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IHG Rewards Club is currently running another round of its ‘Accelerate’ promotion.

Each member has their own personalised targets.  You can register here – once you have logged in you will see your personal goals.  You have until 31st August to hit some or all of the targets.

IHG Accelerate bonus offer

Our original article on the Summer Accelerate offer is here.  In general, IHG was being less generous than it was during its Spring 2019 promotion.

IHG may be regretting this move, because a lot of people have seen an extra target appear – 3,000 points for a stay in June.  I don’t have it myself, but my wife does.

To check if you have got the June bonus added to your account, click here and log in.

IHG One Rewards update – September 2023:

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

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

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  • Marc says:

    OT – advice greatly received.

    Is there any feasible way of using a 2-4-1 voucher to travel to Australia? (I know, I know…). Is it possible to, for example, fly to Tokyo for 2-3 days, then get another flight to Australia – all under the same 2-4-1 voucher umbrella?

    Has anybody else found any creative ways to get to Australia using the 2-4-1 voucher?

    As an aside, I assume it is ok to add my 12 month old son to the booking for me and my wife’s 2-4-1 voucher?


    • marcw says:

      You can only use your 241 on BA metal. Either you try your luck on the Sydney service, or you redeem to SIN/HKG/TYO/KIX/KUL… or wherever you like. Then you only need to buy (or redeem) a ticket to Australia, but that’s not within your 241 allowance.

      Yes you can add your infant to the booking.

    • Rob says:

      Only option is via SIN as must be BA flights. Best chance of you are happy stopping in SIN for a while to match up availability on both legs.

    • Dave says:

      Hi Marc, We managed to get outbound LHR-HKG and inbound from SYD-LHR on 241. Filled in the gaps with partner redemptions on bookings via VS and BA. Hope that helps

  • Shoestring says:

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    UK—>The Daily Telegraph—>Business p4

  • Benylin says:

    OT: Got my IHG premium card (black card) in September 2018. Hit the 10k spend months ago. When can I book the free night, now or at/after anniversary?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      In September 2019 unfortunately the certificate will show in your account same time as the points hit after your anniversary.

    • MarkH says:

      You will get the voucher at the end of Sept 2019 i.e. with first statement after anniversary

  • Pttt says:

    Help please!!

    Mighty long shot given the time, but we’ve just been denied boarding by Vueling to NCN because they oversold the flight.

    They gave us 250eur x2, hotel night near LGW and rebooked us on a 1pm flight tomorrow with them (not the earliest btw but the one with availability).

    Can we book the 6am one with BA tomorrow and claim it? Theyve told us they cant guarantee reimbursment but we are missing numerous appointments by arriving so late! Any help appreciated.



    • Pttt says:

      Also worth noting we I’m almost certain we booked using Amex Plat…which we still have. Not sure yet, but it was definitely booked with Amex.

      Would this cover an earlier BA flight?

    • Lady London says:

      I would book the 6am BA flight if I was prepared to lose the cost of the BA flight. Why not book it on Avios if you’ve got enough? you can do it online. might only be 4,500 or so plus not much money each. I do not think EU261 itself, gives you cost of your preferred alternate flight if you book it yourself (although it does give you duty of care (see below) and compensation which I thought was about 280 euros for a landing time of over 3 hours for your distance, on short haul.

      Rob did a recent article, in fact very recently, listing which travel expenses MUST be spent on the relevant Amex card, to be covered under the travel insurance. If Amex have a helpline for travel I’d call them now and ask, rather than try to find the answer at this time of night. Hopefully someone else who’s up late, will see your question and advise. However if you have other travel insurance than Amex, have a read of the t’c and c’s for that or call your other insurance’s 24 hour helpline if there is one. Good chance if you have urgent reasons, cost of rebooking the earlier BA flight might be covered by any other insurance you’ve got even if not sure about Amex yet..

      Remember you don’t just get hotel costs you also get from Vueling transport to and from the hotel (even to another flight), food and drink (not alcohol) within reason appropriate to meal times during your delay, and communications cost to let people know you are late – covered, such as, by your paying for internet at the hotel if necessary. If Vueling hasn’t given you that money keep the receipts and make sure you claim these under “duty of care” provisions of EU261 from Vueling for reimbursement. this is as well as the compensation due under EU261 for delayed flight.

    • Bill says:

      Easyjet at 7am

    • Crafty says:

      What does your travel insurance say? This is who you’ll be claiming from.

    • Shoestring says:

      Worth noting that the EUR250pp you got already does not replace your compo rights under EC261 – it is *in addition* to your compo entitlement (if any). If you took the suggested alternative Vueling flight, you’d definitely get the EC261 delayed flight compo. If you re-route yourself on BA or EasyJet, you should be looking to get that ticket cost refunded by Vueling but you won’t be entitled to delayed flight compo. But in this case, you should have refused the re-ticketing option offered by Vueling (1pm). should have asked them to re-ticket you on BA or EasyJet because of your meetings, then if they refused, should have told them you would be re-ticketing yourself and claiming the cost back from Vueling.

      How did you leave the situation with Vueling? If you accepted re-ticketing on the 1pm Vueling flight, but re-ticketed yourself on the BA or EasyJet flight, you’re stuffed. You won’t get a refund of your re-ticketing cost. You won’t be entitled to EC261 compo because you are now a no-show.

      • Shoestring says:

        You still have time – if you went on the BA or EasyJet flight – to contact Vueling, explain that your meetings made the 1pm Vueling flight a bad option, so you re-ticketed yourself. And ask for a refund on the original Vueling ticket cost.

  • Zayn says:

    Thank you for the Infomation on TAP to NYC, just booked a Business trip Via LCY to NY (Single) and another Return at the End of August to begin of September , Like the convenience of flying from LCY and short stop over in Lisbon and Porto , Saved over 2k compared to Virgin and BA

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