IHG Rewards Club’s Accelerate is Back for the Summer

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IHG Rewards Club has brought back the “Accelerate” branding for its summer 2019 promotion. As usual, each member will receive individual targets.

Accelerate will run from 1 May until 31 August, 2019. You can register and find your personal targets by clicking here.

It used to be possible to earn thousands of bonus points for 4-5 nights, as long as you planned your IHG stays very carefully. Lately IHG has been rather less generous. Here is what my targets look like:

46,000 points for 8 paid nights isn’t particularly attractive to me – as most attractive hotels now cost 40,000+ points per night – plus I would need to book expensive bonus point packages and an award night. Make sure to leave a comment with your own targets, and let us know how you feel about them…

And if you’re a beginner to Accelerate, you can re-read this old post that explains how it all works


  1. Rob Rixon says


    Earn 29,500 total bonus points.

    8,400 Stay at Crowne Plaza®. Stay at 2 Crowne Plaza® hotel(s) and earn 8,400 bonus points.
    4,500 Stay for Less and Earn. Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points.
    6,600 Earn More, Faster. Earn 6,600 bonus points when you book 3 Bonus Points Package stay(s) and get to your next reward faster.
    10,000 Your Achievement Bonus. Complete 3 of the 3 offers and earn (an additional) 10,000 bonus points.

    After just spending almost a million points on IC hotels for our USA trip in the coming months, it looks as if I will struggle to get back to that and it also looks as if I will earn more in points for stays over this period over and above what the campaign is offering! That’s probably the lowest target I’ve ever seen set for myself.

  2. Andy says

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

    Obviously not happy with me as I managed to earn some cheap points with the last accelerate!.

  3. Bob says

    After the glitches – ‘you’re not eligible’ etc, a bit of patience offers me 46000 potential points over 7 nights in 4x brands including 2x weekend stays.. Not as good as last ‘third’ where I gained 88,000 bonus points over 8 nights [plus a free 50k+ night courtesy of the Met Leeds] but workable. Nothing to moan about here. No target for completing ‘all the offers’ this time which makes things easier.

  4. Ken says

    10,500 Stay More, Earn More when you stay 7 night(s) and earn 10,500 bonus points. Terms
    12,000 Saturday Stays Bonus Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 12,000 bonus points.
    4,500 Stay for Less and Earn Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points.

    Probably worst offer i’ve ever had – don’t think I’ll be trying for this one

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