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IHG has a history of giving out some pretty good quarterly promotions, and they are back with the IHG Accelerate Winter 2018 promotion.  For awhile, they were changing the name of the promotion every quarter but recently they seem to be sticking with “Accelerate”

Then there was the IHG Accelerate promotion from Q4 of 2015, which was the last one that I personally participated in

Now let’s take a look at the the IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 promotion

Accessing the IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 promotion

You can access the IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 promotion at IHG’s website.  After you sign in, and accept the terms, you should see your dashboard, which will be personalized with your own offers.  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

All stays have to occur between January 1st and April 30th, 2018 (both dates inclusive).  And, as Ian found out when he lost out on 26,500 IHG points, the BOOKING of each stay also has to stay within these dates. IHG Award stays and Cash and Points bookings typically do NOT count.

IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 Dan

Here is my promotion – I have a couple of paid stays on my profile after trying to complete my most recent IHG Accelerate offer (IHG and I still in …. negotiations over that) – before that, my most recent stay was in March at the Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport, where I used my free night and paid $30 to get upgraded to a 2BR Suite

(SEE ALSO: Where I “wasted” my 2 IHG Free night certificates)

For the first time in awhile, this seems like one that might work.  If I’m reading it right, for one stay paid for with my IHG credit card and with a bonus points package, I would get 30,000 bonus points (plus the points for the stay and 2000 extra if the stay is in January).  It looks like those bonus packages are typically about $30 extra, so call it $120 all-in.  I don’t know that’s mattress run worthy, but if I already have a stay planned, that could definitely be a good option.

There’s also a refer a friend offer for 5000 points which would require that person to create a new account.  I may “refer” one of my kids and see what kind of offer they get

IHG Accelerate Q1 2018 Carolyn

My wife has…. the exact same offer 🙁  She has no recent stays on her account but does have an upcoming Point Breaks stay coming up at an exciting Holiday Inn Express!

Again – register for IHG Accelerate promotion here – what were your offers?


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