Posted by William Charles on February 12, 2018
Hotel Booking

Published on February 12th, 2018 | by William Charles


IHG Accelerate 2018 Q1 Offers Are Now Available For Sign Up [Now With 10k Points For Staying At Kimpton For Everybody]

Update 02/12: Kimpton bonus is available to everybody now. It’s mentioned on the landing page of the accelerate offer found here.

Update 02/07: Some people are seeing a new offer added to their accelerate offer where you receive an additional 10,000 points for staying at any Kimpton property before April 30th. Check your account to see if you’re targeted.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • IHG’s Accelerate promotion for Q1 of 2018 is now live. You’ll receive bonus IHG points for completing different requirements, you’ll also receive an additional bonus for completing a set number of the tasks

The Fine Print

  • Valid for stays between January 1st and April 30th, 2018

Our Verdict

My offer isn’t very exciting, so this won’t change any of my booking behavior. This is a bit disappointing as I actually need to book a lot of hotels for stays during this period, but that likely just means I’ll get to end up staying at some more interesting non chain hotels instead. Feel free to share your own offers in the comments, as well as whether you’re going to go for it or not.

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Can i trigger multiple offers with same nights.

I.e. stay a weekend

and stay 3 nights?

May I just stay 3 nights over the weekend and get both

can also double or triple dip if you receive an email for 25% off member prices and Mastercard pass checkout.

Yes, but all nights must be paid nights.

do points + cash nights count as paid?

nope 🙁
I tried it and they wouldnt give me the points

No. I found this out the hard way. 🙁

Very annoying and found this out the hard way. I had an offer to do a points + cash night and get points yet they still refused to give me the points!!! Ridiculous!

Not too bad. Could get 32,000 points after 2 stays.

No good offers upcoming for me and DW, but we got the bonuses for the promo ending this month!

Looks a bit rough for me. 8 nights, 4 consecutive nights, 3 different HIE, use my IHG cc.

58.5K for five nights at four brands plus one Bonus Points Package. Not a bad promo this time. I’ve had better, but the last couple have been really bad for me.

30k for 3 nights, 3 stays at Holiday Inn, one weekend stay, 2 nights using Your Rate = 4 nights minimum.

I think I got the starter offer since I’ve never used it before? I’ve had both the IHG card and rewards account for a year. It’s also the same as my current 2017 Q4 offer, which I’m on track to completing, so hopefully I’ll get a better 2018 Q2 offer because of that.

I already have a kimpton stay set for before Apr 30 and I got the offer. 🙂

So-so offer. 50k for completing various stays (5 nights total, 2 nights at Holiday Inn, stay 1 night anywhere, do 1 cash + points stay)… I can essentially bang this all out for 5 nights.

Terrible. Stay 18 Nights nights for 34,000pts. Refer a friend in addition to friend staying w/in 60 days of referral for an additional 5,000pts. I laughed and closed the screen.

Not as good as my last one. And I miss the Achievement Bonus because I misread the terms (wrong family brand for one stay 🙂

2,000 Stay Once Get 2,000 Bonus Points
Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points. Terms

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. Terms

9,000 Earn More, Faster
Earn 9,000 bonus points when you book 1 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster. Terms

3,600 Big City Bonus
Stay in 1 of 6 major markets: New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Orlando or San Francisco and earn 3,600 bonus points. Terms

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. Terms

13,900 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 4 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 13,900 bonus points.

5,000 Refer a Friend and Earn
Refer a friend to enroll into IHG Rewards Club, and receive 5,000 bonus points. The referred member must complete their first stay by April 30th.

Now for the real challenge: Find a Kimpton hotel where I would be willing to pay the cash price…

+1 (bingo — the little “secret” bloggers are generally loathe to mention, much less document — that IHG and Kimpton in particular have been jacking up their average rates — big time.)

I don’t see it in my offers

I still don’t have the Kimpton offer on my Accelerate FYI

Do rewards stays count as a stay?

for promos they never do man. sometimes cash + pts. rarely.

“Non-Qualifying Room Rates” or “Non-Qualifying Stay” include the following: net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion.

dude. where the fuck is this offer? looks like its still targeted. not open to all. spent 45min looking around like an idiot only to find 2 different offers:

Swing Into Spring – STAY 2+ NIGHTS & GET UP TO 25% OFF.

STAY DATES: February 21 – May 31, 2018
BOOK BY: March 11, 2018


STAY DATES: January 10 – December 30, 2018
BOOK BY: December 30, 2018

never bothered staying at IHG because their promo shit is so wack. nothing ever works for me. i guess others just know how to work the Royal Amb Spire system and enjoy ICs.

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