IHG Accelerate Fall 2019 promotion is out for stays from Sep 1-Dec 31, 2019, but do not get your hopes up. Many IHG Rewards Club members, including me, are seeing one of IHG’s weakest promotion offers yet.
My Accelerate Fall 2019 offer is for a total 14,400 bonus points and requires a minimum 7 nights to complete. Kelley did not even get an Accelerate offer this time around or last time.
5,400 bonus points – two weekend stays of 2-nights including a Saturday = 4 nights minimum to complete.
4,500 bonus points – one Points & Cash stay = buying at least 5,000 points = 1 night minimum to complete.
2,800 bonus points – stay at 4 IHG hotels = 4 nights minimum to complete.
1,500 bonus points – IHG credit card spend.
There is no Achievement Bonus with my Fall 2019 offer.
Combining the two weekend stays (2 hotels) with 4 IHG hotels (2 more hotels) task requires 6 nights and one Points & Cash stay means a minimum 7 hotel nights with IHG to maximize this offer.
In short, I will likely complete the Points & Cash stay using my IHG credit card to pick up 6,000 bonus points. I also get a 10% rebate on points redeemed as an IHG MasterCard holder.
I would only complete the other tasks through stays I might book anyway, but more likely than not, I will simply focus on redeeming IHG points this quarter. Looking forward to seeing the new list of PointBreaks hotels coming out in the next few days.
Recent warning signs are emerging in the hotel industry that a slowdown with flat or even declining occupancy will continue to worsen in 2020. My prediction is next winter’s hotel loyalty promotions will improve.