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Category Archive: Intercontinental Group

Aug 08

IHG Brings Back Accelerate Points Promotion

My favorite least-favorite promotion is back, as IHG re-ups its Accelerate promotion for the period September 1-December 31.* IHG Rewards Accelerate This has become a recurring promotion for IHG (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc.). The targeted offer* may or may not be in your inbox but, if it isn’t, you can go here to see what …

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Jul 20

Possible Double/Triple Points At Holiday Inn Express. But Mind The Conditions…

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I’ve never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express (HIX), but their commercials tell me that doing so will make me smarter. Well, in that case… Double Or Triple Points at Holiday Inn Express This looks like a targeted promotion*, but they let me sign up, so it’s worth a try. Be sure to register ahead …

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Jul 10

IHG Bumps Up The Rewards On Its Card

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Credit card bonuses come and go, even as they get better over time. Every travel card has a base offer when you sign up for a card, but most of them offer an extra bonus every so often. IHG Rewards, the program for hotel brands such as InterContinental and Holiday Inn, however, has been a …

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Apr 28

InterContinental Reintroduces Accelerate Bonus

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My favorite hotel promotion of the year is InterContinental’s* (IHG) Accelerate offer, or whatever it calls the promo in any given quarter (They offer a similar program several times per year with different names.). The promotion isn’t always great, but it’s at least fun to game. Accelerate 2017 Accelerate is an individualized, action-based offer. IHG …

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Feb 10

Two (Smaller) Hotel Cards That Pay for Themselves

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I spend a lot of time talking about Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt because of the breadth of their programs but, the truth is, if you want the best rewards programs, you often have to look elsewhere. The same may hold true for credit cards. Two Cards That Pay for Themselves I view credit cards …

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Jan 19

2,000 Free Points from Intercontinental

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Intercontinental (IHG), the parent of the Intercontinental and Holiday Inn brands (among others), is offering 2,000 easy points.* They represent easy points and the survey points may keep your account from expiring if you don’t use it often. Opinion Check-In Surveys are the single easiest way to pick up points on the cheap. They can …

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Dec 20

Hotel Promos And A Thank You

This will be the last post before the new year. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.   We’re starting to see the early promotions for 2017’s first quarter. Here are two of them: Marriott MegaBonus Marriott is not the most creative company in the world when it comes to promotions, with the …

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Aug 20

InterContinental (IHG) Back with Accelerate Promotion

A few times per year, IHG, owner of InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza (among others) offers some version of its Accelerate promotion. The program is unique for each customer and gives you a list of “tasks” to complete. The more you complete, the more points you get. If you complete a certain number, you …

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Aug 12

The Olympics of Hotel Elite Status: Part Two

A couple of days ago, I covered what I feel are the best levels to shoot for in each of the elite programs at Marriott, Starwood and Hilton. Today, I’m going to cover both Hyatt and IHG (Intercontinental and Holiday Inn, among others). The short version for these two? You’ll need the top tier to …

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Apr 14

Starwood Preferred Guest Announces Strong Summer Promotion

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program (SPG) announced a strong promotion for the period of May 9 – July 31, following on yesterday’s discussion of Intercontinental’s Share Forever. The Details This promotion is targeted at stays of two nights or more, the biggest negative overall. But if you do have a multi-night stay coming up during that …

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