IHG’s Accelerate promotion will be returning! This is probably not a major surprise to anyone, but as it is generally good fun and a decent deal I doubt many will complain.
The new version will run from 1st May to 31st July.
If you register via this page of the IHG website, you can see your points target. I will have nine targets with a maximum of 55,700 points available.
What you can’t see yet are what your targets are, as the site is not fully functioning. I will do a full article when it is working properly.
Interesting IHG Rewards Club and Avis promotion
Via this page, any Avis booking:
made by 15th May
for rental before 31st December
across EMEA, Asia and the US
for a Group C or higher car
for 4+ days
….. will earn you 5,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points. This is on top of the – pitiful – base earnings of 125 IHG Rewards Club points per day.
There is also a Spin To Win competition on the site. Enter your Avis rental number – which I don’t think needs to be booked via the IHG portal – and you can instantly win a car upgrade or some IHG Rewards Club points.
This is why the deal may be better than it looks. When I wrote this long article on which IHG points count for status and which don’t, the consensus from your comments is that points for car rentals DO count for elite status.
That is not 100% guaranteed. It is also not 100% guaranteed that the bonus points would count, even if the base points did. However, earning 5000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points which count towards elite status is a lot more interesting that just earning 5000 bonus IHG points on their own, which I only value at £20.
Full details are on this IHG / Avis microsite.
(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.)