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Why I Won’t Participate in the IHG Accelerate Q1 promotion this year

I love IHG promotions, I think they are great and the Accelerate has been one of the most generous hotel promos out there. Sadly I believe that chasing these promotions comes with a cost. My personalised offers have become harder and harder to achieve. First, it was trips abroad and number of hotels

Sadly I believe that chasing these promotions comes with a cost. My personalised offers have become harder and harder to achieve. First, it was targeting my hotel stays abroad and a number of hotels  I have to stay, which are OK since I do travel and they measure against your stays to customise it.

However, I personally believe that the latest is a promotion not great for me and I will nor be participating. Some people received great offers for their IHG Accelerate, but mine currently requires 21 nights for 38,000 points. No extra bonuses no incentives other than a January book.

You can check out your IHG Accelerate promotion for Spring time here. 

Since 2017 is a year full with hotel stays for me I was looking forward to running for the promo and receiving some points but considering that an average night around me costs £140 that means I need to spend approximately £3,000 to receive a bonus of 38,000 points. In my books not a very generous offer since the hotel redemption in my area is 35,000 points.

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Personally, I am better off spending 21nights with Hotels.com than IHG since for every 20 I will get 2 reward nights with an average value of £140.

My husband’s promotion is very similar to mine, although we might just stay the 5 nights required to receive the 8,400 points. The total offer for him is 32,000 points.

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Unfortunately this quarter I will be skipping the promotion, but that is OK. I don’t expect that every quarter there will be a great offer, but I am looking forward to some other hotel promotions in Q1 2017.

 

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