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Craig wrote about IHG’s current Accelerate (personalised bonus points) promotion back in April. That promo is scheduled to run until 31st August 2019, but the strange thing about it is that although most people were able to access their offer like usual, quite a few others got a message saying they hadn’t been targeted for an Accelerate offer. That’s not something I can remember ever happening before.
Last night, InsideFlyer reader Sharat alerted us in the comments on Craig’s article, that although he had been unable to access his Accelerate promotion before, he now could.
I manage a few family member accounts that also hadn’t received an Accelerate offer in April, so checked to see if anything had changed – and I’m pleased to report that they now all have offers.
Note that you have to use the new registration page here to sign up. If you had previously been able to sign up back in April/May, I don’t think you’ll be able to sign up to this one.
What is interesting is that the promotion dates this time are 1st July – 31st October, which is obviously different to the dates (1st May-31st August) that people who were able to sign up in April were given:
“Unlock your offers with Accelerate.
Last-minute vacations with family, extra time by the pool, wandering around a new city—making time for these big little moments is easier than you think. Accelerate helps you experience more of life and earn bonus points with customized offers. Sign up and stay at IHG hotels around the world between July 1 and October 31, and enjoy more of those memorable moments that matter most.”
The offers I saw weren’t particularly generous to be honest, but definitely better than nothing – and yours might well be better:
At the very least, 1,000 free points just for downloading an app isn’t bad!
IHG has made the Accelerate promotion needlessly confusing this time, with some members having to complete their stays by the end of August, and others having to stay between 1st July – 31st October.
Regardless, if you thought you’d missed out on a bonus points promo this quarter, go and check your account again – hopefully you’ll now find something there!
What’s your offer like?