IHG runs a “Accelerate” promotion on a quarterly basis.  The promotion incentivizes members to earn additional points by completing certain activities.  These include things like booking on their mobile app, or for an X number of nights in 3 different brands.  The activities vary every quarter and by individual.

Login to the IHG Accelerate Promotion: 2nd Quarter 2018 to see your customized offer.  The 2nd quarter period runs from May 1 to July 31.

A Work-Able Offer, Finally

I plan to complete my IHG Accelerate Challenge for the first time, because I finally got a work-able offer!  In fact, I should be able to complete my challenge in as little as one stay.


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How It Can Be Done in One Stay

Book one stay at an Intercontinental, Hotel Indigo, or Even property in May, 2018, with my IHG card, and making sure to book a bonus points package for the stay:

  • Exclusive Brand Bonus (1,500)
  • May Bonus Offer (2000)
  • Task #1: Stay once (2,000)
  • Task #2: Earn More, Faster (6,600)
  • Task #3: Spend on your IHC CC (2,000)

To trigger the 3 out of 4 Achievement Bonus (19,900) 

For a total of 32,000 IHG points (which is close enough for a redemption at a standard IHG property).

Bottom Line

This is not my best Accelerate challenge in terms of the points value, but it is the most work-able one in terms of the activities.  For the first time, I think I can make this work.

And the best part?  I don’t need to to go out of my way to complete the challenge either!


Have you checked yours yet?   Are the challenge activities easier for most people for the upcoming quarter, or did I luck out on this one?