If you are working towards your IHG Accelerate target – and this is probably the most generous hotel promotion you will see this quarter – there are three little tricks and kinks which can help you meet your target.
Thanks to the HFP readers who helped with these.
IHG has launched a targetted bonus for buying IHG Rewards Club points
Many of you will have received an email from IHG Rewards Club yesterday offering a bonus of up to 75% if you buy points.
I am not, at 75%, a serious buyer.
However, I will be buying 1,000 points.
Both my wife and I have an Accelerate target which is ‘buy some IHG points’. If you got that, now is your best chance to do it as you will receive a 30% bonus on a 1,000 point purchase.
To see if you are targetted for a bonus, visit the IHG ‘buy points’ page here. You will initially see the normal pricing but the special offer will appear once you are logged in, if you qualify.
‘Earn When You Redeem’ – option 1
Many people have a challenge which involves making a points redemption.
This triggers on making the booking and NOT on completing the stay, it seems. If you have this challenge, make a hotel booking for a few months down the line – beyond the 30th April promo closing date for safety. You can always cancel later.
‘Earn When You Redeem’ – option 2
Alternatively, there are some digital downloads available in the IHG rewards catalogue. The Language Translator Software is FREE.
A reader downloaded this and it triggered the ‘earn when you redeem’ bonus, albeit it took a month to show up on his Accelerate home page. Easy!
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)