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I have written several times about the IHG Accelerate promotion, which is a promotion that IHG runs every quarter. Each quarter, every IHG member gets a targeted offer giving out points for stays. I wrote about the Q4 2017 offers when they came out back in August, but it appears my requirements have changed?
This was the offer that I originally got (as mentioned in the original post)
My wife had the exact same offer, and I realized that I could get 6,500 bonus points with one stay in September, but I figured it wasn’t really worth it for 4 more nights to get the remaining bonus nights. If I had upcoming stays where I needed a hotel that would be one thing but I don’t think mattress running this makes sense. If I needed more IHG points (which I don’t), I could buy 35,000 points whenever I wanted for 0.7 cents a point or cheaper! ($245) which would likely be cheaper than 4 mattress runs.
But then… my offers changed?
When I was planning my recent tip to Texas and Louisiana, I needed 3 hotel nights. The IHG Point Breaks list came out a few days before my trip, so I looked through some of the hotels on that list, but also figured I’d check my IHG Accelerate Offers page again.
And…. now I have new offers?
Gone is the September Stay bonus but these offers are much better! I figured I could complete those with 2 stays – one Points and Cash and one cash. For my 3 nights I ended up staying
- 5000 points for a IHG Point Breaks stay at the Candlewood Suites Longview
- $94 all-in at the Staybridge Suites Covington Louisiana
- 10000 points plus $40 (to buy 5000 points for a Points and Cash stay) at the Holiday Inn Express Elgin, Texas
If I am reading things correctly, I should net 39,000 points for those stays (plus the points from the actual stay and the bonus points from paying for the Staybridge Suites stay with my IHG card. Seemed like a pretty much no-brainer given that I needed hotel stays anyways so it wasn’t even a mattress run
Anyways, I was wondering if I was the only one and if anyone else’s Accelerate offers had changed?
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