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Any readers who are IHG Rewards Club members are hopefully aware that the latest Accelerate promotion is running until 31 August, 2019. (click here for details) Hopefully you have registered already, but if not you can reach the Dashboard by clicking here.
As usual, you will have been given individual targets to meet. However, in recent days many members have received an additional target. You can receive 2,000 points for one paid stay during June.
You might think that this is irrelevant – £8 (at best) in value for a one-night stay – but it also appears that other requirements have been eased.
Here are my own targets.
The important element to note is the Achievement Bonus. Previously I needed to complete 3 of 3 offers for 23,100 points. Now I only require 3 of the 4 offers, including the new June stay target.
What does this mean? Well, instead of requiring eight paid nights – two stays of which would need to be booked as a Bonus Points Package – I can now earn 23,100 + 6,600 + 2,000 = 31,700 bonus points by booking 2 1-night Bonus Point Package stays, as long as one of those stays takes place in June.
So, instead of being a promotion that I planned to ignore, I can pick up a nice chunk of points with two one-night stays.
Because it comes up so often, it’s worth highlighting that award stays and Points & Cash stays DO NOT QUALIFY for nearly all typical Accelerate targets.
What about your IHG account? Have you also received this surprise?