IHG Accelerate Q2/Q3 2019 Promo: Discover Your Targeted Offer

IHG has opened registration for its Q2/Q3 2019 Accelerate promotion which they’ve called ‘Make Every Stay Count’. If my targeted offer is anything to go by though, stays are going to count for very little.

Update: Numerous people have commented below stating that they’ve been unable to register. It therefore seems like IHG is having issues with the promotion, so if you’re having the same problem, try registering again in a day or two.

IHG Accelerate Q2-Q3 2019 Make Every Stay Count

The Deal

Key Terms

  • Must register for the promotion by June 18, 2019.
  • Valid for stays between May 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019.

Quick Thoughts

I usually love IHG’s Accelerate promotions as they tend to be rewarding enough to influence my booking behavior. I completed enough tasks in the last promotion to earn the achievement bonus, specifically paying a little more for one stay in order to get the third brand I needed to earn a hefty bonus for one of the tasks and ultimately get that achievement bonus. I even did a mattress run in 2017 to earn more than 35,000 points for a one night stay costing less than $60.

This time around though, my offer is completely underwhelming. I’m in the process of researching our accommodation options for June and July and had been looking forward to seeing what IHG would be offering after their current promotion ended. As it turns out, not much:

IHG Accelerate Q2-Q3 2019 - Stephen

Even if I completed all these tasks, I’d only earn 11,600 bonus points. For comparison, I earned more than 50,000 bonus points from the Q1 promo.

My wife’s offer isn’t much better:

IHG Accelerate Q2-Q3 2019 - Shae

Hers is offering pretty much double the number of points, but only if completing all three tasks. We normally book prepaid rates as they’re cheaper than flexible rates which are the only way to book bonus points packages, so it’s doubtful we’d earn that bonus.

Our offers are therefore going to have zero influence on whether or not we stay at IHG properties in the coming months. In fact, it’ll likely encourage us to stay at other hotel chains that will reward us for our stays – not the result that hotel loyalty scheme promotions should be looking for.

Based on comments from past IHG promotions though, it seems like I might’ve lucked out with my past offers compared to what some of you received. I guess it’s therefore only fair (albeit disappointing) that I received an underwhelming offer this time around. How about you though – did you receive any decent bonuses for completing tasks? Let us known in the comments below.

h/t Doctor of Credit

About Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is on a 5 year, 50 state road trip with his wife Shae and their dog Truffles. Finding opportunities to earn miles and points is one of the ways they can afford to do this, so he'll try to help you do the same for your own travels.

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Janet
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Janet

When I try to enroll, it says “based on your current earning preferences, you are not eligible for this promotion.” Spouse’s account says the same. Super lame!

Jeff
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Jeff

Same here

Vee
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Vee

Same here even though I received email congratulating me on registering. Unable to open or unlock offers. Super lame.

DaveS
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DaveS

Exactly the same here. Is this maybe a technical glitch rather than anything about our earning preferences? Or do they know my earning preference is lots of points, and they were only going to make a lame offer anyway?

Michael Denner
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Michael Denner

/We’re sorry, but you’re not eligible for this campaign. View our other IHG® Rewards Club offers now./

Brutus
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Brutus

“We’re sorry, but you’re not eligible for this campaign.”

Which I read as, “We’re sorry, please check with Hilton and Marriott.”

John McCann
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John McCann

I manage four IHG accounts (mine, my wife’s, mom and aunt) and for two of them I got the earning preferences denial and for the other two I got the “you’re not eligible” notice. Not much of a “promotion” if no one actually qualifies for it. I’ve always felt the IHG IT department consisted of a bunch of music majors (no offense to all you music majors – I couldn’t play an instrument to save my life). But you should do what you’re good at and IHG is NOT good at IT.

Wayne J
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Wayne J

I also got the ‘not eligible for this campaign’ message

Platinum
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Platinum

Getting the same lame message.

Skippie687
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Skippie687

I managed to register but only got one offer….Double Your Stay
Earn double points on every stay, starting with your second stay, up to 40,000 bonus points.
No reason to stay at IHG

Gib
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Gib

Yep same here

weever
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weever

8,000 Stay More, Earn More
Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 4 night(s) and earn 8,000 bonus points. Terms

12,000 Discover Our Brands
Stay at 2 brands and get 12,000 bonus points. Terms

4,500 Stay for Less and Earn
Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points. Terms

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

26,000 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 26,000 bonus points. Terms

I am not sure if Points & Cash stay counts for first 4 nights

Blaine
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Blaine

I received an offer for 70,100 points and my wife an offer for 23,700 points. My offer, with two Saturday stays, may be doable. Hope I read it right?

Mike
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Mike

I haven’t seen my last accelerate bonuses post yet. Completed a few stays this month that should have triggered 20-30k points. How long do they usually take?

Billy Bob
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Billy Bob

If you can’t see yours, you can email them and ask them. They got back to me in one day.

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Tyler MacDonald
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Tyler MacDonald

Great points you have made….the Accelerate program has been helpful and rewarding in the past, but it appears the more you stay with IHG, the less they will reward you with this program. My Q1 targets were almost impossible to achieve, and now the Q2 targets are equally impossible and even if achieved, the bonus points are horrible. I stay 2 to 4 nights a week at IHG and it looks like the algorithms of this program is geared to newer customers and not Spire Elites like myself that stay very frequently.

Andrew
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Andrew

screwed over. I got 59,000 in offers

jae
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jae

If I have already made reservations for upcoming stays prior to my registration, am i still eligible for points? I made reservations like two months ago for mid-May stay and registered for this accelerate in early May.

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