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You will receive a mystery bonus, usually 100%, when you buy IHG Rewards points by 8th October. Click here for details.

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

It is another version of the long-running Accelerate offer, and for the second time in a row 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 September and 31st December.

The list of targets is shorter than we have seen in the past.  I got just four:

25,200 bonus points for staying at four different brands

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

2,800 bonus points for staying at three different hotels

8,000 bonus points for four stays using the corporate rate of the company I haven’t worked at for nine years and which very few hotels accept

Since I would have to trigger the 2,800 ‘three hotels’ bonus in order to trigger the ‘four brands’ bonus, I will be getting 28,000 bonus points for four staysI value IHG Rewards Club points at 0.4p so that is a bonus worth £112.  If those four stays are just one night each, that is an extra reward of £28 per night.  Not bad.

IHG Accelerate Autumn 2019 Make Every Stay Count

I also looked at my wife’s account.  Once I had registered my wife, she got the following targets which are even easier:

21,600 bonus points for staying at three different brands

2,800 bonus points for staying at two different hotels

4,000 bonus points for booking a stay of 4+ nights

Again, the first two would trigger together.  She would earn 24,400 bonus points, valued at £97.60, for just three one night stays.  This is £32.53 of bonus points per night plus the value of the base points from her stays.

(It looks like any family stays this Autumn will be booked as two rooms, one per account, rather than taking a suite!)

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.

Note that some people are getting a very weird offer of ‘1000 bonus points for one stay’ – and nothing more.  This seems to be an IHG IT issue and not actually your final selection.  If you have this, I would continue to check online over the next few days and see if it changes.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Make Every Stay Count bonus points promotion


The new IHG Rewards Club promotion is good, at least for us.  Given that it covers a four month period, I would go so far as to say it is generous.  Given the proliferation of IHG brands these days, hitting three different ones is fairly straightforward.  Hitting four is a bit trickier, but let’s see.

We don’t yet know what Hilton Honors or Marriott Bonvoy will be offering for the Autumn, of course, although we will find out in the next couple of weeks.

I strongly recommend signing up now given that the new IHG promotion is valid for stays from 1st Sepember.  Even if you have no stays planned I would still register now as 31st December is a long way away and a lot can change.

Note that there is a deadline for registration of 18th October which is not something I like to see – why should someone who unexpectedly finds themself in an IHG property in November or December lose out?

You can register for the new IHG Accelerate promotion here.

IHG Rewards update – September 2021:

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

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

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

You will receive a mystery bonus, usually 100%, when you buy IHG Rewards points by 8th October 2021.

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Comments (142)

  • LB says:

    Excellent…1 offer: stay once, earn 1000 points. That’s it!

    • Vivian says:

      Me too!

    • Neil says:

      Same here. Worst one I’ve had

    • Andrew says:

      Me too!

    • Michael says:

      1,000 Bonus Points for one stay. That’s it. Really?
      Ambassador Spire Elite here. Achieved it already for next year, so very little incentive to push my business to IHG in Q4 except for normal double points on stays. Elite benefits are minimal and not guaranteed, so I’m a free agent for the rest of the year.

  • Jim says:

    Wow – I’ve got ONE offer!

    “Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 1,000 total bonus points.
    1,000 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 1 night(s) and earn 1,000 bonus points”

  • MT says:

    I got a single offer as well – double points starting from my second stay up to a maximum of 40,000 points. Yay me 🙂

    • Robert J says:

      Got the same – I wonder if there is a relation between people only getting 1 target and the people whose targets weren’t tracking last time.

      • LB says:

        I didn’t bother with the last two challenges and still received just the one “offer”.

  • Gavin says:

    Mine is:

    1,000 points – Download the App and make a booking
    2,000 points – Stay 4 nights
    3,000 points – Stay at 2 IHG hotels
    4,000 points – Stay 3 weekends, inc. a Sat night and one other night
    10,000 points – Complete 3 of the above
    20,000 points – Complete 4 of the above

    Am I right in thinking that reward nights don’t count as a qualifying rate? I have a 4 night weekend stay in September booked on points.

  • Nick Burch says:

    I’ve only got one offer too! It’s a bit better than 1k bonus points people above have, but hardly amazing

    Double Your Stay – Earn double points on every stay, starting with your second stay, up to 40,000 bonus points

  • Simon says:

    And me! Pathetic!

  • BJ says:

    4 nights, 3 brands, two weekends for 48,000 or 12,000 bonus points per night. I thought it was great earlier but seeing the comments now it is obviously fantastic. The one stay for 1000 points must surely be a glitch, I cannot see them being so stupid as to alienate customers with that.

  • Ian says:

    Interesting set of offers for me:

    28,800 Discover Our Brands
    Stay at 5 brands and get 28,800 bonus points.
    10,800 Saturday Stays Bonus
    Stay 3 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 10,800 bonus points.
    4,500 Stay for Less and Earn
    Book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash and earn 4,500 bonus points. Points & Cash allows you to book Reward Nights with fewer points.
    12,000 Stay a Little Longer
    Earn 12,000 bonus points when you book 2 stay(s) of 4 or more consecutive nights.
    5,000 Renew Your InterContinental® Ambassador Membership
    Earn 5,000 bonus points when you return to the luxurious side of travel by renewing your InterContinental® Ambassador Membership.
    61,100 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 5 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 61,100 bonus points.

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