IHG’s WEAK Accelerate Replacement – Double Plus More Promo Details
IHG has run the Accelerate promos each quarter for some time now. It was always a little bit of a craps shoot. Sometimes it would be amazing, 40K in points for 1 paid stay, and other times it would be worthless. Often it fell in the middle ground. But it was always exciting to see what you got. With their latest 4th quarter promotion it is like Accelerate and a Hilton promo had a baby and it is hideous.
The Double Plus More promo is a two pronged offer from IHG. The first part is the Double part, earn double points on all stays up to 15,000 (for most people). It starts on your second stay (what a stupid rule). This runs from 9/16-12/16/18.
The second part is the mini Accelerate esque part. This will vary by person and will award points for hitting stay numbers or visiting multiple brands etc. Here are the offers that my wife and I received:
- Earn double points on every stay, starting with your second stay, up to 30,000 bonus points.
- Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 6,400 bonus points.
- Stay at 3 brands and get 19,200 bonus points.
- Earn 6,600 bonus points when you book 2 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.
These would be a hard pass for me. If you are a road warrior where the company is picking up the tab then offers like this can be a nice little boost to your accounts.
I used to look forward to checking out my Accelerate promotions in the off chance that they were profitable. If IHG continues more along these lines I won’t have to worry about that much longer.
Let me know what offers you received in the comments section. And if you are going to take advantage of them or not.