Quite a bit of work to compile 5,000 hotels.

    Anyone seen a recent list?

    You can search a country and quickly see list of hotels and reward rates.

    Holiday Inn Bratislava, Slovakia is 10K.
    Budapest has a 10,000 points suburban hotel.
    Madrid has four suburban IHG hotels at 10K.

    Turns out that hotel in Lisbon, Portugal is 5,000 points + $50.

    Warsaw Poland has Holiday Inn Warsaw – Jozefow at 5,000 points + $30.

  6. 1,500 Stay Once, Get 1,500 bonus points
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,500 bonus points. Terms

    12,000 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 8 night(s) and earn 12,000 bonus points. Terms

    7,700 Travel with the IHG® App
    Book 5 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 7,700 bonus points. Terms

    10,800 Saturday Stays Bonus
    Stay 3 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 10,800 bonus points. Terms

    21,600 Globetrotter Bonus
    Earn 21,600 bonus points for staying at 3 IHG® hotel(s) outside of your country of residence. You’ll earn for one hotel stay per country. Terms

    2,500 Corporate Account Bonus
    Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points. Terms

    4,200 Your Rate Bonus Points Package
    Earn 4,200 bonus points when you complete 2 Your Rate Bonus Points Package stay(s). Terms

    24,000 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 24,000 bonus points. Terms

    4,000 Big Apple Bonus
    Stay 2 or more nights at participating IHG® hotels in New York City and earn 4,000 bonus points. Terms

    2,500 September Bonus Offer
    Stay once in September and get 2,500 bonus points. Terms


  7. @Balage – I assume you stay frequently at IHG hotels. That is a lot of tasks and nights, but good bonus opportunities if you don’t need to go out of your way to achieve the stay requirements.

  8. @Ric Garrido – not really… in this year stayed only 6+2 nights. But i’m Kimpton Karma Inner Circle member. IHG bought Kimpton – maybe this is reason…

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