I read an article from Inside Flyer last year about Hotel Runs, where you make a booking with no plans to stay, just to get the points. Never considered it until now, but my current Accelerate scheme makes it worthwhile I think, and was just after other opinions. I was not going to complete my current Accelerate - ends 30th April 2018, but this booking will now tick 2 more items off the list, AND crucially mean I get the bonus for completing 6 out if 7 challenges. So an additional 26200 points, as well as the small number I get for the actual stay. On their current purchase options with 80% bonus, that would cost me approx. £156 I have booked a local Holiday Inn for Friday 27th April for only £38. So I'll check in, maybe even eat something light and low cost, as they have an offer of 1000 bonus points if I eat with them.