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IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty scheme covering InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc, has launched its new Summer promotion.

It is another version of the long-running Accelerate offer, although this time it is called “Make Every Stay Count”.

You can find out your targets, and register, on the IHG website here.

It is valid for stays between 1st May and 31st August.

IHG Accelerate Summer 2019 Make Every Stay Count

At present, there is a bug which seems to be stopping some people – including me – from registering.  You get a message saying that you are ineligible, but that seems unlikely given that ‘Accelerate’ offers are open to all.

I had no issues on my wife’s account.  Once I had registered my wife, she got the following targets:

10,000 bonus points for staying five nights

14,400 bonus points for staying at three different IHG brands 

5,600 bonus points for 2 x 2-night weekend stays (Saturday plus another night)

4,500 bonus points for booking one ‘points and cash’ stay

2,800 points for staying at two different IHG hotels

Unusually, there is no additional bonus for completing all or most of the separate targets.

This isn’t a bad deal for my wife.  The first, second and fifth ones cut across each other, so a total of five nights, which takes in three different brands and two different hotels, will trigger (10,000 + 14,400 + 2,800) 27,200 bonus points.

Based on my 0.4p valuation of an IHG Rewards Club point, that is worth £109 or (divided by 5 nights) £22 back per night.  This assumes she does exactly five nights across three brands.  It isn’t worth doing a mattress run to hit this, but if we can point a few nights in IHG’s direction over the next four months it will be worthwhile.

As usual with IHG promotions, existing stays will count and do not need to be rebooked.  The only exception in the past has been for any target you have which insists on booking via the IHG app.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Make Every Stay Count bonus points promotion


The new IHG Rewards Club promotion is OK.  My wife has a less generous target than she did in the Spring, and of course I can’t even see my target yet.

Hilton Honors is offering ‘double base points’ as we wrote about here (you can register here).  If you do a lot of short, low cost stays then the new IHG offer may work out better, whilst Hilton might be better for short, expensive trips.  It is all down to your personal IHG Accelerate targets though.  We don’t yet know what Marriott Bonvoy will be offering for the Summer.

I strongly recommend signing up now given that the new IHG promotion is valid for stays from Wednesday night.  Even if you have no stays planned I would still register as 31st August is a long way away.

You can register for the new IHG Accelerate promotion here.

IHG One Rewards update – September 2023:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.

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Comments (167)

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  • PAL says:

    2 IHG brands – 8400, 2 x weekends – 5600, 1 stay with Points + cash – 4500, 2IHG hotels – 2800, 2 bonus points package – 6600.

    • Lady London says:

      You could do all that in very few nights (they stack). The sticking point might be finding hotels with bonus points packages, if within UK/Europe. Bonus points are not usually profitable now, the full price of them is usually added to the hotel night on the ones I’ve looked at in past year.

  • Amy says:

    Still not eligible apparently…

  • Crafty says:

    My offers have now appeared – other “blank pagers”, time to check!

    • meta says:

      My partners and mine too. Pretty rubbish. After a good one for me last quater (90k+points for 4 stays), I got mainly long stays one, so it won’t work. Useful promo will probably come next year again for me.

  • Alan says:

    Finally got my offer up…
    “Stay at Crown Plaza” – Stay twice 12,600
    “”Saturday stays bonus” – Stay 2 weekends 12,000
    “Stay for Less and Earn” – use points & cash 4,500
    “Earn more faster” – Book 2 Bonus Points Packages 6,600
    “Go places with the IHG app” – Book 2 stays 6,000

  • MD says:

    Still not working for me. “We’re sorry, but you’re not eligible for this campaign.”

    Meh. Their loss. Hilton it is.

  • Alex W says:

    I would need a total of 7 nights across 5 stays, including 2 weekends. No chance.

  • Phil says:

    Mine ok. 83,200 points up for grabs, and can achieve with 2 x 1 night stays and 2 x 2 night stays.

    12,000 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 6 night(s) and earn 12,000 bonus points.

    10,800 Stay at Holiday Inn®
    Stay at 3 Holiday Inn® hotel(s)—including Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations®—and earn 10,800 bonus points

    12,000 Saturday Stays Bonus
    Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 12,000 bonus points.

    6,800 Corporate Account Bonus
    Stay 4 time(s) using your corporate rate and earn 6,800 bonus points. Stays booked through your corporate portal count toward the promotion.

    Complete 4 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 41,600 bonus points.

  • John says:

    Mine is now working. Last time I got 80K points for 4 nights. Am Spire.

    This time I need 9 nights over 5 stays for 52K points, which is not worth it.

    But I could possibly reach a lesser target of 4 one-nighters for 22K – nothing to get excited about, but better than nothing if 4 IHG hotels happen to be the best option anyway.

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