Posted by William Charles on April 1, 2019
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Published on April 1st, 2019 | by William Charles


[Expired] IHG Q2 2019 ‘Accelerate’ Promotion: Rewards Nights. Faster

Deal has expired, view the current Accelerate offer by clicking here.

Update 4/1/19: Registration for this promotion had ended on March 15th, 2019. It looks like IHG has now extended the registration until April 30th, 2019 when the promotion actually ends.

The Offer

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  • IHG has launched its Q1 2019 promotion, this time called ‘Rewards Nights. Faster.’ it basically seems to be the same as the old accelerate offers but with a different name. This means your offer will be individualized based on your account and recent stay history.

The Fine Print

  • Register by March 15th, 2019
  • Stays from January 15th until April 30th 2019 are included

Our Verdict

Everybody will get an offer worth at least 40,000 points. Some of the offers suck (e.g double points on every stay up to 40,000 points total). Feel free to share your offers in the comments below.

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Earn Double Points (up to 40k), starting with 2nd stay. Pass.




Spose account:
1K after booking a stay from the app.
2K after you stay 4 nights.
3K after you stay at two brands.
4K after you stay 3 weekends.
10K after completing 3 of 4
20K after completing 4 of 4.


+1 more. Hard pass.


Double Points (up to 40K) starting with 2nd stay.
2,000 points for 1 stay in February.
Total if all offers completed: 42,000 points

Sadly, this offer is a pass for me. While I had several hotels already booked for this quarter I have now found better rates or nicer hotels at the same price with competitors. If they offered an accelerate offer like in the past I might have stayed with IHG more.


1. 14,400 for discovering brands (3)
2. 5600 for two saturday stays (at least 2 day stay)
3. 6800 corporate account bonus (4 stays at corporate rate)
4. 12,000 points (2 stays of 4 nights or longer)
5. 1500 (book a stay on rewards credit card)
6. stay 3 times and get 6000 points (non specialaka corporate rate)
not horrible but not as great as some of the past


Total 60,200 points to complete 4/4 offers
1. 3 diff brands- 28,800
2. 2 stays- 3,000
3. 2 bonus point package – 6,600
4. Pay with IHG card once- 1,500
Complete all 4- 20,300

So, I guess I can earn 60,200 pts in 3 nights or 3 stays- Not bad!


Spouse account offer-

Total 95,800 points
1. 5 nights- 10K
2. 2 brands- 16K
3. 2 weekends (sat night+another night) 8K
4. 2 IHG hotels 5.6K
5. 2 points package 6.6K
6. IHG card for one stay 1.5K
Complete 6/6- 48.1K

So, a total of 5 nights should get her 95.8K points.


Mine is not bad, but I will not work to achieve any of them based on my planned travels:

1. 10K – Stay 5 nights
2. 12K – Stay 2 weekends (each at least 2 nights incl. Saturday)
3. 2.8K – Stay at 2 IHG hotels
4. 6.6K – Book 2 Bonus Points Package stays
5. 1.5K – Use IHG card to pay for a stay
6. 16.45K – Complete items 1-5 above


Stay at 2 brands and get 24,000 bonus points.
Stay at 2 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 12,000 bonus points.
Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 12,000 bonus points.
Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.
Earn 6,600 bonus points when you book 2 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.


I might have gotten a decent offer, but I’m not sure because there’s a typo at the bottom (“complete 4 of the 3 offers”). If it’s 3 of 4, it’s good. If it’s 4 of 4, not as good.

Stay 4 nights and earn 8,000 points
Stay at 2 brands and earn 11,200 points
Book 1 stay using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 points
Book and pay for one stay with your IHG credit card
Complete 4 of the 3 offers and earn 25,200 bonus points

If it’s 3 of 4, I could complete this all with 2 paid stays at 2 brands, right?


Yes, 2 stays at 2 brands should satisfy 3/4 offers. An additional 2 nights will get you 8K + stay points- depending on the hotel rates, might be worth it for a mattress run!


