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IHG is back with their IHG Accelerate 2016 spring promotion. Similar to many of their recent promotions, the IHG Accelerate 2016 spring promotion consists of a series of personalized offers, where you have to complete some number of tasks. Each task will earn you a certain amount of points, and typically if you complete all (or most) of your tasks, you’ll get a bonus. Here are some of my posts from the CURRENT IHG Accelerate promotion, which runs through Q4 of 2015
- Here’s my IHG Accelerate promotion offers – what’s yours?
- Rethinking my IHG Accelerate promotion offers
- My last IHG Accelerate promotion stay – what would you do?
- Trouble with IHG Accelerate stays not showing up?
- My IHG Accelerate points have posted – have yours?
Depending on your stay profile, you’ll have different tasks. Typically, the more you have stayed previously with IHG, the harder your tasks will be to complete. You can sign up for the IHG Accelerate 2016 spring promotion here. Leave a comment with a description of a picture of your
Dan’s IHG Accelerate 2016 Spring offer
Here’s my offer – I have 2 stays this past quarter at IHG (both Holiday Inns)
I can get 3 of my offers (January Bonus, Stay once get 5,000 and Spend on my IHG credit card) with just one stay. I originally thought those 3 offers would complete my Achievement bonus, but I believe when they say 3 of the 3 offers they mean not including the January Bonus Offer (it does say that, but IHG has definitely had issues with bonus offer description counting before!)
So one stay, budgeting say $100 would get me ~14,000 points, for an average of about 0.7 cents per point. This is about the price you can typically buy IHG points, so not super enticing.
I’d then need to stay 4 more nights to get another ~50,000 points. If I used my 4th night free hotel benefit from the Citi Prestige card, I could get the 4 nights for about $300, which would be about 0.6 cents per point. Again, not super enticing.
Carolyn’s IHG Accelerate 2016 Spring offer
My wife has a very similar offer, except she has a Bonus Point promotion instead of the IHG credit card offer.
Again, I will probably pass on both of these offers unless I end up needing some paid stays for work or other.
Here are some other blogs where people are discussing their offers
- Loyalty Lobby – IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion January 1 – April 30, 2016 (Post Your Offers!)
- Loyalty Traveler – IHG Rewards Club Accelerate 2016 Jan 1-April 30 promotion open for registration
- One Mile at a Time – My Incredible IHG Accelerate 2016 Promotion
- View from the Wing – Hilton, Starwood, and IHG are Out With New Promotions
What are your IHG Accelerate 2016 Spring promotion offers? Leave either a picture or a description of your offers in the comments, along with whether or not you’re planning on meeting. Regardless of whether you think you’ll complete the offer, I usually recommend registering, just in case! Sometimes circumstances change!