InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) unveiled the next Accelerate Promotion for May-July 2018. The personalized promotions are different for each member and in my case would offer up to 17,500 points for a single night stay and a total of 59,200 points if I meet all goals! Despite the issues I’ve encountered with previous IHG Accelerate promotions, this could be very lucrative!
IHG Rewards continuous to offer personalized promotions that are based on your stay history, making them more or less attractive based on how much you stay. In my case for Q2/2018, I’ll have the following goals:
As always, you can meet several goals with a single stay, but my incentives are a lot less attractive this time around than in previous promotions. If I were to stay one night in May and pay with my IHG Rewards MasterCard, I could earn 5,500 points (worth $27.50), if I stay later in the promotion, it drops to 3,500 points – not a lot to entice me to move business to IHG.
To earn the full 42,000 points (worth $210), I would have to stay 5 nights on three stays, booked via the app with a special rate and paid with the IHG Rewards Master Card, plus a redemption of as little as a few hundred points for a digital download. The total incentive would by $42/night at a minimum, which would be a good reward, although not as generous as in previous quarters.
While I have a lot of travel coming up from May-July 2018, I’m not sure Holiday Inn Express hotels are convenient in those destinations and I might take a pass this time on the promotion.
Wanna see what’s in it for you and if you can maximize your rewards easily? You can check out your own IHG Accelerate promotion here and register to participate! Good luck!
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