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These days IHG actually has more interesting bonus points promos than most programs since they somewhat tailor the offers to individual accounts, and they aren’t just run of the mill stay X nights, get X bonus points offers. Instead, they have several different tasks that earn bonuses, and if you do enough of the tasks you can trigger larger points bonuses, so it is a little more fun… at least for those who have brains wired for a little miles and points craziness.
IHG is still running their summer Accelerate bonus campaign through August 31st, but we now know that there will also be a new fall Accelerate bonus running from September 1 – December 31, 2017. Everyone’s bonuses will probably look a little different, but here is how mine breaks down. You can check your bonus here.
- Stay Once, Get 1,000 bonus points
- Stay More, Earn More: Stay 4 night(s) and earn 4,000 bonus points.
- Earn More, Faster: Earn 9,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.
- 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.
- Your Achievement Bonus: Complete 3 of the 4 offers above and earn (an additional) 24,000 bonus points.
- September Bonus Offer: Stay once in September and get 2,000 bonus points
In other words, if I stayed for just four eligible nights between September 1 – December 31 at IHG properties, I would earn all the normal points for those stays + a total of 40,000 bonus points if at least one of those nights was in September, and at least one of those nights included a bonus points package that usually starts at an extra $5 per night.
Alternatively, if I wanted to apply for the IHG credit card, I could stay just one night in September on a rate that included a bonus points package, and if I also applied for the IHG credit card this fall, then that one single night could trigger a total of 38,000 bonus IHG points! I would value 38,000 bonus IHG points at close to $200, so I could earn more in bonus points than a hotel night costs!
Oh, and that doesn’t include the 100,000 bonus IHG points they would give me if I was approved for the IHG card and spent $2,000 in the first three months. That is actually really tempting…
Even if you don’t think you will have any paid IHG stays this fall, I would still take a couple minutes to peek at your fall IHG Accelerate offer because you may find that just one stay could land you a nice haul of bonus IHG points.
What does your fall 2017 IHG Accelerate bonus offer look like?
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