IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

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IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

Postby kcm7 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:46 am

I'm relatively new to IHG, and I just saw that their Accelerate 2017 program is now live.

Are these offers customized?

Of COURSE the cut-off is April 15, when I've got several back-to-back IHG stays booked starting on April 22 (for weddings). I'm probably not going to get too much out of this one.
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Re: IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:27 pm

They are customized. I didn't get an invite for that one, at least not yet.

As I look over the last Accelerate promo in more detail, I actually missed a pretty good deal. I could have earned 35k Accelerate promotion points (plus maybe 5k regular and welcome points) for 40k total for one paid weekend in September in NYC. Too late now.

I was busy, though, and didn't have any particular plan to go in then, anyway.

*Edit: Link to register (no email invite needed):

https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/offer ... gistration?
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Re: IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

Postby kcm7 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:11 am

Turns out I CAN play after all!

Just found out I'm needed in a midwestern suburb in Feb. For a $82.00 Holiday Inn stay, I will be able to get an extra 4,500 points on top of what I will earn from the stay itself and the IHG card. Not much, but not bad.
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Re: IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

Postby kcm7 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:54 pm

Fall 2017 is up. Mine has some pretty good offers and I could *probably* hit several of them on a single stay I have booked for Oct. But... it's already booked as a cash and points stay. The program terms don't explicitly exclude cash+ points stays, but I'm guessing that it would be too good to be true to include them.

Of COURSE one of my offers is city-specific (in the city I booked Cash and Points). Oh well. I'll probably still pick up some of the low-hanging fruit with some random stay at some point.
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-Barclaycard Arrival (no AF)
- US Bank (no rewards)
-IHG

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Re: IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:43 pm

kcm7 wrote:Fall 2017 is up. Mine has some pretty good offers and I could *probably* hit several of them on a single stay I have booked for Oct. But... it's already booked as a cash and points stay. The program terms don't explicitly exclude cash+ points stays, but I'm guessing that it would be too good to be true to include them.

Of COURSE one of my offers is city-specific (in the city I booked Cash and Points). Oh well. I'll probably still pick up some of the low-hanging fruit with some random stay at some point.

Nothing here...yet, at least...but between SPG, Hyatt, and IHG I have so many points right now that I'd have to be pretty short of options to book a revenue night.
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Travel insurance: Prestige, CSP
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Limited value, might close: Arrival

Might add: First Tech, proper business card

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Re: IHG Accelerate 2017 -- is anyone excited about their offers?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:30 pm

Got mine today.

2k Stay once
1.5k Book with IHG CC
10k for 5 nights

26.5k Complete the above three

3k for 2 nights in NYC
3k for September stay

Nothing amazing when I've plenty of points already.
Warranties and sketchy merchants: Schwab Platinum
Price rewind: Costco
Travel insurance: Prestige, CSP
Perks: IHG, Hyatt
Rewards/Offers: Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE
Taxes/Misc: SPG

Limited value, might close: Arrival

Might add: First Tech, proper business card



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