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I actually like the IHG Rewards Program, so I feel a little bad picking on them, but…
We have another new (in some cases lucrative) IHG promo and another change very quickly into the promotion. Before anyone starts getting too wound up, the terms and conditions explicitly permit them to do this (IHG Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice), it was done within hours into the promo, and I think the previous version was simply very poorly worded and this clarifies expectations. In my case the change doesn’t materially impact anything, but if the change somehow negatively impacts plans you have already made, of course you should let IHG know and see if anything can be done.
Now to the changes…
Yesterday my IHG Accelerate offer said I had to complete 3 of 5 offers to trigger the 26,200 bonus points. However, there were never 5 offers listed to complete.
Since I never had 5 offers displayed in the first place, this really helps clarify expectations and confirms that I could earn a total of 37,200 points with a total of just two eligible weekend nights and applying for the IHG Rewards Credit Card by completing 3/4 offers. That actually isn’t bad at all if I was planning on applying for the card anyway – though I certainly wouldn’t use the link in the promo as it doesn’t currently list a sign-up bonus.
Of course this is just my offer and other targeted offers will be different. If you looked at your offer yesterday it is probably a good idea to double check your offer today – hopefully it will just be more clearly worded than it was previously.
Did your offer show similar adjustments today? Who is going all-in on the IHG Accelerate promo?