An Easy 41,800 Points + Free Nights with IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion

IHG Rewards Club announced their Accelerate bonus point promotion and as usual, it consists of a variety of challenges you have to meet in order to earn the bonus. I actually like this set-up and wish other brands would get creative like this. Anyway, the promotion is personalized so not all members will receive the same offer. At 52,200 points mine is pretty generous, considering I’m not even an elite member in the program anymore:

Easy Points with IHG Rewards Club's Accelerate Promotion

Easy Points with IHG Rewards Club’s Accelerate Promotion

At a minimum, I can generate 41,800 IHG points during this promotion by completing three stays at three different brands and applying for the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card. I’ve been meaning to pick this card up for a while now, so this is as good of an incentive as any to finally get around to it. 

If you’re not currently an IHG Rewards Club member, they’re offering you an even greater incentive to join. New members who enroll in the promotion and complete two stays at two different IHG brands will receive two free nights at any IHG hotel worldwide! Combine these two nights with the sign-up bonus from the IHG Rewards Club MasterCard and the bonus points from the promotion and you can easily piece together at least four nights at any IHG hotel worldwide! Members who are targeted for a better offer than mine will have even more free nights to look forward to.

The IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion is valid on stays between September 1 – December 31, 2015. If you’re looking to participate in this promotion through mattress running, be sure to look for Category 1 IHG properties, which tend to have lower paid rates. Some of the cheapest hotel markets in the country include Orlando (FL), Dallas (TX), and Norfolk (VA) – be sure to check out low-category hotels in those regions for the lowest paid rates.

Which version of this promotion were you targeted for? Be sure to share in the comment section.

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Ariana Arghandewal


  1. 50,000 points requiring just two stays( one must be a Bonus Points Package stay) and using my IHG card.

    • Correction- actually is is 43,200 for the above. I only need to fulfill 3 of 4 offers. My wife must complete 4 of 5 and she would need to stay three nights.

  2. Thanks for the post, Ariana. I just signed up. Here are my offers:

    (1) 1,000 points for first stay
    (2) 6,800 points for five nights
    (3) 1,500 points for booking & paying with IHG Rewards CC. (Already have the card.)
    (4) 40,700 points for completing offers 1-3.

    Must be completed by December 31.

    From the looks of the promotion, it appears like a single qualifying stay of five nights, paid with the IHC CC, would complete the entire promotion and earn 50,000 bonus points.

    Sweet deal.

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