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New IHG Promotion Promises ‘at Least 30,000 Bonus Points’

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InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the latest in its series of personalized Accelerate promotions, for stays beginning next month.

Offer Details

Between January 1 and April 15, IHG Rewards Club members can earn “at least 30,000 bonus points” for completing a series of tasks targeted to each member’s individual stay and earning history.

This is another of IHG’s personalized promotions, with a multitude of different offers available to program members with different travel profiles. To determine your personalized offer, log onto the IHG website with your Rewards membership credentials.

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

There’s no way to categorically rate this promotion’s generosity; the personalized offers reported by program members run the gamut, from stingy to eye-popping.

As a mostly inactive Rewards member, with no elite status, my offer was as follows:

  • Earn 500 points for downloading the IHG app
  • Earn 2,000 points for staying three nights
  • Earn 2,000 points for booking two stays at the member rate
  • Earn 2,000 points for staying at three Holiday Inn hotels
  • Earn 2,000 points for completing one weekend stay
  • Earn 21,500 points for completing all five of the above tasks

Consolidating the tasks, I could earn the full 30,000 bonus points by booking and completing three one-night stays, at three different Holiday Inns, at least one of which is on a weekend night, at the member rate, using the IHG app. If those three qualifying stays averaged $100 a night, I’d be earning 30,000 points for spending $300. Not bad!

As discussed on Flyer Talk, other Rewards members are receiving much more lucrative offers, with more demanding (and expensive) tasks.

Again, check the IHG website for the details of your targeted offer. It may or may not be worth pursuing the extra points.

Reader Reality Check

What was your “personalized” offer?

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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