Stay 7 nights get 14k points
Use corporate account 4x get 5600
Stay 4 consecutive nights get 4000
Pay for one stay with Rewards Club Select Credit Card get 1500

Achievement bonus: do all 4 above get 25,100 additional points.

Hilton points are far easier to earn and their 2k/stay 10k every 5 stays is hella simpler. Also award stays count w Hilton but not IHG. So I probably won’t do any of these.


19,200 pts – stay at 3 brands
5,600 pts – stay 2x weekends (Saturday plus another night)
4,500 pts – book using points + cash
2,800 pts – stay at 2 ihg hotels
4,000 pts – book a stay for 4 consecutive nights or more
Complete 5 of 4(?) – bonus 36,100 points

Total would be 72,200 points, not bad except the 4 consecutive nights one



12,000 = stay 6 nights
19,200 = discover 3 brands
5600 = Stay 2 weekends (inc Saturday night)
6800 = Corporate account bonus (4 times)
43,600 = achievement award 4 of the 5 offers
2000 = February bonus stay

So if I stay 6 nights, at 3 different brands, over 2 weekends,using corporate account, in February I think I would make it…LOL


8K: 4 nights
11.2K: 2 brands
5.6K: 2 weekends
8.4K: 3 hotels
4K: 4+ night stay
1.5K: Book with CC
19.35K: Complete all 6
Total: 58050

Not the best I’ve ever gotten. The 4+ night stay one is gonna be the big problem for me. I very rarely spend five days in one place. And the bonus one being 6/6 kinda sucks, I used to always get bonus ones that were like 5/6 or 6/7 where I could miss one of the requirements. But I suppose an extra 35K points for five nights across two brands and three hotels isn’t too shabby. I can easily meet that, but I’ll likely not hit the full amount.


Total 45,400 points to complete all 5 offers

1. Stay 3 Brands – 19.2K
2. Stay 2 Holidays Inns – 5.6K
3. Two Bonus Points Packages – 6.6K
4. Two stays of 4+ nights – 12K
5. A stay in February – 2K



12,000 = Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 12,000 bonus points.

5,600 = Stay at 2 IHG® hotel(s) and earn 5,600 bonus points.

6,600 = Earn 6,600 bonus points when you book 2 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.

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

25,700 = Complete 4 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 25,700 bonus points.

Hate deciphering these things. Could I potentially stay a Saturday night and different weekend night and complete all four? What is a bonus point package?


Yes, 2 weekend nights each in 2 different stays and 2 different hotels (for a total of 4 nights) booked under the bonus points package and paid by your IHG card will work. Bonus points package is offered by hotels where you pay extra to get bonus points on that stay.


Mine is not bad, but I have to have 5 stays minimum I assume, probably not gonna make it 🙁

33600 4 brands
8400 2 holiday inn stays
8400 2 weekend stays including a Sat night
1500 use IHG card for stay
51900 complete 4 of the 5(?) offers <= is this include the bonus offer??
3000 stay once in Feb

106800 total bonus


Do nights booked with points count as stays for this promo?

Dave P
Dave P

Historically, no. Must be cash rates; no points, no points+cash stays qualify.


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.
16,800 Stay at InterContinental® Hotels
Stay at 2 InterContinental® hotel(s) and earn 16,800 bonus points.
10,800 Saturday Stays Bonus
Stay 3 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 10,800 bonus points.
18,800 Your Achievement Bonus
Complete 3 of the 3 offers and earn (an additional) 18,800 bonus points.

This is actually a pretty incredible promotion for me, and I’m fairly motivated to try and get all of these in the next 70 days. Intercontinental * 2 weekends (one using my ambassador free weekend certfificate) and one weekend at a holiday inn or crowne plaza. Easy peasy!


Does the Ambassador 1+1 free count as qualify weekend stay? Does that stay count as 1 or 2 night toward the total required say 5 nights stay?


“Stays from January 15th until April 15th 2019 are included”
should be April 30th

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