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I’m a big fan of the IHG Accelerate promotions even though I rarely actually use them myself. These individualized promotions can be pretty lucrative if you have some travel you can book with IHG and also get a little lucky with a good personalized offer.
The next IHG Accelerate promotion will run from January 1 – April 30, 2018, and I love that they have already announced the promo and valid dates so folks can make their early 2018 travel plans in advance. All of the IHG Accelerate offers will award a minimum of 30,000 bonus IHG points upon completion of all required tasks, but some offers are much, much larger than that.
I don’t typically have that many paid stays with IHG, so it isn’t surprising that my offer is on the simpler and smaller side.
With my IHG Accelerate promo I can earn a total of 43,000 bonus IHG points if I complete the following ‘tasks’ from January 1 – April 30, 2018:
- Stay once get 1,000 bonus points
- Stay 4 nights and earn 4,000 bonus points.
- Book a Bonus Points Packages and earn 6,600 bonus points
- Complete 3 of those 3 offers and earn an additional 28,400 bonus points
In addition to those tasks, there are also two additional tasks available including:
- Apply for the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card and earn 2,000 bonus points
- Stay once in January and get 1,000 bonus points
Ignoring the credit card bit for now, if I did one eligible (aka points earning) four-night IHG stay in January where I bought a bonus points package, then that would trigger everything but the credit card portion of the bonus and earn me 41,000 bonus IHG points that are worth a couple hundred dollars. There’s probably an IHG hotel out there that wouldn’t cost much more than that for a four-night stay, so it really is a very good bonus.
If I unexpectedly need four IHG nights between now and the end of April, I am all squared away since I registered for the promo today just in case. Since stays before you register don’t count, I recommend you go ahead and do the same. I don’t see me really adding four hotel nights to our travel schedule just for this promo, but you never know what the future holds.
How did your 2018 IHG Accelerate promo look? Will you be able to make use of it in early 2018?
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