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IHG 2016 Accelerate Promotion Excitement!
IHG’s Q1 2016 Accelerate promotion was released during the past couple of days. I have been a little under the weather so hadn’t really had a chance to look. Today I finally logged into my account to see my targeted offers and it was the same old junk. I need to stay 5 nights to complete one of the offers and the final “jackpot” isn’t triggered until I complete ALL offers. Here are my offers:
As you can see, I can get 11.5K points off of one stay, but that is boring and not enough to get me to bite. After looking at my offer, I opened my wife’s. Normally ours are very close to being the same, so I was surprised to see just how much better she has it than me!
While she too has the “Stay 5 nights” offer, her bonus at the end only requires that she complete 3 of the 4 offers. Good news! The way I read this, if she completes a Bonus Point Package night in January and pays for it with her IHG Rewards Club credit card then she will trigger the bonus at the end and make 45,000 points total. But it is actually better than that!
After seeing this I did a quick search in Las Vegas for rooms in January and found a Holiday Inn Express that looks interesting. For $99 for a night, she could complete the requirements and earn 5,000 bonus points. Per my calculations this is what she would earn:
- 45,000 from Accelerate
- 5,000 bonus from the rate
- 990 base points
- 495 Platinum elite bonus
- 51,485 TOTAL! (Enough for a free night in a top tier property.)
This could potentially be even more if she is targeted for other offers between now and then with codes that can be added. I am not counting on that, but it is a possibility.
You can register for the promotion and find your offer here.
Worth a Mattress Run?
We may not even have to do a mattress run for this since we might have some travel plans that lineup with the promotion. If not, I definitely think this would be worth it since buying 51,485 points for $110.88 including tax works out to be a $.0021 cost per point which is excellent! Either way I am glad to finally see one of these offers that piques my interest!
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