IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) owns Holiday Inn (and its variants), Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites and some other lesser-known brands.
About 3 times a year IHG runs a promotion called Accelerate, which gives you lots of IHG points if you meet some goals. Everyone’s set of goals is different. Here are mine for the upcoming Accelerate, which begins January 1 and ends April 30, 2018:
As you may be able to see, if I meet all of the 6 main goals I will receive 47,000 IHG points! That’s not likely to happen this time, but if I meet 5 of the goals I will receive the points for those goals plus an “Achievement Bonus” of 17,700 points.
It looks like I can meet my “easiest” 5 goals by staying a total of just 3 nights. That’s a pretty easy accomplishment.
Compare this with the fact that certain IHG hotels can be had for just 5000 points per night during their PointBreaks promotions.
You can see more information about the Accelerate promotion in this Million Mile Secrets post and in this One Mile at a Time post and in this The Points Guy post and finally in this Shutterwhale post.
You can register for the Accelerate promotion here.
IHG hotels are my favorites, because you can earn a lot of points with the Accelerate promotions and you can rent rooms in select hotels for only 5000 points per night during the PointBreaks promotions. That’s a winning combination in my book.