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Kalboz
(@kalboz)

Mine not worth it, total of 50K bonus points for 5 stays: earn 50,000 total bonus points when you complete your offers.

5,000 Stay Once Get 5,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.

6,800 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 6,800 bonus points.

8,000 Change Your View®
Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 8,000 bonus points.

1,500 Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card
Book and pay for one stay with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points.

28,700 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of 5 offers and earn (an additional) 28,700 bonus points.

so basically 5 one night stays or to include Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations for the final bonus to kick in - not worth it.

What is your offer? Are you partaking?

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Posted : August 24, 2016 8:19 pm
Sweet Willie
(@sweet-willie)

~100K for 9 stays, some crazy goals thrown in, such as stay during X month & get 5K bonus, stay internationally goal (of course to a country/region where I have no plans to travel to), I too need to stay at Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations® property.

I haven't decided if I'm going to participate or not.

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Posted : August 25, 2016 12:11 pm
Sweet Willie
(@sweet-willie)

question, is everyone receiving notice of the accelerate promos from IHG? If so, by what means? (email, snail mail, social media, etc)

I have not been notified by IHG in any manner (that I'm aware of) for the past couple of accelerate promos.

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Posted : August 25, 2016 12:24 pm
Kalboz
(@kalboz)

Sweet Willie, post: 2750986, member: 1098 wrote: question, is everyone receiving notice of the accelerate promos from IHG? If so, by what means? (email, snail mail, social media, etc)

I have not been notified by IHG in any manner (that I'm aware of) for the past couple of accelerate promos.

I have been notified but after I already registered ... I'm always informed of the promos by the bloggers first. This seems to be the norm for me with all other hotels/airlines/credit cards!!!

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Posted : August 25, 2016 4:01 pm
mikeschu
(@mikeschu)

Thanks [USER=442]@Kalboz[/USER] for putting this up; I had to go check my email.

3k first stay
1.5k for a stay paid on the MasterCard
4k for a weekend stay
10k for 5 nights
21.5k for 3/4 achievements
5k for a September stay

So Saturday/Sunday or Friday/Saturday in September and pay with the CC to get 35k bonus. Not sure if that's mattress-run worthy but it could be useful for upcoming trips.

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Posted : August 25, 2016 11:26 pm
Wandering Aramean
(@wandering-aramean)

I can get to 45k for a 5-night C&P stay in September. Almost certainly won't bother, but interesting to see what the triggers are (1 stay, C&P, September, 5 nights).

My main problem (other than the limited value of the points) is that the total for me is heavily weighted to getting all three - that's 33k points of 45k. I get the marketing angle of why it theoretically works but not on me this time, I don't think.

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Posted : August 26, 2016 12:07 am
William JLP
(@william-jlp)

Weekend stay 4000 pts
Stay once 3000 pts
2 Holiday Inns 6400 pts
Points and cash 1000 pts
Big city bonus 3600 pts
Use IHG card 1500 pts
6 out of 7 11000 pts
Plus another 5000 for a September stay

Most of this will be covered by attending the Chicago Seminars anyway, so it was easy to do a cheap points and cash at another Holiday Inn in September. No plans to stay five nights and get another 10,000 pts, but this one is easier, though much less lucrative, than past years.

Unless I'm mistaken, it looks like the Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Club Vacations qualify as Holiday Inn stays, but, at least for me, aren't required.

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Posted : August 26, 2016 10:50 am
Kalboz
(@kalboz)

For some reason, my offer has changed as below. Did anyone experience this!!!

3,000 Stay Once Get 3,000
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 3,000 bonus points.

10,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,000 bonus points.

20,800 Discover Our Brands
Stay at 3 brands and get 20,800 bonus points.

6,400 Stay Smart®
Stay Smart® by staying at 2 Holiday Inn Express® hotel(s) and earn 6,400 bonus points.

1,000 Stay for Less and Earn
Earn 1,000 bonus points when you book 1 stay(s) using Points and Cash. We'll reward you with more bonus points when you use a combination of points and cash.

3,600 Big City Bonus
Stay in 1 of 6 major markets: New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, and Las Vegas and earn 3,600 bonus points.

1,500 Spend on your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card
Book and pay for one stay with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card and earn bonus points.

19,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 6 of the 7 offers and earn (an additional) 19,000 bonus points.

5,000 September Bonus Offer

Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.

So, if I stay once in September, on P+C rate, pay with my IHG CC, I get 10.5K IHG points worth around $60.

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Posted : August 26, 2016 2:14 pm
Pizzaman
(@pizzaman)
Admin

My offer didn't change, but here's what I got:


I'm surprised by the September bonus since that's typically not a time they need extra heads in beds. Since I'm unlikely to book a bonus points package, that lobs off a huge part of my potential bonus. I'm not planning to participate, though I might dumb luck into a September stay due to a few off the beaten path stays.

I don't have much to say, but you can usually find me saying it here.

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Posted : August 31, 2016 1:43 pm