I DO Qualify for the Accelerate Summer 2019 With IHG Rewards Club Promotion After All

You can earn a minimum of tens of thousands of IHG Rewards Club points — plus additional opportunities to earn even more points — when you stay at a participating hotel or resort property worldwide through Saturday, August 31, 2019 on every stay…

I DO Qualify for the Accelerate Summer 2019 With IHG Rewards Club Promotion After All

…but you must register for this promotion by Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Similar to other Accelerate promotions offered by IHG Rewards Club in recent years, you will have tasks to complete in order to earn a minimum bonus of IHG Rewards Club points; and the tasks are targeted specifically for you.

Here are the tasks which I can complete to earn bonus IHG Rewards Club points if I complete the Accelerate offers targeted specifically for me:

Source: IHG Rewards Club.

I can earn at least 38,700 bonus IHG Rewards Club points if I decide to complete all of the offers presented to me, as my offers include:

  • Discover Our Brands Stay at four brands and get 16,800 bonus points
  • Saturday Stays Bonus Stay two weekends — including a Saturday night and another night — and earn 8,000 bonus points
  • Stay for Less and Earn Book one stay using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points
  • Earn More, Faster Book two bonus points package stays and earn 6,600 bonus points
  • Go Places with the IHG® App Download the mobile software application program, sign in, and book two stays with it — and earn 2,800 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 or crew 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 — including those of the IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program — apply.


Well, what do you know?!? I actually do qualify for this offer after all. I originally reported in this article yesterday, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 that I was not eligible for this campaign. For this promotion, however, each task definitely requires more effort for fewer points than similar promotions in the past — including the most recent promotion.

I have not bothered with Accelerate and similar offers during the past couple of years for the most part because they have been of little value to me — although I might consider participating in this promotion under the right conditions; and I have already registered for this latest offer…

…but I suppose it is better than nothing at all.

The Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental is one of the many hotel and resort properties participating in this promotion. Please click here for a review of this hotel property. Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


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2 thoughts on “I DO Qualify for the Accelerate Summer 2019 With IHG Rewards Club Promotion After All”

  1. Sara J says:

    Not qualifying as of 5/2 (nor is my mom). I’ll wait to see if any email shows up as noted in other comments.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Were you or your mother able to qualify yet for this offer, Sara J?

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