IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Winter 2018 Promotion Registration is Now Open

You can now register for the IHG Rewards Club Accelerate winter 2018 promotion as of yesterday, Thursday, December 7, 2017, which is valid for stays at hotel and resort properties starting on Monday, January 1, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Winter 2018 Promotion Registration is Now Open

Similar to other promotions offered by IHG Rewards Club in recent years, you will have tasks to complete in order to earn at least 30,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points; and the tasks are targeted specifically for you.

Here are the tasks which I can complete to earn up to 43,000 total bonus IHG Rewards Club points — which is 2,000 points fewer overall than the most recent promotion — if I complete the Accelerate offers targeted specifically for me:

 

Accelerate 2018

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: IHG Rewards Club.

If I stay one night at a participating hotel property in any country in Europe, Greater China — which includes China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan — Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa in January, I apparently can snag 9,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points, as multiple bonus opportunities can be “stacked.”

You can earn at least 30,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points if you decide to complete all of the offers presented to you.

My offers include:

  • Stay Once, Get 1,000 bonus points simply for being a loyal member of IHG Rewards Club
  • Stay More, Earn More Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay six nights and earn 6,000 bonus points
  • Stay at Holiday Inn Express Stay at 2 Holiday Inn Express hotel(s) and earn 5,600 bonus points
  • Corporate Account Bonus Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points. Stays booked through your corporate portal count toward the promotion
  • Explore with Confidence Stay in any country in Europe, Greater China — which includes China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan — Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and earn 8,000 bonus points
  • Your Achievement Bonus Complete 4 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 16,900 bonus points
  • Apply for the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card Apply here for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 bonus points
  • January Bonus Offer Stay once in January and get 1,000 bonus points

Definition of a Stay

Only one room per member per qualifying stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points.

qualifying stay is defined as one night or consecutive nights paying an eligible rate in the same hotel property — regardless of the number of times you check in or check out and as per IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions — which include most business and leisure rates at hotel and resort properties worldwide when you book your reservations directly through one of the official Internet web sites of the participating brands of InterContinental Hotels Group:

Rate and Stay Exclusions

Bonus points are not issued for non-qualifying room rates or non-qualifying stays, which 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 rate
  • 50 percent travel club discount rate
  • Travel industry discount rate
  • Distressed passenger rate
  • IHG Rewards Club reward nights or airline hotel reward rate
  • Rates booked through third party Internet web sites
  • Complimentary hotel stays
  • Any other rates not defined as a qualifying room rate at the sole discretion of InterContinental Hotels Group

Select Terms and Conditions

Realize that each bonus opportunity has its own requirements, terms and conditions which you should read first before attempting to accomplish each task; so ensure that you read them before participating in — and completing — each task.

The bonus points earned through individual offers can be used for redemption opportunities toward Reward Nights, merchandise and other redemption opportunities.

Each promotion offer of bonus points is available only once to you. No retroactive bonus points will be awarded for stays prior to registration.

You must be a member of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program and must register your membership number in advance in order to participate in the Accelerate promotion. By clicking “one click registration”, you are registering for Accelerate and agreeing to receive IHG Rewards Club marketing communications and the terms and conditions of the Campaign and Privacy Statement.

Only one room per member per qualifying stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points, or other benefits — if any — available under the applicable offer. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible for the applicable bonus points, or other benefits — if any — available under the applicable offer.

IHG Rewards Club Members with a Miles earning preference will earn points.

Except as otherwise stated in the terms and conditions, please allow up to three weeks for promotion offer bonus points to be credited after checkout.

Inquiries pertaining to this promotion must occur by 60 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.

Other terms and conditions apply — including the terms and conditions for membership in the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program.

Summary

One notable difference in this latest Accelerate promotion is that Kimpton hotel properties are now included, as they will participate in the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program in 2018.

I have not bothered with Accelerate offers during the past couple of years because they have been of little value to me; but I have been staying in hotel properties within the InterContinental Hotels Group brand portfolio more often in the past year.

Despite my not participating in promotions such as this in the past, I have already registered for this latest Accelerate offer — and I may participate in this one…

The Holiday Inn Vilnius is one of the many hotel and resort properties participating in this sale. Please click here for a review of this hotel property. Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


 

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4 thoughts on “IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Winter 2018 Promotion Registration is Now Open”

  1. DavidB says:

    Best check the T&Cs of each task. There are contradictions. One of mine is to use a Cash & Points stay and although it shows a “book now” button next to it, the T&Cs say this must be “redeemed and consumed” between the dates of the promotion. So technically I cannot get this bonus if I do book now.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is excellent advice, DavidB.

      Thank you.

  2. Rommel P says:

    I got the same “Stay 2 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 2,500 bonus points. Stays booked through your corporate portal count toward the promotion.”

    We don’t have a corporate account at work so I don’t know how to use this… Is this the same as the IHG business account?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Is it possible that you might have used a corporate account code in the past, Rommel P?

      Perhaps that is what triggered that offer?

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